Archiphor was founded by David Gatto in 2005 with the aim of providing great service to clients whilst producing high quality projects.  Archiphor is a vibrant architectural practice that has established a reputation for innovative and creative design for both the commercial and residential sectors.  We are committed to intelligent strategic design, and our working principles are grounded in environmental and social sustainability, positive client and consultant relationships, and effective delivery of projects.  We aspire to create environments tailored to suit our clients’ expectations and measure our success by client satisfaction. Archiphor is dedicated to the realisation of contemporary architecture, with a commitment to craft buildings which respond to the ever changing urban context of our suburbs and cities.


Archiphor is a practice that takes a pragmatic approach to design which is informed by program, site conditions and context, and the client brief, allowing us to work efficiently and decisively through to resolved solutions.  At Archiphor, our clients are central to the project direction and we approach each new project in a collaborative way by challenging ideas, questioning processes and asking important questions to deliver the best possible outcomes. Our thorough and sound approach inevitably leads us to quality design on every level. We not only design buildings and spaces that are visually appealing, we design to make a positive difference to the client, the end user and the community.

Why Archiphor

We deliver results through creative design, responsive performance, and intelligent and innovative residential and commercial solutions.   We place emphasis on achieving client goals, and understanding how to reach their market. We believe that working relationships are dependent upon clear communication, and mutual respect, and Archiphor takes pride in establishing many strong and enduring relationships with clients, builders and consultants. Our work is the result of a collaborative process between clients and various stakeholders, so by working with these groups closely and responsively we are able to deliver successful architectural solutions.

our team

  • David Gatto
    David is the founding director of Archiphor which was established in 2005. Having graduated from RMIT University with...
  • Kenneth Chia
    Post graduating from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Architecture, Kenneth has amassed vast industry experience in project...
  • Pak Lam
    Having undertaken a Masters in Architecture Pak has established himself as an integral member of our design team. ...