Dion Seminara, Principal (Architect)

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Dion Seminara’s Professional Qualifications

The professional qualifications of Dion Seminara, Principal Architect as dsarchitecture are listed below:-

1990 – Bachelor of Architecture with Honours from Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane)
1991 – Registered Architect with the Board of Architects Queensland Registration Number 2544
1992 – Licensed Home and General Building Contractor
2008 – Registered in Northern Territory as Practicing Architect
Member of the Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA)
Member of Architects Creating Homes Association (Archomes)

Dion Seminara has 20 years of practical industry experience in design and construction and is recognised as a highly qualified industry professional with a number of HIA and other awards.

Architectural Industry Experience

From 1984-1992 Dion worked with several reputable Brisbane-based architectural practices gaining experience and multiple perspectives. His work included design, documentation and administration on a variety of commissions, including a major University of Queensland office building, Somerville House College Chapel, a sports complex, and a boarding facility and a variety of retail, apartment and individual housing projects.

From 1993 to 2002 Dion was the founding partner in private-practice ArcStyle, completing a variety of projects with an emphasis on residential design including 40 units on Stradbroke Island, a $6m refurbishment and additions to a heritage listed home at Auchenflower, a $4m new home at Mt Nebo, and a $1m house refurbishment at Buderim.  There are many examples of  architectural designs created by Dion Seminara in our project gallery including residential renovations and new home designs .

Dion Seminara’s Architectural Practise

In 2003, Dion Seminara founded his own Brisbane based practise dsarchitecture (previously named Dion Seminara Architecture).  In 2015 dsarchitecture won the Architecture Award for Best Boutique Architectural Firm.

The evidence of Dion’s unique ability to cater to specific building design and construction requirements is contained on this website. You are invited to browse the gallery and visit the testimonial page to gain an overview of some of his many satisfied clients.


Dion has won numerous awards for his home designs; with the ones he is most proud of being the 2011 LJ Hooker Grantham Flood Home Design Competition and the Best Boutique Architectural Firm Award from the Architecture Awards 2015. Dion is proud of these awards because they showcase design excellence as well as his ability to take and transform his clients’ needs into their dream home as well as his talent in creating eco-friendly and sustainable designs. These awards are of great importance; however the fantastic praise Dion received from the home owners is something he strives for consistently across all projects.

Media Articles

Dion Seminara has been featured in a number of media articles including a Queensland Homes magazine feature, a 2014 Quest Media article, and a spotlight of one of his designs on Australia’s Best Houses in August 2013.


Buderim Pavilion by Dion Seminara

Queensland: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Western Country Queensland, NSW: Tweed heads to Byron Bay and surrounds
Northern Territory: Darwin, Palmerston, Darwin River


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