About Us


At PERFORM Architecture we focus on providing our clients with commendable high level architectural and construction management services from conceptual design through to construction and maintenance.

We're a full-service firm that provides architectural and construction management services from initial conceptual design all the way through construction and maintenance.

We manage the design to construction process seamlessly, efficiently and professionally. Our services are provided with attention to detail and professionalism.

No project is too small … we are experienced in residential, commercial and multi residential projects and we’ll handle your project with the same enthusiasm, thoroughness and efficiency for a new build as well as renovations or Repairs & Maintenance works.

PERFORM Architecture was established in 2013, we focus on providing our clients with a high-level professional service that has achieved recommendation.

Steve recently completed the architectural design for our home renovation (garage, pool, outdoor area and cabana). His advice and service was excellent and design was very professional and detailed. My wife and I were thrilled with the end result. I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve to friends and colleagues looking for a quality architect. Many thanks Steve.

Mark Tait

General Manager of Commercial Development at Investa Property Group], March 2014

Yes, we did a massive reno including both bathrooms. Bathrooms were designed by our fab architect Steven Debello and constructed by Ian from Brands Built. Cabinetry was by Dave from All Aspects Joinery. Highly recommend all of them!

Fiona Scott

renovated home owner, posted on her Facebook page, Chatswood, December 2018

PERFORM Architecture provides integrated DESIGN and MANAGEMENT services:


  • Free intial Client consultation
  • Site analysis and feasibilities reports
  • Develop client briefing
  • Review project for Council codes and regulations compliances
  • 3D modeling via SketchUp
  • Environmentally sensitive design with focus on plantation materials, re-use and regenerate
  • Prepare plans, reports and applications for DA / CC / CDC
  • Liaise with Certifiers and Councils for building approvals
  • Building efficiency - Design is supported by 20+ yrs of on site construction knowledge and experience


  • Free intial Client consultation
  • From concept to hand-over with complete ownership and responsibility
  • Project Management
  • Professional Independent Advice
  • Project Design reviews
  • Audit review of architectural and shop drawings construction documents
  • Services coordination review
  • Construction Documentation
  • Specification writing
  • Manage consultants
  • Liaise with Certifiers and Councils for building approvals
  • Contract Administration
  • Supervise Contractors
  • Conduct site inspections and reports

The architectural firm of PERFORM Architecture was established in 2013 by Steven Debello with the aim to deliver a full architectural service, from initial conceptual design all the way through construction and maintenance. The goal is to take projects from concept to hand-over with complete ownership and responsibility whilst achieving honest, efficient and beautiful architecture.

At PERFORM we achieve our client’s and project goals by looking for the balance between the pragmatism of function, efficacy of resources, fiscal responsibility, honesty in materials and a natural beauty that can achieve proportion and aesthetics pleasing to the eye and kind to the body… that which is rare to formulate. If we were to verse a mantra, it would be: ‘To perform beautifully’.

PERFORM Architecture is a confirmation of our discipline to the application of architecture. It is in three parts:

PERFORM - To execute, get the job done, give a performance, enact, to be extremely effective in improving a situation, to act, to put on a show.

FORM - To develop into a distinctive entity, a style of expressing oneself, change shape – ‘the water formed little beads’, hold shape – ‘concrete formwork’, Vetrivius’ human form, create – ‘they formed a social group’, behaviour, quality and ability - ‘to be in form’, ‘Form follows Function’ (Louis Sullivan), free-form with no style or structure, human intelligence ‘life-form’, affirmation – ‘in any way shape or form’, development – ‘to take form’.

ARCHITECTURE - Generally acknowledged as the art and science of designing and making buildings, aesthetics, style, structure and system – ‘the architecture of a computer system’, the discipline of design, construction and ornamentation, coordination and management in the procurement of buildings, context.

We aim to represent the profession, our clients and stakeholders honestly, professionally and with integrity. To leave a lasting impression and to practice by the example:

‘Act today as you wish to be remembered tomorrow’.


“It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic,

Of all things physical and metaphysical,

Of all things human and all things super-human,

Of all true manifestations of the head,

Of the heart, of the soul,

That the life is recognizable in its expression,

That form ever follows function. This is the law.

(Louis Henry Sullivan, 1896. American architect, and has been called the "father of skyscrapers" and "father of modernism").