Sanctuary Design Studio is a Bangalow based Design Studio, founded by Fiona Gibson.  Sanctuary Design Studio specialises in simple, elegant, functional and sustainable home renovations and extensions.


Fiona graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2001 and 2005 with a Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architectural Studies Major) and a Bachelor of Architecture.  Since moving to Byron Bay in 2007 she has worked for and learnt from some of the leading local Architecture Practices including Troppo Architects, Beach Architects, Harley Graham Architects and Dominic Finlay Jones Architects.  Projects have ranged from High-end Residential, Multi-Residential, Commercial, Conference Facilities, and many house renovations and additions, and this is where Fiona’s passion lies.


“I love resolving the functional and spatial issues that my clients often have due to a growing family or that they’ve inherited from a house purchase, and bringing their ideas to life in a beautiful and sustainable way.  I love merging together quality space with creative detailing to provide a bespoke design to each client.”  


When she’s not hard at work, Fiona can be found hanging out with her husband and three gorgeous daughters on their property in the Byron Hinterland.


"From the start of our project through to the end, I always felt like Fiona understood exactly what we wanted -- both in terms of aesthetics and function. Her drawings and ideas were so spot on throughout the process and everything ticked along like we hoped. We're so happy with the end result, and especially grateful to Fiona for her vision and advice."

- Courtney Adamo, Bangalow -

"Fiona is a wonderfully talented and creative architect and designer. Her communication is excellent and she is so easy to work with. I love her ideas and she made the whole process smooth and enjoyable. Highly recommended!"

- Julie Streckfuss, Bangalow -

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