why us

a client's perspective

happy clientThey say renovating/building is one of the biggest stresses in life. However, with Detail 9 on our side, the major renovation and extension of our family home was relatively stress free. Rachel and Lyndell have been absolute champions!

They understood that this was an emotional build for us, as we were renovating an inherited family home. They listened carefully to what we wanted, and understood our budget constraints. The final design is not only beautiful, but functional. We now have a gorgeous family home that we can proudly pass onto the next generation.

Lacking both time and experience we also enlisted Detail 9 with putting our project out to tender and with managing the project. Both very wise decisions! Rachel is absolutely amazing when it comes project managing. She is always looking out for her client, and she knows how precious money is and how to stretch a dollar. Rachel is always fighting for the best outcome for her clients.

Both Rachel and Lyndell have gone the extra mile on our project, regularly solving problems in ingenious ways before we were even aware that a problem had occurred. Seriously, these guys will solve any problem! We put our complete trust in them and are so glad we did. They feel like part of our family.

Jennifer, 3127



our philosophy

At Detail 9 Architects, it is our mission to provide fresh ideas and distinctive design solutions through a considered commitment to design excellence, inspiration and integrity. 

We believe that good design is the outcome of thoughtful discussion, versatile and sensitive design expertise, and dedication to exceeding our client’s aims.

We value communication and collaboration within our team and with clients, contractors or consultants.

Rachel McGlashan in Camberwell, VIC, AU on Houzz Rachel McGlashan in Camberwell, VIC, AU on Houzz

rachel mcglashan

architect with vision

  • Registered Architect (Vic)
  • RAIA Member
  • Bachelor Environmental Design, 1999 - University of Tasmania
  • Bachelor Architecture, 2001- University of Tasmania

With the perfect combination of creativity and bossiness, Rachel always knew she would be an architect.  Rachel founded Detail 9 Architects in 2011 with a passion for designing interesting, innovative and intrinsically useful spaces.

Rachel has more than 15 years experience taking projects from conception through to the completion of construction in residential and commercial design.  She believes in leaving a small footprint on the environment and seeks efficient and sustainable design solutions for her clients.



lyndell fraser

practice manager

  • Practice Manager
  • Diploma of Business Administration, Holmes College
  • Cert IV Accounting, Monarch Institute

Lyndell brings more than 20 years of business and project administration across a variety of industries Detail 9.

Using her continual improvement expertise, Lyndell develops and implements a proactive project management approach behind the scenes, to support all team members, to achieve outcomes for clients, which exceed their expectations.

Lyndell is a great communicator and builds strong relationships with colleagues, clients and consultants, creating a collaborative environment. Lyndell values the culture of cohesive teamwork, actively leading, coaching and training others.

With a keen eye for detail she manages the day-to-day running of the Detail 9 practice, from the bookkeeping through to improving process and customer service standards. 


franca abbenante

senior draftsperson

  • Senior Draftsperson
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of South Australia
  • Advanced Diploma of Building Design, Victoria University
  • Scholarship Program, Construction Architecture, VIA University, Denmark

Franca has more than 15 years’ experience in advertising and design.  Her education includes an intensive study in construction architecture in Denmark, which provided a high level of proficiency in documentation for construction.

A high-level of attention to detail combined with a deep understanding of clients’ needs leads to high quality documentation.

Franca is a fantastic team member, engaging proactively with clients, colleagues and consultants to ensure projects are delivered not only on time but more importantly, to our clients’ satisfaction.