Who we are

DJAS Architecture is a leading design practice with design studios in Canberra and Brisbane.

DJAS was established by Daryl Jackson and Alastair Swayn in the 1980’s, and we have been integral to the development of Canberra’s urban footprint with projects such as the design of Brindabella Business Park and Majura precinct. During that time we have gained a reputation for high quality design based architecture due to our ability to synthesise the conflicting demands of creativity, planning, collaboration, cost effectiveness, and quality design.

As an interdisciplinary design practice of professional architects, urban, interior and graphic designers, we work collaboratively with our clients. Our extensive and diverse portfolio demonstrates our experience and skill set within an impressive range of design services.

What we do

Good architecture fulfils functional necessities but also expresses place, community, and the era in which it is built. To move forward, new vision is needed about how to improve the built environment for the people who interact with it. Our architecture contributes to the creation of better places and cities for the present and for the future.

DJAS Capability Statement – Architecture


Our portfolio demonstrates our ability to work at a variety of project sizes from 45sqm to an 85,000sqm campus workplace precinct and beyond with each design being well informed by a foundation of research.

We stay abreast of all current trends and leaders in the market through the active pursuit of knowledge and networking. Our design team is proficient in all design trends of workplace environments including Activity Based Work through to Agile and Contemporary design solutions.

As a practice, we look through the lens of ‘people and culture’ and ‘wellness and vitality’ and lean in with our in-house specialists including workplace strategists and WELL and Green Star accredited professionals.