Finding an Architect for Your Sydney Construction Project

Architects are valuable advisors for every stage of the construction process. They assist with costing, design, and building approvals. Whether you’re renovating a home, building a new home or office, or undertaking another building and construction project, you need to find the right architect for advice on everything from costing to design issues.

This list of architects based in the Sydney area will help you get started.


Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.16.36 pmMCK is an award-winning architectural firm specialising in both residential and commercial construction projects. The firm works to a distinctive aesthetic, and is known for incorporating unusual materials. It values environmental consideration, and works with an established network of suppliers to oversee projects from inception to completion.

Fox Johnston

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Fox Johnston works on small to large building and construction projects, helping clients find the right opportunities for each site and context. The firm has experience in residential housing, heritage buildings, and major multi-residential projects. It’s committed to creating finely created living spaces and to using light, space, and natural materials to meet sustainability challenges.

Luigi Rosselli

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Luigi Rosselli specialises in both residential and commercial and public projects. The firm is committed to the idea of “humane architecture,” which means designing to reflect a “flow” aesthetic. Founder Luigi Rosselli manages a team of architects and interior designers, and draws upon three decades of international experience. Past projects include wineries, childcare centres, chapels, and libraries.

Chenchow Little Architects

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Operated by Tony Chenchow and Stephanie Little, this award-winning firm specialises in architectural and interior architecture, with project experience in the residential, retail, and commercial sectors.

Awards received include the NSW Australian Institute of Architects Aaron Bolot Award, and the Australian Institute of Architects National Robin Boyd Award, which is the highest accolade for residential architecture in Australia.

ThomsonAdsett Sydney Studio

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This international firm has offices in Surry Hills, Brisbane, Cairns, Hong Kong, Rockhampton, Jakarta, and Melbourne.

With 10,000 commissions spanning 40 years of practice, ThomsonAdsett has worked on projects in the educational and community, commercial, seniors, and healthcare sectors to deliver projects that reflect the firm’s commitment to creativity and flair.

Nobbs Radford Architects

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An AIA-awarding-winning firm, Nobbs Radford Architects has overseen projects of different scales, including individual housing projects, medium-density housing, and public and commercial projects. Established since 2004, the firm seeks to find better ways to bring together inhabitant of places, sites, and neighbourhoods.

Richard Cole Architecture

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This small design-based studio on the Northern Beaches has been the recipient of multiple awards, including a commendation at the 2013 NSW Architecture Awards.

The firm works to its philosophy of a building functioning as a fundamental connection with the world. The firm applies this idea to realising excellence for the optimal resolution of the client’s needs.

Tony Owen Partners

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Tony Owen Partners has diverse experience in working on public and residential projects, including the Eliza Apartments on Elizabeth Street in Sydney, the Abu Dhabi Ladies Club, and the Moebius house in Dover Heights. The firm’s projects reflect its unusual and futuristic design aesthetic.

Turner Associates


Turner Associates have been behind almost half of the developments at Sydney’s Green Square. This Surry Hills-based firm has extensive experience in residential apartments, with past projects in Roseberry, Woolooware Bay Town Centre, Canterbury, Alexandria, and the Olympic Park Site.

SJB Architects

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With offices in Abbotsford, Melbourne, and Surry Hills, Sydney, this multi-award-winning firm works across the entire build-environment process. SJB Architects has experience in architecture, interior design, planning, and urban design, all of which has been accumulated in the commercial, residential, and hospitality sectors.

Marchese Partners

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Marchese Partners has been operating for two decades. They have a broad practice and extensive experience in sectors spanning senior living and aged care, residential and mixed use, and hospitality.

Some of the firm’s iconic projects include the Soho apartments in Market Street and the Paramount apartments in East Sydney. The firm offers services in master planning, architecture, and interior design.

Angelo Candalepas and Associates

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Angelo Candalepas and Associates is an award-winning firm that has been engaged for a range of public, commercial, and residential projects. Notable projects include the All Saint Primary School in Belmore, the Francis Street Bondi Apartments, and the Aurora Apartments in Lane Cove.

Tony Caro

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Tony Caro specialises in both architecture and interior design. Past projects include residential, commercial, public, and urban properties. Commercial projects include 80 Arthur Street in North Sydney, Altitude Apartments in Parramatta, and the Silk Distillery Hill Residential Tower at Pyrmont Point.

Johnson Pilton Walker Architects


This 2014 NSW Architecture Award winner is committed to innovative design through responsible design, sound technical expertise, and competent project management. Past projects include the Museum of Sydney, Governor Phillip Tower, Westpac Place, 120 Pitt Place, and the refurbishment at the Sydney Hilton.

Cox Architecture

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With offices in major Australian capital cities as well as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Cox Architecture has a wealth of experience in architecture, interior design, and planning and urban design.

Founded over 50 years ago, the firm has been engaged for numerous high profile design projects, including the Sydney Football Stadium, Australian National Maritime Museum, and the Sydney Exhibition Centre. Other notable projects include the King St Wharf and the ABC Building at Ultimo.

Group GSA

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Group GSA is one of the best architecture and interior design firms in Australia, with a global network of alliance partner offices. The practice offers services in interior design, landscape architecture, graphic design, and urban spanning.

Recent projects of note include the Macquarie Apartments, GPT’s Rouse Hill Town Centre, 420 Pitt Street, St Thomas Moore Primary School, and Queens Square Law Courts.