de atelier architects

... creating beautiful, sustainable living and working environments.

DE atelier Architects are a multi-skilled practice influencing Melbourne and regional Victoria. Founded in 2003 by Briony Darcy and Leon Eyck they are dedicated to providing innovative, pragmatic and sustainable design solutions to urban and local environs. They produce outcomes that respond to the client's desires, resources and expectations. Delivering design responses that considers the building habitation, the environmental footprint and the influence on the neighbourhood character.  DE atelier Architects are a premier, awarding winning, practice within Victoria.



Architecture, Interior & Landscape Design


Initial Feasibility

Master Planning

Town Planning

Contract Documentation

Building Permit

Contract Administration



Melbourne & Regional Victoria



Bellarine Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula

Great Ocean Road

Otway Ranges


Snowy Mountains

DE atelier’s staff bring with them wide-ranging experience and expertise in OH&S, universal access design, interior design, systems management and quality assurance management. The team assembled ensures that they can deliver a range of high quality projects, within the economic constraints and timelines of our clients.


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Awards & Competitions

2013 Surrey Hills Residence: Winner Single House, Built Environment Awards, City of Whitehorse

2013 Surrey Hills Residence: Featured on Australia Best Houses 


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2012 Commendation Award - Ketel One Bar Competition

National Architecture Awards, Emerging Practices, Australia


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2004 Winner  VicUrban Affordable Home Competition - Suburban Warehouse        



Professional Associations



Architects Registration Board of Victoria 

Registered 2007, Reg. No C51165


Australian Institute of Architects, A+ Practice member

Membership no. 23168

Member since 1996


Bellarine Peninsula & Surf Coast Representative

Residential design services

Member since 2006

State Government

Construction Supplier Register

Department of Transport, Victorian State Government:

Registered since 2009  Id. no. 901619



Moyne Shire Council, Pre-qualificationRegistration 2012

City of Greater Geelong, Pre-qualification Registration 2013


National Disability Insurance Scheme (Disability Care Australia)

Registered Service Provider, Registered No: 53986360

Community Work


Ocean Grove Netball Club

Sponsorship and work with committee in reviewing clubroom design and providing schematic plans.

Ocean Grove Tennis ClubSponsorship and work with committee on clubhouse renovations.
Bancoora Surf Lifesaving Club

Working with club and committee to improve Patrol Tower (2012)

Survey & report of membership and relevant stakeholders to clarify issues around coastal pressures, and the need for planning to accommodate this growth.

Geelong Sustainability GroupMember since 2011. Volunteering for sustainable house open days.
Alpine Shire

Member of the Dinner Plain Committee of Management,

2008-09 Advisory Committee to the Alpine Shire.