Who Are We?

Aspect Z was established in 2001 by architect Paul Zaia. Previously trading as Zaia Architects, the award winning company has developed an impressive portfolio of residential and commercial works along the eastern states of Australia. As building sustainability assessors in NSW, Aspect Z’s philosophy centres on functional, modern architecture complementary to the Australian landscape and lifestyle. A strong focus on passively designed architecture and sustainability is ingrained in all Aspect Z projects. Our projects range from low cost standard home designs, sustainable granny flats, award winning retail interior designs, custom designed single residences and medium density developments. Our work has received numerous architectural and construction awards, as well as being widely published. With over 20 years’ experience in the building industry, including intimate experience within the engineering and construction fields, Paul Zaia and the Aspect Z team offers a wholistic and functional service, working closely with their clients to generate architectural solutions that match their lifestyles. As building sustainability assessors, builders, and building sustainability assessors in NSW, we are able to offer an all-encompassing service, for your individual needs.



Paul Zaia

Director, Architect and Project Manager of Aspect Z, Paul Zaia, has over twenty years experience in the building industry, including an intimate experience within the engineering and construction fields.

As a sustainable residential specialist, Paul Zaia offers a wholistic and functional architectural service. An award winning architect and highly experienced project manager, his philosophy centres on functional, modern architecture complementary to the Australian landscape and lifestyle.

As project manager, Paul works closely with his hand-picked team of quality tradespeople and consultants, to create buildings of an enviable standard.

Paula Zaia

Director, Office Manager and Building Sustainability Assessor of Aspect Z, Paula Zaia is a nationally accredited building energy efficiency assessor with over twelve years extensive experience in all forms of residential assessment. A member of the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors, Paula is nationally accredited in BERS Pro Plus software and has an intimate understanding of the building thermal performance regulations including the BASIX SEPP and regulations embedded within the BCA.

With an intimate understanding of the principals of passive design and an extensive knowledge of products, materials and construction methods; effective pathways to compliance are achieved with respect to the individual project design, client’s lifestyle wishes and budget constraints. Her high rate of return clients is testament to her quality service.