Practice Executive, Senior Principal


Practice Executive, Senior Principal

Adam Pustola

Practice Executive, Senior Principals

Adam Pustola is a Senior Principal at Lyons and a Design Architect who specialises in the creative and strategic development and delivery of complex public and institutional projects. He brings his broad interest in culture, communities, and cities to provide experienced design leadership to every stage of a project—from master planning through to delivery.

For over a decade, Adam has skillfully led client consultations and creative engagements at all levels of an organisation. His approach ensures clients, design partners and consultants are active participants in an open, creative and collective process. This process routinely challenges assumptions and encourages the pursuit of design opportunities at every scale, bringing to the fore insights about place and cultural influence.

Adam’s dedication to design culture sees him actively contribute both to Lyons’ studio culture and, more broadly, with the wider design community. External to the practice, Adam provokes discussions about contemporary architecture as an RMIT Design Studio leader, through his positions on the Open House Melbourne Building Council, Australian Institute of Architects awards jury and former Chapter Councillor, and as mentor and presenter in public forums.

  • Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Hons) – University of Melbourne

  • Registrations



  • Memberships


    Chapter Councillor, AIA Victorian Chapter

    Association Member, Open House Melbourne

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“My design philosphy involves listening, observing and creating through a design conversation.”

Design Philosophy

“It’s important that we build trust with our clients for even our most ‘out there’ ideas. They have to see themselves in the idea. Through building trust you can also surprise clients and exceed how they might have imagined the project.”

Working With You

“My favourite thing about public architecture is the creativity that comes throught design conversations. I find that once you’re in a convo with someone you never know where the conversation might go. It’s exciting and that for me is the essence of creativty”

Public Architecture