Haviland Architects was first established in Sydney in 1980 as Owen Haviland Pty Ltd.  Since then we have grown to become a highly professional, well-respected and progressive practice, based in North Willoughby on Sydney’s lower north shore.

Our focus has been mainly on residential design and construction, including new dwellings, medium density housing and alterations & additions. We have specialised in projects of high-quality finish and detail that are sensitive to brief and budget, when sometimes faced with difficult regulatory and environmental constraints. We have excellent working relations with local councils and other consent authorities.


We believe that architectural excellence is achieved through good design, teamwork and a thorough understanding of both our client’s needs and the project particularities. We consider personal service and client collaboration paramount to a successful outcome.

Our practice continues to develop and diversify – embracing the dynamic nature of the architectural and construction industry.


Principal – Owen Haviland

Owen Haviland has been in architectural practice for over 40 years, graduating from UNSW with a degree in Architecture, is officially licensed under the Board of Architects of New South Wales and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Owen also graduated from UNSW with a graduate diploma in Building Construction and holds a current building licence.


Haviland Architects currently employs nine architectural and support staff. Each project is controlled by a project leader and overseen by Owen as principal and nominated architect. Our analysis and design work is carried out using the latest technology and we ensure that our team members are actively involved with appropriate professional, trade and government organisations to keep up with new developments in building design, techniques and regulations.