Tracy Graham

My name is Tracy and I am the director/principal of Connected Design.

 

I am accredited with the Building Design Association of Australia and have been working as a building designer since 2001.

 

I provide a tailored service, which places my client’s aspirations at the centre of the design process and prioritises collaboration and communication.

 

I understand that building design can be complex and overwhelming and will work with you to simplify and streamline the experience and deliver your project on time within budget.

 

I am passionate about my work and believe beautiful building design enhances life, to this end I am an active volunteer in my local community and take pride in mentoring new designers.

 

I look forward to working with you.

Tracy Graham - Connect Design

National Building Designer Australia 2019
Project – Wilkins Green
Category – Small scale projects less than $50k

Marrickville Council Medal 2016
Project – Charles Street Marrickville
Sustainable Building Award

National Building Designer Australia 2015
Project – The Green Living Centre
Category – Small scale projects $50k – $100k

Building Designer Australia NSW 2011
Project – Fairfield Public Amenities 
Category – Public buildings/ special projects
In collaboration with Envirotecture Projects

Building Designer Australia NSW 2008
Project – ACF Apartment
Category – Residential interiors
Commendation in collaboration with Envirotecture Projects

Building Designer Australia NSW 2008
Project – Nalawala Community Hall 
Category – Public buildings
Commendation in collaboration with Envirotecture Projects

Ours has been a rather large and innovative project for a suburban development: a single-storey duplex built with sustainability — environmental and social — at the forefront: our ‘Grand Design’. Tracy has been great to work with, taking on board our requirements for both these forms of sustainability and helping us to contain expenses (I should have listened more to those words of wisdom!). Tracy has been fabulous to communicate with, she’s been always helpful, and has provided ‘reality checks’ for some of my wilder ideas. Advice to others: keep Tracy engaged throughout the project as her advice and enthusiasm is amazing!

Carroll G

Tracy has done a brilliant job of making the long-planned renovation of our federation semi a reality. From our first meeting Tracy seemed to know exactly what we were looking to achieve. She listened to our ideas and produced plans that we were very happy with. Her detailed plans, and knowledge of local council and the development application process, resulted in a very swift approval. Communication with Tracy has always been easy. She has put us in touch with suppliers and builders, all of whom have been great to deal with. Our project is currently underway and we’re delighted with the progress. Tracy has continued to be available to provide advice to us and our builder and we can see that she’s as excited as we are to see the end result. I would have no hesitation in recommending Connected Design.

Nicola H

Tracy Graham played a pivotal role in bringing to life our aspirations for the renovation of our family home. Although the scope of the redevelopment was fairly modest, the transformation that it has brought to our lives has been very significant. Tracy guided us through every step of the process, helping us to make timely decisions that resulted in a building process that was not only efficient but, somewhat remarkably, also pleasant. Tracy has a particular concern to ensure that buildings are sustainable – both in terms of their construction and use. This led to the use of innovative materials that not only complemented the design, but also achieved improved environmental outcomes.

Simon & Suzi