About

OPERATING SINCE 2011

Andrew and Francoise Lane are Indij Design, an award winning architecture and design practice helping organisations and individuals to take a fresh look at their needs now and into the future, so their living and work environments support their lifestyle and invigorate spaces. Our goal is to reflect our indigenous cultural values of human relatedness and connection to country through our architectural design philosophy + design products.

 

We have a diverse range of clients including Commonwealth, State and Local Governments to indigenous organisations and individuals. In addition to working with clients we have also worked collaboratively with other design practices.

 

At Indij Design we extend applied art into the built environment through the creation of soft furnishing textiles and print integration in architectural design. We believe quality art and design products should be accessible to all, so we make art product that combines our love of form and function that can be enjoyed in everyday life.

Andrew is one of only a few Indigenous Architects in Australia. Andrew brings to the team a unique mix of technical skills and cultural knowledge based on his own Indigenous background and eighteen years working experience as an architect/project manager. As an architect and an Indigenous person, Andrew has focused his professional career on Indigenous housing and infrastructure.

Andrew has technical skills and experience in the following areas;

  • Architectural Design

  • Master Planning

  • Indigenous Community Housing

  • Project Management

  • Site Superintendent Role

  • Community Engagement

Francoise is an Interior Designer, textile designer and artist. Her skills extends into cultural design review and engagement providing services to projects including NRL Cowboys House (Girls and Boys), Townsville and AFL Girls House, Redlynch. Her practice at Indij Design has expanded into Indij Prints featuring her artworks. Asan indigenous woman from saltwater country her artwork is inspired by connection to country and family. She is passionate about creating art embedded with meaningful elements that tell a story of those connections. Her artwork converted into repeat patterns is available on a range of textile basecloths and has been applied onto external architectural building design elements. 

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