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Our Practice

R ARCHITECTURE is an Australian architecture practice with a passion for bringing great design to suburban contexts.

We work hard to understand your requirements and share your aspirations. By demonstrating a willingness to listen and collaborate, being accountable and solutions focused, we aim to build a strong, trusting relationship as we guide you through the design and construction process.

Our approach to design is really flexible to your preferences and budget. We don’t pursue a particular style or aesthetic. The only thing we insist on is a great design outcome.

While our project work is diverse, every project delivers on our clients’ dreams and makes an exemplary contribution to the community.

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If you are passionate about creating architecture and spaces that are meaningful, practical, and yet engaging: R ARCHITECTURE is for you.

OUR STORY

Gaurav and Vishakha Rajadhyax founded R ARCHITECTURE in 2011. Both had previously worked in large commercial practices in Sydney and Melbourne and were seeking greater flexibility as they raised their growing family.

They wondered whether they could bring the design acumen they had learned on large civic and commercial projects to smaller scale suburban projects, and in so-doing contribute to improving access to great design and improve the impact of urban development in suburban contexts.

Since then, they have grown from strength-to-strength, nurturing a capable team that works collaboratively to develop solutions for clients. There are no “starchitects” at R ARCHITECTURE.

Their approach has resulted in a cohesive and tight-knit team who are collectively focused on creating great experiences and outcomes for their clients.

In 2021, R ARCHITECTURE celebrates its 10 year anniversary and commences its next chapter as the practice expands into the Sydney and Adelaide market.

Meet the team

Gaurav is a qualified Architect registered with ARBV in the State of Victoria, NSWARB in the State of NSW and the Architectural Practice Board in SA. He is also NSW Nominated Architect. Reg- 11221 and a Registered Design Practitioner in NSW with registration to carry out architectural works for Class 2 apartment buildings.

Prior to founding R ARCHITECTURE in 2011, Gaurav worked with some of Australia’s leading commercial architecture practices including Lefler Symes and Hayball. During that time he developed experience working on large, complex projects in sectors such as multi-residential, education, retail, and heritage.

Fletcher is a qualified Architect registered with ARBV in the State of Victoria.

Fletcher joined R ARCHITECTURE as a graduate in 2015. Since then he has flourished, taking on increasingly senior roles in the design, documentation, and delivery of projects. He takes a bespoke and non-ego driven approach to his work which allows him to deliver effectively and build trust both with clients and within project teams.

As a qualified Architect registered with ARBV in the State of Victoria, Gauri has applied her considerable experience in the successful delivery of many of our residential and community projects.

With formal education in architecture and experience in urban design and planning Iain engages in a diverse range of projects. His skill set encompasses multiple disciplines, making him adaptable to residential, commercial, hospitality, and tourism projects. Iain has developed a key area of specialisation in managing, advising and steering development opportunities. Iain’s background in town planning, urban design and architectural design has enabled him to effectively shape and guide these opportunities with proficiency in design documentation and working documentation.

Diana is a qualified Architect registered with ARBV in the State of Victoria, and a talented interior designer with experience in both interior design and architectural design.

Diana has worked on interior design concepts for a variety of high end residential and commercial projects. She brings a fresh and energetic attitude to every project team.

With both a Bachelor of Architectural Design and a Master of Project Management, Terrence brings a well-rounded grounding in both project design and delivery.

Jia Zhang has joined R ARCHITECTURE after working with large practices. She brings along her design acumen of working on large-scale projects and her aptitude to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams. Her goal is to add value to our built environment by creating spaces that enhance people’s lives, promote sustainability, and embrace cultural and social values.

Anlin brings great visual design and digital production skills with qualifications in both M.Arch. and communication design. Anlin has an eye for details and a can-do attitude to his role as Architectural Assistant.

Gaurav Rajadhyax

Director & Architect

Gaurav is a qualified Architect registered with ARBV in the State of Victoria, NSWARB in the State of NSW and the Architectural Practice Board in SA. He is also NSW Nominated Architect. Reg- 11221 and a Registered Design Practitioner in NSW with registration to carry out architectural works for Class 2 apartment buildings.

Prior to founding R ARCHITECTURE in 2011, Gaurav worked with some of Australia’s leading commercial architecture practices including Lefler Symes and Hayball. During that time he developed experience working on large, complex projects in sectors such as multi-residential, education, retail, and heritage.

Fletcher Hawkins

Associate

Fletcher is a qualified Architect registered with ARBV in the State of Victoria.

Fletcher joined R ARCHITECTURE as a graduate in 2015. Since then he has flourished, taking on increasingly senior roles in the design, documentation, and delivery of projects. He takes a bespoke and non-ego driven approach to his work which allows him to deliver effectively and build trust both with clients and within project teams.

Gauri Pisolkar

Associate

As a qualified Architect registered with ARBV in the State of Victoria, Gauri has applied her considerable experience in the successful delivery of many of our residential and community projects.

Iain McQuin

Project Leader - Adelaide

With formal education in architecture and experience in urban design and planning Iain engages in a diverse range of projects. His skill set encompasses multiple disciplines, making him adaptable to residential, commercial, hospitality, and tourism projects. Iain has developed a key area of specialisation in managing, advising and steering development opportunities. Iain’s background in town planning, urban design and architectural design has enabled him to effectively shape and guide these opportunities with proficiency in design documentation and working documentation.

Diana Ruiz

Interior Designer

Diana is a qualified Architect registered with ARBV in the State of Victoria, and a talented interior designer with experience in both interior design and architectural design.

Diana has worked on interior design concepts for a variety of high end residential and commercial projects. She brings a fresh and energetic attitude to every project team.

Terrence Ong

Architectural Assistant

With both a Bachelor of Architectural Design and a Master of Project Management, Terrence brings a well-rounded grounding in both project design and delivery.

Jia Zhang

Architectural Assistant

Jia Zhang has joined R ARCHITECTURE after working with large practices. She brings along her design acumen of working on large-scale projects and her aptitude to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams. Her goal is to add value to our built environment by creating spaces that enhance people’s lives, promote sustainability, and embrace cultural and social values.

Anlin He

Architectural Assistant

Anlin brings great visual design and digital production skills with qualifications in both M.Arch. and communication design. Anlin has an eye for details and a can-do attitude to his role as Architectural Assistant.

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