Who we are

We are a team of dedicated design professionals with a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. Our creativity is influenced by these experiences which are often drawn from external influences, whether it be travel, outdoor activities or family gatherings.

Where we are from

Scott originally established an architectural drafting practice on Sydney’s northern beaches in 1992 and continued to hone his skills in this competitive residential market for ten years. After graduating from The University of New South Wales with first class honours in 2001 he was lured to the Tweed Coast to work with renowned Brisbane based and award winning Architect Geoffrey Pie on the new coastal township of Casuarina Beach. 

He established Scott Carpenter Architect in 2003 and began specialising in innovative and environmentally sensitive residential design appropriate to the unique South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales climate. Over the next 16 years, Scott earnt a distinguished reputation and developed a prolific body of work consisting of over three hundred built projects stretching the east coast of New South Wales and Queensland. The work of Scott Carpenter Architect has been recognised by numerous industry awards and publications. In 2018, we see the emergence of Create Architecture and the integrated involvement of an energetic team of like-minded creatives.

Your team


Scott Carpenter

Director / BArch.Hons1, BA Arch

Scott graduated from the University of New South Wales with first class honours. Scott’s prolific body of work as an emerging designer in Sydney throughout the 90s and then since establishing Scott Carpenter Architect in 2003 has largely focused on creating inviting and appropriate spaces to satisfy his clients.


Nic Raath

Partner / B.ArchTech

Nic’s background in design, drafting and
construction has become an invaluable asset to the team and is proud to be a driving force in the development of designs, documentation and specifications. Nic believes in design that is original, practical and functional with a strong focus on crafted details and sustainability.


Jessica Harris

Associate / B.Env Des (Architecture), M.Arch

Jessica graduated with a Master of Architecture from Griffith University and was the recipient of the Queensland Institute of Architects Memorial Medallion in her final year of study. Jessica maintains close links with Griffith University in both research and teaching. A refined thought process, environmental sensibility and creative thinking are imperative to the way Jessica approaches design and practice.


Aline Martins de Lima

Associate / B.Env.Sc, DipBLT

Aline moved from Brazil to Australia in 2011 after graduating in Environmental Science. Aline believes it is possible to have a conscious approach to energy and ecological conservation in the design of the built environment, without compromise. Ensuring that our actions and decisions today do not inhibit the opportunities of the future.

Our architecture is always site specific and driven by passive design principles in order to inform an environmentally appropriate response. Our philosophy and process is largely driven by a combination of five fundamental values of Relationships, Connections, Opportunities, Lifestyle and Space.