What do we do?

  • Residential – New Build, Extensions and Renovations
  • Commercial – Hospitality, Retail, Office

We will take on anything out of the ordinary if it presents a challenge that needs solving.

Who do we serve?

We provide high quality Architecture and Building services to the inner city area of Melbourne, however, we are happy to consider projects in other locations based on their merit and our ability to provide benefit to the project. See services offered

Why choose us?

  • One point of contact offering continuity in the project, thus reduced time and costs and increase in quality.
  • Our business focus is on unique residential and small commercial architecture, with the benefit that we build what we design.
  • The benefit of this continuity is to ensure that the design is carried through as efficiently as possible, and there are fewer complications and lower costs for the client.
  • The benefit is one point of contact, the Architect that designs the project, builds the design. Cut out the middleman, and responsibility is at one point

Special Works is a combined Architecture and Building company with a thorough understanding of the on and off site construction process and a distinct emphasis on the quality of design being carried right through every project. This unique combination of professional services delivers our clients increased value through greater project control, programme and time savings, reduced project costs and increased quality.

Our clients appreciate our attention to detail. We don’t cut corners because we want satisfied clients who can provide us with referrals in the future.

During construction every aspect of the architectural design and detail is adhered to, as the Architect who designed the project also controls the building site. This ensures that the quality of the project meets clients every requirement. As Architects and building professionals, we believe in the value of quality design and construction, with the vision of successful projects for our clients.

Through comprehensive direct management and hands on experience and involvement of projects ranging from fitout, retail, commercial, industrial and residential markets., Special Works’ experience brings significant benefits to our Clients projects.


Special Works Director, Lachlan Mosley, is a registered Architect, registered Builder and also a GreenSmart Accredited Professional.

Lachlan has over 20 years experience in the industry. His creativity, talent to think outside the square, attention to detail and ability to foresee issues before they develop, mean that clients projects run smoothly and with little unknown risks.

Lachlan believes in constant professional improvement and through years of combining study with experience, has a number of relevant qualifications.

During his Masters course, Lachlan wrote a thesis in a major interest area of environmental urban residential design, entitled “Active servicing technologies toward an autonomous urban home” - essentially how to make a building as self reliant and self contained as possible - and this knowledge is utilised in every design.

Lachlan has built up expertise and knowledge as a project leader in a number of sectors, in both Australia and the UK.

Being pragmatic and down to earth, his skills lie in being able to bring a concept to fruition and being able to lead a team to all work together to get to that point. He enjoys communicating with people from all backgrounds, and it is this experience and understanding which enable Lachlan and the crew at Special Works to deliver projects on time and to a high standard expected by clients.