Accessible Housing


DE atelier Architects bring a level of experience and expertise to the design of homes that support independent living and are the first architectural practice registered under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Barwon Region. Our staff include Architects, an Occupational Therapist specialising in access, and landscape and interior designers.


Your input around what is needed, and what is wanted in your home, is the starting point.

DE atelier Architects build upon their experience in residential design, and detailed knowledge of what works in providing wheelchair accessible areas internally and externally with your home.To assist with design decisions DE atelier are able to assist with detailed costing to help inform your choices.


Completed projects by De atelier Architects range from small to large - from wheelchair accessible bathrooms, to small extensions with improved access, to new homes providing for high level care needs for a person. Design elements may include level entry showers, home automation to allow independent control (doors, airconditioning, etc.), clever kitchen design for easy access, and external decks and landscaping solutions to replace the need for ramps.

View one of our accessible housing designs 

A home is a place for living. Making your home more accessible can enhance your ability to live more independently, in an environment that suits your needs and aspirations.


Access Audit Reports


An Access Audit can be undertaken by DE atelier Architects to assist in:

  • identifying areas & recommendations to comply with the Access Standards

  • improve access for people with a disability to existing buildings and services,

  • providing a complete service, including sketch design, initial cost estimates, equipment selection, and tendering for competitive pricing from contractors.


Improving access to people with a range of abilities is no longer a choice – it is a requirement for new buildings, and new building works where building approval is required.


DE atelier Architects specialise in providing Access Audits to improve access for people with a range of abilities. We are able to provide accessible building design, in addition to providing solutions to difficult areas within existing buildings.