We provide personal sustainable design based services for the built environment

Smith & Tzannes is a Sydney based architecture and urban planning practice directed by award winning architects Peter Smith and Andrew Tzannes.

We believe the best solutions come from exploring the relationship between place, people and function. The work of the practice is characterised by elegant solutions that result from a thoughtful design based approach developed out of a close relationship with our clients and an understanding of the environment and human experience.

We create places and spaces people will enjoy. We see architecture and urban planning as a seamless design process, seeking simple and beautiful solutions through an appreciation of the natural and built context. 

Since 2004, we have enjoyed working on a wide and diverse range of project types and scales, providing the practice with considerable breadth and depth of experience. Our work includes single dwellings, multi-dwelling developments, civic and community places and strategic urban planning, urban design and statutory planning.

We enjoy developing a close relationship with our clients. Our extensive range of clients come from both the public and private sector. They benefit from our diverse experience as we resolve the planning, design, construction, and environmental performance issues with considered and practical solutions. We enjoy understanding our clients needs and listening to their ideas. A testament to the quality of service is that our clients keep returning to us.

We add value to every project - delivering solutions beyond our client expectations. We are recognised for our integrity, expertise and design excellence and are often called upon to provide expert advice on current planning and design matters.

We value excellence and believe that good design can improve the way we live. We share a genuine enjoyment in the process of planning, design and construction and bring energy and enthusiasm to what we do. If you are planning a project and would like to explore the possibilities or learn more about the services we provide, please give us a call.



We believe a sustainable built environment should enrich peoples lives and add quality to the communities it serves. In all our work there is a strong commitment to development and improve the quality of the natural and sustainability of the built environment.

Our team is highly experienced in passive solar design, sustainable material selection and maximising the energy and water efficiency of your project.

Local and State Government Experience

We understand the new regulatory environment – in part because we have been involved in creating it. 

 Our clients benefit form the experience of our urban planning team who have worked in both state and local government. Through a significant body of work we have developed solid working relationships and a partnership approach that delivers results and provides exceptional planning solutions.

Policies we helped shape include the NSW Housing Code, Affordable Rental Housing SEPP, BASIX and SEPP 65.