About Us

Lance Workshop is so named to evoke the sense of something crafted in a workshop; a carefully considered item, something designed and fabricated with real intention.

Lance Workshop is the work of Kate and Henry Lance. We started the company in 2006 in the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia, and moved it to Sydney in 2011. Initially we worked only in residential architecture, but as time progressed we included interiors, renovations, product design, bespoke architectural installations and lighting.

We believe that all design projects deserve the same process and the same attention. Whether we are designing a large house or a small piece of furniture, the process is the same; only the scale is different.

We believe our designs should last a lifetime, or longer.

We believe in honest, durable materials. We have completed several off-grid and passive-house projects with outstanding thermal performance in extreme climates.

We believe in always creating a ‘wow factor’.

We hope you appreciate our philosophy and hope we may have the opportunity to work with you.


Kate Lance

Kate Lance graduated from Sydney University in 2002 with Bachelor of Science (Architecture) and Bachelor of Architecture degrees, with first class honours. She also studied at the Institute of Classical Architecture in New York on a scholarship in 2000.

She then worked as a graduate architect with Lend Lease Design, a Bovis Lend Lease company, where she was involved with local and international urban master planning and conceptual design of retail, commercial, residential, and mixed use projects.

Kate also worked as a registered architect for Andrew Burges Architecture in Sydney. She assisted with residential design and construction projects in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney, the Northern Beaches and surrounds.

Kate has also worked as a tutor in Architecture at the University of Canberra and the University of New South Wales.

Kate has been a director at Lance Workshop since 2006.

Henry Lance

Henry Lance is an industrial designer. He graduated from the University of Technology Sydney in 2000 with a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree with honours and a major in furniture design.

Prior to founding Lance Workshop, Henry worked as Project Manager, Commercial Manager and Business Development Manager for some of Australia’s largest commercial furniture and office fit-out companies. His teams successfully tendered for projects and then managed logistics, fit-out, installation and provided ongoing service for clients such as Allens, Deutsche Bank, The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the US Consulate and Qantas.

Henry has an excellent understanding of design, engineering and construction concepts and enjoys getting his hands dirty whenever possible.

Henry has been a director of Lance Workshop since 2006.