RARA Architecture designs creative solutions to solve your living needs as you & your family evolve.
Our founder, Wesley, didn’t grow up with much. Following his family’s emigration from Egypt, they lived in a small house in Melbourne’s West where the modest space became the catalyst for his architectural future. “One of my biggest bugbears was that we had no north facing windows in our living room, despite having an external wall”.
Since then, Wesley has been determined to improve buildings with considered design. “You don’t need to spend millions or fit your home out with the latest trend in stone or technology. You just need to be thoughtful about how the space functions and who will be living and breathing within it”.
RARA have become leaders in solving planning and layout dilemmas across Melbourne. We produce innovative contemporary & heritage architectural solutions, and interior design to suit the discerning taste of the Melbourne lifestyle.
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MEET THE TEAM.
In the RARA design studio.
OWNER & ARCHITECT
B. Architecture, Deakin University 2006
B. Arts (Architecture), Deakin University 2003
SENIOR ASSOCIATE & ARCHITECT
B. Environments, University of Tasmania 2010
M. Architecture, University of Tasmania
GRADUATE OF ARCHITECTURE
M. Architecture, RMIT University 2017
B. Architecture, RMIT University 2015
ADVDIP Building Design, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE 2013
Associate Degree in Interior Design RMIT University 2016
Thermal Insulation & Sustainability Qualification 2012
Architecture DPLG (Certified Architect), School of Architecture, Paris-Villemin 1998
AIA Student Organised Network for Architecture Vic Chapter representative
B. Design (Architecture and Landscape Architecture), University of Melbourne, 2019
HarvardX (Harvard University) Graduate School of Design 1x: The Architectural Imagination, 2018
HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR
AD Management College Lafleche 2006
B Psychology Athabasca University ongoing