Architeria Architects is a member of Gawi Group and rebranding of ArchiGroup Architects, established by Principal Architect Mel Gawi in 2006. Architeria and its founders Mel and Kate Gawi have since 2010 been operating from Melbourne, delivering great architecture and contributing to the growing residential development in Melbourne and surroundings.
Mel Gawi, Principal of Architeria (Registered Architect, RAIA) has extensive experience in architecture, and project management and has over the years successfully delivered multi-million dollar projects in both Melbourne and overseas, spanning all areas of architecture. Mel Gawi has designed and managed large scale projects such as high rise towers, apartment buildings, townhouse developments, hospitals, retail and commercial projects as well as designing high end luxury homes.
Architeria caters for all clients, from investors and developers to home owners and governmental bodies.
Architeria is proud of the highly motivated, hardworking and professional individuals that form the team of Architeria. All our architects and designers are highly skilled and we believe in a team environment where each individual’s strengths are put forward, allowing to contribute to the overall knowledge and experience of the company.
Mel Gawi - Managing Director / Principal Architect
Mel is the Founder of Architeria Architects. Prior to establishing Architeria Mel has held senior positions with major architectural firms as a Registered Architect and Senior Project Manager in Australia with excess of 25 years of experience in Signature & Sustainable Architecture, Hotels, Multi-Unit Residential, Health, Retail, Commercial, Institutional and Urban Design.
- Member of Australian Institute of Architects - RAIA
- Member of Australian Institute of Project Management -MAIPM
- Registered Architect in Victoria - ARBV
- PhD Research – Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) University of Auckland NZ
- Certificate of Proficiency (CEP) Practice & Project Management 1997
- Masters Degree in Architecture - (Hon) 1996
- Bachelor Degree in Architecture - (Hon) 1993
Kate Gawi - Director
Kate is the Co-Founder of Architeria Architects. Previously, Kate has held senior management positions with design practices and within the built environment. Kate has a background in various aspects of Business Development and Property Development and in establishing new ventures. Her background includes Interior Design, Real Estate, Project Management, Marketing and Sales. She has also been successfully establishing new businesses in the fields of textile and interiors.
- Business and Commerce, University of Skovde, Sweden
- Project Management, Stockholm University, Sweden
- Design Management, University of Boras, Sweden
- Design & Aesthetics, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
- Diploma in Interior Design, The Interior Design Institute NSW Australia
- History Of Interiors, Uppsala University, Sweden
- Real Estate Agents Representative Certificate, Vic Australia
- Member of Australian Institute of Architects - Affiliate RAIA
David Lyster - Partner & Project Director
David has a wealth of experience in a wide range of architecture in Australia as well as overseas. His international track record which spans over more than 30 years shows his versatility within the field. David is currently managing our Dubai office in the United Arab Emirates.
- Bachelor of Architecture, University of Adelaide 1980
- Registered Architect in Victoria ARBV
Saad Aurangzeb – Senior Associate
With his great knowledge, thoroughness and attention to detail, Saad makes the perfect quality controller besides his great design and documentation skills. Prior to joining Architeria Saad has worked as a Senior Project Architect on five star hotel buildings, executive apartment projects, hospitals and sports facilities and overseen all architectural aspects of architectural design development, production of construction documents and coordinating needs of consultants with a successful track record.
- Bachelor of Architecture, NED University of Engineering & Technology
- Member of Australian Institute of Architects - RAIA (Grad)
Swetha Agarwal – Graduate Architect
Swetha is a highly experienced architect in the diverse fields of architecture and has experience in design and documentation of high rise, mid rise and single dwelling residences. With her high attention to detail and her technical skills her strengths are in documentation.
- Bachelor of Architecture, VTU Belgaum
- Market Research and Data Analytics
- Business Analytics
Sophie Gawi - Administrator
Sophie is handling the administration and contracts at Architeria.
Last year law student
Deakin University, Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts
Ludovic Vilbert – Senior Associate
Ludovic has extensive experience in residential architecture, having worked as a project architect for many international design firms over the years. Ludovic’s experience spans over a wide range of projects and he is a dedicated team member with a natural flair for design. For Ludovic , architecture is always a renewal and a requestioning of one's knowledge and skill set and he demonstrates this by constantly challenging himself within all aspects of architecture.
- Master of Architecure (M Arch) School of Architecture, Nantes - France
- Architect HMONP, School of Architecture, Rennes -Frances
- Member of Australian Institute of Architects - RAIA (Grad)
Clemens Fromm -Associate
Clemens has a long working history as Project Architect and has over 11 years of experience in all architectural project stages from design to approval, execution and construction supervision.Clemens has a vast experience in coordinating teams of architects and among his many challenging projects he can include supervising the construction of AUDI buildings in China and many hotel and resort projects. His focus lies on environmentally sustainable design and efficient building service solutions.
Engineer in Architecture (Masters)
Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Leipzig Germany
Bhawna Pargain – Graduate Architect
Bhawna is a very experienced all-rounder and a very versatile architect with over 6 years of experience. Bhawna has led large teams of architects and drafts people, successfully delivering projects of various scales. Bhawna is also highly skilled in interior design and has previously designed retail, office and residential projects.
- Bachelor of Architecture, DIT University
Seven Du - Business Development Manager
Seven is a great asset to our business, looking after our clients and offering them outstanding level of customer service, guiding them through the architectural process. Seven is in particular dedicated to looking after our overseas clients and he is a main point of contact for our Chinese clientele. Seven has a thorough understanding of the entire process of obtaining planning and building permits and is an advisor for our clients when it comes to finding feasible development sites.