Watson Young Architects was founded by Colin Watson and Adrian Young in 2004. The two friends forged a strong relationship early in life which set them in good stead for their thriving architectural practice.

Both Directors believe that being humble, remaining approachable and easy to deal with contributes to their success. They are disciplined and motivated by creativity and new opportunities. More importantly, they share a passion for building strong and lasting relationships with their client base – a source of much repeat business, and a testament to the strength of their dealings with clients.

In an industry where ego and architectural design or ‘form’ often compete with a client’s ‘functional’ objectives, the ability to deliver a functional project has become part of our organisation’s culture of success and one both Colin and Adrian continue to nurture.


Our Vision

Watson Young is a responsive architectural business, working collaboratively with our clients to deliver exceptional work, on brief, on time and on budget.

Our team is made up of extremely capable and competent industry professionals who have been acknowledged for their capabilities. The team’s passion for building strong and lasting relationships with a no fuss, honest approach has earned the business many loyal clients and will assist us to build our client base through customer generated word of mouth.


Our Values

Our values guide our behavior and decision making within our company and in all our company dealings. We want our clients to feel:

  • Supported with the right expertise and exceptional service.
  • Respected and to know their objectives, budgets and timeframes are understood and will be adhered to.
  • Satisfied that they can work in partnership with the team to get the best outcome for the project.
  • Confident in Watson Young’s ability to deliver excellent results that are financially attainable.
  • That we take great pride in our work and deliver on their expectations.


Our Culture

Watson Young take pride in creating a culture where:

  • We are one team that is encouraging and supportive
  • We are a great place to work as we are friendly, down to earth and enjoy what we do
  • We pursue excellence through our expertise and commitment for continuous improvement
  • We are solution focused by ensuring we focus on resolutions not problems
  • We are accountable for decisions we make
  • We communicate honestly creating an open, transparent, and trust-based environment
  • We all lead by example, every day


Client focus

It is our focus to meet all our clients’ timelines and budgets and to place client objectives and functional requirements first.

Our ability to deliver quality architecture, on brief, on time and on budget is a rare attribute which has earned us a strong reputation among clients across multiple sectors including Industrial, Residential, Commercial, Education and beyond.  

Each client is assigned a nominated Watson Young team member contact to ensure a personalised approach is maintained from inception through to the completion of all projects. This approach allows us to build close relationships between both parties, which assists us in identifying and achieving your project requirements.