Byron Bay & Hinterlands


We have been creating award winning residential homes in Byron Bay for over 15 years. Our local knowledge and established relationships with council, consultants, and builders ensures a smooth process of approval and construction.

The Zaher team is small but it packs a punch. This gives us the ability to have the principlearchitect personally involved in all our projects.
We engage with a limited number of clients at a time, ensuring the highest quality of service for our projects.
We are proud to work with some of the finest builders, craftsmen and trades the area has to offer, guaranteeing premium outcomes.

Sam Zaher


Sam Zaher is a registered architect and member of the Australian Institute of Architects with extensive education and experience . Sam has worked on numerous public, urban and residential projects, including the award-winning Olympic Village in Homebush Bay and the Walsh Bay Precinct, Sydney.

Graduating from UTS Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (Hons), Sam has over 20 years of experience in the architectural industry. Prior to his studies of architecture Sam studied drafting and before that he studied and worked as an engineer -so you know you are getting a wealth of knowledge that very few of his competitors in Australia can match.

In 2004 Sam and his family relocated to the North Coast of New South Wales and established Zaher Architects in the inspiring hinterland of Byron Bay, giving Sam an opportunity to be of service to the people of the region.

Sam and his clients often pair timeless beautiful bold design with the latest advancements in environmental innovation. The result is a living experience that is luxurious and that won’t cost the earth. 


Mercedes Mambort


Mercedes Mambort studied Bachelor Degree and Masters Architecture at R.M.I.T, one the world’s top design-oriented architecture schools, as well overseas study in Vienna and Italy. Over the last 12 years Mercedes has worked for some of Australia’s most highly regarded architecture firms, as well as exhibiting at international architecture exhibitions, including the 2012 Venice Biennale of Architecture, teaching at Monash University and sitting on the Victorian Chapter Council at the Australian Institute of Architects, as the EmAGN graduate representative. In 2016 Mercedes sought a sea change, opting for a more balanced lifestyle in the Byron Shire. She brings fresh eyes, new perspectives and a level of technical skills beyond architecture that is enhancing the Zaher offering. 


Luxury that won't cost the Earth





We believe in beautiful spaces, where light, the landscape and the environment enhances people’s lives and adds value to their investment.


Our ecological concerns extend beyond energy use, we aim to provide architecture that last and adapts well to the harsh Australian climate.



P  : (02) 66 849 408
M : 0414 974 088
E  :
A  : 795 Federal Drive, Federal NSW 2480

P   : (02) 66 849 408
M  : 0414 974 088
E   :
A   : 795 Federal Drive, Federal NSW 2480

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