Lachlan values the role of architecture at the core of cities. He is interested in how cities change over time. At university, he was intrigued by the futuristic visions of Archigram and the concept of the "Plug in City".
He is interested in climate change and subtropical sustainable design, and aims to adopt sustainable design initiatives in his projects at Red Door Architecture. Lachlan has undertaken study tours to Europe and China. “It is fascinating to experience a different cultural and environmental setting and relate it back to ours in Brisbane. What I like the most about Brisbane is the climate and relaxed culture. Walking, swimming or cycling, going to markets, cafes and parks - everyone seems to be out and about appreciating the weather Brisbane has to offer and it’s not too far to the beach!”
Lachlan loves the studio culture at Red Door Architecture. He says that “everyone is able to bounce ideas off one another because of the layout of the office. It is a relaxed atmosphere with the ping pong table and an ongoing jigsaw puzzle in the centre of the studio". In his spare time Lachlan enjoys art, surfing and camping trips in his Volkswagen Transporter.