Tribe Architecture

Tom Velich is the principal of Tribe Architecture with more than 20 years professional experience. He is registered with the NSW Board of Architects and is a member of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Tom studied at the University of Newcastle and graduated with first class honours. He has recently spent 13 years residing in Perth, working for a number of high profile Perth architectural and development firms, predominantly on a number of large residential projects.

Tribe Architecture is an innovative small practice based in Newcastle, which offers a personalised and collaborative architectural service throughout Australia, specialising in the design and construction of new homes, residential alterations and additions, and smaller scale commercial projects including single and multi-residential developments.

Tribe Architecture is committed to creating contemporary architecture through the organic assimilation of climate, site parameters, infrastructure and briefing requirements. Projects are underpinned by sustainable, passive design principles, allowing the evolution of an individual design solution which is distinctive and unique.

The development of the design of a building is conceived such that the building parts are all essentially interrelated and are conceived and developed in relation to the whole.


Personalised and collaborative architectural service.


Design solutions which are more
distinctive and unique.


Sustainable passive design principles.