Karrinyup Waters Resort first met Adam from Darklight Design in early 2015 through his involvement as a team leader on a large scale residential build that our business was undertaking. An opportunity presented itself in 2016 to continue the relationship that we had formed with Adam through the residential build and have Darklight Design consult for Karrinyup Waters Resort for our planned improvements and redevelopment. 

Having previously seen how Adam works and an understanding of his broad range of skills we had no reservations and jumped at the opportunity.  This decision ended up being a godsend as his skills were transferable to a huge scope of work from structure plans, development applications and design work. His involvement in orchestrating a tender for 16 residential homes proved invaluable and his guidance helped us navigate a difficult process for which we will be forever indebted. 

Adam has made building and development fun and shifted the goal posts for what we believe to be "good design consultants". We look forward to continuing working with Darklight Design on a number of future projects and are more than happy to recommend Adam's services to any prospective clients.

- Ted and Jason Gettingby


Myself and my wife engaged Adam’s services after he was recommended to us through a personal friend. Adam from Darklight Design became involved with our new house build at a stage when we were at a low point, as our first original builder had promised the world but failed dismally through all processes and left us with an empty block, large amounts of money spent ( and lost ) and nothing to show for our effort. Adam took us through a process which enabled us to move forward and from the outset his vision, dedication and understanding of our requirements were exceptional.

Adam listened to what we had to say and came back with a totally new design and concept for our house that absolutely blew us away. Adam used the existing contours of our block to “settle” the house into the hill and the style and design has given us a house that will proudly standout for all to see who travel the Brookton Highway. The house essentially has become a modern 21 st century take on the traditional pole home that is scattered through the Perth hills.

Our project from start to finish was never going to be an easy process due to the severe steepness of the block and the new Bushfire Attack Level laws. Adam was our light at the end of a very dark tunnel. We cannot express enough our thanks to Adam for his kindness, professionalism, honesty, openness and brilliant vision through all processes. That has steered us to an outcome that leaves us both with a big smile on our faces and feeling very content. Adam, you deserve all the accolades and we wish you all the best in your bright future and would absolutely recommend you to any person considering building a home in the future.

- Gary & Sue Kemp


Having worked closely with Adam on a number of projects I can certainly recommend his services to anyone looking for a custom designed home.

Adam has some serious design flair, and is very thorough and meticulous with his designs as well as the documentation. He has great understanding and puts a lot of focus on the construction process.

He is very proactive and always exceeds expectations around timelines. He is clearly driven by results and his work ethic is exceptional

- Mark Diedricks

design and beyond architects

I have known Adam on a personal and professional level over a period of 10 years. I first worked together with Adam at Machin where I was a senior associate. He joined that practice in March 2007 and in a relatively short time progressed to become an invaluable member of the team. I have since engaged Adam’s services for my own practice Design and Beyond Architects to work on various residential and cinema projects around the nation where he has had a large involvement in all of the following activities:

• Client meetings

• Site investigations / meetings

• Design & Documentation

• Co-ordination of consultants

• Project Administration

Adam is extremely honest, trustworthy, punctual, polite, eager to learn, and very well organised. My association with Adam has been enjoyable and I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him for any position which he may take up. In my opinion he has the right attitude to succeed and will always make the most of any opportunity offered. I would be more than pleased to speak personally on Adam’s behalf and wish him every success in the future.

- Dean Lewis

chorus - perth garden festival

Without the support of Adam from Darklight Design the Chorus ‘Kaleidoscope Garden’ simply would not have been possible. It was a huge amount of effort to bring this project to life which involved the hearts, hands and minds of so many people.
The result was a dementia awareness display that took home the People’s Choice Award and the Silver Show Garden Award at the 2018 Perth Garden Festival. This would not have been possible without the generous contribution of the concept design and planning provided by Darklight Design.
The sensory garden delivered on its promise to bring awareness to dementia but it also evoked emotional responses from many who wandered through. Some of the comments we received:
“My lovely mum has dementia and this exhibit made me want to cry - mum gave me her love of gardening, thank you for creating this gorgeous space.” “Thank you for creating such a magical garden.” “You would have loved this garden, Poppy.”
From everyone at Chorus, our sincere thanks and appreciation to Adam and the team at Darklight Design.

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