Our work, public and private, residential, commercial or community-based is characterised by a contextual design based approach. We inject warmth by exploiting the textural and tactile qualities of natural materials and creating striking forms.

We believe a successful project also results from a close relationship with our clients. 



On the 22nd February there were some significant changes made to exempt and complying development in NSW.

Exempt and complying development removes the risk from the approvals process and reduces the time required to get your project started.

More information in the Journal section of this website.


Smith & Tzannes is an architecture and urban planning practice.

We create places for people. We strive for excellence.

We believe that the built environment should improve people's lives and add quality to the communities they serve. This philosophy incorporates a long term interest in environmental sustainability and urban design.