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A New Dawn in Architecture, Interior Design and Construction.

Aube is a holistic design and construction business specialising in uniquely designed commercial, residential, and fit out projects, based in Adelaide and on Kangaroo Island.

Our carefully considered design process is fundamental to the spaces we create. Our approach to architectural design is both carefully considered and highly collaborative, built on the pillars of our team's commitment, expertise, and integrity.

Driven by a rigorous design process, we are dedicated to crafting spaces that are not only visually captivating but also functional and tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. With many decades of collective industry experience, our team excels in seamlessly integrating project management, design, and construction services to bring our clients' visions to life.

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Elevating people, enriching environments.

At Aube, our name, inspired by the French word for "dawn," encapsulates our commitment to innovation and our fresh approach in the architectural, design, and construction industries. Our philosophy centres around three core pillars: our people, our clients, and our environment.

We create enduring value through thoughtful architectural design, meaningful engagement, continuous collaboration, and innovation. Our value stems from our integrated processes, designed to mitigate risk and maximise value, responding to the most complex of scopes with absolute clarity, turning our clients' visions into reality and creating enduring value.

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  • Aube Projects | Kurt Strazdins

    Kurt Strazdins
    Co-founder & Managing Director

    Kurt is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a life-time of exposure to design, building and innovative property development through his family’s business. He is passionate about wanting his clients to experience the benefits of a carefully considered integrated approach to the industry. Alongside the dynamic and highly experienced Aube team, he drives authentic and honest relationships with all our stakeholders, a strong design aesthetic and brings his practical understanding of the building industry to our projects and developments.

  • Aube Projects | Amanda Strazdins

    Amanda Strazdins
    Co-founder & General Manager

    Amanda is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a career founded in corporate accounting, business development and leadership. Embedded in her passion for business management is her love of people, authentic connections and driving strong team culture. Amanda values the importance of establishing a solid foundation for our highly experienced team to thrive and consistently deliver an open, honest & considered design and construction process that is tailored to our valued clients.

  • Aube Projects | Gerrit van Essen

    Gerrit Van Essen
    Designer

    Gerrit is a passionate and detailed designer who brings a wealth of experience to our Aube team. His thirty years of residential and commercial design experience ranges from beautifully designed contemporary homes to highly complex projects in a multitude of commercial sectors. His commitment to well considered and detailed design development and documentation makes him integral in the delivery of our holistic design and construction process.

  • Stella Mariniello

    Stella Mariniello
    Interior Designer

    A passionate and highly motivated interior designer. Having completed a B.A. of Interior Architecture, Stella has a creative flair and keen eye for detail. With sustainable design in mind, she works collaboratively alongside our Designers, Consultants and Construction team. Developing close client relationships is central to Stella’s process, assisting the team to take our clients through the journey from the initial conversation through to design, documentation, construction and furnishing. Allowing ideas to flow freely between the client and herself while helping them gain an understanding of the design process and design outcomes is an important focus for Stella.

  • Aube Projects | Nathan Delbridge

    Nathan Delbridge
    Pre-Construction Manager

    Nathans’ twenty years of experience in the construction industry understates his detailed knowledge base, progression within the estimating field and contribution to the Aube team. His approach in preparing detailed budgets, whether for large scale commercial projects or highly detailed residential projects, ensures we can provide market leading cost clarity to our clients across a range of diverse sectors. Being involved from the inception of the design process and by liaising with our design and construction teams, consultants, contractors and suppliers, Nathan is passionate about constantly improving construction efficiencies and providing budget clarity to our clients at all stages.

  • Sophie White

    Sophie White
    Contracts Administrator

    Sophie is a highly diligent, methodical, and intuitive Contract Administrator with a wealth of experience in administration, organisation and management. Her enthusiastic and pro-active approach, together with her attention to detail, allows for a seamless integration with our designers, site managers, client and trades to assist in delivering the best of our integrated service.

  • Aube Projects | Kirrily Turner

    Kirrily Turner
    Contracts Administrator

    Kirrily is articulate, diligent and adept at all things detail. With over a decade of experience in the building, construction and import logistics, complementing a B.A. (Hons) in Law, she brings a wealth of experience, high degree of organization and attention to detail to our projects. She works directly alongside our designers, site managers, client and trades to assist in delivering the best of our integrated service.

  • Aube Projects | Jessica Morton

    Jessica Morton
    Office Administrator

    Jess is an enthusiastic, highly diligent, and experienced finance and office administrator. Wearing a multitude of hats, she is responsible for our front of house, accounts, and everything in between. Her naturally engaging personality and energy paired with her unwavering ability to support those around her makes her an integral member of the Aube team.

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    Aaron Guy
    Construction Manager

    Aaron’s career was founded in residential carpentry and has progressed to site managing multi-million to billion dollar mixed use commercial high rise and high-end residential apartment projects. He thrives under pressure and relishes the challenges and problem solving that come with construction. Building strong relationships and a cohesive team environment is fundamental to how he conducts our projects to ensure the intricacies of our builds are delivered to the highest standard and our clients can enjoy the journey along the way.

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    Josh Lee
    Project Manager - Residential

    A qualified carpenter and builder by trade, Josh is known for his high level of organisation, his collaborative nature, and his incredibly empathetic approach to delivering high quality projects for our clients. Having operated his own building company delivering small residential projects to multi-million dollar homes, Josh embraces the challenges that highly custom projects can present and enjoys collaborating with our design team and clients to achieve a practical and conscious result. He is driven by building considered spaces that will go on to host cherished memories for our clients, their families, and friends.

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    Matt Sommerville
    Site Supervisor - Residential

    A qualified carpenter and builder, Matt has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years with experience ranging from renovations and extensions to heritage rebuilds and high-end architectural projects. His passion for building, fine woodworking and the intricate details in quality projects ensures the highest standards are achieved for our residential clients and their beautiful homes.

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    Tate Lovering
    Carpenter

    Tate’s experience ranges from commercial fitouts to residential new builds and renovations. He’s driven by delivering high quality work, whilst continuing to learn and challenge his understanding. Tate relishes the relationships he naturally develops on site and working as a collaborative team to deliver our clients’ meaningful spaces in an enjoyable environment.

  • Aube Projects | Jae Tyley

    Jae Tyley
    Site Supervisor - Kangaroo Island

    Born and raised on Kangaroo Island, Jae brings local knowledge of the unique building requirements of the island. As a qualified carpenter with a general building background for over 10 years, spanning high end residential and commercial projects, his on the tools ability and expansive construction knowledge ensure our projects are delivered efficiently and to the highest standards. His high attention to detail and commitment to the authenticity of our designs is integral in delivering the best of our integrated service to our Kangaroo Island clients.

  • Jordan Connell

    Jordan Connell
    Carpenter - Kangaroo Island

    Jordan is a Kangaroo Island local, and a qualified carpenter with a general building background spanning high end residential and commercial projects. His diverse experience combined with his ability to build strong relationships, his thirst for knowledge and his commitment to deliver high quality workmanship, makes him an integral part of our Kangaroo Island on-site delivery team.

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    Scott Easlea
    Builders Assistant

    Scott has been involved in the building industry for over 10 years primarily assisting on multimillion dollar commercial and residential projects. Conscientious by nature, his diligence and willingness to support our onsite team and trades to achieve a quality result for our clients makes him an integral part of the Aube team.