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Get in touch today to start the ball rolling. I offer a free initial consultation to discuss the scope of your project - it's a great opportunity to meet each other and talk about the future of your new home design.

Phone: 0266 867 007 or 0401 262 270


About Me

My name is Dean Turner and I am a Building Designer based in Ballina, NSW. Turnervisual is the name of my architectural design studio. I specialise in small to medium sized residential design projects in Northern Rivers local government areas.

I am a husband to my wife Alana. We married in 2014 and have been together since 2004 and have 3 children which we adore (most of the time 😄). My professional background is actually in photography, which caters very nicely to my quest for creativity and need to capture and consolidate beauty. I am a beach lover and being in Ballina is good for that. Nature is splendid on the coast around the Ballina Shire and I try to enjoy it as much as possible. The local landscape is an ever inspiring part of my work and life.

My journey to Building Designer started back in 2010 when we built our first home in Skennars Head. This was what I call our "big" home. It very much (unintentionally) resembled a high end project home design due to being exposed to this market. The processes I was working through in designing the home felt very natural and I realised I had an aptitude for residential Architecture.

Several years went by and architecture remained a secretive hobby of mine. In 2017 we started construction of our second home in Ballina. This new home was drastically different to our first with much more focus on simplicity, livability and orientation. This is our "small" house where we currently live and we love it, although we perfectly understand it's not everyone's cup of tea. For me it represents a good example of designing for what you and your family need and without too much extra stuff that gets in the way of living. With that said I design homes of all shapes and sizes for all types of people.

As for credentials... I hold a Diploma of Building Design - something that I was determined to obtain because it meant I could do what I love for a living. So here I am - following my passion for home design and ready to help make a positive difference to the lives of my clients and the built environment that we all share.