The Directors and Senior Staff have a diverse range of experience and are well versed in the many and varied aspects of Architecture and the related disciplines of Project Management and Interior Design.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Retail including Shopping Centres and Specialty Shops
  • Mutli Unit Residential
  • Individual Houses
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Commercial
  • Medical
  • Funeral Parlours
  • Commercial and Residential Interiors

A+ member of the Australian Institute of Architects Quality Assured to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008

Member Australian Institute of Architects


Nelson Architects has been established since 1981 when it was known as Nelson Dawson and Associates.

The company has shown consistent growth in the time it has been operating and its portfolio of commissions now extends from modest residential alterations and additions to multi-million dollar shopping centre developments.

Our client base now includes government departments, multi-national and national retailers, private companies and individual clients.


Our vision is to create innovative designs that are functional, cost effective and environmentally responsible. We strive for design solutions that are timeless and resilient but at the same time are distinctive and unique, reflecting the expectations of each individual client.