Established in Byron Bay in March 1990 JOHN BURGESS ARCHITECTS  has been involved in a variety of project types from single dwelling and multi-unit residential and commercial work through to urban planning. In Byron Bay we have been responsible for iconic developments including; the Award winning Rae's on Wategos, the historic Orient Hotel (now the Balcony building) and numerous commercial projects and beach houses.  From October 1995 through to November 2008 a Sydney branch was established in Potts Point. The practice is now based back in Byron Bay with projects predominantly being high end residential works.

Interior and lighting design are specialities of JOHN BURGESS ARCHITECTS. We have been responsible for the complete fit out of numerous commercial and residential projects including all aspects of interiors including: furniture, fabrics and fittings.

John Burgess has received recognition for his architecturally integrated lighting designs winning both State and International Lighting Awards. John Burgess has developed lighting systems covered by Patent that are distributed under license in the Australian and International markets. 

At JOHN BURGESS ARCHITECTS we appreciate the invaluable resource of historical and regional architecture but feel that today's buildings should reflect a combination of knowledge gleaned from the past melded with the technology and insight of the present. We are devoted to the pursuit of excellence in contemporary architecture and specialise in coastal designs that are sympathetic both to the natural and built environment. Special attention is given to ensuring the aesthetic, ecological and functional suitability of a development to its physical and cultural environment.

JOHN BURGESS ARCHITECTS aim to produce quality architecture through a high level of professional service and close client relations. The level of client satisfaction is evident from our large percentage of return clients. Our commitment is to create buildings with a significant degree of architectural merit and cost effectiveness that provide the client, users and the community as a whole, with a great amount of pleasure and inspiration.

Media attention has not been sought by the practice as we respect the privacy and confidentiality of our clients, none the less we have received media interest with features in magazines and newspapers including; The Architecture Bulletin, Constructional Review, Building Australia Magazine, Trends Magazine, Saab Scene, The Sun Herald, The Sunday Telegraph, The Financial Review and The Sydney Morning Herald.