Our Story.

Founded by Regan VanderWert-Walsh and Paul Lucas in 2011,

Cradle Design is a team of dedicated architects and interior designers committed to helping clients exceed their project vision.

What began as a garage start-up with two qualified architects, quickly evolved into a successful boutique design practice and studio.

From residential, workplace and hospitality, to commercial and industrial buildings, Cradle’s original and inspiring architecture and interior designs can be seen across the entire industry spectrum.

Owners Regan and Paul bring a refined design sensibility to the

business, as well as a wealth of knowledge and ideas. They are supported by a skilled and experienced team who take pride in collaborating closely with clients, listening to their needs and guiding them to achieve their desired outcome.

With a wealth of experience and the ability to create spaces people truly connect with, Cradle is extremely proud of its accomplishments and looking forward to designing their next client’s dream space.

Our Team.

Meet our team of highly skilled architects and interior designers.

Regan VanderWert-Walsh

Founding Partner

Regan is an Architect, Interior Designer, and Design Manager in the commercial, hospitality, residential and industrial sectors throughout Australia and Asia. He is a registered architect and a member of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Paul Lucas

Founding Partner

Paul has worked as an Architect throughout Europe and Australasia. Having honed his skills working for high-profile architectural practices in London, Paul has developed a considered and sensitive approach to architectural design. Paul is a NSW and UK-registered Architect and a member of the Australian Institute of Architects.

James Tray

Associate Senior Designer

James is an experienced Interior Designer in the commercial, hospitality, residential and industrial sectors throughout Europe, Australia and the Middle East. James runs projects from inception to completion and brings with him a strong technical background.

David Jacobs

Architectural Technician

David has been based in Sydney working as an Architectural Technician, Space Planner, Project Coordinator and client-side Project Manager on commercial, retail, hospitality & residential projects throughout Australia.

Jessica Williams

Senior Interior Architect + Designer

Jessica joined Cradle Design in 2021 and has proved to be an integral part of the design team. She learnt her trade in Germany working on many high-profiled global projects before moving to Sydney in 2009.

Linda Johnson

Senior Designer

Linda is a senior interior designer who has extensive experience working throughout the UK and Australia. She is a fantastic multi-tasker and brings her design expertise to every project, creating refined and beautiful results.

Jessica Rennie


Jessica studied in Scotland before gaining valued experience in the UK and Australia. She has worked on large-scale projects across multiple sectors, specialising predominantly in high-quality architectural interiors. We love the wealth of creativity and global experience that Jessica brings to Cradle.



Graduate Architect

After graduating from Melbourne University, Mo worked in both Australia and China. She gaining invaluable experience as part of a large design team working on multi-sector global projects that have informed and enriched her design approach.

Our Reviews.

In close collaboration with our global and local IT and Facilities teams, Eventbrite appointed Gattica Projects and Cradle Design to design, manage and bring to life a new Australasia workplace. Located on Melbourne’s iconic South Bank, the space is aligned with our mission of bringing the world together through live experiences. It provides a variety of settings for our staff to engage with colleagues, customers and the surrounding environment, and was delivered at an incredibly high quality standard, within the time and cost specified.

Eventbrite, Melbourne

“Paul had a great feel for the architecture and design of the space and really helped us bring out the natural light and make the area fun and functional. I’m looking forward to developing the next stage of our renovations with Cradle Design.”

Robert Drysdale, Manly