The Team.

20 years of creating innovative living spaces.

Led by Directors Jock Merrigan and Josh Semmler, we are a team that has a passion for architectural design and construction. Over the 20 years we have worked to design and build homes that grow, just as we do. It is an honour to design and build a client’s dream home and it is a responsibility we never take for granted.

“Everything we do is considered and treated with design sensitivity – every angle, every joint, every surface and every finish.”

– Jock Merrigan, Urban Habitats Managing Director

We feel fortunate to have had 20 years in the industry and we believe that our longevity is due to the strong communication with our project partners, collaboration with clients and a genuine enjoyment of the work we do.

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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.

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

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.