Welcome to the Steve Andrea Architecture website.

NEWS… I have joined DNA Architects!

I started Steve Andrea Architecture in 2005 and since opening, I have had the privilege of working with a huge number of clients on a myriad of projects. We have built up a loyal base of clients and a catalogue of award winning projects, particularly in the inner suburbs of Canberra.


I was invited and have decided to join forces with DNA Architects in BRADDON. DNA is an award winning multi-disciplinary architecture firm that was established in 2001. They have a great presence in the local area that has been grown on quality design delivered with deep client relationships.

I will be continuing the work from Steve Andrea Architecture, now with the backup of the great team at DNA!

The Steve Andrea Architecture website is staying live as a showcase of what we have done and please have a look at www.DNAA.Com.au to see where we are going!

I look forward to catching up with you at DNA!




We are a boutique multi award winning architecture studio located in the heart of Canberra designing residential, retail and commercial projects. We are passionate about design and enjoy collaborating with our clients through all stages of the design and construction process. We have a large portfolio of completed homes in Canberra and around NSW, including Thredbo and the South Coast.

Our residential projects vary in size, from renovations and extensions to new houses.  We love helping our clients create a home that best suits their own personal lifestyle. In each project we employ passive solar and energy efficient design principles to provide a house that works with the extremes of the Australian climate.

Many of our projects are located in Canberra’s Inner South and involve adapting the traditional aesthetic of the ‘Canberra Cottage’ into a contemporary family living environment. We have renovated and extended heritage listed houses within the various heritage precincts, working with the associated development codes, practices and Statutory Bodies. We have also completed commercial and retail projects, and a variety of fitouts and conversions for local businesses, working with the clients to maximize the potential of their spaces.

Over the years we have built up relationships with builders, engineers, landscape architects, interior designers and suppliers that we work with closely throughout the design and construction process to ensure quality and realise our client’s vision.

Heritage Canberra Cottage Renovation


At Steve Andrea Architecture we offer a flexible, client-centric service. Each job is different and we offer a bespoke service to suit each client.

Our services include…

  • Assisting our clients in the development of their brief
  • Preparing measured drawings of the existing site conditions
  • Concept Design including feasibility investigation and design options
  • Design development through to detailed design documentation
  • Documentation for Statutory Approvals – Development Approval (DA), Building Approval (BA), Construction Certificate (CC)
  • Management of Approvals process
  • Negotiation with Statutory Approval Bodies
  • Coordination of Consultants
  • Documentation and Coordination for Tender
  • Assisting with Consultant and Builder Selection
  • Management of Formal Tender for a Lump Sum Contract
  • Consultation through Construction
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In our experience most projects have three stages.
Summarised as:


  • Assessing opportunities and constraints of a site
  • Measured drawings
  • Assessment/interpretation of client brief
  • Develop sketch options to a point where agreement is reached on planning
  • Feasibility costing is often initiated


  • Design development
  • Submission for relevant statutory approvals


  • Preparation of tender documentation
  • Co-ordination of consultants documentation
  • Management of the tender process
  • Deciphering of tenders for client
  • Aid in the selection of successful tender or help in selection of preferred contractor
  • Assistance during construction as required.

We know that no two jobs are the same. We take pride in tailoring every job we do to individual clients.

Contact Us

    8a / 12 Barker Street Griffith ACT 2603
    Mobile: 0412 029 146