Shop 5, 15 Old Barrenjoey Road
Avalon Beach NSW 2107
m: 0416 039686
info@tracearchitects.com.au

Graeme Bell

Graeme Bell graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) in 1990 and a Bachelor of Architecture in 1993. Upon leaving university Graeme was heavily involved with a building company through which he developed a practical hands-on approach to architecture and the building process. This approach has continued to play a role in the design process at Trace architects, as well as in personal hand-crafted restorations projects, such as his own personal house in Avalon (Alexander House 1957).

Graeme had extensive experience in commercial, medical and residential architectural practice prior to establishing GDB Architecture in 2000. Since 2000, Trace Architects (formerly GDB architecture) have specialised in residential projects including numerous complex alterations and additions and new houses. Graeme has a strong network of professionals and reputable trades with which he regularly collaborates.

Graeme is a NSW Registered Architect No: 8200

The Studio

Since 1999, Trace Architects (formerly GDB Architecture) has established a strong reputation for delivering enduring architecture that meets the complex challenges of each unique commission. Trace architects builds upon this experience, representing a particular attitude towards architecture that reaffirms the value of modern design fundamentals while engaging the pleasures of creating personalised living spaces for family and for self, for public and for private.

Trace values a personal and tailored engagement with every project whether in new buildings or when finding the value and charm in the old. Balancing a strong vision and the potential of each site a sensitive, and pragmatic design is at the core of each project. Each project commences with a careful analysis of the site and an intimate understanding of client’s needs and expectations. Ingrained in each design is an ethos of ‘people and place’ where every client and every site demands a unique design solution.

Trace Architects is located in Avalon on Sydney’s northern beaches

Sam Samarghandi

After graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons I) from The University of Sydney in 2008, Sam has worked privately and with numerous leading architects

to deliver sensitively designed, carefully crafted projects. Deeply committed to both the practice and study of architecture, Sam’s primary ethos in design is for simple, re?ned spaces that are sensitive to climate, context, material and habitaiton. Sam is currently also undertaking research towards a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney in the Architectural History and Theory discipline.

Sam is a NSW registered Architect no: 9112

About the studio

Since 1999, Trace Architects (formerly GDB Architecture) has established a strong reputation for delivering enduring architecture that meets the complex challenges of each unique commission. Trace architects builds upon this experience, representing a particular attitude towards architecture that reaffirms the value of modern design fundamentals while engaging the pleasures of creating personalised living spaces for family and for self, for public and for private.

Trace values a personal and tailored engagement with every project whether in new buildings or when finding the value and charm in the old. Balancing a strong vision and the potential of each site a sensitive, and pragmatic design is at the core of each project. Each project commences with a careful analysis of the site and an intimate understanding of client’s needs and expectations. Ingrained in each design is an ethos of ‘people and place’ where every client and every site demands a unique design solution.

Graeme Bell

Graeme Bell graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) in 1990 and a Bachelor of Architecture in 1993. Upon leaving university Graeme was heavily involved with a building company through which he developed a practical hands-on approach to architecture and the building process. This approach has continued to play a role in the design process at Trace architects, as well as in personal hand-crafted restorations projects, such as his own personal house in Avalon (Alexander House 1957).

Graeme had extensive experience in commercial, medical and residential architectural practice prior to establishing GDB Architecture in 2000. Since 2000, Trace Architects (formerly GDB architecture) have specialised in residential projects including numerous complex alterations and additions and new houses. Graeme has a strong network of professionals and reputable trades with which he regularly collaborates.

Graeme is a NSW Registered Architect No: 8200

The Studio

Since 1999, Trace Architects (formerly GDB Architecture) has established a strong reputation for delivering enduring architecture that meets the complex challenges of each unique commission. Trace architects builds upon this experience, representing a particular attitude towards architecture that reaffirms the value of modern design fundamentals while engaging the pleasures of creating personalised living spaces for family and for self, for public and for private.

Trace values a personal and tailored engagement with every project whether in new buildings or when finding the value and charm in the old. Balancing a strong vision and the potential of each site a sensitive, and pragmatic design is at the core of each project. Each project commences with a careful analysis of the site and an intimate understanding of client’s needs and expectations. Ingrained in each design is an ethos of ‘people and place’ where every client and every site demands a unique design solution.

Trace Architects is located in Avalon on Sydney’s northern beaches

Sam Samarghandi

After graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons I) from The University of Sydney in 2008, Sam has worked privately and with numerous leading architects

to deliver sensitively designed, carefully crafted projects. Deeply committed to both the practice and study of architecture, Sam’s primary ethos in design is for simple, re?ned spaces that are sensitive to climate, context, material and habitaiton. Sam is currently also undertaking research towards a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney in the Architectural History and Theory discipline.

Sam is a NSW registered Architect no: 9112