EDR Building Designs is an award winning firm specialising in all aspects of bulding design. We provide innovative solutions by combining our technical knowledge and experience with an understanding of our client’s needs.


Based in Far North Queensland we are passionate and proud of our region.  Our aim is to provide Regional Queensland with unique sustainable architecture which is suited to the Tropical environment.  We have offices located in Cairns and the Atherton Tableland and service all areas from Townsville to the Torres Strait.


We use the latest technology to design and document projects of any size, we have proven experience in Agricultural, Commercial, Government, Industrial, Multi-Residential and Residential Projects.  We pride ourselves on merging unique design with sustainability features to create a building that will not only age gracefully but also create a healthy living or working environment over decades.

Our Team

As a team of Far Northers we are passionate about our region and we use our tropical expertise and modern design principles to design projects that suit client’s needs, meets their budgets whilst also optimising energy efficiency and sustainability.  As we are based in the local area we have knowledge of the local climate, regional council requirements and the area demographics.

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Ernest Raso

Director/Principal Designer



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Shane Raso

Cairns Manager/Designer



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Shane has a Bachelor in Building Design from Central Queensland University and has worked in the industry for 8 years’.   He is an expert in Revit and 3D and is skilled in translating clients’ needs into a design concept. He also has Building Information Modelling (BIM) Capabilities.  Shane has previously worked with the Global Firm GHD and gained valuable experience in major projects.

National finalist HIA GreenSmart Professional of the Year 2010.  Ernest established this business after completing his Building Design Degree at Central Queensland University in 2003. During his 15-year career, Ernest has won a multiple of awards for commercial and residential projects.  He is an endorsed Sustainable Building Designer, HIA GreenSmart Professional and the North Queensland Vice-President for the Building Designers Association of Queensland (BDAQ).


Michelle Raso

Office Manager/Energy Assessor



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Michelle is an accredited Thermal Performance Assessor and calculates and reports on residential energy ratings.  She also manages tendering, contracts, fee schedules, invoicing, marketing and advertising.  Michelle also manages workloads and new business to ensure we are able to meet deadlines.