Justin Wells

Justin Wells

Brisbane, AU



Motivated, Design-Orientated Professional, I seek to explore architectural genres across specific regions in order to create inspired design outcomes across all project disciplines. 20 years of industry experience.

My efforts in building relationships with clients, authorities and professional colleagues over 20 years has ensured that I have been able to draw upon a vast diversity of Architectural and ID typologies for my career to date. My penchant for Leisure Architecture, Hotels, F&B, Residential and and Interior Design has seen expansive travel over a lifetime to provide an understanding of global trend and retrospective influences.

International, Regional and Local Architecture has a role in the people orientated architecture. I seek to examine and execute the opportunities that each site and project possesses in order to fulfil the site's design potential.

Responsiveness to the end user's needs is imperative in creating a functional and inspired sense of place. An architecture without people is an art piece without soul.

The world is getting smaller and global thinking motivates me to transcend architectural boundaries both geographically and culturally.

With a strong focus on driving new Business Development through hard work in this regard, I have managed to continuously achieve development and architectural opportunities. 
" if you do nothing you know what you have..."

Business Strategy & Development
Development Feasibility
Practice Management
Networking and Relationship Building
Strategic Planning and Business Growth
Communication with Groups and Individuals
Targeting opportunties
Strength of work ethic

Leisure, F&B and Hospitality Architecture + ID
Mixed-use, Multi Residential, Retail, Commercial Architecture
Luxury Housing
Master Planning



bureau^proberts, PRINCIPAL

The Principal is the lead role in the establishment of a project and ensures its successful implementation.

This role creates opportunities for new projects, develops strategies and secures them ensuring client engagements are professionally carried out.

Ultimately this role is responsible for ensuring that client relationships are maintained and enhanced through the process of design and delivery and will assume the lead strategic point of contact for the client. This process allows clear communication channels for a project that are appropriate for a particular client/project.

The Principal has strategic views of the project and gains an understanding of the funding mechanisms and procurement methods that are open to the client and to any information that may assist the client in achieving or exceeding their expectations.

Oct 2012 - current

TONIC, Director / Co-Owner

Director and Co-Owner required full and intimate knowledge of running the company and ensuring its success and sustainability. Responsible for the majority of new business the role utilised an established database of existing clients whilst continually seeking and realising new business.

The Design Champion enforcing a quality of Architectural and ID Design outcomes that exceeded clients expectations and challenged the ordinary. The result was a strong Design culture instilled in the business and the role was responsible for the ongoing review and collaborative analysis of Design output and quality.

The role was responsible for Accounting, HR, Resource Planning, full Practice Management and overseeing of Design intent throughout the life of the projects through delegation to documentation teams comprising, architects, graduates, technicians and Interior Designers. Resource planning and forecastIng via Total Synergy software was utilised.

The Director is ultimately responsible for the quality of architectural experience for the client. This role also required legal expert witness services, the formation of a new Laneway and Small Bar movement in Brisbane and often collaborated with artists and performance specialist to activate public spaces.

Jan 2006 - Oct 2012

Kevin Hayes, Director

May 2002 - Dec 2005


QUT, Brisbane, AU, BArch, Architecture

Mar 1998 - Dec 2002

SBIT, Assoc Diploma Applied Science (Architectural Technology)

Mar 1993 - Dec 1996

Areas of Specialization