principal: pedro geleris FRAIA

About us

Arquitectura, established in 1993 by Pedro Geleris, is an award winning Canberra based architectural practice specialising primarily in residential architecture but also offering services in the small commercial and community + recreational sectors.

We are a design based firm with a strong emphasis on quality detailing, documentation and construction supervision.

Our approach is to work closely with the client to develop the initial architectural brief. Each project is approached as a unique design problem and we believe in investing effort in the early stages of a project to develop a successful design that fulfills the client's brief.

The principles of our architectural practice are to:

  • Create simple, elegant, enduring design
  • Create a contemporary aesthetic whilst being respectful of heritage architecture
  • Pay attention to detail from the large to the small scale
  • Use natural and contemporary materials
  • Create simple, direct links between inside and outside spaces
  • Design joinery as an integral architectural element
  • Use natural and artificial light in innovative ways
  • Create sustainable, environmentally-aware design with emphasis on solar passivity and thermal comfort

Maintaining the integrity of the design from the earliest stages of a project through to final construction is important to our practice.

We provide detailed design documentation and encourage our clients to engage us during the construction phase. Our experience shows that this is the best way to ensure a successful outcome.

Our practice aims to provide the client with simple, elegant architecture that exceeds their expectations and will stand the test of time.