THE PRACTICE


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.

We have gained a reputation as perfectionists and our polished and pragmatic design solutions with their attention to detail speak for themselves.
— Mel Gawi, Principal Architect


KEY PEOPLE


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 – 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)

 

Shae Hesari – Graduate Architect

Shae has an enormous drive, dedication and devotion for each project. Her work ethics are most excellent and she works tirelessly to meet client’s briefs and ensures that  the quality of work meets the highest standards.

  • Master of Architecture, Deakin University- Geelong
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Deakin University- Geelong
  • Diploma of construction technology, Tafe Hunter NSW
  • Certificate 4 in Building & Construction
  • Diploma in Building & Construction
  • Member of Australian Institute of Architects - RAIA (Grad)

 

Sophie Gawi - Administrator

Penultimate year law student,

Deakin University, Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts 

 

Ludovic Vilbert –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)

 

Aleksandra Vujic – Graduate Architect

Aleksandra has many years of experience as a Project Architect, delivering high rise buildings within both the commercial and residential sector. She has successfully delivered complex projects from master planning to completion. 

  • Bachelor of Architecture ( B Arch) - Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Master of Architecture (M Arch) - Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Member of Australian Institute of Architects - RAIA (Grad)

 

 

Gus Wade - Senior Project Manager

Gus is a well experienced Project Manager within the fields of design and construction. He has proven record of having successfully delivered iconic, residential and commercial projects in both Melbourne and overseas. Gus is a key team player with strong passion and dedication to achieving best project results in terms of budget, time scope and quality.

  • MSc Construction Management (Swinburne University of Technology-VIC)
  • BSc Civil Engineering Swinburne University of Technology-VIC
  • Member of Institute of Project Management - Melbourne Australia Chapter (IPM)

 

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.