Principles of Good Design

The Principles of Good Design focus on how buildings and places can meet the needs of the people who use them.


Best-practice principles demonstrate the government’s commitment to achieving design excellence in South Australia’s built environment.


The ODASA Principles of Good Design are:

  • Context
  • Inclusivity
  • Durability
  • Value
  • Performance
  • Sustainability.


Principles of Good Design

Reference Documents


The Office for Design and Architecture SA, and it’s predecessor the Integrated Design Commission SA, have led some major design projects across government and with the community.

Should you have an enquiry regarding past projects, please contact the office.