About Us

poetica architecture

Our philosophy is simple. Poetic-architecture.

Our Studio

We value our clientele and their individual needs. We pride ourselves on delivering quality, providing knowledge, and achieving excellence in every project we design.

Poetica is a Melbourne and Sydney based architecture and interior design practice. With projects across Victoria and New South Wales, we are an architectural practice with experience in a wide range of projects including residential, commercial and retail projects.

Our directors are highly skilled in architecture, interior design, property and construction. Their combined experience and knowledge in architecture is extensive, ranging from large scale multi-million dollar projects to smaller scale extensions and renovations.

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Our Philosophy

At Poetica, our philosphy is simple. Poetic-architecture.

We aim to design and create poetic architecture that is both beautiful and functional for our clients. We are inspired to design buildings and interiors which translate our clients’ requirements into reality. At Poetica, we are passionate about providing the highest quality architectural services to our clients.

We also believe in an environmentally sustainable future, and the importance of sound environmentally sustainable design. Our design methodology incorporates sustainable principles such as providing the optimum energy and water efficiency, and lowering embodied energy through careful material selection for all new buildings and interiors.

Our Team

Poetica are an experienced team of architects and interior designers that offer a complete and comprehensive range of architectural services, which incorporate every part of the project from start to finish. We provide architectural services for a wide range of projects, including new homes, dual occupancies, multi-unit developments, renovations and extensions, luxury apartment developments, office buildings, mixed-use developments, and educational facilities.

Tony Shum

Design Director
Registered Architect
Master of Architecture – University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Property and Construction – University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Planning and Design (Architecture) – University of Melbourne

Tony is an accomplished architect who has widespread experience in commercial and residential architecture. Through his experience in commercial, office, educational and residential projects, Tony has developed an exceptionally high standard of documentation for the practice which is the basis of achieving a high quality design from the design concept through to the completed building.

Additionally, Tony has extensive experience in building sustainability and has acted as a consultant for a number of residential, commercial and institutional clients across Victoria. His knowledge and passion for Environmentally Sustainable Design has enabled clients to reduce life-cycle costs in buildings by optimising building performance, and utilising the positive environmental attributes of each project site.

Leonie Liu

Design Director
Registered Architect
Master of Architecture – University of Melbourne
Master of Property and Construction – University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Planning and Design (Architecture) – University of Melbourne

Leonie is jointly responsible for leading the design on all projects in the office and is well practised in the interpretation of a clients brief into an innovative design response, from concept through to the construction stage. Her particular skill with architectural composition and fine-tuned understanding of scale and materiality is highly regarded. With a wide range of experience in architecture, interiors and property development, she provides value to clients and projects through her design knowledge, combined with insight and understanding of the wider built environment.

Architecture is not only response to the brief, but a poetic translation of materials which shapes and enlightens space, accentuating the lived experience of the form and building within its environmental, social and cultural context.’ – LL

Our Expertise

Poetica are an experienced team of architects and interior designers that offer a complete and comprehensive range of architectural services, which incorporate every part of the project from start to finish. We provide architectural services for a wide range of projects, including new homes, dual occupancies, multi-unit developments, renovations and extensions, luxury apartment developments, office buildings, mixed-use developments, and educational facilities.

Residential Design

Poetica architects and interior designers specialize in residential developments, contemporary new home and house designs, renovations and extensions. We provide residential architectural services for projects at varying scales, including apartment building developments, custom designed luxury homes, renovations and extensions, and contemporary interior design projects.

Commercial Design

Poetica Architecture Pty Ltd are experienced in a wide variety of commercial projects such as new building designs for office developments, health care centres, medical clinics, and aged care facilities. Whether you are looking to design a whole new building or simply looking to extend and renovate your existing business premises, our architects and interior designers will be able to fulfill your project requirements.

Interior Design

Interior Design is all about bringing life to the building. We create interiors that maximize utility through the configuration and planning. Creating visual interest using complementary palates of finishes that play on materiality and textural contrast. Manipulating the environment of spaces through the play of light, circulation and colour. Our interior design services extend to a wide variety of projects including commercial offices, reception areas, residential projects, retail projects, restaurant and bar interiors.

Environmental Design & Sustainability

Poetica also specializes in providing environmental sustainable design solutions for both residential and commercial buildings. We believe in a sustainable future, and the importance of sound environmentally sustainable design. Our design methodology incorporates sustainability principles such as providing the optimum energy and water efficiency and lowering embodied energy through careful material selection for all new buildings and interiors.

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