At andever, we create distinctive spaces that enrich your daily life and positively impact our world.

Using practical solutions and smart design thinking, we create better spaces suited to your needs. We listen, guide and collaborate along every step of  your project.


Be it a private home, residential development, commercial project or interior fit-out, we have the experience to bring your dream project to life.


As big-picture thinkers, we go beyond designing buildings to being advocates for good, in policy, place and practice.


Established in 2014, andever is a registered architectural practice with the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV) and a member of respected industry bodies including : ArchiTeam, Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and Association of Consulting Architects (ACA).





  • Sonia Sarangi
    Director and Architect

    Sonia is a registered Architect with over 18 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 Board Member for ArchiTeam Co-operative and Ausdance VIC, Sessional Staff and Guest Design Critic at the Melbourne School of Design (UniMelb), a Parlour contributor ( and a mentor with many industry Mentorship Programs. 

  • Michael Smith
    Director and Architect

    Michael is a registered Architect with over 17 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 (Curve House)

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 (Apartment K)

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 (Nakari Vista)

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 (Camberwell Medical)

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 (House in Flux)

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 (Optometry HQ )

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 (House in Silhouette)

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 (Greensborough Townhouses )

We engaged Andever for the design of our medical clinic and are thrilled with their exceptional work . From the beginning, they understood our vision. Via attention to detail and creativity, they met our functional needs alongside a refined ambiance. Would not hesitate to engage them for our next project.

- Dr Justin (Caulfield Clinic)

Andever were approachable, collaborative, responsive and excellent during both design & construction stages. The outcome speaks for itself! We highly recommend them.

- Dr Maitham (Skin Screen Clinic)

We have loved worked with Andever on a number of projects now and hope to do so on many more. They are so professional and incredibly helpful throughout all stages. Not only do they create beautiful buildings, they also carefully balanced the overall building costs for us.

- Cassandra & Charles (Heidelberg Apartments)