Lachlan Nielsen

Portrait of Lachlan Nielsen

Director, Nielsen Jenkins


Lachlan Nielsen is a director of Brisbane-based architecture studio Nielsen Jenkins. The work of the practice explores key ideas of landscape, subtraction, connections and materiality in order to achieve client specific outcomes that are responsive to context and place. These explorations form the basis of all its work, from residential and commercial architecture to furniture construction and design.

Through experience building some of his own projects (such as Mt Tamborine House and East Brisbane House) and those of former employers, Lachlan has been able to retrospectively achieve his Queensland Building License and as such brings an in-depth understanding of the assembly and crafting of buildings. He is also a furniture maker and this detailed knowledge of materials brings Lachlan a unique ability to design and document buildings with clarity, efficiency and elegance.

The work of the practice has been published and awarded both in Australia and internationally. Current projects are underway in suburban, coastal and rural sites in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.