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Our Vision

Ivan Gastaldon specialises in bespoke architectural design, tailor made to reflect your vision and desired lifestyle. We draw on the depths of the imagination to create intuitive and responsive traditional, heritage and contemporary designs, striking the perfect balance for timeless living. We create memorable spaces from which lifelong memories can be shared and enjoyed for generations to come.

Our Mission

Our mission is to transform ordinary spaces into extraordinary experiences through carefully crafted architectural design, fusing feeling and form. We aim to evoke joy by creating unity and oneness within the home, simultaneously serving as an expression of our client’s desired lifestyle.

The Ivan Gastaldon Brand Promise.

Our promise is to truly listen to your wants and needs, hand-crafting your vision with the utmost care and precision. We promise to put your needs above our own. To work collaboratively with you from beginning to end. To treat your home as if it were our own.

To create timeless designs with wisdom and foresight that positively impact generations to come.

To deliver with excellence in all that we do.

Our 5 Core Values

At Ivan Gastaldon Architects we have 5 core values that represent the foundation from which we build. They influence how we think, feel and act, demonstrated through every interaction with our clients. It’s how we work towards a shared vision.

Putting Pen To Paper.

The Ivan Gastaldon philosophy begins and ends with our unique, classical approach to design. We quite literally put pen to paper, bringing our client’s vision to life right before their eyes through hand-drawn design sketches. This traditional approach allows us to capture intuitive elements and ideas in present time that would otherwise be lost.

“When you are stuck, walk away from the computer and draw. It will teach you how to see.” – ANTHONY KIEDIS

Collaborate For Unity & Success.

Our methodology emphasises collaboration. We listen to your wants and needs, working with you to execute your vision while using our wisdom and experience to bring it to life.

As a result, your home becomes an extension of who you are and who you want to be, offering the very best in timeless, functional living.

“I wonder how many opportunities I’ve looked at my entire life and never really seen.” – ANON

Explore The Possibilities.

We believe in the potential the human mind has to go beyond the norm and reach into the depths of the imagination and creation. We believe anything is possible, and through our years of experience we know this to be true. We see solutions where others see problems and opportunities where others see closed doors.

“The ordinary think inside of the box, the extraordinary think outside of the box, but genius thinks inside, outside, below and above the box.” – MATSHONA DHLIWAYO

Act With Insight.

Wisdom is the ability to think and act with knowledge, understanding and insight. With decades of experience behind us, we emphasise the use of wisdom and foresight to create bespoke designs, blending traditional, heritage and contemporary elements that will last for generations.

“Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.” – JEROME K. JEROME

Going Beyond The Brief.

There is nothing we love more than witnessing the total joy on our clients’ faces when we’ve created a space that deeply reflects who they are and the lifestyle they want to live. It’s why we do what we do, but it’s not only about the end result. We offer our clients a seamless experience from the very first Creative Ideas Consult™ to design execution, going above and beyond the brief to exceed our client’s expectations and over deliver every step of the way.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – ELEANOR ROOSEVELT


  • Ivan worked with us to design the renovation of our 1917 built Queenslander and we couldn’t be happier with the ambience, aesthetics and overall livability for our family. The initial consult allowed us to explore design ideas while providing a realistic estimation of costs. Overtime Ivan has helped us make minor improvements which were relatively easy due to the depth of forethought put into the initial design.

    – Glynnis & Fred. Ashgrove.
  • Our 12 month renovation project was seamless due to Ivan’s high level of professionalism, great communication and amazing attention to detail. When we decided to do another round of renovating, Ivan was our only choice as we wanted to ensure the same seamless process and fantastic end result.

    – Lisa & Bruce. Coorparoo.
  • Having seen the quality and attention to detail of Ivan’s work elsewhere we chose him to design two small projects for us, a bathroom renovation and a new outdoor pavilion. In both instances Ivan listened to our ideas and melded those ideas into aesthetically pleasing and functional additions to our home.

    – Ross & Georgia. Ashgrove.
  • Ivan is truly a rare find amongst architects. We’ve worked with him on a number of houses and renovations, including traditional home renovations from the bottom up, and the design of our dream seaside contemporary home. We keep coming back to Ivan and recommend him to all that ask; he’s wonderful to work with and understands both the dreams and practical nature of budgets and the building process.

    – Michelle & Bernie. Peregian Beach.
  • As professionals who were new to renovating, my husband and I wanted an architect who respected our priorities: attention to detail and high-quality finishes, working within a budget while achieving outstanding design features, and an overall stress-free, enjoyable process. Ivan achieved all this for us and more. Should we decide to undertake another project, he is the only architect we would consider.

    – Jane & Ashley. Clayfield.
  • Ivan was fantastic. He thinks “out of the box” and as a result we ended up with a truly beautiful family home which is greatly admired by all our friends and family.

    – Michael & Debbie. Ashgrove.
  • Ivan’s competence resulted in the creation of an iconic, timeless home that is a stand out in our suburb and will certainly outlive us. He has made the entire journey of designing a home an experience that we continue to enjoy through the daily use of its features.

    – Terry & Lisa. Manly.

Ready to experience the Ivan Gastaldon difference?

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