What we do –
- Whether your project is big or small we will customise our approach to meet your needs.
- We look at the big picture. Outset Design will listen to your ideas while keeping you goals in mind.
- We work on projects of all shapes and sizes and are often able to find simple solutions to space or budget restraints.
- Our residential work includes contemporary new builds, villa extensions, heritage homes, coastal developments and interior design.
- We also design commercial spaces, creating functional and stylish work areas of unique quality.
- High quality building design, interior design & construction is the essence of Outset Design.
Beginning in 1991, Outset Design cut their teeth designing sympathetic extensions to traditional homes, many in heritage zonings. From then on we have developed into a multifaceted design and construction company with a focus on original design and modern function.
“We understand the challenges of working with older buildings and apply innovation, skill and experience in order to transform them into homes that suit modern lifestyles. We take pride in our ability to work within the constraints of strict council and heritage regulations whilst maintaining the original design intent for both extensions and heritage style new builds.
When undertaking any project with Outset you can be assured that we will be with you through the entire process. We take every possible step to realise your design goals. Our staff of expert interior designers will integrate spatial planning, furniture placement, lighting and joinery. Innovative bathroom and kitchen solutions are a hallmark of our design.
Our company prides itself on incorporating environmental principles into all projects. Factors such as orientation, natural lighting, ventilation, insulation, shading, material selection and water usage are fundamental in achieving energy efficient and responsible design. These environmental attributes facilitate an enjoyable living space.”
Our team —
Kevin Nicolle founded Outset Design in 1991, after years combining his unique skills in both art and construction.
As a graduate of Interior Design, Kevin began working on the restoration and rejuvenation of interior spaces. A visionary with an eye for detail, Kevin has expanded his work to encompass all aspects of design and construction.
Kevin is an outstanding communicator. It is not uncommon for him to become lifelong friends with clients after undertaking a significant design together. Kevin takes the time to understand the whole project, leaving his clients confident that their ultimate design goals will be met.
He believes in creating exciting and thoughtful spaces through a collaboration between his clients and a strong team of designers, project managers and subcontractors.
It is Kevin’s love of art, music, travel and culture, in combination with his flare for design and construction that ensure all Outset Design projects are original and unique.
Ryan Hunt has worked with Outset Design since 1999. Ryan immediately impressed Kevin as a work experience student. Since, he has established himself as a talented designer and project manager.
Trained in design, management and construction, Ryan’s documentation skills and construction knowledge are invaluable to Outset. Coupled with his exemplary practical skills, Ryan is always at the forefront of new contemporary and construction techniques.
He takes a measured approach to all work to ensure every clients expectations are met.
Ryan’s long-term commitment to Outset Design is testament to his love of original design and the collaborative approach taken at Outset.
Jed joined Outset Design in 2015 coming from a background in civil and structural engineering. Jed is energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about the design and construction process. His keen eye for design and detail ensures Outset’s visions during the documentation stage become reality when it comes to the build.
When not on site, Jed manages the social media and advertising side of the business, along with overseeing the accounts and backend of the business. His leisure time is spent socializing, playing sport and walking his beloved dog, Queenie.
Helene Perry joined Outset Design in 2002. Helene has extensive experience in commercial design and space planning and is involved in each project from conception to completion.
Helene’s understanding of spacial flows, interior styling, joinery, finishes and fittings ensures that Outset Design’s projects work on an intrinsically human level as well as being beautifully designed.
Helene’s designs balance practicality with an eye for detail and proportion. She guides clients through the design, selection and construction process bringing the entire process to life.
Since joining Outset at the beginning of 2016, Nick has impressed the team with his love for contemporary, minimalist design, which can be seen in his work. With a background in cabinet making and trained in building design and technology, he has a great understanding of the intricacies around detailed documentation. Nick is the office expert in 3D documentation which helps clients gain a greater picture of their home/addition.
Away from design, Nick can be found barbecuing and smoking all sorts of meats. However, his buffalo wings are second to none.
With a passion for interior design and a love of hand drawing, Emily is the most recent addition to the Outset team. She has spent the last twelve years working on various commercial, hospitality and residential projects.
Emily’s enthusiasm for great design is evident in her refined detailing and polished design solutions, guiding clients’ right through from conceptual design to construction and completion. When she’s not in the office, Emily’s days are filled with her family, including her three young children.
David joined the team in 2019. With 25 years experience in the building & building supplies industry, he has a great wealth of knowledge which he brings to the team. Client focused, with a passion for sustainable design & products, David will ensure your new home is all it can be.
Away from the site he can be found enjoying his time on a racetrack or enjoying the perks of living in the Adelaide Hills.
Zelda is Outset’s newest member, joining the team in 2021. With a UniSA Masters degree in Architecture, Zelda has spent the last 4 years working in commercial practice before making the move to residential.
Zelda has experience working in multiple sectors, however a strong interest in designing living spaces, their external forms and construction has led her to Outset. Zelda’s design approach is influenced by characteristics of modernist design – functional spaces, simple forms, raw materials and light.
When not at work, Zelda can probably be found having coffee and food shopping at the Central Market.