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dion seminara architecture

Our team and values

Est. 1993

Your dream home or building project can become a reality with dion seminara architecture. Our award-winning firm will breathe life into your vision and turn it into a stunning design.

Our values

What we believe in

We are 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, costs, or third party deals
  • Sustainability – making the most of the finite resources this planet has to offer
  • Utilitarianism – with practical designs that focus on usability and lifestyle.
Principal architect

Dion Seminara

With over 30 years of practical industry experience in design and construction and multiple awards, Dion has earned his place as a leading Brisbane architect. He is recognised as a highly qualified industry professional who delivers innovative design solutions for his clients as an architect, interior designer and landscape designer. Dion has won numerous awards over the years including 12 ArCHdes 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 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 Sts Peter & Paul Church, Bulimba. In 2003 Dion’s private practise grew into the leading firm it is today. His expertise with both residential and commercial design has earned him a reputation as one of Brisbane’s architectural specialists in lifestyle design, interior and landscape design.

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Wai Lam (Albe) Pang
Associate Project Architect

Wai Lam (Albe) Pang

Wai Lam is an architectural graduate with a unique background in the field of Architecture, Industrial Design and Biomedical Science. Throughout her experience, Wai Lam has developed her mindset with an interesting combination of analytic and synthesis, intuitive and imagination, implementation and practicality. Wai Lam’s experience among different cultures allows her to communicate and understand clients with different needs and backgrounds, and to achieve the best outcome to suit different lifestyles.

Architectural Technician

Cyril Jumawan

Cyril is passionate about Queensland architecture, with a particular interest in Pre-1946 Brisbane homes. Having initially studied architecture, Cyril discovered his real talent lies in architectural technical drafting work. However, his experience with architectural design gives him a real edge when it comes to his work. A diligent and passionate worker with a thirst for knowledge, Cyril sets himself the highest standards and consistently produces quality work for our clients, making him an invaluable member of our team.

Landscape Designer

Leesa Seminara

Leesa is a skilled and experienced landscape designer with a passion for creating a well-designed garden that will add value to your home and make the outside an enjoyable place to be in. With interests in tropical garden design, Leesa desires to create a private oasis for her clients’ custom new homes or renovations. Her services can also be engaged for an independent project. Leesa is very lifestyle oriented and can be found gardening up a storm in her spare time. If we’re lucky sometimes she’ll show us around her incredible veggie pavilion, giving us priceless urban farming tips.

Claire Orr
Project Leader

Claire Orr

Claire is a driven and skilled student currently studying her Bachelor in Architecture. Claire has a great passion for architecture and has a knowledgeable background in design. Claire has a unique and fresh perspective, bringing a new outlook when solving and creating new designs. Claire’s positive and focused attitude makes her a pleasure to work with. In her spare time, Claire enjoys travelling to different markets and exploring the great outdoors in beautiful Queensland.

Madeleine Arnold
Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator

Madeleine Arnold

Madeleine is a bright and ambitious marketing undergraduate with an interest in architectural, interior and landscape design. With an extensive background in customer service and the ability to connect with clients, Madeleine can assist you with queries about your project and help build a strong working relationship. Madeleine has a passion for marketing and graphic design, and immerses herself in different forms of art and culture. In her spare time, Madeleine enjoys cycling, going to the beach and volunteering at local events.

Sophia Thompson
Digital Marketing & UX Designer

Sophia Thompson

Sophia is a passionate and hardworking individual studying a double degree in Marketing and Visual and Interactive Design. Sophia has a strong interest is architecturally created homes and has a strong eye for aesthetic design. Her warm and friendly personality allows her to connect well to clients and deliver clear, helpful advice about projects and other service queries. With interests in the food and art you will find Sophia spending time on her weekends out exploring and supporting local businesses.

Some of our awards

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