“We found Melissa and Sumant to be personable and friendly, yet professional and extremely talented at what they do. This made us feel immediately comfortable and trust that they would deliver the best possible outcome.

They understood our brief from the beginning and it was comforting to know that we were on the same page throughout the initial planning and design stages. They knew that we wanted a family home full of natural light and space; something that we can grow into and they have delivered just that.

Sumant thoroughly took us through each process and stage in detail using language that we can understand and explaining the jargon. Renovating a home can be a stressful task, however Sumant and Melissa have made this task a joy, with their flexibility to work with our plan, budget and timeframes. We appreciate their attention to detail and creativity; really opening up our minds to what our family home can become. We have enjoyed the journey so far and really look forward to continuing our journey with Sumant and Melissa”.

R. Lane-Smith, Kariong

“My partner and I had been speaking and dreaming about improving our home for sometime. Luckily for us our neighbours, of which we share the same wall, also share the same dream. We agreed that we needed an architect and that lead us to find Tanna Green Architects.

Upon our first meeting, it was obvious that Sumant and Melissa were all about building positive relationships thus, creating positive spaces to make a home. We found Sumant & Melissa to be personable, positive, professional, enthusiastic, friendly and creative individuals, who clearly understood the meaning and significance of ‘home’.

In this time we have been working closely with Sumant, who has been exemplary in leading us through the process of home renovations. There is a lot to know and take into account about home renovations; including the legalities, overshadowing, FSR and DA Approval. Sumant with his extraordinary patience and extensive knowledge, has guided us through the details to provide a transparent and professional service; all the while remaining friendly and understanding to any questions.

Thank you Tanna Green Architects we couldn’t have started this adventure without you and, we look forward to celebrating with you upon completion.”

T. Taliulu, Manly


“We were originally introduced to Sumant and Melissa from TGA after a number of false starts with draftsman and other architects, all leaving us with an incomplete vision and no overall solution.  Our house was in a run down state and was suffering from prior owners attempts at disparate renovations.

At that stage we had a young family and needed to modernize the house as well as introducing some practicalities making it more family friendly.  We wanted to change our property from an ordinary square house into something that would fit in with the surroundings but at the same time be different.

Our brief to TGA was that this was a long-term project and it needed to be staged to fit with financial requirements.  TGA spent considerable time with us listening to our ideas and then carefully coaching us to establish realistic expectations.  They introduced ideas that challenged us and enabled us to understand the art of the possible.

With TGA’s guidance we were able to visualize a family home that we felt like would work for us. TGA helped us to stage the project and integrated this staging into the design from conception.

After the first stage of construction we were so impressed with the results we are now more open to challenging design ideas.

As well as the beautiful architectural design, we asked TGA for a design that kept the house cool in summer, warm in winter and allowed plenty of natural light to all parts of the house.  After living in the built design for several years the house still delivers all these things and all the materials and finishes selected by TGA have withstood the test of time.

We were also impressed with the smooth approval of the Development Application, which was approved by Council in 3 weeks, without objections or hiccups.  Our builder has commented several times about the attention to detail of TGA’s Construction Documentation and has had no problems interpreting the detail.

We are currently in the construction process of another stage of the design and no matter what their workload is TGA always make themselves available for us.  We always feel like a valued client.

We would happily recommend Tanna Green Architects as creative and professional architects.”

D. O’Doherty, Manly Vale


“Tanna Green Architects were instrumental in our home renovation. Their attention to detail and drive was a major factor in successfully achieving an innovative design and ultimately in attaining a tough council approval. We strove for something quite different and the results that TGA delivered went beyond our expectations. Their creativity and technical excellence were beyond reproach. Working with them was always a pleasure.”

D. Vella, Newtown


“When the tenants vacated my house, it was in such a state that the last thing I wanted to do was move in.  From the first conversation, Tanna Green Architects understood what I wanted to achieve with the renovation and also understood that I had a limited budget.

Their final design “ticked all the boxes” and I’ve never regretted the decision to renovate. I now have a light-filled, open, spacious home that I love.  Emotionally it’s been a 360 degree turn-around, from wanting to get rid of it to now loving everything about it.

Melissa and Sumant were life savers and have been closely involved in the process from design, through construction to final realization of the dream.

Thank you both!”

R. Benjamin, Lilyfield


“We engaged Tanna Green Architects to design our start-up restaurant. The change of use meant we had to work within strict council regulations on a very limited budget. The scope of work was extensive for a new restaurant that needed to incorporate all services, amenities and a full commercial kitchen. Melissa and Sumant were easy to talk to, they listened closely, understood our vision and kept us informed of what was happening every step of the way. They presented creative designs and solutions for our particular situation.

They were invaluable throughout the Development Application process and managed the entirety of the liaison with council and the extensive documentation.  Through Tanna Green Architect’s management, the Development Application and subsequent Construction Certificate were granted quickly and we were able to open without delay.  Their approach to our restaurant was efficient, professional, comprehensive and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Their knowledge of planning and construction regulations was extensive and they found solutions that were easy and relevant for the site and our budget.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tanna Green Architects and have done so many times.”

E. Bowron, Newtown


“We are very happy with Tanna Green Architect’s work and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them. They spent time discussing with us how we currently use our space and how we would like to use it in the future and as a result their design reflects our lifestyle well.

They found ways to enhance the positive attributes of our house and provided clever solutions to address the difficult aspects. Their approach responds well to the surrounding environment and the final design strikes an excellent balance between the existing and new. Thank you to Melissa and Sumant of TGA for finding creative solutions that fulfilled our brief.”

M. Fabian, Surry Hills