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About Us

JayWarden Architects, established in 2007 by Asanka Jayawardena, are a progressive Melbourne-based architectural practice dedicated to providing responsive and creative design. Our team works collaboratively to provide clients with innovative yet sensitively resolved projects. Our focus is quality design which adds critical value to your investment.

Prior to forming Jaywarden Architects, Asanka Jayawardena worked at Rothelowman Architects and BatesSmart Architects as a senior Architect and was involved in the several projects ranging from residential to commercial. He then brought his expertise and skills in designing for challenging parameters and sites into the residential development sector.

With previous experience working with developers JayWarden Architects have built a strong knowledge base on the economics of property development yield. This experience is partnered with our contemporary design philosophy that understands the need to dynamically respond to environmental, contextual and planning parameters. We offer to work with you to achieve high quality project outcomes both on time and on budget.

Team and Associates at JayWarden 

Asanka Jayawardena
ARBV Registered Architect
MPC Melbourne University (Masters in Property and Construction)
B. Arch  Melbourne University

Renee is concluding the first stage of her architectural studies at The University of Melbourne.  She has a keen interest in heritage built works - particularly of Melbourne - and their preservation/amalgamation with contemporary architecture.  She is also absorbed in the sphere of architectural writing and hopes to enhance her skills in this area.

Renee Jacovides


Michael is concluding his Masters in Architecture at Monash University and has built up an impressive portfolio of contemporary and conceptual projects.  His interests lie in creating clean-cut, stand out design, whilst computational architecture remains one of his pursuits.  Michael also has an eye for graphic design and oversees much of this aspect at JayWarden Architects. 

Michael Truong

B. Arch  Monash University



JayWarden Architects are able to provide services to you through every stage of project requirements from pre-design, feasibility stages, site analysis, schematic design, design development, contract documentation, tendering, contract administration and project management through to project handover. Whether it be a residential, commercial or community project we ensure it will be functional and sophisticated.


We can assist clients through the increasingly complex town planning process and can provide advice and assistance on site selection, project design, preparing and lodging an application for planning permit or planning scheme amendment, managing the planning approvals process and as necessary representation at VCAT or Planning appeals.


JayWarden Architects also offer services in regards to offshore developments. Please see out Sri Lanka Projects sections for more information.