Jim Despotellis
Design Manager

Jim Destopellis
"It's the big picture that has to be evaluated first, before we consider the finer detail. When I have a complete understanding of the project, I can work through the options and present only the very best solution to my client."

Jim has been a registered architect since 1990, and for the last 15 years has worked exclusively on residential design. Prior to accepting the position of design manager at Duncan Thompson, he was a highly successful designer at one of Melbourne's most prestigious new-home building companies.

At Duncan Thompson he adapted his talent for new home design to residential extensions and has been equally successful, amassing an impressive portfolio of excellent projects. Jim's clients can expect – from the very first meeting – to be given a comprehensive insight into the opportunities and limitations of their house. This ability to understand the possibilities and potential from a very early stage gives Jim's clients great confidence in the likely outcome of the project, long before the process is complete.

Jim's extensive experience with councils and town planning regulations allows him to maximise the potential of any given site. He has a particular talent for negotiating the sometimes arcane regulations of Melbourne's town planning departments, which means his clients can be secure in the knowledge they will get the best possible result for their particular house.

"Investing in a home extension is a big decision so it's vital that the client be delighted with the completed project. It's important to me to get to know my client and their needs so that I can create a space that compliments their lifestyle."

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