Stanton Dahl established a specific Residential division over 20 years ago to provide a diverse range of services to clients within Australia’s Social and Community Housing sectors. The staff in our Residential team bring unrivalled expertise to projects, and they continually focus on exceeding client expectations and adding value to every project they are involved with.

The commitment we have to including all stakeholders in every stage of a project ensures that what Stanton Dahl creates for you, our client, will fulfil the Collective Ambition that we developed collaboratively, and satisfy the requirements of the provider and the residents. We never lose focus of our primary objective of providing robust and cost-effective designs that offer ongoing viability and maximum benefit to the provider and the end user, now and into the future.

Our services for the Residential sector comprise feasibility assessments, Development Applications, tender documentation, access consultancy and project management. In liaison with our in-house consultants and the extended client community, we ensure our designs adhere to (and exceed, where required) strict BCA regulations and state planning policies, and also incorporate ESD features to minimise the environmental impact of the buildings’ construction and operation.

Stanton Dahl’s decades of service to the Residential sector and the long term relationships we have developed with our partners in social and community housing is testament to the commitment we bring to our clients. We consistently strive to maintain this balanced partnership through the whole process, and we recognise that we are just one part of a larger team contributing to the success of the venture.

Project delivery

Each segment has a unique set of requirements, but our Collective Ambition approach ensures we share all our insights and knowledge.

The brief

This is one of the most important elements of the project and is developed in collaboration with the client. Embodying the concept of Collective Ambition, the brief outlines the requirements and facilities, provides instruction, describes the interaction of spaces and much more.

Master plan

The Master Plan of the site is the descriptive interpretation of the Brief. It is an evolving document and requires flexibility of planning to respond to changing requirements.

Project control

Adherence to project management techniques ensure that budget, program, sustainability and quality targets are met. Clients are kept up to date during all stages of the process with reports provided at regular intervals.

Authorities’ approvals

We manage this stage efficiently and effectively to ensure the most expedient approval process, whether that is via a development consent or complying development path.

Documentation & quality assurance

It has always been our aim to ensure that our documentation provides good coverage of the works and thorough coordination of secondary consultants’ documents, all in accordance with our comprehensive quality assurance system.

Program & budget

Stanton Dahl are fully conversant and experienced in the financial constraints that apply to all projects. We pride ourselves on a long record of projects completed within time and budget, and we employ every endeavour to ensure the continuation of this record.

Other services

Stanton Dahl employ a broad range of staff beyond the expertise of architecture and project management, including in-house Access, Interior Design, and Bushfire consultancies. In addition, all our documentation is completed in 3D, enabling perspectives, fly-through animations and 3D virtual models to be produced if required.

Team leaders

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Our experience

We’ve completed over 100 projects, more than 1000 units.


Project Size Project began Completion date
11-15 Phillip Street, St Marys, Wentworth Community Housing 49 units 2014 November 2017
53 -57 Lawrence Street, Peakhurst 21 units 2014 under construction
6 – 8 Richards Avenue, Peakhurst 15 units 2015 under construction
Point Clare BaptistCare 55 units 2016 under construction
Frenchs Forest Boarding House 20 units 2017 DA approval
17 Toronto Avenue, Cromer 22 units 2017 Tender
CPA – 11 Dawes Road, Belrose grp home 2017 Tender
14-16 Leslie Street, Roselands 7  x SLSEPP 2017 Tender
Australia Street, St Mary’s 3 units 2017 DA approval
Robertson Road, Killarney Vale 6 x SLSEPP 2017 DA approval
10-14 Georges Avenue, Lidcombe 12 x SLSEPP 2017 DA approval
44 Park Avenue, Kingswood 3 x units 2017 DA approval

A few words…

The relationship and the process are equally as important as the final outcome.