Established in 1989, Ilario G Cortese Architects has forged a reputation as a small architectural practice that provides excellence in contemporary design and personal service.
No project is considered too small and the practice has amassed a significant and varied portfolio of successful residential, commercial and institutional projects.
Expertise in all aspects of Architectural and Interior Design, construction methods, costings, contracts, municipal and state regulations ensure that all our clients receive the best possible outcome for their project.
Our design process is a respectful and close collaboration between architect, client, consultants and contractors. Every architectural project is unique and our design response is formed by our clients’ needs and ideas together with the opportunities presented by each site.
The practice aims to design honest, timeless, elegant, individual and energy efficient buildings that not only exceed client expectations but sympathetically address the urban issues associated with their location and history.
It is the Practice’s firm conviction that excellence in design is not restricted by budgetary constraints
ILARIO G. CORTESE
B.ARCH (MELBOURNE) R.A.I.A.
Ilario Cortese graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1977 and has continually practiced Architecture for over 40 years. He is registered by the Architects Registration Board (Vic) and has been a Juror for the R.A.I.A. awards.
SHENG YI YU
Sheng Yi Yu graduated from Deakin University in 1982. Upon graduation, he practiced architecture in Malaysia and joined the Practice in 1998. Highly experienced, he leads the team in Design Development and Documentation of our projects.
Nicole Vicary graduated from Deakin University in 1999. After gaining valuable design and documentation experience in several Melbourne firms, she joined the Practice in 2006. Nicole is a highly talented and experienced architect in Architectural and Interior Design.
B.DESIGN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)
Since graduating from University of South Australia in 1994, Richard has practiced architecture in Adelaide and Melbourne. He joined the Practice in 2009 and has extensive experience in all aspects of Contemporay and Interior Design.