dion seminara architecture is a boutique architect firm committed to creating designs that are perfectly tailored to suit our client’s needs. We see ourselves as partners with our clients, our employees, our community and the environment. Our aim is to grow our business through referral and repeat business and to ensure our client’s satisfaction by staying at the forefront of design styles and architectural trends. Our company will always exhibit the highest levels of:
- integrity – only ever advising and acting in our client’s best interests
- professionalism – producing the highest quality work in a timely manner
- transparency – with no hidden agendas or third party deals
- sustainability – making the most of the finite resources this planet has to offer
- utilitarianism – with practical designs that focus on useability and lifestyle.
dion seminara architecture is made up of a number of people who bring their different strengths and talents to the practice so you get the best possible result for your project.
Dion Seminara – Principal (Architect)
Dion is an award winning architect with over 30 years of practical industry experience in design and construction. He is recognised as a highly qualified industry professional who delivers innovative design solutions for his clients. Dion is an architect, interior designer and landscape designer. Dion has won numerous awards over the years including 4 ArCHdes 2016 Residential Architecture awards, LJ Hooker Flood Free Home Design award and the 2016 AIA Regional Commendation for Public Architecture.
After working for a number of reputable Brisbane based architectural firms, Dion commenced private practice in 1993. In this time he completed two major residential landmark projects – Glentworth, a $6.5 million renovation to a National Trust house and the well-known $4 million contemporary new home at Mt Nebo. Dion has also completed the renovation and restoration of the St Peter & Paul Church, Bulimba. In 2003 Dion founded the Brisbane architect firm dion seminara architecture. His expertise with residential design, with an emphasis on renovations of character homes, has earned him a reputation as one of Brisbane’s residential architecture, interior and landscape specialists.
Suzy Rundle – Architect
Suzy is a registered architect with over 15 years of experience and passion for design excellence. Suzy graduated in 2003 with honours in a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of NSW. During and after completing her degree Suzy worked in a number of architectural firms working on a broad range of building types including commercial, education, heritage, interiors, multi-residential and residential projects.
Throughout her career Suzy has developed an interest and knowledge in sustainable architecture and has become proficient in designing and documenting these types of buildings. She understands the importance of rigour in design, constantly re-evaluating design decisions and processes to achieve the best outcome for the client.
Suzy is always a friendly face in the dion seminara architecture office and her bubbly personality is a real joy to have as part of the team.
Naushin Rahman– Student of Architectural Design
Naushin is currently in her final year of her Bachelor of Design, majoring in Architectural Design at the Queensland University of Technology. She also minors in Landscape Design and French Language studies and has studied at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy where she completed a 6 month exchange.
Naushin is proficient in many programs and works for dion seminara architecture on a variety of tasks including drafting, finish selections and producing architectural renders. Previously Naushin has worked as a draftsperson in Water Sensitive Urban Design and Water Engineering.
Naushin holds a strong interest in residential architecture, sustainability, bio-mimicry and exploring interesting materials in producing environmentally friendly design. Aside from design, Naushin is passionate about food, nature and travelling the world and always has a good story to share from her adventures.
Jessika Marek – Marketing Associate & Administrator
Jessika is a graduate from the UQ Business School with majors in marketing and international business. She has a varied role within the our architect firm from handling all of our marketing needs to keeping the office running with numerous administration tasks. Jessika’s previous marketing experience comes from numerous industries’ including finance and accounting, mining technology and hospitality marketing.
Jess is passionate about all forms of marketing and communications and really enjoys keeping us current on all social media platforms. Her friendly voice is the one you often hear answering our phones and she is usually the first face you’ll see when visiting the dion seminara architecture office. Keep smiling Jess!
Leesa Seminara – Landscape Designer
With a passion for creating garden designs that provide additional living areas, Leesa’s skill and expertise in landscape design will add the finishing touches to your custom new home build or renovation. Her services can also be engaged for an independent project.