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Brisbane architects designing homes that don’t
just look great, they work well too!

We’re local Brisbane residential architects, interior designers and landscape designers who are happy working with people who are unfamiliar with how to go about things or are far too busy. We will help you realise your perfect renovation or new home

About Dion Seminara Architecture

As architects, we specialise in designing beautiful homes that take advantage of Brisbane and the Gold Coast’s climate, with effortless flow throughout and comfort year-round. We take care of everything from architectural design as well as interior design, landscape design and managing the building process.
Over the course of our 30 years of experience with Brisbane architecture, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners with pre-design and design advice services and delivered design services on more than 700 built projects so we’re confident we can help you, too.
—Dion Seminara, Principal Architect..

Working with us means you’ll be dealing directly with me and my Brisbane-based design team. Subject to your needs, we’ll be there to support you from the beginning of your design project, from collecting all the background information and due diligence in the pre-design phase, managing all facets of the design and approval process, preparing plans and drawings, right through to overseeing the builder during the construction phase with our project management services and, ultimately, standing back with you to admire your new built project or renovation.

Our approach is collaborative; it’s all about working together to get you the very best design outcome. We take the time to truly understand you and your needs for your project. Our expertise and years of experience in Brisbane architecture means we understand what’s possible and helps us create outstanding, unique designs beyond your expectations.Using the latest in cutting-edge technology, we’ll help you visualise your project well before it’s even built. We can take you on a virtual tour of your project before a shovel of soil is turned.Our goal for our clients is to ensure you have a great living environment. We’re passionate about what we do and want to ensure you have the best-designed home that sits within your means. As famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe once said, ‘God is in the detail…’

As one of Brisbane’s best architects, Dion Seminara Architecture has designed and built projects in all parts of Brisbane and Queensland. When you’re looking for the most experienced architects, look no further. Brisbane residents have been choosing Dion Seminara Architecture for more than 30 years; just look at some of our reviews!

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We’ll help you create…

  • A design to ensure your comfortable lifestyle at home
  • A building to call home where you’ll feel safe and secure
  • A place for everything you value so your home feels tidy and spacious
  • Spaces that just work, both inside and out
  • A design that looks great and is a joy to come home to
  • A home designed for Brisbane’s climate: naturally cool, breezy home in summer and a light-filled warm home in winter
  • A true asset that will add to your wealth not just financially, but personally, too

Here’s what some of our clients have to say…

Why choose dion seminara architecture?

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We listen to your ideas

While we’re here to provide ideas, we are not here to make assumptions on how you should enjoy your space. Lifestyle needs are personal and we allow your architectural requirements to mirror this. Our transparent process is easy to understand. How is it transparent? Our design process allows for easy two-way communication and changes. You will have no hesitations or difficulties in sharing your input or changes, as well always welcome feedback and your contributions to the design process. Ensuring your needs are heard every step of the way is our priority.

We receive frequent feedback and reviews from clients that they never felt left in the dark or bombarded with frivolous designs that don’t match their ideals of comfort.

We are able to provide our clients with luxurious living at the height of modern design. We don’t let our own style preferences get in the way.

Awards and accomplishments aside, we are perfectionists best placed to deliver enjoyable living the way you want it, with no unwanted surprises.

As an experienced architect, Dion Seminara Architecture can go beyond simple designs. He looks to improve the functionality, longevity and aesthetic of a building project.

You’ll notice none of our built projects looks the same. That’s because we take the time to listen to your ideas and tailor a solution to your needs.

The best solutions come from working collaboratively. We’re always keen to hear your ideas and inspire each other to achieve the best design and built project possible.
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Creative eye with a practical brain

When choosing to work with us, we will look at your project holistically, combining the benefits of both the design and building world to deliver on all of your needs. Being both an architect and a licensed building contractor means Dion and our team stand at the forefront of leading design and building techniques to bring a completely customised idea to life from end to end without compromise or flaw.

Queenslanders spend almost 90% of their time outdoors. As our homes allow for leisure and exercise, rest, entertainment, dining and more it’s essential to make your indoor spaces work seamlessly with your outdoor spaces, that’s why we consider architectural design, interior design and landscape design as intrinsically linked. These spaces, both indoor and outdoor, play a huge role in how we define the quality of time spent with friends, family, and ourselves; that’s why it’s so important to get them right.

Many of our clients who have experience with other architects comment that our architectural expertise, building background and attention to detail is second to none.

As well as being a registered Brisbane architect with over 30 years’ design experience, Dion is also a licensed building contractor so you can trust that our

creative solutions and advice comes with practical outcomes for the best possible built project.
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Customised Services and Advice

Sometimes it’s hard to know what you want until you see it, we get that.

During our pre-design services, we set out to identify what you’d like to change about your home. We learn what your preferences are to understand how you’ll truly enjoy comfortable living. We are then able to consult on a range of ideas from existing house designs, renovation plans to bespoke solutions.

We will do what we can to give you good advice and recommendations, no matter your needs. You will explore a diverse set of design options that meet your requirements, so you can choose which one works best for you. We will get our cost planner or a chosen builder to supply a professional costing at our concept stage.

We’re also 100% independent of builders and contractors. Our competitive tender process ensures we get the best fit of contractors to work on your project, for the best price.

Our Principal Architect, Dion Seminara, has over six years of university education. He also has over 30 years of ongoing professional development. He is professionally enabled to advise you on all aspects of your building project. With over 30 years’ experience as an architect in Brisbane, Dion understands the needs of local housing. He is able to translate your thoughts as the homeowner into inspiring designs; designs that are suitable to the climate and surrounds.

Even if you have other needs, we can help…

Sustainable Architecture: We approach all of our projects with sustainability in mind. In this sustainable building approach any harmful environmental impacts are mitigated by:

Prioritising efficiency
Effective use of natural light and shade
Effective ventilation, layout and use of renewable materials
Using efficient insulation which can reduce the need for energy consuming temperature control, especially in the harsh Queensland climate.

End to End Inclusions: Our architectural process is likely the most holistic approach possible. Because of our expertise, from interior design to landscape design, we are able to match your needs to well-engineered ideas. This even includes placement and positioning of entertaining additions such as:
Pools and spas
BBQ areas
Gyms
Tennis courts
Plus, efficient use of leisure and relaxation spaces like outdoor lounges
And creating theatre rooms and dens that consider privacy and sound-proofing

Architecture for Accessibility: Our designs keep accessibility needs in mind. If you have movement restrictions, we can design from the ground up at the beginning to ensure you can move around easily and safely. We measure access to all rooms and surfaces to ensure you will be able to move in and out of these areas easily, with as little compromise as possible.

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One size does not fit all, that’s why we customise our design services based on your needs and your situation; truly custom solutions.

Want us the help with everything from the design or your project to managing the construction? Great! Feel like you can take over once you’ve got your plans in-hand? No problem. Let’s discuss what you need for your project so we can customise our service solutions to work best for you.
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Residential Design Experts

Individual design solutions expertly tailored to suit Brisbane’s subtropical climate,
your site and your specific personal needs

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Renovations to Character
Homes

traditional | heritage | queenslander | workers cottage

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Renovations to
Post War Homes
and Beyond

post war homes
1950, 60, 70 – 2000

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Custom Style
New Homes

custom styles | new contemporary
new character

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Bespoke Luxury Residences and Estates

design solutions for your
luxury residence
and large private estates

Client Testimonials

Have you seen our reviews? We’re honoured to help so many Brisbane families realise their dream renovations and built projects.
Read some of our client reviews and stories to see how we can help you, too.

Architectural Design

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Whether you’re building from scratch or renovating, we can develop an architectural design that suits you,

creating a home that doesn’t just look incredible, it feels incredible to live in, too.
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Interior Design

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We’ll help you develop an interior design that suits your personality and lifestyle using materials, fixtures and

finishes so that your project will stand the test of time and look great for years to come.
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Landscape Design

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Landscape design is sometimes overlooked in the design process, but we consider it from the very beginning,

creating outdoor rooms that complement your lifestyle for you to enjoy year-round.
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Project Management

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Our job isn’t done once we’ve perfected the design. Take the hassle and stress out of the construction stage and let us

manage the whole process for you with out project management services. Our expertise will help you avoid common pitfalls and ensure the project stays on track and on budget.
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Take The First Step With Our Design Advice Session

We have developed a 6-step process to ensure you get the best from working with an architect. The first step, our Design Advice Session makes it quick and easy way to get started. During this important pre-design service, you’ll work with our local experts, Brisbane architects and designers to help you see the possible solutions and analyse the viability of your project.

During this one-on-one design consultation, you’ll discover:

  • What it is you love about your current home and how we can capture the enhance of those qualities in your new home or renovation
  • How your home might be getting in the way of the lifestyle you want and how you can fix that
  • Possible restrictions or things to be aware of when you’re building or renovating in Brisbane
  • The feasibility of your new home or renovation and whether it fits within your budget
  • How your home design may be able to adapt to your longer-term needs because it never hurts to be prepared for changes down the track
  • What you need to consider when thinking about your budget so you don’t miss anything or get any nasty surprises

Do you have questions?

Want to know more about what architects do? Confused about where to start with your home design?
Need specific advice about your project? We’ve got you covered…

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