About

'Michael and Ruysch Building Design' is a company founded by two driven designers who share a strong passion for architectural design and construction.

With over 30 years of combined industry experience, ‘Michael and Ruysch Building Design’ is a team of dedicated building design professionals who service a client base of builders, developers, architects and homeowners. We work closely with builders, structural engineers, town planners and certification companies to provide a full package service. Our services include design, drafting and visualisation of new homes and renovations. We are a registered Building Practitioner through QBCC and are insured for Public Liability and Public Indemnity. Embarking on the journey to build, renovate or extend your home can be one of the most fulfilling experiences you can have as a homeowner and we are here to assist you through that journey. Our philosophy is to be organised around each client relationship. The client’s needs, expectations and strategy provides the context for each project we will carry out together. We believe that exceptional design will lead to stunning spaces to suit the clients’ needs.

MICHAEL ROSS

Building Designer | Partner | BArch

Michael is a founding Partner of MR Building Design which has rebranded to 'Michael and Ruysch Building Design'.

Having graduated from a Bachelor of Architecture at QUT in 2012, Michael has extensive experience across a broad range of projects, with his early years focused on both residential and commercial. Today, Michael focuses on his passion in custom residential designs, specialising in new homes and Queenslander renovations for both homeowners and property developers. Michael’s passion for architecture began from a young age as he often found himself on construction sites as his parents always built their own homes, which led to Michael developing a passion for design and architecture. Michael says one of the most rewarding aspects of being a building designer is seeing the end result. Standing in front of a home that you designed is extremely satisfying, but watching clients’ faces as their dreams are made into reality is priceless. Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his friends and family, especially by the beach.

HAYDN RUYSCH

Building Designer | Partner | Diploma Building Design
With his vast experience gained in the architecture and building design industry, and having previously worked in award winning firms in Brisbane over the past decade, he is always up for new, interesting yet challenging projects.  Haydn has worked on small and large-scale projects throughout QLD. With a deep appreciation for traditional Queensland architecture, his knack for balancing traditional and modern design elements is quite unique, Haydn has been involved with and led some truly remarkable projects. Outside of work, Haydn enjoys camping, travelling, and has visited about 30 different countries so far, always looking for the next adventure.

AARON CLOVER

Senior Designer | Diploma Building Design
Since graduating with a Diploma of Building Design in 2016, Aaron has gained 5 years’ experience working as a Building Designer in Brisbane on both Residential and Commercial projects. Working on a large variety projects with different design styles, he has developed a passion for minimalist design styles, and loves incorporating raw materials like concrete and timber. Aaron enjoys working on challenging projects that require an extra level of design and detail to overcome specific site constraints and code requirements. Outside of work you’ll find Aaron at the beach, motorsport events or spending time with family and friends.

TIMOTHY STEAD

Designer Draftsperson | BArch
Timothy completed his Diploma of Building Design in 2015 and went straight into his Bachelor of Design – Architecture (Hons.)   He is currently enrolled in his Masters of Architecture at QUT, and anticipates graduating in the coming years.
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Liam Diver

Designer Draftsperson | BDes
Meet Liam, a graduate of Bachelor of Design in Architecture from QUT, bringing enthusiasm and expertise to every project. He is driven by the prospect of creating innovative designs that fulfill the dreams of his clients, leaving a significant impact on their lives. Specialising in residential design, Liam crafts homes that seamlessly blend form and function, drawing inspiration from his lifelong fascination with architecture. Outside of work, he finds joy in outdoor adventures and cherishes quality time with loved ones. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Liam is ready to leave his imprint on the world of design.

Daniel Chiu

Designer Draftsperson | Diploma Building Design
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Engineering, a Certificate IV in Residential Drafting, and a Diploma of Building Design, bringing a blend of technical and creative expertise to his role as Designer Draftsperson at Michael and Ruysch. Inspired by home renovation shows and their transformative impact on spaces and lives, Daniel has a passion for creating resonant, transformative designs, specialising in residential and modular homes. He balances his professional life with hobbies like dining with friends, playing badminton and fishing.
Appreciate all the help, guidance and hard work your team have invested in this project thus far. I have enjoyed dealing with your team and yourself, will definitely recommend MR Designs.

Frans Van Der Walt

Michael, Ryan, Haydn and their team are a hardworking group who provide a fantastic service for a reasonable price. They can cater for any project in size, price of project and difficulty, while also helping you through even the toughest of building approval processes. Do yourself a favour and check out their award winning projects, a great showcase of experience and talent!

David Lewis

Incode Engineers

Michael, Ryan, Haydn and the MR Team have been a pleasure to work with.
They deliver designs that are dynamic, creative and well suited to every clients needs whilst being timely and affordable. We find the team professional, highly experienced and super friendly. We certainly have no hesitation recommending them and we look forward to working with them further in the future.

Karda Constructions

As a town planner, I have worked with the guys at MR Designs as individuals
for almost 10 years ... and collectively since they joined forces a few years
ago. What I love most about working with MR is their consistent down to earth and practical approach. Nothing ever seems too much trouble for the guys, which helps to take the confusion/stress out of the design process for clients.

Peta Charles

Brisbane Town Planning

We have absolutely loved working with Michael on our renovation in Sherwood. Michael has worked with us every step of the way from the very first site visit through to conceptual design and planning and all the way through to construction.

Michael and his team have patiently and enthusiastically accommodated all of our questions and changes and their ability to come up with creative and innovative solutions to design problems has helped turn our vision into an amazing dream home for our family. We cannot speak more highly of Michael and his team.

Andrew and Sarah Bennett, Sherwood Raise & Build

MR Design & Drafting are hands down the best to deal with as well as
providing quality plans for our trades to work off! Cannot speak highly enough of them.

Tom Lelasi

KTI Building Services

Michael and his team are unreal! They have done work for us personally and
we have worked with them on various projects. Great young enthusiastic team who we would recommend everyday of the week!

Samuel Cochrane

Ready Contructions

Thank you sincerely for all of your hard work designing our family’s new home!

We absolutely are loving it! You couldn’t have gotten the brief any better, it works perfectly for our family.

We speak very highly of you and your team to anyone we can.

Thanks again.

Belinda Bliss - Nundah

IN MEMORY OF

Ryan Grose was a co-founding partner of MR Design, which has since been rebranded as 'Michael and Ruysch Building Design', and brought more than 13 years experience in residential building design to the team. Ryan worked in established design firms across all project types, but specialised in townhouses and multiple dwellings, new home designs and Queenslander renovations, bringing his distinct flair to every project.

Design was always a strong passion for Ryan, which developed into a passion and profession – a natural progression and a perfect fit to pursue building design as a career. Ryan loved the idea that he could create spaces or designs that would be enjoyed by somebody or a family for decades. He was continually inspired by the evolution of the industry that allows designers to create beautiful pieces of livable art, where one is only limited by their creativity.

Sadly in 2019 Ryan passed away in his long battle with cancer. His memory and legacy will always live on at 'Michael and Ruysch Building Design' and the team will forever be grateful for all Ryan taught us.

IN MEMORY OF

Ryan Grose was a co-founding partner of MR Design, which has since been rebranded as 'Michael and Ruysch Building Design', and brought more than 13 years experience in residential building design to the team. Ryan worked in established design firms across all project types, but specialised in townhouses and multiple dwellings, new home designs and Queenslander renovations, bringing his distinct flair to every project.

Design was always a strong passion for Ryan, which developed into a passion and profession – a natural progression and a perfect fit to pursue building design as a career. Ryan loved the idea that he could create spaces or designs that would be enjoyed by somebody or a family for decades. He was continually inspired by the evolution of the industry that allows designers to create beautiful pieces of livable art, where one is only limited by their creativity.

Sadly in 2019 Ryan passed away in his long battle with cancer. His memory and legacy will always live on at 'Michael and Ruysch Building Design' and the team will forever be grateful for all Ryan taught us.

Timothy completed his Diploma of Building Design in 2015 and went straight into his Bachelor of Design – Architecture (Hons.)   He is currently enrolled in his Masters of Architecture at QUT, and anticipates graduating in the coming years.

Quickly gaining experience in a variety of projects at MR Designs, Timothy has worked on residential projects including renovations, new builds and multiple dwellings.  He also works with NDIS providers to provide accessible building designs for people of all abilities.

From an early age, the way that people interact with their built environments, or how they mould them to reflect their own sensibilities has always been a point of interest.  From the macro scale of a city; its artefacts and history, all the way through to the smallest adjustment of a reading chair.  These design decisions we make and the outcomes they produce are a physical representation how we choose to live and what we value most.  

Working mostly with residential renovations, Timothy seeks to contribute to Brisbane’s current suburban identity through considered and sympathetic design proposals.

When not in the office, Timothy can be found in the outdoors – at tennis, on hikes, up the coast or in the garden.