About 8i Architects

Innovative Design Solutions

8i Architects is a design based architectural practice specialising ininnovative, functional, cost effectiveand sustainable design solutions underpinned by precise detailed documentation resulting in well regarded constructable developments.

The firm was founded by Brisbane trained architects Hieu Nguyen B. Arch (Hons 1) and Charmaine Kai B. Arch (Hons) in 2005.

Since then, 8i Architects has grown to include project architects and architectural technical support staff to enhance the practice’s ability to provide a comprehensive service to clients.

Our focus is on design excellence and the creation of quality spaces that are unique to the site and the client.


Innovative Design implementation and effective project management is integral to 8i’s philosophy. We take the time to understand the clients needs, and work with them to brainstorm initial concepts and designs before drafting and documentation is finalised. 


Collaboration with the client and other professionals is welcomed to ensure critical feedback is attained to get the best outcome. 8i design management incorporates quality solutions with a focus on control of cost over the life of the building, not just the building construction. Our programme management, accessibility, flexibility and timeliness of delivery is second to none.

Project Experience

Managing projects up to $110 million

Education Facilities up to $50 million

Specialist Processing Facilities up to $50 million 

Specialist Government Facilities up to $60 million 

Medical and IVF Design Specialist

Commercial, Retail and Office Developments

Industrial Developments

Age Care Facilities

Retail Fitouts

Medical Fitouts

Office Fitouts

Government Fitouts

Interior Design

Environmentally Sustainable Design 

Multi-Residential and Mixed-Use Developments

Residential Design over $1.5 million

Who We Are

8i Architects is a Brisbane based architectural design practice specialising in innovative, functional and sustainable design solutions.

What We Do

Our focus is on design excellence and the creation of quality spaces that is unique to the site and the client. We strive to incorporate qualities of the context into the built design through innovative aesthetics and ESD (Environmentally Sustainable Development) principles.

Why Choose Us

We are committed to applying our knowledge and expertise throughout all stages of the architectural design and documentation process. We have a proven track record of delivering document on schedule for projects with short timeframes.

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8i Architects

8i Architects is a Brisbane based architectural design practice specialising in innovative, functional and sustainable design solutions. Our focus is on design excellence, providing quality spaces that are unique to the site and the client’s needs.


I have worked with Charmaine, Hieu and the team at 8i Architects for the past 6 years. I can honestly say that if you want no nonsense, non-ego based, well thought through and sensible architecture then let 8i manage your project for you. 


In my opinion 8i are big enough to handle projects up to the value of around $100m but small enough to provide the level of service that you won't get from the larger architectural firms who will give your project to a junior architect to manage. 


Michael Page

Project Officer, University of Queensland

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