peckvonhartel is a widely recognised national architectural design practice with the reputation and commitment to deliver exceptional design and professional expertise.

The practice was established in 1980 by Senior Principals Robert Peck AM and Yvonne von Hartel AM and has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra operating in a national capacity.

Our portfolio is extensive and multidisciplinary, ranging from large scale master-planning and urban design, architecture and interior design. Our professional capacity is cross sectored to create intelligent and innovative design solutions to our clients based on business outcomes rather than sector.

We provide design services to all facets of the built environment including advisory, project development, planning and management, procurement advice, execution, and expert witness services.

We are trusted and loyal advisors to our clients. We listen deeply to our clients’ objectives and respond with intelligent and responsible design solutions. We advocate for the best solution and are focused to drive inclusive and thorough processes in all our work.

The practice participates in the community at the broadest level. Senior Principals Robert Peck and Yvonne von Hartel have individually received an Order of Australia for their contributions to urban design, architecture, design and building.


Our processes are based on quality assurance and rigor founded on 40 years of experience and commitment to excellence. Design excellence is achieved when our client’s needs, visions and objectives are fully realised. This requires a heathy and sustained relationship between design team and client.

peckvonhartel continues to maintain ANZ/NZS ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and AS 4801 certifications which are linked to our policies and procedures, underpinned by our client relationship management processes.

Our practice is recognised for our commitment to design excellence, our extensive design awards both nationally and internationally a representative of this.

Our design pillars reinforce our commitment to excellence.

We are unique.

We strive to understand and respond to our client’s business drivers. We use design as a business tool for our clients. We use cross sector expertise to drive best thinking.

We are insight driven.

Our design is underpinned by strategy. We strive to solve complex problems. We are commercially responsible.

 We are inclusive.

Our design process creates deep engagement and codesign. We believe in partners and alliances to improve project outcomes. We commit to senior expertise throughout each project.

We design for integrity.

We have 40 years of heritage founded on quality and professionalism. We believe in timeless sophisticated and responsible design. We are recognised and trusted industry advisors.


Underpinning all aspects of our approach is a commitment to sustainability. We implement sustainable design practices through all facets of a project: from innovative technology, the whole life commitment and application of specifications, to how a project is managed and operated short and long term.

peckvonhartel completed the first 5 star Green Star rated office fit-out in Australia for Land Victoria. Our practice also completed the first platinum WELL accredited building in Australia, the second globally.

Senior Principal, Yvonne von Hartel has been Chair of the Sustainable Buildings Committee of Standards Australia. Senior Principal, Robert Peck represented the Building Codes Board at the Green Buildings Conference in Pittsburgh as a member of the Australian Green Building Mission.


Our practice is underpinned by our values which support all approaches to our work.

Committed. We take ownership, we solve problem, we are passionate about delivering for our clients.

Considered. We listen to learn; we communicate thoughtfully, and we are professional.

Intelligent. We apply knowledge, insight and deep thinking we drive design innovation, we add value at every touchpoint.

Genuine. We are solutions driven, we are engaging and open and we value collaboration and partners.