Lumen is a boutique, multi-disciplinary studio practice celebrating all things light.

Modern, award winning design with sustainability as a core driver, seamlessly integrated.

Julian Rutt, Architect & proprietor of Lumen has over 20 years professional architectural experience in Australia and the UK in the commercial and residential sectors with a particular specialty in environmentally sustainable design, and comes from a long family tradition of architects and engineers in South Australia.

Specialist experience in:

  • High-end multi-residential developments - apartments and townhouses

  • Boutique homes and extensions

  • Hotel and tourist accommodation

  • Commercial projects

  • Urban infill development

  • Environmentally sustainable design + consulting


Julian Rutt  B.Arch (hons), AIA

0422 305 099

julian (at) lumenstudio.com.au




Excellence in Urban Design Awards 2016, People's Choice; City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters

Commendation, Sustainable Architecture, 2014 AIA SA Chapter awards

Adelaide Review People's Choice award, Houses (New), 2014 AIA SA Chapter awards

AIA SA Chapter New Architects & Graduates award (Emerging Architects Prize) 2009


Professional Associations

Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) A+ member

Registered with the Architectural Practice Board of South Australia

City of Prospect, Council Assessment Panel, Independent Member

Campbelltown City Council, Council Assessment Panel, Independent Member

City of Charles Sturt, Council Assessment Panel, Independent Member

Design Review Panel member, Office of Design & Architecture SA (ODASA)

Tutor at the University of South Australia and Adelaide University schools of Architecture & Design

Archicentre Accredited Architect

Alternative Technology Association member

Carbon Neutral Adelaide founding partner

Sustainability Policy

At Lumen, reducing environmental impact goes beyond our designs and built form - it is intrinsic to operations. Office space is currently powered by 100% renewable energy generated on site with excess exported to the grid. Virgin paper use is minimised, that used is 100% recycled content and all waste paper, packaging and consumables are recycled. Being close to the Adelaide CBD means many meetings can be reached without the use of a car.

Sustainability isn't something we expect solely for government to address,

it requires all of us to do what we can.