SOUTHERN CROSS DESIGN and DRAFTING began from humble beginnings in Maroochydore on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Owner and licensee Ted Larson has been around construction all his life. Starting off in the family business Larson Brothers Contractors in Mackay.


After settling on the Sunshine Coast in 1988 and raising two boys Southern Cross Design was established in 2001 and soon found a niche in mid-range Custom Home Design, and Small to Medium commercial projects.

With our team on hand our point of difference is flexibility of service and delivery. Every project is different and can range from a simple carport extension right through to high rise commercial and residential. Our Architects are responsible for the initial design concepts then our CAD Technicians take over to prepare quality Architectural Plans ready for Council Approval.

In 2016 the needs of Southern Cross Design & Drafting’s customers meant that Ted relocated to Aitkenvale, a suburb of Townsville.

While based in Townsville the electronic age of today allows us to take on projects far and wide and we currently have projects underway in Mount Isa, Newman Western Australia, Darwin and also Townsville.



Mission Statement:

We strive to be innovative, affordable and effective while providing our clients with personalised, professional service to improve our built environment.

Comprehensive Building & Development Consultants

From small extensions to large commercial and industrial projects our team of specialist designers and technicians, using the latest CAD technology can design and co-ordinate projects locally, interstate and overseas.

  • Site Analysis
  • Feasibility Study
  • Development assessment
  • Architectural Design
  • Development application
  • Building approval & operational works
  • Tender & Construction documents.
  • Architectural Design


About Us

We strive to be innovative, affordable and effective while providing our clients with personalised, professional service to improve our built environment.

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"I just wanted to thank you on the wonderful work you did drafting up our dream home. But more importantly, we need to commend you on the level of service you delivered. Your patience, support, advice and communication are rare personal traits but are the exact qualities that underwrote your ability to make this a most exciting experience for Adam and myself."

- Adam and Maria

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With today’s modern technology and slick marketing campaigns choosing a builder for your project should be easier, right?….. Hmmm let’s look at some of the plusses and minuses. The McDonald’s culture and the need for instant gratification or “taking the hassle out” has changed the way we build homes today.

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Southern Cross Design & Drafting complete large and small projects each year. We have showcased some of our recent work on our Portfolio page

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Contact Us


79 Anne St, Aitkenvale

Tel: 0410 488 165


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