Our Team

Barbara Yerondais

Principal Architect, B.Arch (RMIT) ARBV  FRAIA  AICD  NAWIC

 

Barbara established BY Projects Architecture in 2009, after some 20 years as Principal Architect and Director with Walker and Yerondais Architectural Partnership. With extensive architectural and project management experience in designing and managing projects for both the private and public sectors. Barbara’s experience and knowledge lies in her ability to lead any project through all stages of delivery. Barbara has successfully delivered projects of all scales, from the smallest of residential and commercial renovations to master planning of substantial residential developments.

Barbara has a special interest in social inclusion and social housing, working on multiple public housing developments, as well as participating in and presenting in seminars on affordable housing.

Barbara is actively involved in the architectural community, particularly in education and mentorship. She previously held lecturer's positions at RMIT and the University of Melbourne in construction, project planning and property and is formally involved as a mentor to young women in architecture through the Australian Institute of Architects. She is also active in social service and has been awarded a Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International for services to the community.

Barbara is passionate about good design and sustainability of our built environments and brings this passion to all projects.

Howard Siow

Project Architect, B.Arch (MELB), M.Arch (MELB) Hons, RAIA.

After graduating from the University of Melbourne with a Masters of Architecture (1st Class Honours), in 2014 Howard started at BY Projects Architecture as an architectural graduate.

Since registering as an architect in 2017, he now manages multiple projects of varying scale independently as a project architect with the practice. With larger projects, Howard leads a team and delegates tasks and responsibilities appropriately to ensure everyone performs to their best ability, delivering the project smoothly.

Howard is passionate about creating spaces where memories will be formed. He is a strong believer that a project should be both about the end result and the whole journey of getting there. The key to a successful project is managing collaboration well across a team of clients, consultants, planners and builders.

Zeb Kitchell

Graduate of Architecture, B.Envs Hons (MELB), SONA

Zeb joined the BY Projects team in 2018 after completing a Bachelor of Environments at the University of Melbourne. He is currently studying a Master of Construction Management specialising in project management to build skills and knowledge relating to building contracts, regulations, and project planning.

Zeb’s passionate about how architectural design can be combined with emerging construction techniques and technologies to create sustainable projects and environments.

Judit Solerdelcoll

Graduate of Architecture, M.Arch (ETSAB, UPC)

Judit is from Barcelona and graduated from Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 2018. After moving to Melbourne, she joined BY Projects Architecture in June 2021 as a Graduate of Architecture.

She is particularly interested in affordable housing, restoration, and sustainability. Judit believes that the most important aspect in architecture is the understanding of the urban and cultural context.

In Barcelona, she worked in various studios including an internship in the international architecture firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT.

Aleyna Bayraktar

Graduate of Architecture, B.Arch, M.Arch

Aleyna recently graduated from RMIT with a Master of Architecture degree. She is interested in the ways in which architecture can impact our everyday living through sustainable and innovative adaptations to surrounding culture and context. She believes that the most important part of architecture comes through responding to the needs of the client and community members, whilst closely involving them within the design process. She also has an eye for detail and a passion for 3D rendering and minimalistic design.

Aaris Katsoulakis

Student Assistant, B.Des

Aaris is currently studying architecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in his third year. He joined BY Projects in May 2021 as a student assistant and is particularly passionate about environmental sustainability and a minimal living architectural culture adapting to the challenges of the modern world. Aaris has a passion for digital design and rendering, competing in architectural competitions centred around aesthetics in his free time.

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