The story behind the MT Design Collective team, and what inspired us to take matter into our own hands.



The story behind the MT Design Collective team, and what inspired us to take matter into our own hands.

The MT Design Collective Story

Founder of MT Design Collective, Matt Turner has a Bachelor of Design (Architecture) from the University of Newcastle and has over a decade of experience within the construction industry, with the last 4 years focused in drafting plans and landscape design. Matt developed MT Design Collective in 2019 to follow his passion and provide a more personal touch to client projects, feeling like more warmth, support and a focus on strong relationships could be added to the design process for his clients. Between technical expertise and a human-centric outlook, Matt is building a company that reflects his personal values: authenticity, quality and a passion for beautiful design. 

Our Mission

MT Design Collectives mission is to provide high quality drafting designs and plans by working collaboratively with our clients, and services within the construction industry to ensure their dream project can become a reality. 

Our Professional Values include:


MT Design Collective listen to our clients needs and keep them well informed throughout the entire design and documentation process.


MT Design Collective goes out of their way to provide honest advice and feedback when exploring options for your project.


MT Design Collective works hard to provide high quality designs that meet their clients expectations.


MT Design Collective respects time management and strives to finish assigned projects and meet deadlines.

Our Process

From when you make an enquiry with us, all the way through to a finished build – here’s a sneak peak at the basic steps along the way!



We are interested in meeting with you to discuss your wants and needs, as well as determining if we are the right team for you. After our meeting we can provide you with a quote.



If you are happy to proceed with us, you can sign our contract and make a deposit to set things in motion.


Site Analysis

We will take site measurements if needed and gather all relevant and necessary information to provide you with a tailored scope of works and buildability.



We get to work in designing your home or renovation. We value communication and will stay in close contact throughout this stage to ensure we can create positive solutions. There are four stages of design, Sketch, Design Development, Final Design and Working Drawings.


Planning Approval

After we create your design, we will progress to Design Development drawings. Throughout this stage, we will liaise with the required council to have your project approved.


Documentation and Specification

We provide you with a digital file of your construction plans that you can take to your builder or contractor to begin the construction of your home.

We Believe In Hard Working Professionalism

MT Design Collective provides high quality drafting services and building designs for new home builds, renovations and extensions throughout the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Areas.