Matthew Turner - Architect

Bachelor of Architecture (hons) 2003. Deakin University, University of Nottingham UK.
Registered Building Practitioner DP-AD 41299
Member Building Designers Association of Victoria

Matt has been working in architectural practice since 2001 for both small and large scale firms in Sydney, Melbourne, Ballarat and Daylesford on a range of projects from small town amenities facilities to city block sized mega-developments. Amassing a broad scale of experience in design and project management, founding Enduring Domain has allowed Matt to indulge his expertise and passion for environmentally sustainable building projects.

From an early stage Matt had an interest in alternative building methods and traditional vernacular design. Matt first knew he had taken a different fork in the road than most when at university he lumbered in a straw bale and hand puddled mud-brick to a design presentation, much to the bemusement of his peers.

Numerous expeditions were spent studying traditional built environments across Asia and Europe, and six months as part of an international team building a straw bale house, or ‘maison ecologique in a traditional fishing village on the coast of Brittany, France. These were important lessons in discovering how and why different cultures from different parts of the world have evolved their buildings in a certain way, in order to suit their climate and serve physical, cultural and emotional needs.

Matt has also been an endurance mountain bike racer for nearly ten years, competing in East Timor, Mongolia and around Australia.

Eoghan Doherty – Thermal Performance Assessor

MSc Sustainable Architecture
BA (Hons) Architecture
Cert IV NatHERS Assessment
Member of the Building Designer Association of Victoria

Eoghan is a nationally accredited Thermal Performance Assessor and performs energy ratings, analysis, and certification on the thermal envelope of homes. Eoghan holds a Master’s in Sustainable Architecture, a degree in Architecture and a Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessment. Eoghan is passionate about sustainable design and strongly believes that good design should enhance people’s lives while limiting environmental impacts. Eoghan is an advocate of the Passive House principles, and has experience working and advising on various low and zero-energy buildings. Eoghan moved to Australia from his native Ireland in 2010, and has more recently settled in the Ballarat region with his young family. As well as working closely with the Enduring Domain team, Eoghan also offers thermal performance services through Doherty Energy. eoghan@dohertyenergy.com.au .