Principal Designer and Company Director Mariana Gagula has worked in the architectural design and construction industry for almost twenty years. She brings with her industry savvy that only time, experience in the business and talent can bring. After completing her Architectural Building Design & Drafting Diploma she spent many years working in various boutique firms in Melbourne, creating a diverse and standout portfolio, later breaking out on her own to see her own vision and direction come to life in the form of 369 Building Design. Continuing her professional and personal development, throughout the years her creation has taken on a life of its own.
Design is in Mariana’s blood, from an early age her unique creativity did not go unnoticed, with much time spent in wondrous imagination, drawing and creating. Some of her first memories involve being at family construction sites and becoming fascinated with the nature of spaces inside and out, often contemplating how she could beautify them even more.
A world traveler, nature lover of earth based wisdom and holistic healer, Mariana’s understanding and passion for the psychology of spaces and close connection to the subtle environments in which we live and work make her an “outside the box” artist. Her strong empathetic and intuitive streak sparks her passion for enhancing how a space makes you feel, moving beyond superficial facades for the latest trends. She loves being able to walk into an existing room, see and feel exactly what remedy it needs for a total transformation, to enhance quality of life for the occupant.
369 Building Design in Carlton is a creative architectural laboratory that facilitates the creation of harmonious spaces that people love to live in. We adhere to the three principles of good architectural design: durability, utility and beauty. Our intention is to create designs that celebrate the experience of spaces, and life within them. Our holistic approach aims to consolidate functional and practical principles of beauty, nature, energy of spaces i.e. Feng Shui and Geomancy, as well as sustainability for the conscious consumer. We work with you to bring your vision to life and take care of all the necessities to make the whole process as carefree as possible for you, the client.
We incorporate art, design, architecture, interior and landscape design as a whole package, as we believe all components are necessary for the best outcome. These aspects complement each other are interwoven.
Our specialty areas involve Multi-Unit Developments and Town Planning applications as well as new designs for private residences, renovations, extensions and commercial. We can also assist in site selection and provide remedies for the transformation of existing home or work space environment.