About Oceanarc Architects Byron Bay

Oceanarc is a local Architectural Practice established by the principle Paul Anthony Jones out of more than twenty five years of local, metropolitan and international experience.

Our award winning practice operates a collaborative studio office in Byron Bay with projects ranging successfully across the field of architectural disciplines in residential, commercial, industrial, educational and civic work. Oceanarc is committed to providing a positive service, sustainable outcomes and to a lasting and significant contribution to our built environment.

Working within a disciplined business framework that aims to deliver design excellence and quality services on time and on budget, the Oceanarc approach is practical, consultative and sensitive. We seek to incorporate as closely as possible owners, occupants, consultants and contractors from the very start of the project in an integrated design methodology. This is considered fundamental to reducing environmental impacts, enable creative opportunities, clearly defining constraints and ensuring decisions are made holistically.

It is a strong commitment to the clients with a high degree of personal service and deep respect for the precious resources of cost and time that characterises our client relationships. Our buildings ideally stand as testament to our duty as skilful and responsible designers producing solutions that add value to client’s interests, the public domain and the many users involved.

Oceanarc strives to realise our assets, respond sensitively to environment, culture and history and maintain a strong focus on continual improvement into the future.

Oceanarc team

Paul Anthony Jones

Paul is principle and creative director of Oceanarc. Paul is actively engaged in the local community maintaining a close relationship with the local environment both natural and built. Paul brings a wealth of experience working in London, Rome and Tokyo before returning to Byron Bay. Paul graduated with honours from RMIT Melbourne 1991.


BUFF International “Housing in Tokyo” competition

Northern Rivers Urban Design Merit Award

Australian Institute of Architects Country Division Commendation – Multi Residential

Australian Institute of Architects Country Division Award Commendation – Residential Alterations & Additions

Australian Institute of Architects Country Division Awards – Small Projects