“We both wanted to thank you for all that you did for us at the Studio in Glenelg South.

We felt that we didn’t get around to saying this at the time handover occurred due bits and pieces needing finalising.

The Studio has been on Airbnb for about 2 months and presents really well but importantly is receiving regular bookings. As we expected. Feedback from guests has been extremely positive with many commenting on the interesting look of it and the well thought out spaces.”

Craig and Karen Bailey, Glenelg Studio Apartment, 6/4 Gloucester Street  Glenelg, ph: 0419 294 002


“Highgate School is currently in the process of working with Sarah Paddick and her team in the design and building of a new administration area and the redevelopment of the current administration areas into general learning areas.

Throughout the process, we are currently in the tender process; Sarah has been instrumental in ensuring that all of the Highgate Schools needs have been met. Sarah was instrumental in ensuring the initial meetings targeted the priority needs of the leadership and staff and the opportunities that the funds might provide to the school.

Once the general design was clear, Sarah brought her team in to present further designs and finishes to complete the general picture that the finished product would deliver. Throughout the process, Sarah provided clear direction for all the groups involved and clarity in all the processes. Sarah brought in the right people at the right time.

I appreciated Mary’s (part of Sarah’s team) ability to present several options for staff to consider and both Sarah’s and Mary’s ability to gain agreement with Highgate staff on what is generally the most difficult area, the finished product.

I have found working with Sarah and her team very easy and rewarding, I am confident we will work well, to get the best outcome for Highgate School.”

Phil Johansen, Principal, Highgate School ph: 8271 9622


“I would like to thank you very much for your help and assistance in getting Domiciliary Care – Onkaparinga Client Services Area team up and running in its new facilities at 3 James Clark Road, Noarlunga.

Your appreciation and help was greatly appreciated by the staff involved, as well as management.”

Christopher Millington, Manager Client Services, Domiciliary Care – Dept for Communities and Social Inclusion Ph: 8392 0000


“Just letting you know that the office is looking superb – whilst is has been a team effort, your input has been fabulous and has really been worthwhile”

Deborah Floyd, Bizology – Supporting Your Business. Ph: 8379 1783


“The SA Dept for Correctional Services has utilized the services of Totalspace Design, in particular Sarah Paddick for design, documentation and project/contract management of correctional facilities for about 10 years. During this period, Sarah has provided the dept with detailed design drawings and documentation for a diverse range of prison building projects that cater for all security classifications. Sarah is our preferred consultant for this work as she has an exceptional sound understanding specific correctional requirements…

Her documentation is meticulous, which minimizes variations and disputes during construction and her contract management skills further ensure that each project she has managed has proceeded without undue difficulties.

It is without hesitation that I commend Sarah as a consultant for design, documentation and project management of any building project. Her expertise and understanding of specialized correctional requirements ranks her amongs the best in this specific field.”

Bruce Farquhar, Physical Resources Branch, Dept for Correctional Services (retired). Ph: 0401 992 518


“The Davoren Park School worked with Totalspace Design to redesign the Administration Area of the school. Through out the process the staff at Totalspace Design were keen to take on the needs, ideas and opinions of the Davoren Park School. At all times through the project they were available to discuss modifications and changes to ideas. We found their ability to communicate with the school from the beginning until the end of the project was outstanding. The school community was delighted with the outcome of the redeveloped administration area. Since completion of the project the school has received numerous requests to view the work and all were complimentary of the design.”

Graham Wood, Principal East Adelaide School, formerly Principal Davoren Park PS. Ph: 8362 1622


“Totalspace Design have worked with Thebarton Senior College on a number of projects. Both architectural and interior design work has been conducted. One plan was in excess of $1,000,000 in total and required considerable consultancy to plan, and throughout the construction phase.

The College has been grateful for the outstanding and very personal attention provided by Michael Dodd, his associates and staff. A school setting, working with clients who are inexperienced in building, requires considerable patience and support and this has been consistently provided. We have been impressed by the creativity shown by the Totalspace Design team who have enabled the most effective use of heritage buildings with modern functionality.”

Kim Hebenstreit, Principal, Thebarton Senior College. Ph: 8352 5811


“I would very much like to recommend Totalspace Design for school design and planning. I have worked with several members of the team and have found them all to be very interested and tuned to the clients’ requests.

The projects have included redesigning a Home Economics area including, cooking, class area and sewing facilities which are housed in an older building.

The design and interior finishes are stunning and this has been achieved by the Totalspace designers listening to the needs of the staff and management.

A student services area incorporating counseling offices, meeting rooms and reception areas designed again in an older building also was completed with interesting design features with aesthetically pleasing finishes, meeting modern technology needs with careful consideration to the needs of the many people working in this area.

I have also worked with Totalspace in the redefining of a Technology building incorporating offices, innovative classrooms and space for students and staff.

The foyer was also redesigned again with captivating ideas and interesting and welcoming finishes.

I would be most happy to work with any members of Totalspace again on any project development.”

Marg Heath, Business Manager, St Francis de Sales College. Ph: 8393 1078


“When DECS announced they would fund the rebuild of our cooking area – we were immediately under time pressure as it had to be complete within the financial year. The team from Totalspace Design were fantastic. Upon consultation with Transfield – the builders (now Spotless) and us the users – Mary and Sarah drew up plans and colour schemes. After many discussions amongst the PWAC staff we chose a commercial look of bold colours rather than a home renovation look of neutrals. The colour scheme is timeless and still looks great today. The cooking space is uncluttered due to excellent storage areas and students’ cooking flows very nicely. We have demonstration cooking areas up the front as well as a commercial gas oven.

This area was so good we used Totalspace Design and Mary for our laundry upgrade – which resulted in a combined barista area and laundry – it’s in coffee and earth colours and looks fabulous. This area fits in with the open space classroom and sewing nearby.

If we find some more money we will be using Mary and the team to rebuild our office space which is now housed in a change room and could do with the Totalspace Design’s touch.”

John Willemse, Coordinator Health & Personal development, Para West Adult Campus. Ph: 8254 6300