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EDGAR GRECH

Director / Architect

After graduating from Deakin University in 1992, Edgar worked in several of Melbourne’s large architectural practices including the Buchan Group and Peddle Thorp Architects. As one of the lead architects in high density projects at both practices, Edgar gained an understanding of the complexities of fulfilling individual design briefs derived from client needs, paired with the skill set required to meet planning and code requirements for successful architecture.

This experience at large, commercially driven practices gave Edgar not only design expertise in large-scale projects, but also an understanding of the business side of architecture in terms of time and personnel management, construction co-ordination, and procurement of client contracts.

Edgar is driven to constantly evolve the design skills of the studio, broadening his own knowledge base with new proposals and continuing his pursuit of excellence in all design outcomes. Managing a firm of this size allows Edgar the opportunity to remain hands on and client-focused, ensuring a quality execution on every project.

CARMINE SANTOMARTINO

Associate Director / Project Development Manager

Having worked in the architectural industry for 30 years, Carmine joined Point Architects in 2008 to enhance and manage the design development and construction documentation arm of the practice, bringing extensive construction and leadership experience to the firm.

Carmine oversees the technical delivery and consultants’ co-ordination of all projects, including the construction documentation and on-site delivery phase of projects, ranging from low and high density residential projects to commercial projects including institutional and retail works. Over the years, Carmine has built a strong working relationship with many repeat clients and leading engineering and services consultancies in the building industry.

Prior to joining Point Architects, Carmine worked for Peddle Thorp Architects, HP Architects and was a director at MV&S Architects.

SUKHMANI SAINI

Associate

Mani has worked in the building design and construction industry over 12 years. Mani has successfully completed projects in UK, India and Australia. She is a passionate professional with strong conceptual design, planning and documentation skills.

Mani has a passion for designing Child Care spaces and believes that our role in designing Child Care spaces creates a responsibility to optimise the outcomes available in each project and to develop solutions that support the learning outcomes in children.
As an Associate, Mani ensures that correct procedures and standards are set in place from an early stage.

Mani has proven capabilities in leading and delivering multi-disciplinary complex projects, managing both internal and external teams.

TEAM

Point Architects currently has a team of 20 enthusiastic architects, and building designers, with a large variety of experience across all types and scales of projects. The team has the experience and skills of a large corporate firm, whilst providing the personal and dedicated service of a medium size office.

The selection of Point Architects’ key project experience will showcase our extensive skills, knowledge, design style, and the professionalism of the practice.