Your built project crafted to suit your lifestyle

Your built project crafted to suit your lifestyle

Tips and Advice

Recently a prospective client contacted us about an initial consultation. They were looking for a Brisbane architect and wanted to compare us to some other architects that they had shortlisted.

We spoke briefly about their project over the phone. We discussed the project’s needs, the anticipated budget range, the size of their family and the suburb in which they were living. As the family were looking to renovate, could the renovations be completed in one go? Would staging be an option? Could the budget stretch far enough to complete the renovations? Would they be staying more than five years in the property? What were the recent sales prices of other comparable properties in the area? Were the family requirements likely to change shortly?

The phone call ended. We provided the prospective client with some details about our Step 1- Pre-Design Service and left the ball in their court. Six weeks later they phoned to commence their Pre-Design service with us.

So why did they choose us? Well according to them, whilst every other architect was focused on their budget and how much their project was going to cost them, we were the only ones that asked them about their lifestyle.

You see, of all the considerations in any new home or renovation design, none is more important than lifestyle – the way that you and the other occupants of the home like to live your life.

And when it comes to lifestyle, we focus on achieving a built project crafted to your lifestyle needs.

brisbane's leading lifestyle architect

The bulk of our Pre-Design verbal consultations are spent focusing on your lifestyle and what is important to you in terms of liveability. We focus on both the large and small scope of your needs to ensure that your home perfectly suits the way that you want to live your life.

Our designs reflect this understanding. It can be seen in every tiny detail as your new plans take shape. This is then carried through in the architectural documentation that we produce for you right through to the building tender process and contract negotiation. We go to great lengths to deliver the most detailed construction drawings and specifications to ensure that everything that you desire in your new home comes to fruition in the completed project. Our entire 6 Step Process is designed to create the perfect home for our client’s lifestyle needs.

This attention to detail and lifestyle focus isn’t dependent on the size of your budget or the scope of your project. We carry this work ethic through every project we do because we truly understand the difference it makes to the final result. The difference between a dion seminara architecture designed home and any other home can be noticed by how comfortable your new home or renovation feels. A home designed by dion seminara architecture doesn’t just look great, it ‘feels’ great as well.

Budgets, sustainability, running costs, visual appearance, capitalisation – all of these things are important, and we consider each of these in great detail. But when it’s all said and done and you are living in your new or renovated home, the only thing that really matters is liveability and how comfortable and inviting it feels to you.

So if you want a home that is truly designed to suit your needs, contact us today and let us show you why we are considered to be Brisbane’s leading lifestyle architects.

brisbane's leading lifestyle architect
Dion Seminara Architect


Hi, I am Dion Seminara, practicing architect and licensed general builder for 20 years as well as an environmental sustainable design (ESD) expert. I graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with honours, QLD in 1989. Registered as an architect in 1991 and registered as a builder in 1992, I am also a fellow member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). Having received 12 ArCHdes Residential Architecture Awards, LJ Hooker Flood Free Home Design Award and the 2016 AIA Regional Commendation for Public Architecture, my expertise with both residential renovation (to all types of houses, especially Queenslanders, 50s/60s/80s), new contemporary homes and luxury residences has earned me a reputation as one of Brisbane's architectural specialists in lifestyle design architecture, interior design and landscape design.