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Our Team

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 useability and lifestyle.

We are made up of a number of people who bring unique strengths and talents to the practice so you get the best possible result for your project.

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.

Senior Project Leader

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.

Project Leader

Rita Nava

Rita began her journey in Architecture in Portugal, where she graduated with her Masters in Architecture from the Lusíada University of Lisbon. Rita has experience in a variety of architectural projects, including but not limited to residential, social housing, hotel, and public buildings. Rita has even competed in international competitions in masterplanning and museum architecture. After Rita became registered in Portugal, she made the decision to move to Brisbane in 2013. Rita is passionate about making people’s lives better through good design, and her adaptability to new cultures and design styles/methodologies enables her to do so all over the world.

Interior Designer

Joanne 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.

Some of our awards

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