Team

Our People

Award-Winning Architectural Firm In Brisbane <br> Est. 1993

Award-Winning Architectural Firm In Brisbane
Est. 1993

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

Our values

What We Believe In

dion seminara architecture is a boutique architectural 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 an architectural firm 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.

Principal architect

Dion Seminara

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 9 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 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

Architectural graduate

Albe Pang

Albe is an architectural graduate with a unique background in the field of Architecture, Industrial Design and Biomedical Science. Throughout her experience, Albe has developed her mindset with an interesting combination of analytic and synthesis, intuitive and imagination, implementation and practicality. Albe’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.

Interior designer

Joanna Kane

Joanna is a passionate and innovative interior designer who has been in the Interior Design industry for over 10 years leading many notable and diverse projects throughout both Queensland and overseas. Joanna has been involved in many types of design projects ranging from residential both individual and multi, through to hotel, retail and large-scale commercial. This experience has resulted in developing her strong attention to detail and understanding of different construction methods, which assists with helping clients understand their project and achieving overall project success. Joanna’s passion is to create well considered, functional and distinctive spaces that enhance people’s lifestyles within budget whether it be contemporary, traditional or somewhere in between.

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.

Marketing coordinator

Nicola Toohey

Nicola first started here at dion seminara architecture through an internship while completing her studies. Upon graduating, Nicola began work full time, strategizing, creating and implementing various marketing tasks. Nicola’s passions lie in making brands matter, working as a team to create something incredible, and reading as much as she can. In the office, Nicola can usually be found at her desk engrossed in working on the next big thing. She’s a delight to have in the office and we look forward to more book recommendations and tales from her travels.

Some of our awards

Award Winning Architectural Firm

2018
Winner Renovation & Addition Morayfield Project
ArCH Design Excellence Selection Awards
2018
Winner Renovation & Addition Hawthorne Project
ArCH Design Excellence Selection Awards
2018
Winner Renovation & Addition Hamilton Project
ArCH Design Excellence Selection Awards
2017
Winner New Custom Home Wynnum Project
ArCH Design Excellence Selection Awards
2017
Winner Renovation & Addition Red Hill Project
ArCH Design Excellence Selection Awards
2017
Winner Renovation & Addition Clayfield Project
ArCH Design Excellence Selection Awards
2017
Winner Renovation & Addition North Lakes Project
ArCH Design Excellence Selection Awards
2017
Winner Renovation & Addition Camp Hill Project
ArCH Design Excellence Selection Awards
2017
Winner Residential Architecture
ArCH Design Excellence Selection Awards
2016
Winner Alterations & Additions
ArCH Design Excellence Selection Awards
2016
Winner Alterations, Additions & External Works
ArCH Design Excellence Selection Awards
2016
Winner New Luxury Residence
ArCH Design Excellence Selection Awards
2016
Winner Eco-Renovation and External Works
ArCH Design Excellence Selection Awards
2016
Regional Commendation Public Architecture
Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Awards
2016
Winner Residential Architecture
ArCH Design Excellence Selection Awards
2015
Winner Best Boutique Architectural Firm
Architecture Awards
2013
Honorable Mention
International Design Awards
2011
Winner Flood Free Home Design
LJ Hooker Grantham Flood Home Design Competition
2006
Finalist Renovation & Additions Above $250,000
Housing Industry Association (HIA) Awards
2006
Finalist Residential Building Designer of the Year
Housing Industry Association (HIA) Awards
2006
First Place Renovation & Additions
Housing Industry Association (HIA) Awards
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