Studio for Architecture


LINTEL is a Sydney-based studio for architecture.

Hard-wearing and often unnoticed, a lintel is the horizontal support that lays atop an opening and allows our passing through. Whether to a place familiar or not, the lintel provides an opportunity. LINTEL Studio For Architecture can be thought of in these terms, designing forward-thinking buildings with a backwards glance. We employ quality materials that have been selected responsibly in the pursuit of effortless performance and timeless compositions. Keenly aware of the infallibility of rigorous processes, the studio builds with excellence from the ground up. Behind new ideas and their realisation is a support, it’s LINTEL.

Each project is an opportunity to test our core values in real time, providing a dynamic interface that brings passionate clients and talented collaborators into conversation. Prioritising this constant communication, we are able to ensure three things – that our clients love their new spaces, that those who work on the site can be proud of their efforts, and that we deliver a program abundant with architectural merit and a kindness afforded to the built environment. Architecture, we insist, can be a joy to develop.


Nominated Architect
NSW 10022

Emiliano Miranda


Studio Director Emiliano Miranda emigrated to Australia from Mexico City. Landing in Sydney to further his study of Architecture, Emiliano was required to secure several academic scholarships in order to achieve his graduation from UNSW and allow his stay in the country. Since, Emiliano has worked with several leading design offices and assumed a teaching position at his alma mater university.

Emiliano founded LINTEL Studio in 2021 with the goal of conceiving a generous practice able to contribute positively to Australia’s built environment, and to the industry’s constituents. Students, employees, clients, craftspeople, builders, and consultants are fundamental collaborators in the firm’s projects and people with whom Emiliano is keen to share his gaining momentum. LINTEL is committed to celebrating cultural and linguistic diversity within their operation. The practice has set out not only to foster architectural brilliance, but a healthy and balanced work environment day-to-day.


Susan Meng

Architectural Assistant

Susan’s interests lie at the intersection of art and architecture, where the laws defining the two disciplines are no longer perceptible. Colour, light, form and texture underpin her approach to organising space. Susan is set to graduate a Master of Architecture from the University of New South Wales in 2024, where she holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (with the Dean’s recognition for academic excellence). Susan was named the NSW Super Studio winner in 2020, for her development of an outstanding project in just one day.

B.Arch M.Arch

Raphael Newell

Architectural Graduate

Raf was awarded the Institute of Architects’ 2022 NSW Graduate Medal for his unique approach to architecture. He is interested in the repercussions of the past on built and social environments and has gained experience working on large, public developments, and with adaptive re-use on a smaller scale. In either case, Raf prioritises connection and foregrounds the potential of design to better acquaint people and places. His award-winning project took Sydney’s medium density housing as its point of departure and strategised around its betterment in policy and practice. Raf holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture and a Master of Architecture (University of Technology Sydney).


William Xie

Architectural Assistant

For his academic achievements, Will has received the Paul White/APG Award, the John Haskell Scholarship, nominated for the RIBA President’s Medal (Bronze), and twice been acknowledged on the University of New South Wales Dean’s list. These tremendous accolades reflect his interest in innovative architecture, and the kinds of interactions that built environments can foster. Will holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (UNSW) and is currently completing his postgraduate Master of Architecture qualification (2023).


The Local Project, House Bean view
Artedomus, House Bean view
Habitus Living, House Bean view
Houses Awards, Studio Elroy view
Houses Awards, House Bean view
Dulux, Studio Elroy view
Architecture AU, Studio Elroy view
The Design Files, Studio Elroy view
Australian Interior Design Awards, House Bean view
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Vogue Living, Studio Elroy view
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