About Design Empathy

Design Empathy is a consultancy devoted to creative design solutions for building and construction challenges. 

Design Empathy has provided design and management services for over 100 commercial office, residential, retail, and building design projects since commencing operations in 1999. 

We are proud to affirm that the majority of our new projects stem from customer referrals and repeat business.

What Our Clients Say

Our project would not have ever got off the ground without Design Empathy. Phil helped us at all stages of the design from start to finish and even stepped up as our project manager. Good design changes the way you live and that is true in our house. We could not be happier with the process or the final outcome.

Therese Neil

We worked with Philip Adams from Design Empathy on both our retail projects. In our experience Philip is easy to work with. He listened to us and our needs, and he worked well with our builders. His concepts are creative, yet they are also practical and rational to build, and he interacted within the project from its inception right up to the handover. We are very pleased with the result.

Laurie Atkins. Optics Pty Ltd.

I have worked with Philip Adams, Design Empathy on two major projects including the redevelopment of Instyle's head office building(s) in Sydney, that incorporated offices, showroom and warehousing facilities, and the total building refurbishment of our Melbourne office and showroom. In both instances Philip provided creative, intelligent and functional solutions to our business and design needs. Most impressive was Philip's ability to deliver high quality design with beautiful and durable finishes within reasonable budgets. Our client base is interior designers and architects and many who have visited our offices have complimented us on the design and quality of our showrooms and offices. Philp's attention to detail, knowledge of materials and the building process have all contributed to an outstanding result in both cases. Philip is a pleasure to work with, very professional and focused upon delivering a positive result for his client. I would have no hesitation in recommending Philip and will certainly use his services again in the future.

Michael Fitzsimons – Managing DirectorInstyle Contract Textiles Pty Ltd

Selected Projects