Architecture Republic is a boutique award-winning architectural and interior design studio.

We work in Bowral, Canberra, Sydney & throughout Rural NSW

Live better with beautiful, sustainable architecture

Contemporary Australian Country House

Our site was the picturesque and rugged hillsides of Wamboin, on the NSW/ACT border. Our brief, a modern country homestead. We knew from our first on-site meeting with Simon and Ross, that this project would be an incredible opportunity to create an extraordinary piece of rural architecture.

Grand Designs Earth House

This 8.5 star energy efficient, off-grid underground earth house was featured on Grand Designs Australia, S10. The materiality of the home feels balanced with

Mid-Century Heritage Canberra Restoration

Renovating this iconic Canberra midcentury-modern house by architect Neville Gruzman was challenging. We fixed the layout, the leaking roof & reinstated the city views.

Small, Smart Canberra Renovation

Though not a 'tiny house', this small, smart Canberra home is under 94 square meters. We added height, connection to the outdoors and storage.

Sustainable Home Canberra

Built on a 'Mr. Fluffy’ block, this sustainable home is a series of light-filled spaces built around a spine of rammed earth. It has an energy rating of 8.8 stars.

At Architecture Republic, great buildings are about collaboration. We take the time to listen & learn about your dream

From large, vibrant cities to rural landscapes and historic country towns. We will help you create architecture that is smart, sustainable and beautiful.

What we do at Architecture Republic

New Home & Extensions

We love Australian architecture. Our big focus is new homes and renovations to existing houses. We also work on secondary residences, and multi-units. Outside of residential, we love small retail and school projects.

Green Design

Green design is both affordable and beneficial for everyone. We use solar passive design and new technologies to make homes energy efficient. Our green techniques work together to create sustainable, low-carbon designs.

Contract Administration

We can help you choose your builder and act as your agent on site in dealings with all contractors. We can organise tendering, progress payments and ensure the contract is being fulfilled. Our team will also help resolve any issues during construction.

Interior Design & Detailing

Functional, beautiful and tailored to your budget. We design interiors to bring artistic visions to life. Our service includes lighting plans, fixtures and fittings, colours, cabinetry, inclusions and detailing.

Recycled brick house Canberra

“The superlatives for Tristan and his team are endless. There were never problems… Only solutions and options.”

– Trevor Robinson

Architecture Republic design

Canberra

Canberra, Queanbeyan, Yass, Snowy Mountains, South Coast

Southern Highlands

Bowral, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Goulburn, Kiama, Wollongong

Sydney

Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, Camden, North Shore, Blue Mountains

Regional NSW

Rural Properties, Homesteads, Farms, Country Towns, Bush Retreats

Meet the Architecture Republic team

We take a collaborative approach with every client. Our goal is to develop a design that works with your aesthetic, site and budget. Every project is unique. Our team of 7 have designed over 150 projects around Canberra, Sydney and the Southern Highlands of NSW.

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Architect, draftsman, perfectionist

Tristan Ryall

Headshot of Jessica - Architecture Republic Team. She is hilarious and good looking!
Designer, artist, renovator, writer

Jess Ryall

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Designer, potter, fiddler and staircase wizard

Sarah Brown

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Designer, traveller, artist

Anastasia Leonenko

Headshot of Cvijan - Architecture Republic Team
Architect, builder, craftsman

Cvijan Pajkanovic

Headshot of Jovanna - Architecture Republic Team
Designer, draftsman, 3D Visualiser

Jovana Pajkanovic

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3D Modeller, Dreamer, Sci-fi fan

Olha Tryvailo

Architect, draftsman, perfectionist

Tristan Ryall

Bachelor of Architecture (UNSW) Bachelor of Arts (UNSW) Reg’d Arch: 9651 (NSW) + 2525 (ACT)

I love bringing ideas to life. My passion is guiding that initial thought through to the finished home. Since establishing the practice in 2011, I’ve had the privilege of working with a diverse bunch of clients and projects. We’ve done everything from straw bale houses to underground homes. I’m passionate about sustainable design. It’s something everyone can (and should) achieve.

Designer, artist, renovator, writer

Jess Ryall

Bachelor of Architecture (UNSW) Bachelor of Arts (UNSW)

I’ve always had a passion for making beautiful things. Since starting Architecture Republic in 2011, I’ve brought that passion to architecture. I was lucky enough to study under Pritzker Prize-winning architect Glenn Murcutt. This furthered my interest in sustainable Australian architecture. I’m passionate about preserving our built heritage and the history that goes with it. Whether you’re looking to rescue a heritage property or create a new masterpiece, I am here to bring your vision to life.

Designer, potter, fiddler and staircase wizard

Sarah Brown

Bachelor of Arts (Hons – ENU), Advanced Diploma of Building Design (CIT)

I joined the Architecture Republic team in 2016. These days, I manage our Canberra office. I’m a Scottish building designer with a fine-arts background. My great passion is for heritage homes, inviting spaces and reading nooks. I love sustainable design and making the best of existing homes. Especially Canberra’s ample stock of ex-government houses (ex-govvies).

Designer, traveller, artist

Anastasia Leonenko

Master of Architecture (FEFU Vladivostok)

I have experience in housing, urban, recreational and commercial design. Working in Russia, Israel, Australia and the US, I am an expert with extreme climates. From arctic to desert, I have the versatility to create designs that cater to any environment. My approach is to look at each design from different angles to find the best solution. I’m a fan of simple and honest design with open spaces and minimalist materials.

Architect, builder, craftsman

Cvijan Pajkanovic

Master of Architecture (UNS, Serbia)

My experience in designing and construction is global and varied. From bespoke homes to modular designs and from urban design to owner-building. My knowledge of construction inspires my practical approach to design. I’m passionate about natural materials, passive solar design, and healthy buildings. Currently, I am building a strawbale home of my own, from the first design sketch to the final nail.

Designer, draftsman, 3D Visualiser

Jovana Pajkanovic

Master of Architecture (UNS, Serbia)

I’m passionate about natural, healthy architecture. My great passion is natural materials: strawbales, rammed earth, and timber. I’m fascinated by intelligent solutions. Anything from small, smart homes to passive solar technology. Architecture can shape people’s lives for the better and I bring this belief into everything I do.

3D Modeller, Dreamer, Sci-fi fan

Olha Tryvailo

Bachelor of Engineering (NTU”KhPI”, Ukraine)

I’ve worked as a drafter and 3D artist for over 6 years, joining the Architecture Republic team in 2021. Immediately, I was swept up in the team’s passion for creating beautiful buildings. I love modelling and believe that the future belongs to the 3D world. It’s amazing to be a part of creating beautiful houses from a blank slate. For me, it’s a magical feeling!