Joseph and Michael first met during university, completing both a bachelor of Design
Architecture and a Masters of Architecture together. They reunited as employees at a
boutique architecture firm and cemented their professional relationship while collaborating
on multiple projects.

Joe moved away from the traditional architecture space and into design & construct building design, where he became the principle designer for Metricon’s architect-designed Signature Range, and subsequently became design principle for a builder/developer specialising in multi-residential projects.

Michael continued working with architects, spanning from Australia’s largest architecture firm to a small firm specialising in suburban hospitality projects, to eventually leading medium-high multi residential projects as an associate for an architect/development firm.

Invilla was started by Joseph and Michael, who share the core belief that good quality architecture should be affordable to everyone. They collated their experience and highlighted the best of both types of the design and construct process to form the basis of Invilla.

By collaborating directly with a team of consultants and working with builders from early in the design process, Invilla can apply practicality & affordability to their projects from the start. By utilising in-house interior design and external consultants such as engineering teams, certifiers and town planners, Invilla can reduce costs to the client, resulting in an exciting project where the client has more to spend on their project.


“…to make architecture affordable to everyone”

Invilla apply a ‘Design and Construct’ mentality to each project, while providing the detail and the quality design you would expect from any architect.


We typically help our clients in the following ways

Design & Architecture

Townplanning Reviews

Builder & Tender Selection & Reviews

Site Finding

Consultant Selection

Development Approval Documentation

Site Reviews

Design To Budget

Building Approval Documentation


Joseph Verrills

Design Principal
B.DES (Arch); M.ARCH

I became interested in architecture at a young age. I always loved arts and technical drawing. In early high school, I realised I could combine my love of arts and tech drawing with architecture and set out my goals of completing my Bachelor and Masters of Architecture.

Biggest achievement to date must be starting Invilla Architecture, working with so many wonderful clients and seeing their dreams and our designs come to reality through the design process. We’ve been fortunate to have many wonderful clients and homes built and excited to see many more into the future.

Michael Johnston

Senior Architect
B.DES (Arch); M.ARCH

I’ve always been interested in design and some of my earliest memories are of drawing. As a kid, my older brother would always be designing (and still is) and I would always be trying to draw as well as him.

We’d draw cars and houses the most, so when my aunt and uncle were looking to build a new house when I was about 7 or 8, and I drew up some concepts including a detailed section showing how everyone would interact with each room. Later doing graphics in high school and work experience at an architecture firm solidified my decision to study architecture at QUT.


Jake Dargan

Production Draftsperson
Graduate of Architecture

Architecture & Design has always been my desired career path. I joined the construction industry in middle school, which allowed me to gain a solid foundation to support my future growth.

Since starting my journey, I have played an integral role in a range of teams that delivered projects in the commercial and multi-residential space and boat design.

Maryam Khalili

Architect Design Assistant

I became interested in architecture since I was a little girl as I always wanted to design and build my own dreamy home.

My biggest work achievement was being the coordination manager for a 150,000sqm commercial project and being able to overcome all the challenges both technical and client aspects.

Dean Maguire

Interior Design
Design Assistant

My passion for design, architecture and drawing has been with me all my life.

I love helping client’s turn inspiration into reality by working with them closely to design spaces they can enjoy for a lifetime.

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