sustainable living + innovative architecture





Principal designer and director Ross MacKinnon has over 30 years experience in custom house design and construction in modern and heritage homes throughout regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.

Ross is a qualified and registered building design consultant, experienced in working in collaboration with a team of consultants, builders and trades for innovative and sustainable design solutions for residential, commercial, public, government and industrial projects. 


MacKinnon Design will deliver your project from conceptual design through to final completion

  • Architectural Design

  • 3D Models

  • Interiors + Colours

  • Feasibilities

  • Grant Writing

  • Site Analysis

  • BAL + FR5 Assessments

  • Planning + Building Permit Applications

  • Landscape Design

  • Tendering

  • Builder Recommendation

  • Project Management

Our professional relationships with all the stakeholders including the Client, Consultants, Trades, Planning, Building and Regulatory Authorities is key to a successful partnership and project outcomes.


Servicing throughout regional Victoria, Melbourne + beyond

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Just a note to say how very much we appreciated the work you did for us to create our most wonderful family home. Your ability to listen to us and turn our thoughts, musings and dreams into a tangible space is something to treasure and we feel so very, very lucky to have worked with you and to now live inside one of your beautiful designs. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 


Ross from MacKinnon Design is an interested and engaged designer, who maintained his connection to our project from the beginning to the end, including the undertaking of tasks (not included in the brief) when others were unable to assist.  We achieved a fantastically sustainable and contemporary renovation which continues to please us. Working with many constrictions, Ross created light-filled spaces, with clever capture of limited winter sun. Ross is passionate and committed and continues to weave sustainability principles into all his work.



Ross Mackinnon combines empathy with experience, practical skill and a profound design aesthetic to bring life, joy, and logic to the complex project he worked on for me. The result is a space that concurs with my philosophy, and meets all my criteria. Importantly the project came in on time and on budget. Ross's commitment to understand me and my life (style) was central to the result. That he uses traditional hand drawn techniques rather that CAD ensured the project was both unique and not formulaic. I would recommend Ross without hesitation.




We will be in touch!