Peter Lombo


Peter graduated at RMIT University in 1986 with an Associate Diploma of Architectural Technology and founded Archsign in 1988.

Peter’s passion for collaboration and rapport with his team deliver the best quality in design and value for clients. His direction is prominent in the quality assurance of the design, documentation and construction phases, including the ongoing coordination with client representatives, project managers and consultants. Peter is a member of the Building Practitioners’ Board (BPB) and has received a number of awards for his work.

Chief Executive Officer

Peta Anderson

With more than 20 years of experience as a leader of change, communications and training, Peta is dedicated to managing the strategic direction of learning experiences and member engagement. Her experience includes publicly listed companies within the legal technology sector, private practice and government.  She is most passionate about creating relevant, forward-thinking and innovative initiatives that meet not only the needs of where the building design industry is today, but where it needs to be prepared to go tomorrow.

Board Members

Jeremy Spencer 

Positive Footprints

A registered builder since 2006 and Thermal Performance Assessor since 2004, Jeremy is director at Design & Building company Positive Footprints.  Positive Footprints combine sustainable design, thermal assessment, and construction into one company, making high performance sustainable homes and renovations easy to achieve and affordable.  Along with his co-director wife, and team of committed craftsmen, they make modern low impact living a reality for clients.

Jeremy has given numerous lecturers over the years, taught with Master Builders Greenliving program, and co-hosted a building segment on ABC radio, in an effort to spread what he has learnt, and make sustainable construction a mainsteam proposition.

Jason Saunders

 Arc Seven 1

arc seven.1 building and interior design, is a multi award winning practice established in 2004. As a small professional team, Jason Saunders and Nicole Tollman have over 20 years experience and offer a personalised, individual design service.

We are committed to design excellence and pride ourselves on innovative solutions that are tailored to the clients’ requirements. each project reflects the individuality of the client, their lifestyle as well as the location of the site.

Luke Middleton

For over two decades Luke has been committed to creating beautiful and super-efficient architecture.  Luke’s approach combines design with research and education.  Driven by a passion to deliver positive architectural outcomes he has received 50 + awards for both design and research including: Building Design of the Year 2017, Best of the Best 2018 - Sustainability Awards, Best Industry Paper - SASBE 2018.  

Luke’s experience in design, sustainability, education, and advocacy will complement and enhance the growth of Design Matters National’s leadership and influence throughout Australia. 

Catherine Ciavarella (Committee Member)

Catherine has over 40 years’ experience in the Building Design Industry. Catherine has been the coordinator of the Advanced Diploma of Building Design(architectural) with RMIT, for 9 years. In her building design practice, she has been involved with Architectural services for new works, additions and alterations, heritage. Both for public and private sector clients since 1981. Catherine has a broad range of experience in residential, education, special needs, commercial and civic projects. 



Vesna Zuban - National Communications Manager

Samantha Choyce - Western Australia State Manager

Vicki Marshall - Senior Manager Thermal Performance and Sustainability

Caroline Connolly - Internal Systems Information Co-Ordinator 

Aishwarya Khoth - National Events Manager/Graphic Designer

Max Thomson - Administrative Officer