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ECOLIBRIUM are a design studio specialising in the design of environmentally sensitive buildings and sustainable property planning.

Sustainable design is all we do.
  • At Ecolibrium, our building designs incorporate established sustainable architecture principles such as passive solar design, excellent ventilation and the incorporation of thermal mass. All materials specified in the design are carefully considered to minimise environmental impacts before, during and after construction.

    The result is a building that has minimal impact and is comfortable and healthy to live in.

  • Sustainable property planning designs aim to guide you (short or long term) to create a productive system that provides you with a sustainable food and resource supply that will enhance your lifestyle and that of the surrounding environment. The combination of building design and property planning goes a long way towards the ultimate in sustainable design and living. When the built environment works in harmony with the natural environment (the garden/property) and vice versa, resource, water and energy usage can reach its highest efficiency.

We donate 1% of our annual turnover to a worthy environmental cause.
2019 – We donated to Rainforest 4

By reaching these goals we hope to have designed spaces that are pleasing to the eye and encourage harmony, health, vitality and wellbeing.

TEAM

BRETT GRIMLEY

BSc, Assoc Dip Ap Sc (Arch Tech), PDC – Building Designer

Brett has completed an Associate Diploma in Architectural Technology (1992), a Bachelor of Science majoring in natural and conservation management sciences (JCU Cairns 2004), a Permaculture Design Certificate (2007) and is an endorsed Sustainable Building Designer through the BDAQ.
Brett is a current member of the Designers Association of Queensland.
Brett established Ecolibrium Designs in 2006.
With a passion for nature and architecture, Brett is driven to provide designs that are inspirational, comfortable and environmentally responsible.

CLAUDIA JOVANA

Qualified as an Architect, Urban Planner and Interior Design with 13 years of experience in residential and commercial architecture. Projects worked on have varied from private small-scale endeavours to large-scale plans for entire areas of a city. Often involved in all stages of development and frequently placed in a position of leadership coordinating projects for 6 years.

CEILIDH O’SULLIVAN

Ceilidh is a Building design student and a qualified Carpenter. Ceilidh completed certificate 4 in Building and Construction, holds a site supervisors license and has completed an energy efficient design course. Ceilidh has hobbies in designing small sustainable homes, making timber surfboards and furniture from reclaimed timber and other woodwork. She is passionate about designing homes and spaces, loves nature, animals and the environment.

AMBER GRIMLEY

BSc – Admin/Photographer

Amber has a passion for plants and the environment.
She has completed a Botany degree at James Cook University and a Certificate III in Horticulture at TAFE.
She also has a passion for photography.

Awards

WINNER Sustainable Building Design Residential, Cobhearthome
WINNER Best Small Home (Gross floor area under 150m2), Cobhearthome
WINNER Best Heritage Design (New or Alterations/Additions), Eumundi School of Arts Bar and Toilet renovation
WINNER Alterations/Additions: Public Buildings, Eumundi School of Arts Bar and Toilet renovation
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WINNER Residential Alterations/Additions Houses $350,001 – $800,000 Construction Cost, Tanawha House
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WINNER Residential Alterations/Additions Houses $350,001 – $800,000 Construction Cost, Tanawha House
WINNER Sustainable Building Design Residential, Yinneburra House
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WINNER Sustainable Building Design Residential, Hunnam Residence
WINNER New homes up to 250m2, Hunnam Residence
WINNER Best use of Colorbond Steel, Hunnam Residence
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WINNER Sustainable Building Design Residential, Hunnam Residence
WINNER New homes up to 250m2, Hunnam Residence
WINNER Best use of Colorbond Steel, Hunnam Residence.
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WINNER Sustainable Building Design Residential, Thannhauser/Dolan Residence
COMMENDATION Best use of Colorbond Steel, Thannhauser/Dolan Residence
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WINNER Sustainable Building Design Residential, Thannhauser/Dolan Residence
WINNER Best use of Colorbond Steel, Thannhauser/Dolan Residence
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Ecolibrium undertakes eco sustainable building design projects across the Queensland Sunshine Coast and Hinterland areas.