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Sydney Edition 2023

March 21, 2023, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm AEDT

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The international event series “Architects, not Architecture” comes to Australia with events in Melbourne and Sydney! Three different distinguished architects will be participating in each of the cities as the format, which has been acclaimed in more than 10 European countries since 2015, makes its way to Down Under for the second time.

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Art Gallery NSW in Sydney, AnA will bring together three of the most fascinating Australian architects who are pushing the boundaries in the fields of architecture and interior design. They will talk about their personal experiences and the influences that impacted them creatively on their respective journeys as architects:

William Smart, Smart Design Studio, Sydney, www.smartdesignstudio.com

Hannah Tribe, Tribe Studio, Sydney, www.tribestudio.com.au

Virginia Kerridge, Virginia Kerridge Architect, Sydney, www.vk.com.au

“Architects, not Architecture”, or “AnA”, gives guests the chance to get to know world-renowned architects on a more personal level as there is only one golden rule: speakers are not allowed to talk about their architectural projects. This has allowed audiences around the globe to enjoy unique personal content since the format was introduced in 2015. 

Doors open at 18:00 AEDT.
The talks start at 19:00 AEDT.

This event is taking place with the collaboration of the Australian Institute of Architects and is kindly supported by Equitone, Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia, Brickworks, ERCOAllegion and Space.


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Program live


“Doors open” & Get-Together

19:00 – 19:10



Speakers (20-minute talk & 10-minute interview)

21:00 – 21:20

Round table discussion & Q&A

21:20 – 23:00

Get-Together & Fingerfood

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About the Speakers

William Smart is the Founder and Creative Director of Smart Design Studio, established in 1998. His approach to design is holistic, combining both architectural and interior design with passionate attention to detail. Over the past 23 years, Smart Design Studio has delivered a wide range of projects ranging from large-scale master planning, cultural buildings, offices, workplaces to private houses and product design. Although varied in scale, the projects are united by an ethos of “Architecture from the Inside Out”. Smart Design Studio’s buildings have received critical acclaim. Since its inception SDS has received over 40 international and national awards for architecture, urban design and interior design. William was also the recipient of Inde Awards Luminary Award. William has also taught and lectured across Australia, published written work and is an active participant in the design community. www.smartdesignstudio.com

Hannah Tribe is the Principal of Tribe Studio Architects. Established in 2003, she has built the practice, recognised for design excellence in its built and conceptual work in residential and urban design, education, commercial, heritage, installation and interiors. Hannah is an energetic and innovative designer, who works across all scales from city planning to detailed design. Hannah has taught at the University of Sydney, UTS and UNSW. She has tutored in design and lectured in design and design communications. She has sat on the NSW Chapter Council of the Australian Institute of Architects. She has been an invited juror on awards panels, including the Australian Institute of Architects Awards and the IDEA Awards and the 2020 Houses Awards. In 2020 she curated the Sydney Architecture Symposium, and she was recently appointed to the NSW State Design Review Panel. www.tribestudio.com.au

Virginia Kerridge established her studio in 1995. The practice soon became known for an exquisite catalogue of contemporary housing that crafted thoughtful relationships between interiors and landscapes. Kerridge’s deep interest in art practice has led to an almost painterly approach to material, texture, colour and light. These elements infuse the studio’s projects in both new and existing buildings and across diverse housing and commercial projects.The Taylor Square Warehouse received an RAIA Merit award in the studio’s first year of practice. Since then, Kerridge has received numerous awards from the Australian Institute of Architects and Houses Awards. House in Country NSW was named as Australia’s House of the Year in 2011. More recently in 2018, M3565 Main Beach won the Job + Froud Award in Residential Housing – Multiple Housing, and in 2020 the Grant Pirrie House was awarded an AIA Residential Architecture Award as well as an AIA Interior Architecture Award.Virginia Kerridge graduated in architecture at the University of NSW with first class honours. She has tutored at UNSW in the Master of Design course and UTS in Interior Architecture. www.vk.com.au

William Smart, Smart Design Studio, projects:
Smart Residence
Photography: Romello Pereira
Fig Tree Pocket
Photography: Romello Pereira
Nickson 61 Commercial Building / Smart Design Studio
Photography: Romello Pereira
The Frederick
Smart Design Studio
Arlington Grove Residential Building
Photography: Ross Honeysett
Town Hall House
Photography: Ross Honeysett
Regent House
Photography: Anson Smart
Crown 515
Smart Design Studio
Orama Residence
Photography: Sharrin Rees
Indigo Slam
Photography: David Roche and Shirin Rees
Crowne Plaza
Smart Design Studio
The Roc Rail Operations Centre
Photography: Martin Siegner
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Hannah Tribe, Tribe Studio Architects, projects:
Roseville House
Photography: Katherine Lu
House Boone Murray
Photography: Peter Bennetts
House Chapple
Photography: Katherine Lu
Willoughby / Maher House
Photography: Katherine Lu
Lindfield House
Photography: Katherine Lu
Bundeena House
Photography: Katherine Lu
Dulwich Hill House
Photography: Katherine Lu
Venice Beach House
Photography: Sam Frost
Mosman II House
Photography: Javier Saiz
House Bruce Alexander
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Virginia Kerridge, Virginia Kerridge Architect, projects:
Escarpment House
Photography: Martin Mischkulnig
'Ohana Tennis Pavilion
Photography: Martin Mischkulnig
Castlecrag House
Photography: Brett Boardman
Cottages in NSW Country
Photography: Marcel Aucar
Kensington House
Photography: Marcel Aucar
M3585 Main Beach Apartments
Photography: John Gollings
Grant Pirrie House
Photography: Nicholas Watt
Contemplation House
Photography: Diana Snape
Mic and Caro's House
Photography: Martin Mischkulnig
Villa Villekulla
Photography: Martin Mischkulnig
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