With over thirty years of experience designing new homes and renovations, we know that the best designs happen when your architect takes the time to truly understand your wants and needs. As one of Brisbane’s leading lifestyle-focused residential architecture firms, we create tailored design solutions that enhance the way you live. Whether you are renovating, building new, looking for indoor-outdoor connectivity, or redesigning the interiors or landscape of your home, we are passionate about all things custom. Let us take your home design to the next level!
Situated in Morningside, Brisbane, our boutique practice offers integrated design across buildings, interiors, and landscapes. Our goal is a simple one – to create the very best lifestyle-focused designs for our clients. We are one of Brisbane’s leading residential firms, generating stunning renovation designs for your existing space. If you are in the market for a truly unique, upmarket new home, or ambitious commercial project, our designs stand the test of time.
Our difference spans from our proven ability to create designs that enhance the lifestyle of our clients. In addition to homes, our architects have curated outstanding outcomes for multi-residential projects, public commercial buildings, apartments, luxury resorts, and historic churches!
Whether you’re looking to renovate your home or undertake a new home project – what excites us at dion seminara architecture is creating spaces that are diverse and exciting! Being professional architects means we have the knowledge and experience to find innovative ways to improve your residential project. Whether you are starting with an existing house or an empty block of land – we believe that every space can be transformed into something that you will be proud to be able to call your forever home.
There are plenty of architecture and design firms to choose from. Our point of difference is that we are an award-winning, highly regarded firm, providing unique and innovative designs. Additionally, when your Principal Architect is a licensed builder our entire approach remains practical – we speak the same language as builders while remaining 100% independent of them – so that your needs are covered at every possible step. Our relationship with you is the key to project success, and we ensure consultation and input are gathered at each step. This collaborative approach ensures that we can safely translate your lifestyle needs and goals into designs – without making any assumptions on your behalf.
We understand that every home – just like every person or family – is different. At dion seminara architecture you definitely won’t get a cookie cutter or one size fits all. What you do get is a design solution that matches perfectly with YOUR family’s needs and site situation at every level.
We are driven to provide more value to your project and it’s needs. Our focus on your needs is what makes our design process a cut above the rest. From custom sketch design, design development and right up until your project’s tender, attention to detail is our priority for you.
We provide a personalised approach with full consideration of all services to achieve the best result for your project. From building architectural design and interior design to landscape and external works design, we always look at what is right for you, your family and your lifestyle needs.
Brisbane is fortunate to be home to so many different types of building structures and personal needs. It’s part of the reason why so many architects are attracted to the profession. It’s not surprising to learn that some firms tend to specialise and focus on one area such as new homes, restorations, or industrial buildings. As we’ve broadened our team and taken on various building projects, we’ve continued to specialise in our set of capabilities not just to deliver, but also to win awards in multiple disciplines. If lifestyle and comfortable living are things you care about in your project, we will take care of your architectural needs.
To understand our values, you must first understand my ‘Why’; why it is that I do what I do. I am an architect because my calling is to serve others. To help them realise their dreams. To create more than just beautiful homes. Quality architecture has soul. It has a connection to its owner, a reflection of what is important to them and the way they live. My reason for doing what I do is to create a beautiful sanctuary for my clients. A place, stunning in appearance, and as comfortable as a loved one’s embrace.
We create homes that perfectly suit our customers lifestyle. We believe that your home should be a place of sanctuary; a place where you feel safe and secure. A beautifully designed home features spaces that work seamlessly together, both inside and out, with a place for everything. The homes that we design add to our clients emotionally, spiritually and financially.
We are here to serve our clients needs. We don’t take shortcuts, never rehashing designs or choosing an option simply because it’s easy. The aesthetics of the design are carefully crafted around our clients lifestyle. We put ourselves in our client’s shoes and then design the project as if it were our own.
Our clients come to us with a need. Occasionally they will have a vision of how that need could be fulfilled, but often, they are coming to us for solutions to their problems. That they choose us over others, proves that they value experience and skill. Where others see challenges, we see opportunity. We bring more than 3 decades of experience to every project, finding unique and creative ways to give our clients the very best outcome.
It is important to understand what you can achieve with the budget you have allocated. We will look at your proposed project and give you some initial thoughts on how far your budget will stretch. We will also discuss building costs, consultants fees and our design service fees within this discussion.
Will your project leave your property over or under capitalised? We are not financial advisors and recommend that you get professional, independent financial advice in relation to this question. However, feel free to ask us during your design advice service if you would like our opinion on any potential capitalisation issues in relation to your project.
Years of experience have taught us that our clients value honest feedback. We will provide alternate solutions and assist you in developing your ideas if we don’t believe that a proposed change you are considering will be of benefit to you. You can rest assured that we will provide real direction to ensure that your project provides you with the lifestyle benefits you are looking for.
Travel around this magnificent country of ours, and you might notice that the architecture differs from one place to the next. Often this difference is subtle, with one region offering a slight change in architectural flavour to the next. But at other times the difference is quite noticeable. Brisbane is one prime example where the architecture stands out against other capital cities of Australia.
Brisbane’s unique location relevant to the equator creates a need to understand sub-tropical design in order to create buildings and gardens that suit local climatic conditions. Of course, it’s not just theory, practical experience and design talent are also vitally important to a design’s outcome. We’re proud to take in a variety of needs from lifestyle to environmental and still deliver a sound structure that is amazing to look at and live in.
There are plenty of architecture companies and design firms to choose from. Our point of difference is that we are an award-winning, highly regarded firm providing unique and innovative designs. Additionally, when your Principal Architect is a licenced builder, our entire approach remains practical. We speak the same language as builders while remaining 100% independent of them so that your needs are covered at every possible step. Our relationship with you is the key to project success, and we ensure consultation and input are gathered at each step. This way, we can safely translate your lifestyle needs and goals into designs without making any assumptions on your part.