Our Approach to Architecture:

Liveability greater than Dysfunctionality

Practicality greater than Excess

Listening greater than Telling

Bespoke Brisbane Architects,
Interior Designers and Landscape Designers

Specialist Home Design Architects
Individual designs expertly tailored to YOUR specific needs and our sub tropical climate

Our Principal Architect Dion has been an architect in Brisbane for over 30 years,
and is strongly focussed on a humanist approach to working with people that sets us apart from alternatives.

We will reinvent the way you feel in your space as our pre-design processes are designed to collect your unique design aspirations and needs.
By prioritising what activities are important to you, and how you plan to use your home both now and in the future,
we create room to room functionality and a dream home that will serve you for a lifetime.

Brisbane’s sub-tropical climate, vernacular character to contemporary housing types; our irregular shapes of land and topography of our sites, pose unique design challenges. As a specialist home design architect, climate responsive design producing naturally comfortable living environments that also produce functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces, is our paramount and most important objective.

As we are often also your interior designers and landscape designers, we work hard to ensure there is inside and outside flow between spaces;
interesting views and vistas from within, to and from the outside.

We have an extensive knowledge base of both interior and exterior materials for best contextual feel
and long lasting outcomes, depending upon your budget constraints.

If you’re looking for a team of architects in Brisbane that care about your individuality, we can breathe life into your vision.

We’re here to help you realise what is going to work for you, whether that is just for advice, partial projects, or a turn key solution.

You are almost home.

Our Expertise

Sustainable Architecture & Passive Design

We specialise in architecture that is:

  • Environmentally sustainable
  • Economically sustainable
  • Socially sustainable
  • Passive design friendly.

A major consideration when choosing an architect to design your home, is sustainability and we’re dedicated to enhancing life through our sustainable design solutions.

Our Expertise

Integrated Design Approach
from Inside to Outside

We provide an integrated approach to architecture. With full consideration to achieve the best result for your project. We look at the bigger picture.

We focus on:

  • Your project’s architecture
  • Your project’s interior design
  • You project’s landscape design.

All at once.

Our Expertise

Partial & Full Project Management

Our process brings you peace of mind as we offer a full suite of professional services. This includes:

  • Concept to approval stages
  • Competitive tendering or negotiated contracts to save you time and money
  • Complete project management options tailored to your needs.

We aim to take care of you each step of the way.

Residential Design Experts

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Home Renovations
& Additions

character | heritage | Queenslander, workers cottage to post war 1880 to 2000

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Modern
New Homes

custom styles | new contemporary
new character

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Bespoke Luxury Residences
& Estates

design solutions for your luxury residence
and large private estates

We also have broad experience in a variety of other building projects including multi-residential apartments and townhouses developments, commercial projects, community buildings and places of worship.

Dion Seminara

A Brisbane based Architect with more than 30 years’ experience.

Dion is an award winning architect and a licensed builder from Brisbane. He has over 30 years experience in design and construction… a qualified industry professional who delivers innovative design solutions for his clients.

Dion is an architect, interior designer and landscape designer.

“My goal for my clients is to ensure they have a great living environment. I am passionate about what I do and I am a perfectionist. I want to ensure you have the best-designed outcome that sits within your means. As I say, God is in the detail…”

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Our Expertise

Sustainable, Passive Designed
Bespoke New Home Design

New home designs to improve your liveability. Design for climate solutions along with energy efficient solutions.

Our Expertise

Contemporary & Character
Custom New Home Design

Design work tailored to your styling preference, from slick contemporary to hamptons or queenslander character, the choice is yours.

Our Expertise

Custom New Home Designs
For Irregular & Sloping Sites

Understanding the building and design complexities of steep or irregular shaped blocks, our team has a design focus on creating you a liveable new home design solution.

Our Expertise

Queenslander Renovations

Our Expertise

Workers Cottage Renovations

Our Expertise

Post War 1950+ Renovations

Australia’s Best Houses

Dream Home Renovation

Watch this video to understand us and the services we offer. Our Brisbane architects are passionate about creating homes that enhance our client’s lives and this is reflected in all stages of our 6 Step Process.

How To Begin

Start Your Journey

Not sure what to do or how to commence your project? Watch this video to learn more about our Pre-Design Services. It shows how we can help ensure your project is heading in the right direction.

The “Client-First” Brisbane Architecture Firm

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Our Architectural Process Brings

Peace of Mind

Our firm’s architectural design process involves six steps. From initial discussions to overseeing the development and execution of your design plans.

Your new space will be geared to achieve all discussed goals and unique tastes. We appreciate your input at each stage of the project.

Why choose Dion Seminara Architecture

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

When choosing to work with us, we will look at your project holistically. We will combine the benefits of both the design and building world to deliver on all of your needs. Our principal architect, Dion, is also  a licensed building contractor. As a result, he stands 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.

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

We receive frequent feedback from clients that they never feel 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.

How we focus on your lifestyle and comfort

Queenslanders spend almost 90% of their time outdoors. As our homes allow for leisure and exercise, rest, entertainment, dining and more. These spaces play a huge role in how we define the quality of time spent with friends, family, and ourselves.

We consider many factors in our planning and design phases. So that we can achieve your definition of an enhanced lifestyle.

We will give you good advice and recommendations. You will experience a diverse set of designs that meet your requirements.

Sustainable Architecture:

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.

Efficient insulation 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 includes placement and positioning of entertaining additions such as:

  • Pools and spas, bbq areas, gyms and tennis courts
  • Efficient use of leisure and relaxation spaces like outdoor lounges
  • Theatre rooms and dens that consider privacy and sound-proofing

Architecture for Accessibility:

A holistic view of architecture is needed for people with accessible needs. Our designs keep this in mind. If you have movement restrictions we can design from the ground up at the beginning.

We measure access to all rooms and surfaces. This allows for space to move in and out of these areas easily, with as little compromise as possible.

We inspire you. We listen to you

Sometimes it’s hard to know what you want until you see it.

Dion is skilled at asking the right questions to understand your needs. He can then illustrate inspirational ideas to achieve your goals.

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 truly enjoy comfortable living.

We are then able to consult on a range of ideas from existing house designs to bespoke solutions.

With over 30 years’ experience as an architect in Brisbane, Dion understands the needs of local housing. He is able to translate homeowner thoughts into inspiring designs. Designs that are suitable to the climate and surrounds.

While we’re more than capable of giving 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. You will have no hesitations or difficulties in sharing your input or changes. Making sure your needs are heard every step of the way.

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 obliged to advise you on all aspects of a building project.

  • We are 100% independent of builders and contractors
  • Our competitive tender process make sure we get the best fit of contractors to work on your project
  • Our design process allows for easy two-way communication and changes
Let’s get started

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