We believe in creating
architecture that enriches life
and makes a positive impact
to the world we live in.

Andever is the realisation of a partnership and friendship of several years, the evolution of a flourishing business and the distillation of an ideal.

Andever is a registered architectural practice with the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and members of ArchiTeam, Australian Institute of Architects and Association of Consulting Architects.

  • Sonia Sarangi
    Director and Architect

    Sonia is a registered Architect with over 15 years local and international industry experience. Prior to co-founding Andever (formerly Atelier Red + Black), Sonia gained valuable experience from a diverse portfolio of projects in Singapore and Melbourne. She has worked across a vast spectrum of Architectural scales – from Urban Design, Masterplanning, Commercial, Multi-Residential and Single Residential as well as Furniture Design. Sonia’s strengths include an ability to intuitively translate client briefs into articulate architectural solutions enhanced by a keen desire to infuse key concepts throughout the design execution.  

    Alongside practice, Sonia is a sessional tutor for Architectural Practice with the Melbourne School of Design, a mentor with the AIA’s Mentorship Program , a board-member for ArchiTeam and a guest design critic for the School of Architecture (Deakin) and the Melbourne School of Design (UniMelb).

  • Michael Smith
    Director and Architect

    Michael is a registered Architect with over 15 years industry experience. Prior to co founding Andever, Michael gained critical experience with boutique architectural practices in Melbourne, which enabled him to work on projects from sketch design through to construction. Michael’s strengths include an affinity for problem solving and a keen eye for detailing. 

    A member of the Australian Institute of Architects National Committee for Gender Equity (NCGE) 2014–17, Michael has been a mentor with the AIA’s Mentorship Program and a guest design critic for the School of Architecture at Deakin University and Monash University. He has written for a leading architecture website and has been a columnist for Fairfax media on built environment issues. Michael is currently a consulting architect for the Built Environment Channel.

  • Current & Previous Staff

    We acknowledge and sincerely appreciate the professional input of all our current and previous staff at Andever 

    Chelsea Doorne 

    Bhadra Rajendren Pandalai

We feel so lucky to have found Andever as we had little idea what we wanted. With their help we ended up with something so much better! All the little details they designed have taken our home to the next level.

- Jenny & Gavin (Residential Clients)

Andever carefully balanced commercial goals with good design for my investment property. They offered options and advice along the way. They manage their creative ego well and I was impressed with their practical approach and clever ideas.

- Stephen (Commercial Client)

Andever were wonderful - very responsive and worked collaboratively with the builder - which made things easier for us. We now have an amazing home that fits the landscape and captures magnificent views.

- Elaine & Rex (Residential Client)

Andever balanced the architectural vision and our project realities beautifully. They were very responsive and worked collaboratively with our consultant team to meet our timeline. We feel very lucky to be their clients and highly recommend them!

- Linda & Jonathan (Commercial Clients)

Our experience with Andever was very positive. They not only gave us the confidence to go ahead but were both sympathetic, informative, and genuine in helping us achieve our unique goals. We highly recommend them.

- Lina & Max (Residential Clients)

Andever's design truly was a manifestation of everything we had discussed over many conversations. They showed real innovation, met every challenge and provided inventive solutions. Highly recommend!

- Jill (Commercial Client)

Andever helped us fine tune our detailed initial brief to balance our needs and budget. We were impressed with their service and really benefitted from their ideas. They have created a home that has been a pleasure to live in.

- Susan & Bill (Residential Clients)

Andever helped us design our first development and we have gone on to collaborate on two more with them. They have excellent design skills, invested time understanding our needs and were flexible in their approach.

- Neeti & Manu (Commercial Clients)