“Every great design begins with an even better story”

– Lorinda Mamo

Made By Alas work to combine the fundamentals of balance, form and function to ensure every space tells its’ own compelling story that is unique to your way of living.

Let us tell your story.

Upcoming Projects

Balgowlah Residence

WATCH THIS SPACE

2 Storey dual occupancy.

ARCHITECT: Cradle
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Dilcara Projects
SUBURB: Balgowlah
YEAR: 2021

2 Storey dual occupancy.

ARCHITECT: Cradle
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Dilcara Projects
SUBURB: Balgowlah
YEAR: 2021

Triple storey residency overlooking the spit.

ARCHITECT: Ursino Architects
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Dilcara Projects
SUBURB: Mosman
YEAR: 2021

Triple storey residency featuring an indoor swimming pool.

ARCHITECT: Platform 5 Design
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Owner Builder
SUBURB: Strathfield
YEAR: 2021

4 Storey multi-residential beachside apartments.

ARCHITECT: PBD Architects
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Dilcara Projects
SUBURB: Why
YEAR: 2021

7 high-end senior living residences.

ARCHITECT: Barry Rush
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Owner Builder
SUBURB: St Ives
YEAR: Build Commencing 2021

8 luxury beachside apartments.

DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Made by Alas
Project Management
SUBURB: The Entrance
YEAR: Build Commencing 2022

LATEST PROJECT

Sandringham Residence

Meet the team

MANNY ALAS
Director

HOBBIES: FISHING, GOLF, TEQUILA CONNISEUR

Manny Alas is a Sydney based Design Director with over 35 years of experience in joinery, furniture and construction. In the last decade, Manny has owned one of Sydney’s premium surface studios specialising in Italian tiles, natural stone, terrazzo and all species of timber flooring.

After moving back from Greece at the young age of 14, Manny started working for his family-run business Constantine Kitchens and Joinery based in Alexandria. This family-run business mainly designed and built kitchens and joinery in the Eastern Suburbs and Lower North Shore. Being a leader in the industry then has remained with Manny who has stuck to this tradition until today.

After a decade in the joinery business, Manny moved into the furniture industry. There he set up Sydney’s first Forty Winks store in Alexandria in 1995 and in Annandale in 2002. In 2004 he moved his operations to the Alexandria Homemaker Centre. With design in mind, he set up the Forty Winks Flagship Store one of Australia’s incredibly designed bedding stores, changing the way bedding stores look to what we see today.

In the early 2000s he also designed and imported furniture from overseas where he supplied most major retailers. He continued to also renovate and build homes on the side, something that he also had always had a passion for.

In 2010 whilst sourcing hard surfaces for his new family home, he noticed that there was a significant gap in the market for architects, designers, owner builders and developers to be serviced by a one stop shop of hard surfaces. His vision led him to open Alexandria Tiles and Flooring. This was one of the first stores of it’s kind in Australia to provide design assistance whilst providing clients with a one stop shop experience for all flooring products including timber, terrazzo, tiles, stone and carpet.

Manny’s vision is to exceed client expectations by allowing their dreams become reality. He loves to take risks and be daring, whilst also considering the client’s needs for function and practicality.

Applying a hands-on approach to project managing the entire design process from concept creation, client presentations and managing suppliers and builders, Manny oversees the completion of the entire project.

Manny lives by the belief of knowing the design rules and when to break them.

SPIROULA STATHAKIS
Design Director/ Managing Partner

HOBBIES: SINGING, SOCCER, SALTED CARAMEL

Spiroula is a qualified Interior Architect with over 10 years’ experience in the design and construction industry. Spiroula has extensive experience in many diverse aspects of the industry including commercial, multi-unit residential, medical, hospitality and high end residential working closely with her clients from concept, design development and coordination through to construction.

Spiroula’s thirst for knowledge has allowed her the opportunity to expand within various facets of the industry including gaining extensive knowledge and interest in joinery design through managing design departments within joinery companies and having the opportunity to explore joinery design and trends internationally. Spiroula’s experience includes designing showrooms for large Australian brands such as Good Guys & Freedom nationally, designed for TV shows such as The Block, Reno Rumble and Deadline Designs.

Having the opportunity to design Australia’s first Co-Living space UKO, a concept derived from the USA and Europe, further accelerated Spiroula’s career which went on to win best in Architectural Interiors for the Good Design Australia awards and was shortlisted in the Australian House Awards. Throughout the design development, Spiroula benefited and expanded her knowledge of bespoke joinery design further through international travel to Shanghai, China. Some additional notable projects include: Crown Casino Barangaroo, Mercure Hotels, Veriu Hotels.

Spiroula prides herself In her attention to detail and her ability to work closely with clients, fellow designers and all relevant trades, builders and developers to ensure all projects meet the client brief and are executed to precision.

Media:

Podcast – “Secrets of Confident Women – Being a kick ass confident woman in a male dominated industry”
Podcast – “The KBC Design Podcast – Episode 7”
Sydney Build Expo speaker 2021 – Diversity in Construction Panel

TIFFANY KEHYAYAN
Senior Interior Designer

HOBBIES: KAYAKING, MY DOG, PROFESSIONAL SWIMMER

With over 5 years experience in the design and construction industry, Tiffany holds a Diploma of Interior Design and a Bachelor of Interior Design at Billy Blue college of design working to create unique, functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces. Her strong sense of style, eye for colour and design, and great attention to detail makes her an invaluable asset for our company and the clients alike.

Working predominantly in the high-end residential sector, Tiffany uses an intuitive approach in understanding the client’s vision and establishing a brief to produce desirable results. Working through the entire process ensuring the design intent is reflected throughout the design development, documentation and execution stages. Tiffany’s experience was further expanded through her work at a boutique high-end residential design firm in the affluent Eastern suburbs of Sydney working in the Design and Construction sector.

This experience allowed her to navigate through multiple stages of the process from client correspondence, conceptual design, procurement, design development and documentation, project management and site coordination. This multifaceted role expanded her knowledge across the design and construction process in its entirety which has in turn resulted in a more well rounded designer.

STEVIE WANDA
Therapist

HOBBIES: FOOD CRITIC, BOXING

Travelling all the way from Asia with over 20 years experience in the industry, Stevie is a qualified Counsellor who uses a holistic approach to help others heal - Stevie specialises in aqua therapy and natural minerals.

Stevie fights to ensure we are a betta workplace.

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