Key Personnel


Peter Jodrell – Director

Associate of Architecture 1979, AIA 1981, Registered Architect (WA)

Peter has been practicing architecture for more than 46 years, initially working for local Perth firms and then in London before the establishment of his own studio in 1973, since then he has always indulged in his passion for design and construction.

Throughout his career, Peter has embraced the concept of developing a close working relationship with his clients in order to identify and understand their specific briefing requirements.  Evolving design solutions that specifically respond to site and climate is something that he has always strived for in order to achieve the appropriate design response.  From the early 80s, Peter has promoted low energy, passive solar design solutions, years before this was a mainstream topic.  This has broadened recently to embrace sustainability and building life cycle considerations.
Peter has been an active participation in many community groups.  For more than 20 years he has been a member of the City of South Perth Design Advisory Committee, which is a key element in assisting the assessment of important projects.  More recently, he has also taken up a similar position at the City of Melville.

Peter has a passion for good design that carefully considers the primary features of the site, the climatic conditions, and the way the built form responds to these factors to meet the client brief.

“Architecture is an addictive profession. I still get a thrill when a new job comes in, and love the anticipation of working together with clients to find a solution that is particular to their needs. Responding to site, climate, views, briefing issues, council planning schemes remain a challenge, to see how all these can be worked into a successful building”.

Simon Jodrell – Director

B.Arch (UWA 2006); B.Env.Des (UWA 2003); B.PHE (UWA 1998)

Simon has been directly involved in the building industry in some capacity for the last 16 years.  This began in his youth through work with building trades and has progressed to include schematic design, construction documentation, contract administration and project management.

Simon has extensive local and international experience with various architectural practices.  Most of the early years were spent working in a quite a small practice which resulted in complete exposure to all aspects of architecture and building despite the relative inexperience.

Having become accustomed to a very high level of responsibility early in his career, Simon has concentrated much time into continued development of industry knowledge and business development in recent years.  This apprenticeship provided a great platform from which take the next step in jointly forming Motus Architecture with the other directors.

Simon has a passion for good building practice.  While great design is a crucial ingredient and integral to the service provided, being able to co-ordinate a cohesive working environment with the building team has a profound effect on the success of a project.  Simon enjoys the role of being a conduit between an architectural concept and construction realities. 

“Creating buildings and spaces that enhance the lifestyle of its occupants is one of the great rewards of this job.  It is extremely satisfying when the entire project team have a great sense of pride at what has been created at the end of any Motus project.”

Adriano Piviali – Director

B.Arch (UWA 2004), B.Env.Des (UWA 2002); AIA 2009; Registered Architect (WA)

Graduating from the University of Western Australia in 2004, Adriano has gained a broad range of experience working as project leader on numerous projects ranging from small homes to large scale mixed use developments.  He cut his teeth at one of Perth’s leading design firms and has spent the last 8 years gaining valuable experience in schematic design, documentation, tendering and contract administration.

What inspires Adriano about architecture is the ability to enhance the way people experience and inhabit spaces and influence our culture as a whole.  Well thought-out evocative architecture and clients that are willing to trust in their architect make for a winning combination.
Adriano is passionate about architecture, health, environment and ocean wildlife.  He has a particular interest in sustainable design and buildings that embrace new environmentally friendly technologies.  Adriano has embraced the idiom ‘the devil is in the details’, which expresses the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly.  He ensures this attention to detail is brought to all facets of the services we provide.

“Architecture brings together the arts, sciences, environment and humanity.  It has the ability to positively affect the quality of people’s lives and there is no greater reward than seeing this materialize.”

Nick Silich – Architect

M.Arch Hons. (UWA 2007), B.Env.Des (UWA 2005); AIA 2010; Registered Architect (WA)

Graduating from the University of Western Australia in 2007 with first class honors, Nick brings 5 years local experience to the practice.  Initially worked for one of Perth largest practices, and subsequently for a smaller firm he has developed a wide grounding in both micro and macro scale projects.

What Nick likes about the architecture profession is that it responds to the specific physical and subconscious needs of the client.  He draws inspiration from highly detailed and complex architecture that influences the way we inhabit our environment, in a positive way.

Nick is particularly passionate about the use of highly detailed and intricate materials within architecture. From luxurious marble to rough sawn timber, the materiality of a space can influence the senses of a person in a profound way.  He believes that developing a design with the finest of detail is as important to the outcome as the larger scale site planning.

“It is quite special to see your design manifest into a building. A client once told me that unlike other professions Architects are unique in their ability to literally see their thoughts in a physical form. This is an amazing feeling, and one that I will never tire of and always continue to pursue.”