About the Masterclass



Whether you’re renovating or designing a new home, you want to get it right first time. The key to this lies in knowing exactly what you like – and how you like to live. Join us for a Surroundings Home Masterclass and discover a space you will love to call home, both today and tomorrow.


A fun and interactive program

Welcome to Home Masterclass – a brilliant new program that helps us to understand you and your relationship with space. Through a series of fun and enlightening exercises and activities, Home Masterclass will get to know you – your values, favourite experiences and collective rituals; your lifestyle, inspirations and dreams. So you can take these insights to design a space you will love to call home, both today and tomorrow.

What’s included:

  •  A 3-hour private workshop with our team for you and your family or friends.  Includes a series of fun activities and exercises to shed light on your experiences, aspirations and lifestyle.

  • A digital portfolio of your activities, exercises and ideas.

  • The perfect springboard to create designs around your desired experiences.

Available as an on-line consultation or an in-studio immersive workshop


online via skype


in our garden studio


“Think of Surroundings as a bridge between you and your architect – unearthing and translating your key dreams for your home into the perfect brief.”


interpretation & advice

You will be guided throughout the masterclass by Suzie and/or Laura. Both trained architects, we developed and refined the home masterclass with our own clients over 8 years. We will offer insights into your preferences and share the patterns we see in what you are drawn to. We can guide you and your loved ones to sort through your individual preferences and understand how they can go together in future in your ideal home.



An inspiring and rewarding program.

"This was my favourite part of the renovation process. Actually it was because of the workshop we felt completely confident with our plans and subsequent build. Our renovated space is a joy to live in and we enjoy getting to know how it responds to each season and time of day. Thank you Suzie and Laura, we love our new home.”


 “Home was a revelation. Before I did the program, I had a rough idea of what I liked and didn’t like, but didn’t have any real direction. It’s really helped me understand who I am, what I love, and what I want in a home. Of course, the answers are all in your head – it’s just a brilliant way of drawing them out!”


“It allowed us to tap into elements of creativity we didn’t know we had and I discovered how creative my husband could be. It was a real discovery process for us, we discovered things even about each other and we’ve been married 25 years now so that’s always nice to discover something new after that time. What was really valuable was to find out how aligned we both were in our thinking.”


“Your masterclass is amazing! I can’t image renovating without it. Highly recommend!!! We’re in. In short it’s awesome.”