Justin Fagnani
Senior Associate

“The best part of my job is collaborating with a team of incredibly talented architects. I consider this an honour and a privilege.”

“As a child, I found myself always sketching and drawing. My family spent a significant amount of time travelling around Australia in the car and learning about Australian culture and architecture. When we were travelling to new places, we visited classic architectural monuments and my parents would take us inside to explore the buildings in greater detail. I had visited many ARM Architecture buildings before I studied architecture.

My dad was a mechanical engineering draftsperson in the 70’s and 80’s. When I was young, we would go to his office on the way to the football and I’d sit at a drawing board and sketch for hours, until it was time to go. Many years later I studied architectural drafting, which accelerated my interest and encouraged me to further my studies in architecture.

My specialty is contract documentation and delivering projects, which encompasses preparing drawings, schedules and specifications for pricing in order for builders to tender for the project. I also work on the contract administration. This process enables us to liaise with the builder to ensure the building is constructed according to the architectural documentation. It’s a role that I enjoy. I’m involved in projects during concept design, sketch design and continual design development.

Since I was a toddler, I’ve played the drums—a skill I learnt from my father and am now passing on to my daughters. Studying drums and percussion provided me with self-discipline and the confidence to explore my creative mind. It challenged my way of thinking and these skills have been relevant to my career in architecture.”