Our Story

Dig Design was established in 2002 following many late nights spent discussing architecture and design, sketching on napkins with principals Lindsay Douglas and Julie-Anne Smith sharing ideas and the odd glass of wine.


The team at Dig Design share a passion for the delivery of outstanding yet affordable architecture and interior design as a whole package.  Dig Design will be there to guide and support you from start to finish as your partners in the process as we seek to form genuine relationships with people; clients, consultants, councils and builders.


When you choose Dig Design as your architect and interior designer you get years of expertise in delivering custom design solutions with minimal stress.

contemporary exterior with timber batten and concrete render overlooking pool

Architecture Melbourne

Architecture is often described as the art and science of designing buildings … but to those of us who love, live and breathe architecture, it is so much more.

At Dig Design, architecture is a way of life and what we do can enhance the quality of yours.  Our creative process, the way we skillfully manipulate lines and space will bring your architectural dreams to life.

living room with feature tile and super white dolomite plinth

Interior Design Melbourne

Interior Design is the creative, imaginative and artistic creation of space within a building envelope.

Combining spatial planning skills and aesthetic vision, Dig Design will find interior design solutions, uniquely suited to you, and create environments that will enhance your lifestyle.

Our Team

Brought together by a shared passion for good design, strong coffee, fine wine and the love of a well cut suit … the team at Dig Design will approach your project with passion, originality, experience and collaboration.

Lindsay Douglas

B Architecture (honours), Deakin University

BA Architecture, Deakin University

Registered Architect, Victoria

Fellow, Australian Institute of Architects
Life Member, Design Matters (National)


Lindsay is a strong believer in contributing to the profession he loves, he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, a Life Member and former president of Design Matters (National) and former president of the National Association of Building Designers.

Lindsay has lifelong connections to the inner west and lives in Williamstown with his family where he is involved in the local community, sponsoring local sporting clubs and schools.

Lindsay is a passionate artist and uses traditional architect’s tools (pen and paper) to capture and record his observations of the human influence and impact on the built form, highlighting the beauty within our uniquely Australian suburban lives.

A sample of his works can be viewed at www.drawnout.com.au

When not putting pen to paper for architecture or art, Lindsay can be found out on the golf course or practicing his golf swing.

Julie-Anne Smith
Interior Designer

BA Interior Design (first class honours), RMIT
Member, Design Institute of Australia


Julie-Anne grew up in sunny Perth, but considers herself very much a Melbournian. The daughter of an architect, her love for the built environment began very early in life. Initially studying architecture in Perth, the laneways of Melbourne were calling as was an increasing interest in interior design and Julie-Anne changed course, completing her studies at RMIT.

Never wanting to be far from the water, Julie-Anne lives in a 130-year-old weatherboard home in Williamstown with her young family, two dogs, a budgie and Shelly the turtle.

Julie-Anne loves contributing to her local community and is the immediate past school council president at the local primary school.  She also loves to contribute to her profession and has led student award judging panels for the BDAV and presented at seminars for the BDAV and DIA.

Charlie+ James
Office Juniors

Creative people in their own right, Charlie hopes for a career as an animator, whilst James would like to be a YouTuber.

When not at school or spending time with their friends, Charlie enjoys playing the guitar, reading and is a very talented artist.

James loves playing the drums, riding his scooter and BMX and is building quite a world in Minecraft.

Matilda Adelaide
Wellbeing Officer

Tilly has been part of the Dig Design team since graduating puppy school with honours two years ago.

Taking on the role of wellbeing officer during the Melbourne lockdowns in 2020, staff support is her primary focus … a well timed cuddle and a snack is all she asks in return.

Find out more how Dig Design is the right fit for you and your project.

Contact us today to take advantage of our complementary initial consultation to discuss the possibilities in your project.