SurfCoast Architecture is a  Bells Beach based architectural practice that specialises in designing housing in Geelong, the Bellerine Peninsula and along the Great Ocean Road. Our architecture is distinctly coastal, and we focus on enhancing the lives of coastal people and positively contributing to coastal environments through good architectural design. Our studio is situated amongst indigenous bushland near the world-famous Bells Beach. The sea, sand and sun of this amazing coastline permeate our design sensibilities.

SurfCoast Architecture is led by architect and long-time Surf Coast local, Jeremy Ham. Jeremy, a registered architect since 1997, has internationally-recognised experience in design education and design research and holds a PhD in Architecture and Design from RMIT's Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (see 

SurfCoast Architecture aim to be: 

  • Innovative in the use of materials, construction systems and techniques in the making of architecture

  • Responsive to the building context, site constraints and our clients' unique needs

  • Environmental in the application of the principles of sustainable design to achieve energy reduction and minimise the impact on sensitive sites.

We work closely with an established team of local builders, engineers, building surveyors and planners to deliver your project quickly and cost-effectively. Our services include sketch design, planning permits, documentation, tendering and acting as client agent during construction. Our services are competitive and affordable for SurfCoast residents on budgets of $200k to $3M. We specialise in additions and alterations to beach houses along the Great Ocean Road.

We use the ArchiCAD 3D modelling system during all stages of our work. This enables clients to review projects in 3D, in addition to drawings. Our Virtual Reality service enables full immersion into the design at all stages.

Contact Jeremy for a discussion about your project on 0402 952810 or email We can provide a set of documents to kick-start your project, including a briefing document and a scope of services outlining the way we procure your most important lifestyle investment. 

Real Estate Advice Service

Are you thinking of buying a house or block of land and need to know the opportunities and constraints for a new house, or extension? Call us to discuss getting expert architectural advice before you commit to any purchase. Jeremy will visit the lot or house with you and offer clear and valuable insights into the complex issues that will enable you to make an informed decision.