The Office for Design and Architecture South Australia (ODASA) champions the value of good design and collaboration to enhance the quality of our environment by:

  • embedding design quality in government and planning policy
  • shaping and influencing significant construction projects
  • promoting the role of good design in contributing to healthy neighbourhoods
  • supporting design innovation
  • promoting the integration of smart and sustainable technologies

Who We Are

ODASA is led by the South Australian Government Architect and as a team has multidisciplinary expertise in architecture, landscape architecture, planning and urban design.


The Government Architect role in South Australia:

  • oversees operation of the state’s Design Review program
  • provides independent advice to major precincts, capital city and inner metro development proposals
  • supports government procurement and current planning reforms
  • supports infrastructure, planning delivery across government
  • provides independent design advice to Cabinet