About Us

We’re passionate about design and we’re passionate about building—but above all, we’re passionate about providing you with a quality experience throughout your time with us.

Led by Directors Jock Merrigan and Josh Semmler, the Urban Habitats team is here to help you achieve your vision of living a contemporary lifestyle within an inspiring quality home.

Our friendly and experienced team will collaboratively guide you through the design development process, help finalise the cost and program, and then closely manage the building of your home.

Josh Semmler

Director Construction & Development

A Director of Urban Habitats since 2014, Josh oversees the company’s in-house design management and on-site construction teams, as well as keeping clients personally and fully informed of their project’s progress.

Having worked for Urban Habitats for 15 years, Josh has an in-depth understanding of the people, systems, suppliers and trades that are essential to delivering each building project to the company’s high standards.

With qualifications in Architectural Studies and Project Management, and extensive hands-on residential building experience, Josh has the design appreciation, the market knowledge, and the project management skills to help bring your ideal home to life.

Jock Merrigan

Managing Director

Jock is the founding Director of Urban Habitats and drives the company’s vision to deliver building projects that express the aesthetic and lifestyle of their owners.

With more than 20 years of experience in the residential building industry, Jock delivers personalised service through every step of the design and building process. Jock is passionate about building design and in achieving quality construction outcomes that are unique to each of his clients.

As an active member of the Master Builders Association of South Australia, Jock chairs the Housing Committee, and is a member of the Council of Management. Jock is also the State Representative for the National Residential Housing Committee.