Chamberlain Architects is design focused architecture practice with a fundamental interest in collaboration. We create buildings for the residential and multi residential sector. We listen to our client’s needs and aspirations and distill these into beautiful homes.

Our studio is lead by Glen Chamberlain, Director and Ella Leoncio, Principal. Glen and Ella work with a team of dedicated architects throughout every stage of the project.

Our practice has a passion for materiality and the craft of architecture. We have built a reputation for our detailing and the fine resolution of our designs. We support this through meaningful collaboration with clients and builders.

At Chamberlain Architects, we invest a great deal of emotional energy in each project. We approach every new brief with respect and a committment to quality. We deliver projects in the most efficient way possible, using the latest technologies. An integrated 3D approach provides the opportunity to review the design in 3D at all stages. We are able to make informed and confident design decisions using this approach. The 3D model then becomes the foundation for all the documentation. The result is greater consistency and co-ordination.


BArch (Hons) ARAIA

Glen Chamberlain has been leading the practice since 2003 and became  the sole director in 2014.

Glen has over twenty years of working as an architect and specialized early in his career in residential and multi-residential architecture. His desire to listen and find common ground with his clients, balanced with his skills in planning and detail resolution deliver carefully thought out solutions for beautiful homes.

Glen has tutored in design and technology at Curtin University, and architectural design at the University of Melbourne. He also participated in the post-graduate program at Eindhoven University in the Netherlands. He is a mentor in the AIA Constructive Mentoring Program, run by the Australian Institute of Architects, a program designed to provide guidance to emerging architects.

See Glen's interview in Australian Design Review


BArch (Hons) ARAIA

Ella Leoncio has been with the practice since 2004 and is the Principal of Chamberlain Architects. Ella, together with Glen, is responsible for the design direction of the practice. Her thorough understanding of design has seen Ella has contribute to Houses Magazine, Artichoke and a range of online publications including Yellowtrace.

Ella is also heavily involved in online discussions of design and architecture. She authors design blog "pages from my moleskine" and has contributed to Parlour, an online resource for women in architecture and Design Online, a resource run by the State Library of Queensland.

She was a scholar at the University of Melbourne and was awarded the Robert Barber Prize in her final year. She has acted as a guest panellist at The University of Melbourne and RMIT in both Architecture and Interior Design.

See a link to Ella's Architecture Media articles

See Ella's profile on Yellowtrace


We engaged Chamberlain Architects to design our new home. Our brief was extensive, with much emphasis on a commercial kitchen and solid concrete.
Glen, Ella and their team created not only a home but a piece of art that reflects their personal attention to detail, professionalism and the ability to be dedicated to the project from start to finish .
Choosing Glen and his team was the most rewarding decision we made and it has without a doubt paid off, we have an amazing home that we absolutely adore and that’s due to Glen and Ella listening to what we wanted and improving on it.”
— Tina, Brighton
We have enjoyed every step of the journey with Chamberlain Architects. In no time at all Glen presented us with a fantastic solution for our challenging layout. It was considered, exciting and capitalised on the space we have. Glen brings a great energy to every appointment and we are very excited about moving forward with our project and realising a creative, functional and inviting family home.
— Belinda, North Fitzroy