Bishop Architects Point Lonsdale

Bishop Architects are a multi-disciplinary practice based on the Bellarine Peninsula, providing a full range of architecture and interior design services for clients in Point Lonsdale, Ocean Grove, Geelong, Queenscliff, Portarlington and anywhere else in Australia.

Bishop Architects are dedicated to delivering high-value, pragmatic & environmentally conscious design solutions, with careful consideration and response to the site, context, regulations and client’s brief, whether the project is located in an existing urban environment or a natural landscape.

We recognise the importance in fostering collaborative partnerships with our clients, specialist consultants and builders. As each client is unique, the success of the project hinges on the client’s involvement and the skills of the architect. Dialogue is essential in order to capture and implement the client’s briefing on time and budget.

Prior to founding Bishop Architects in 2017, Jeremy Bishop spent over fifteen years working at various award-winning architecture practices in Melbourne and the Surf Coast, where he honed his design skills and business acumen. If you need an architect in Geelong, Ocean Grove or Point Lonsdale, we have experience designing homes in each of these areas.

Jeremy has a keen personal interest in residential architecture, with an emphasis on simple & effective sustainable design principles.

Whether it be large or small, please contact us for an obligation free conversation about your next project.

Our Architectural Process

We understand that designing & building a new house can be overwhelming, so we have outlined the typical steps in the process below to give you an idea of what to expect before embarking on this journey



We start with the big picture and begin by helping you define your Brief & thoroughly analysing the project site and any constraints that are present. We will then work with you to create sketch plans and a three-dimensional model of your project, which responds to your Brief and the local environment. Throughout this stage we check the design against the budget.



If required, we will lodge the Planning Permit application and engage consultants to help. With 20 years of experience working with scores of different councils, we understand how to navigate this with ease.



As the name suggests we dive into the details of the project & develop the concept design, including interior design and the technical aspects of coordinating engineers & other consultants.



During this stage, we complete the full set of contract documents, so that a builder can price the project in it’s entirety, and a building permit application can be made.


If you have a builder you wish to use, great! Otherwise, we will provide advice on who might best suit you.



Throughout construction we liaise with you and the builder to ensure any questions or issues that arise are dealt with promptly and efficiently.

Our Architectural Services

Bishop Architects provide a full range of architecture and interior design services, including the following.
Feasibility studies

We have a team of experienced professionals who can provide comprehensive feasibility studies for any type of architectural or design project. We will work with you to understand your goals and objectives and identify any potential risks or challenges.

Site analysis
We offer site analysis for architectural projects. We believe that the specificities of the location should all be accounted for, rather than applying generalised rules to the planning. Our team will take into account the climate, topography, hydrology, soils, orientation and other factors when assessing a site.
Concept design
Taking your brief, we’ll work with you to create sketch plans and a three-dimensional model of your project, so you can see exactly what it will look like before you start the work. We also help you to make decisions about features and finishes in the concept design phase.
Handmade & 3D computer modeling
We have a team of skilled professionals who can create beautiful, realistic models of all kinds of buildings and structures. Whether you need a model for new development or an existing one, we can help.
Town planning services
We offer a comprehensive town planning service that covers all aspects of development. We can help you with everything from feasibility studies and zoning analyses to project coordination and construction management.
Design development
Taking into account the client’s brief and a variety of site conditions, we lead our clients through the design development of their projects. We work closely with our clients to ensure that their vision is realised through the design process.
Coordination of specialist consultants
We provide coordination of specialist consultants for different architectural projects, as well as the preparation of feasibility studies & project approvals. Our specialist consultants are all highly experienced in their field and are able to provide a comprehensive consultation.
Construction documentation
We provide full construction documentation to our clients. Our experienced architects will prepare all the necessary drawings, specifications, and schedules that define the detailed requirements for the construction of your building.
Tender & negotiation
We have trusted connections in the local industry and can refer you to a builder that suits your personal needs. Once you have agreed on the builder we will work closely with them to ensure your new architectural plans can be brought to life in a safe, long lasting and cost effective manner.
Contract administration
We can provide Contract administration of building contracts, such as ABIQ, helping clients navigate the construction process and ensure that their projects are completed according to plan. We will work with the builder to assess the quality of work at key stages and make sure that the specifications are delivered as agreed.
Interior design
We provide a comprehensive range of interior design services to suit any budget. Whether it’s a new house, or you’re looking to update your kitchen, bathroom, or living room, our team of experienced architects can help.
Furniture design & selection
We’ll work with you to understand your vision for your home, and then we’ll help you select the furniture that will bring that vision to life. We’re confident that we can help you find the perfect piece (or pieces) for your home.
Passive solar building design
We provide passive solar building designs for homes and businesses. These designs will utilise the natural features of a site to maximise the sun’s energy input while minimising the need for artificial heating and cooling systems.
Environmentally sustainable design
We pride ourselves on providing environmentally sustainable design solutions. We take a holistic approach to our projects, considering all aspects of the design from material selection, energy efficiency, stormwater harvesting & mechanical services.
Planning and development strategies
We specialise in providing planning and development strategies for a wide range of projects. We have a team of experienced professionals who are well-versed in the latest planning and development regulations.
Zoning and site approval applications
We understand the importance of getting the right approvals for your development project. We offer a full range of town planning and development application services to our clients, including area-specific planning advice, rezoning applications, and site approval applications.
Master planning
We provide extensive master planning services and whole-campus design to get the best out of projects. This is done by harnessing the full potential of the site through an in-depth analysis and selection of the right typologies, building forms, and landscape elements.
Local architectural services

Draftsman Geelong: Our experienced draftsmen provide quality drafting services in Geelong. We use the latest design tools to ensure your vision is accurately captured, so your project can be brought to life.

Building Design Geelong: At Bishop Architects, we specialize in building design services that are tailored to meet your specific requirements. From concept to completion, we work with you to create a functional and aesthetic design that suits your needs.

Interior Design Geelong: We offer innovative and practical interior design solutions to enhance the beauty and functionality of your space. Our team of experts will work closely with you to create a personalized interior design that reflects your unique style and needs.

Geelong Architects: As a leading Geelong-based architectural firm, we specialize in delivering innovative, sustainable and functional architectural designs for residential, commercial and institutional projects. Our team of experienced architects are dedicated to bringing your vision to life.

Point Lonsdale Architects: Our team of expert architects have a wealth of experience in designing beautiful and functional buildings in Point Lonsdale. We work closely with you to ensure every detail of your project is carefully considered and executed.

Ocean Grove Architects: We are committed to providing innovative and sustainable architectural designs for residential, commercial and institutional projects in Ocean Grove. Our architects are dedicated to delivering exceptional results that exceed your expectations.

Barwon Heads Architects: Our Barwon Heads-based architectural firm specializes in creating beautiful and functional designs that meet your needs. We work closely with you to ensure your project is delivered on time and on budget, without compromising on quality.

Portarlington Architects: Our team of experienced architects in Portarlington are dedicated to delivering innovative and sustainable architectural designs for residential, commercial and institutional projects. We work closely with you to bring your vision to life.

Queenscliff Architects: Our Queenscliff-based architectural firm specializes in designing beautiful and functional buildings that meet your unique requirements. From concept to completion, we work closely with you to ensure every detail is executed to perfection.

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Our Service Locations

Bishop Architects provide a full range of drafting and interior design services, across the Bellarine Peninsula including:

Architects Geelong

Bishop provides exceptional architectural designs to residential home owners and developers across Geelong. Our skilled architects specialise in a diverse range of services, offering masterful architectural drafting services, building design, and interior design solutions. Our experienced Geelong architects, blend innovation with tradition, ensuring each project elegantly reflects our commitment to excellence. Our adept draftsmen in Geelong bring your envisioned structures to life, meticulously translating concepts into detailed construction plans. From comprehensive architectural design services to artistic interior design, Bishop Architects presents a harmonious fusion of functionality and aesthetics, reshaping architectural brilliance across Geelong and beyond.

Architects Point Lonsdale

Seeking bespoke architectural designs in Point Lonsdale? Bishop Architects has the local expertise for your project. With a mastery in biophilic principles and advanced tools like SketchUp and AutoCAD, we craft custom spaces that naturally resonate with Point Lonsdale’s environment. Serving both residential and commercial clients, we ensure your projects transition smoothly from concept to completion. Whether you’re envisioning a high-end residential haven or a distinctive commercial space in mind, our designs reflect your aspirations. For sustainable, industry-recognised Architects in Point Lonsdale, get in touch with Bishop today or submit for a quote below.

Architects Ocean Grove

Seeking personalised architectural plans or interior design solutions in Ocean Grove? Bishop Architects offers bespoke designs, catering to your unique needs and lifestyle. With a foundation in sustainable design principles, our experienced team integrates advanced software modelling to ensure precision. Whether you require expert blueprints services, handled by our skilled draftsmen, or wish to transform your interiors with a personalised touch – be it art deco or sustainable styles – we simplify and refine the process. Dive into a design journey that mirrors your aspirations and ensures a harmonious blend with nature. Contact our Ocean Grove Architects today to make your dream home a reality.

Architects Barwon Heads

In Barwon Heads, Bishop Architects offers top-tier drafting and interior design services. Combining influences from the local landscape with our architectural planning software, we craft spaces that bridge the natural with the contemporary. Our offerings span from intricate drafting services to transformative home designs, ensuring each project reflects a blend of artistic flair and practical utility. Catering to both residential and commercial endeavours, our Architects in Barwon Heads deliver sustainable, distinctive, and functional designs. Trust us with your vision, and witness an evolution that seamlessly blends environment, elegance, sustainability and energy efficiency.

Architects Portarlington

At Bishop Architects in Portarlington, we offer tailored architectural and interior design solutions to reflect your personal or business aspirations. Our experienced team, adept in sustainable design and heritage restoration, leverages advanced tools like BIM and REVIT for impeccable quality. Our Portarlington draftsmen ensure detailed, precise drawings for a seamless construction journey, accommodating every trade’s needs. Beyond architecture, our comprehensive residential home design services are attuned to every detail, from concept visuals to fixture selection, ensuring a space that truly embodies your identity or brand.

Architects Queenscliff

In Queenscliff, Bishop Architects stands out as a premier drafting firm, championing custom residential and commercial designs that harmonise with nature. Our expert team employs advanced modelling software to achieve precision and superior quality, ensuring designs are uniquely tailored to your aspirations. Additionally, our skilled Queenscliff Architects simplify complex processes, delivering efficient solutions that optimise your budget and time. Searching for a dedicated interior designer to resonate with your vision? We intertwine expertise with passion, guiding your concept to reality, ensuring your interior seamlessly aligns with your facade and combine into one architectural dream.


There is plenty to think about before beginning a home renovation. Here are some of the questions that regularly come up.

By an informal chat on the phone or email, followed by an introductory catch-up in your home. We will discuss your project & advise how to b egin, including budgets, fees etc.

Useful information at this point is the location of your project, an idea of what you wish to achieve, and an approximate budget. And if you are unsure of these details we will work through them with you.


Yes, we believe there is great value using an architect to design your home.

A well designed home improves the livability for the occupants in many ways. Additionally, it should be more energy-efficient and use fewer resources. Poorly designed homes are uncomfortable and wasteful.

An architect will design a home that is functional, beautiful, and sustainable, meets your individual requirements, whilst also reacting to the unique constraints and opportunities of your site. It is not a copy & paste exercise.

The design & documentation of a truly exceptional home that suits each client is a complex process that takes time & skill, something architects study and work at for years before they can become registered and offer this service.

It’s worth investing in an architect so that your home is an inspiring and comfortable place to live.


Every project is unique, and costs depend on the size and complexity of the project. We offer fixed fees and will be able to provide an estimate for the full service, including each step of the Process, during our initial chat.

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on a number of factors, including the architect’s level of experience, the size & complexity of the project, and the location. We offer fixed fees and will be able to provide an estimate for our services, including each step of the Process, during our initial chat.

If you would like an obligation free quote please us a call today.

It depends on the project. Generally speaking, designing a new home can take anywhere from a few months to a year, depending on the size and complexity of the project. Some things that can affect how long it takes include the scope of work, the number of revisions required, and whether a town planning permit is required.
We provide general cost estimates throughout each design stage, based on the size & intricacy of each project. This may include working with a builder, or a cost consultant, to estimate the costs and refine the details.

Absolutely, and we have a range of reliable and experienced consultants that we can recommend using.

Typical you will need the services of a Land Surveyor, Soil Engineer, Structural & Civil Engineer, Building Surveyor, Bushfire consultant, and Energy Rater. In addition, sometimes we also require the services of a Cost Consultant, Town Planning Consultant, Heritage Advisor, and Landscape Designer.

We provide a list of consultants we anticipate will be required for your project, along with an estimate of their fees, during our initial chat.

Most construction projects require a Building Permit, but only some need a Town Planning Permit. We will advise what you need based on the location of your project and a general idea of what the project will involve.

We work with a wide range of local builders, suitable for all types & sizes of construction.

Early on in the project we will discuss the ins & outs of suitable builders, the process of pricing, and whether a competitive Tender would be worthwhile for you.

We can provide formal Contract administration of building contracts, such as ABIQ, helping clients navigate the construction process and ensure that their projects are completed according to plan.

Irrespective of whether we are carrying out formal Contract administration, we will work with you and the builder throughout construction to ensure specifications are delivered as agreed.