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Russell Wombey Architect Canberra


Russell is a sole practitioner and for most of his career has worked on residential projects in and around the ACT. Projects include Greenfields, redevelopment and alterations and additions.

Russell is committed to the principles of designing for our local climate using natural energy systems for heating, cooling and incorporating other sustainable technologies. He started designing energy efficient homes in the early 1970’s and was active in the formation of energy efficient design principles for this region. In 1976, he designed and constructed a solar passive family home in the Canberra suburb of Kambah, which was highly regarded within the industry as a benchmark for Australian Solar Passive Design.

Having worked in the construction industry, he has developed an understanding of the cost implications of design decisions. His fundamental design approach is to develop a close relationship with the client to develop design solutions that not only reflect his professional experience, but also balances the site characteristics with the client’s budget, accommodation wishes and preferred aesthetics. Consequently, each project is unique resulting in a body of work that includes a variety of architectural solutions whilst still reflecting responsible sustainable design principles.

Wombey Architects Pty Ltd

24 Summerland Cct. Kambah ACT 2902

Phone: 6231 2594 Mobile: 0403 053 412