José  A.  Alfano FRAIA, AIA, RIBA MAA is the  Founder and Managing Design Director of Studio Alfano Architects(Alfano Pty Ltd Architects) a specialized design research based practice headquartered in Melbourne Australia working in the International Arena with Project Offices in New York, Hanoi & Victoria Brazil  and an IT Lab in Singapore  / London UK .

Alfano Studio is a research based interdisciplinary practice focused on Environmental Sustainibility in  Architecture, Urban Design, Specialist Digital Engineering & IT solutions and innovative integrated design outcomes. 

The Studio offers integrated design and construction services with workplaces and strategic alliances throughout Australia, New Zealand, USA, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Brazil and the Middle East .

We fulfil the role of principal lead design  /  creativity consultant driving major international projects working with multinational and Inter-govenmental groups such as AECOM, WSP, Mott MacDonald, Brookfield Multiplex & Lend Lease.

Special Expertise 

José has an international record of achievement in a wide range of Major Architecture Projects, Masterplanning  and Urban Interventions.

José is an expert in Waterfront Design, specialised Buildings including Tall Towers, Marine Terminals, Hospitality , Health & Commercial buildings, Urban Design, Major Retail, Hospitality, Commercial, Research, Educational facilities and Public Infrastructure projects requireing specialized technical solutions. 

Jose has also fulfilled the role of project Creative Director / Thought Leadeship Leader on major public & private (PPP)sector projects as well as appionted to numerious Government Advisory roles both Nationallay and Internationally. 


José brings over 30 years of extensive global experience and practice involving Major Project Initiation, Planning & Legisalation, Validation,  Buisness Cases and Delivery Ovesight .    


Master of Architecture - Graduate School of Architecture Planning & Preservation - Columbia University, New York, New York

Bachelor of Arts - Architecture - Columbia College – (Formerly Kings College)

Columbia University, New York, New York

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects

Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects

Architect Member American Institute of Architects

Registered Architect - New South Wales - A9025

Registered Architect - State of Victoria - A5015

Registered Architect - Queensland - 5621

Registered Architect – Western Australia - 2014 

Registered Architect – New Zealand - 3143

Licensed Architect - District of Columbia USA  -201298

NCARB Certificate 99197

Member Danish Association of Architects - Arkitekt MAA Nr 22451

Member CTBUH - Chicago 

Honorary Fellow Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering University Of Melbourne 2008-18

Director - IADV - Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria 

Director / Co - Founder Urbanetic Pte Ltd - SIngapore www.urbanetic .io 

Director / Alfano + Grasselli S.A.   - Vitoria Brazil  

Director / Paonessa & Alfano Pty Ltd - NSW

Full Bio & Folio on request.. 

José A. Alfano