Established in Melbourne in 1996, Coy Yiontis is a highly awarded architectural practice recognised within the industry for its rigorous approach. Thoughtful and meticulous, this approach is defined by experience and knowledge reflecting 30 years of architecture across residential, retail, commercial and institutional projects in Australia and abroad.

Intelligent, crafted responses form the core ethos of the practice, while a deep understanding of space planning, detailing, light and materials facilitate the creation of environments that are seamless in both function and aesthetic. The ability to creatively problem-solve and a thorough knowledge of construction methods combined with an active pursuit of new technologies and materials informs all projects. A considered team approach is fostered both in-studio and with the client. This and a solid reputation with local authorities, consultants and builders ensures constructive and respectful collaboration enabling the delivery of outstanding projects, regardless of scale.

Our architecture serves not only the practical requirements of the brief but assumes a responsibility to the wider community. We aspire to create affordable housing and built diversity and feel very strongly that as architects, it is our responsibility to contribute to a much better designed environment for all sectors of the community on both an environmental and socially responsible level and are constantly pursuing opportunities to realise these goals. Coy Yiontis are licenced Nightingale Housing Architects since 2017 and registered members of Architects Declare since its’ founding in Australia in August 2019.

Senior Team

Coy Yiontis Architects has in position an office structure that allows it to adapt to most scales of project. Presently employing six full time core staff with a broad range of experience in projects of diverse size and type, the company, through its network of contractors, is capable of rapid expansion or contraction to suit the requirements of a given project. The Directors, as the principal designers, are directly involved in every project that is entrusted to the Practice. The company operates its computer drafting facilities using the latest CAD and 3D software, is financially stable and has appropriate levels of Professional Indemnity Insurance.

George Yiontis

Director

George’s ability to create inspired solutions to design problems is supported by a solid knowledge of construction techniques gained over 30 years of practice. A skilled designer and visual communicator, his evocative drawings have won architectural competitions both locally and internationally. With Rosa, he is involved in all aspects of the business; overseeing the design process at both a general and highly detailed level.  George is a regular juror for the AIA Victorian Chapter awards and on the ARBV assessment panel.

Registered Architect (ARVB)
A+ Member of Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
Member of Association of Consulting Architects Australia (ACA)

Rosa Coy

Director

Rosa is active in all phases of the design and building process; from client engagement through to project delivery. As co-design director with George Yiontis she oversees the design process and all staff to ensure a consistent design approach across the work – the focus always on design excellence and how it can be achieved most efficiently. Rosa contributes to the architectural profession through her regular involvement as juror in industry awards, participation as speaker at events nationally about the work of the practice and as a guest critic and assessor at Deakin and Melbourne Universities.

Registered Architect (ARVB)
A+ Member of Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
MDIA Member of Design Institute of Australia (DIA)
Member of Association of Consulting Architects Australia (ACA)

Selected Awards

2020

Australia Interior Design Awards
– Residential Design: Finalist

Solid House

2019

House & Garden Top 50 Rooms Awards
– Best Bathroom: Finalist

St Vincent’s Place

2019

Australia Interior Design Awards
– Workplace Design: Finalist

Pedla HQ

2019

Australia Interior Design Awards
– Retail Design: Finalist

Pedla HQ

2018

Boroondara Urban Design Awards
– Medium Scale Multi-Residential Development: Winner

Rockingham Townhouses

2018

AIA VIC
– Residential New: Commendation

Humble House

2017

Houses Awards
– House Alteration & Addition over 200m2: Finalist

Nolan House

2017

House & Garden TOP 50 Rooms Awards
– Best Bathroom: Winner

Pilley Street House

2017

Houses Awards
– House in Heritage Context: Finalist

Nolan House

2017

Australian Interior Design Awards
– Residential: Finalist

Nolan House

2016

Houses Awards
– New House over 200m2: Finalist

Humble House

2015

AIA-VIC
– Residential Alterations & Additions: Winner

House 3

2015

Houses Awards
– Residential Alterations & Additions: Finalist

House 3

2015

Australian Timber Design Awards
– Residential Alterations & Addition: Finalist

House 3

2014

City of Port Phillip Vibrant Design Awards
– Best Heritage Re-development: Finalist

House 3

2014

SPASA Awards
– Best Residential Courtyard Pool Finalist: Highly commended

House 3

2005

RAIA VIC Awards
– Residential Architecture: Finalist

Berkeley Dobson House

2004

RAIA VIC Awards
– Commercial Architecture: Finalist

Victoria Harbour Centre

2004

RAIA VIC Awards
– Residential Architecture: Finalist

Berkeley Dobson House

2003

RAIA VIC Awards
– Residential Architecture: Winner

House 2

2002

City of Port Phillip
– Urban Design Awards: Finalist

Albert Street