Engaging Experiences in Beautiful Places

Established in 2005, Esquisse is a bespoke team of architects and designers providing a unique creative journey. We specialize in strategic collaborations to create legacy projects, servicing clients across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Middle East.

Our creative process is holistic. We are passionate about design, as it is the physical embodiment of the core values of society. Our methodology is built upon a foundation of experience, research of social, cultural and global trends, and careful attention to our client needs. Esquisse is a creative team delivering civic places with lasting social and cultural significance, authentic richness and enduring memories.

We are a multi-disciplinary design practice with expertise in:

• Master Planning
• Urban Planning
• Architecture
• Interior Design
• Landscape Design

Founding Partners

Founding Partners Allan Stevens and Naomi Fry have a proven track record of creating commercially successful, award winning projects of diverse building typologies, localities and identities. Both partners have a thorough involvement in the design process for the duration of each project Esquisse undertakes.


Allan Stevens
Allan Stevens
Naomi Fry
Naomi Fry


Creating Lasting Memories with Value
Esquisse has a strong commitment to design excellence and employs creative processes which realize high quality and commercially sensitive design solutions. As a practice, we understand development drivers, and our first priority is to assist our clients in developing a scheme which is commercially viable. Our practice draws on detailed knowledge of market requirements and trends. This enables clients to achieve optimum design solutions for their project investment. We create value.
Esquisse attracts the most talented designers in their field, whose exposure to new ideas and experiences is constantly re-fuelling their creative spirit. The Studio facilitates research, drawing, model making, work shopping, CAD, 3D visualization, graphic design.
We have extensive experience in:
• Major Urban Developments
• Major Urban Renewal Projects
• Town Centre Developments
• Mixed Use Developments
• Regional Retail Developments
• Marketplace Developments
• Large Scale Residential Developments
• Luxury Residences
• Commercial Offices
Our holistic focus from the project’s inception, to the ongoing legacy of the project provides our clients with an opportunity to significantly exceed their expectations of the design process, and the realized Design Vision.
Our core services are:
• Project Facilitation
• Strategic Vision
• Project Definition
• Project Identity
• Concept Design
• Detailed Design
Esquisse is focused on creating beautiful authentic civic places with engaging sequences of experience, to inspire and delight. We do this by reinvigorating architectural traditions and the storytelling quality of urban design to create enduring legacy projects for future generations.  We create lasting memories.


Knowledge, Culture and Design Integrity

We have extensive experience across international collaborations and professional partnership in development and construction disciplines globally. Our work to date has required us to be embedded in teams of architects, landscape architects, lighting designers, signage and way finding consultants, specialist structural designers, civil engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers, road engineers, marine engineers, bridge engineers, and rail transport engineers, to name a few.

As Creative Director we communicate the vision, so that each team member is clear on the aspiration and identity of the project, and then to nurture the project to its fruition while maintaining its design integrity.  Esquisse fulfils a role of guardian of the vision while being central to facilitating detailed collaboration between diverse highly specialized teams and their competing interests in realizing the project.

Aldar Properties
Hallenstein Brothers
Mubadala Development Company
WET Design
Iskandar Malaysia
Spiers and Major
Lend Lease
Burooj Properties
Kuwait Finance House
Foster + Partners
PK Development Company
Hyder Consulting
Rafael Vinoly Architects
Scott Wilson
Asymptote Architects
Laing O'Rourke
Walker Corporation
Urban Growth NSW
Payce Developments
Broadway Malyan
Queensland Investment Corporation
The GPT Group
Wolff Olins
CHC Properties