‘Unprecedented’ 2023 AIA Conference

Unprecedented is this year’s Australian Institute of Architects National Conference, hosted on Ngunnawal land, Canberra. The conference is an opportunity to ‘reflect on what has come before, focus on how we face the future and shape what is yet to come.’

Keynote speakers include Denise Scott-Brown, Stan Grant and Kevin Carmody.
Qianyi will be speaking on a breakfast panel on Tuesday 31st October, alongside Shoba Cole, Adam Haddow, Bradley Kerr and Kerstin Thompson on the importance of diversity to creating an equal playing field.
Hope to see you there for a thoughtful and engaging conversation, Tuesday 31st October 7am!




Griffith Park Precinct Design Competition Shortlist

Sibling Architecture and ASPECT Studios has been shortlisted as one of four teams for the Griffith Park Precinct Design Competition for Canterbury Bankstown Council. The project is to envision a new masterplan for the Griffith Park Precinct in Bankstown, which will include the delivery of a new community centre building and park.

We are so thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Council on this and are well underway in developing some exciting concepts for the thriving and bustling centre in Western Sydney.


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Work With Us in Melbourne!

Sibling Architecture is currently seeking a highly motivated Project Architect and Experienced Graduate of Architecture to join our team in Melbourne.

Why work for Sibling?

Sibling Architecture is one of Australia’s freshest design practices founded in the spirit of collaboration. Our projects have been recognised for their inventive and experimental play on typology and form with an agenda to create positive places. Our practice extends beyond buildings, engaging in open cultural debate through research and exhibition. This is reflected in our diverse mix of projects in the learning, community and cultural sectors, which is underpinned by our experience in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and interior design.

Project Architect Role:

6+ years minimum postgraduate experience leading projects from concept to completion, public projects are a plus but not essential.

You will be responsible for and have experience in:

• Leading and coordinating the design and documentation of multiple projects at various stages of a project lifecycle
• Overseeing projects during the contract admin phase, including responding to RFI’s, EOT’s and progress claims.
• Planning and managing the documentation flow of projects and the team
• Managing the exchange and coordination of documentation with the consultant team.
• Producing documentation models with a high degree of accuracy
• Experience in engaging with complex client groups, stakeholders and user groups
• Effectively managing clients and have excellent communication skills
• Conducting regular reviews and quality assurance with your project team
• Nurturing graduates to grow their skillset
• Working closely with the leadership team to contribute to business development and advocate for Sibling Architecture
• Contributing to our studio culture of research and learning

Skills & Experience

• Degree/s in architecture with a vast knowledge of building codes and standards
• Registration with the Architects Registration Board of Victoria, or equivalent 6+ years post graduate experience in an architectural practice
• Rights to work in Australia
• Proficiency in Revit
• Proficiency in Adobe Suite
• Proficiency in Rhino is a plus

Experienced Graduate of Architecture Role:

3+ years minimum post graduate experience working on design focused architectural projects.

You will be responsible for and have experience in:

• Develop design presentations and communicate concepts through diagrams and visualisations
• Support project architects in their design, documentation, and delivery of architectural projects
• Work within a collaborative team to develop detailed architectural documentation sets
• Reviewing and coordinating technical building requirements
• Reviewing and coordinating consultant documentation

Skills & Experience

• Degree/s in architecture with a vast knowledge of building codes and standards
• Rights to work in Australia
• Proficiency in Revit, Rhino and Adobe Suite are a plus

About You

• Highly proactive and self driven
• Strong time management skills including the capacity to work across multiple projects at various stages
• Keen and confident designer with attention to detail

The Offer

• Flexible working conditions
• Convenient Swanston St studio location
• A dynamic, driven and inclusive working environment
• Salary commensurate with experience
• Professional Development opportunities

To Apply

To apply for this position, please forward your CV and portfolio with ‘Project Architect role’ or ‘Experienced Graduate role ‘ in the subject heading to prior to Friday, August 31st, 2023

Interviews will be held up to and after this date.


Box Hill Wins At The AIA Awards!

We’re so thrilled and humbled that our Box Hill North Primary School project has won the award for Educational Architecture at the Architecture Victoria awards!! Always a joy to see VSBA projects awarded a win.

Thankyou to the jury and Australian Institute of Architects, and all the stakeholders involved.

Jury Citation:
Box Hill North Primary School by Sibling Architecture embraces the opportunity to transform a simple brief for a primary school building into a spirited and playful set of spaces that hold opportunity in every corner. Sibling Architecture’s distinct hand has translated to a project that offers delightful day-lit and inspiring learning environments that will capture the imagination of students.
The building, which is framed by eucalypts and brick villas, greets the community with a formal language that is borrowed from its context to create a familiar and homely space for the school community.
Sibling Architecture has demonstrated how small moves can deliver big impact. A conventional four-by-two arrangement of eight classrooms is enhanced by the rotation of each north-south pair. This gentle shift offers a generous result: what would ordinarily be a central circulation spine is transformed into a zigzag of layered pockets for retreating, making, and doing.
The jury were delighted by the expansive volume of the interior spaces as well as the playful geometry of the brick and metal building fabric. The project is exemplary in its careful articulation of all architectural elements to create a sorority of generosity within a small footprint.

Awards, Projects

Darebin Intercultural Centre Wins the Dulux Grand Prix!

On 11th May, Sibling attended the Dulux 2023 Colour Awards where our Darebin Intercultural Centre was crowned the winner of the Grand Prix prize!

“The deliberate avoidance of any recognizable cultural representation placed greater importance on the form and material palette, and we applaud the strong tie to the brief, achieved through the push and pull of colour and texture,” said the judges.

Read all about the win on ArchitectureAU, along with a list of all the other winners at the 2023 Dulux Colour Awards.



Regional Museum Conference

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of welcoming delegates from the Regional Public Galleries NSW conference for a site walk through the nearly complete SECCA/Bega gallery 😀We also joined gallery director Iain Dawson, artist Liam Benson and Cayce Hill on a panel to discuss what it takes to create equitable and accessible cultural spaces. Looking forward to the gallery opening later this year!


Houses Magazine Profile

“Rich in invention, the singular, socially minded homes of this practice are not only intensely personal to the clients, but also intricately connected to community.” Thank you Peter Davies for profiling us in this issue of Houses magazine !!!

Being profiled in Houses magazine is a real honour for us! Over the years it has been a go-to resource in our library for the best in residential architecture and design, so to be published let alone profiled as a practice in this publication is a real highlight.
Whilst we work across a diversity of public sector projects from education, arts and culture and community; we also highly value working on housing. The opportunities to test new ideas for dwelling come in many forms; from multigenerational living arrangements, to ageing in place, to how the private domestic spaces can engage with the surrounding community. In essence, these ideas are all about how we can live together, better. 

A big shout out to all of our clients, consultants and builders who we have worked with over the years to makeeach of these special residential projects come to life.


Rushworth Commencement

Kicking off the year on site is our new technical campus building for Rushworth P-12 College!
Located on Taungurung Country, 180km north of Naarm/Melbourne, the former gold-mining town is now a small community of little more than 2000. The new campus building will provide new technical learning and community spaces that will be utilised by the wider public, whilst creating opportunities for primary and secondary students to interconnect.

Looking forward to sharing construction progress throughout the year!


Place Debate at EDDY

Over the last 12months we have been working closely with Transport for NSW and Right Angle Studios on the place activation and strategy for the Eddy precinct at Central Station. Watch this space for our latest project updates!

To launch the precinct, Right Angle hosted the Place Debate, on site at Eddy with Rob Stokes, NSW Tranport Minister opening the event.
Qianyi Lim on behalf of Sibling was invited along with five other city makers to debate the topic ‘ A great city should never sleep!’
Appointed to the negative side of the debate with Sacha Coles, Director of Aspect Studios and Sam Davison, Creative Director at Right Angle; we argued that quite simply, cities, like all living organisms, need to take rest and be restored in order to function. Whilst it is valuable for our cities to offer a myriad of spaces for entertainment, for leisure, for work, for learning– there is a danger that our cities become places focused around constant consumption and production. Places where commercial values take priority over social, community and emotional wellbeing. It is crucial that our cities are balanced with spaces for turning off; for rest and respite; spaces where we can retreat and do nothing.
As cities across the globe move towards 24hour connectivity, we need to make sure that the city, with its own circadian rhythms, offers a diversity of spaces, that are inclusive, safe and accessible for all of us, to turn off for a bit and retreat throughout the day.

Arguing for a great city that never sleeps was Jess Miller, Michaella Sola March and Barrie Barton, who emphasised the importance of night time economies in supporting essential workers with services as well as harnessing the cultural capital that a 24hr city can bring.
The winners of the debate were decided by crowd cheering and needless to say, we won! However both sides could agree that  a great city needs to accommodate and provide space for a diversity of communities, uses and programming across a 24hour day, whether that be for work, rest or play.



Progress at Wangaratta District Specialist School!

We love to see the progress on our delicious brick layer cake at Wangaratta District Specialist School.
When complete this learning hub will provide space for students to develop skills that encourage independent living through carefully crafted spaces and sensory design devices. It’s so exciting to see the new school building, landscape and sports court come to life, Watch this space!

Really looking forward to seeing the rest of our Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) school get on site!

Sibling is an architecture practice that cares about making people’s lives better. We do this by creating environments, experiences and strategies that respond to social needs and desires, making everyday life easier, more engaging, and more fun.

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