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Sydney Edition 2024

March 26, 2024, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT

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We are back in Australia! After a stunning first experience last year, the international event series “Architects, not Architecture” comes again to Australia with events in Melbourne and Sydney in 2024! Three different well-known architects will be participating in each of the cities, and we can’t wait to meet the Australian community at these events.

On Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at Art Gallery NSW in Sydney, following distinguished architects will talk about their personal experiences and the influences that impacted them as architects in the most important creative periods in their lives:

Camilla Block, Durbach Block Jaggers, Sydney – www.durbachblockjaggers.com
Mat Hinds, Taylor + Hinds, Hobart – www.taylorandhinds.com.au
Rachel Neeson, Neeson Murcutt Neille, Sydney – www.neesonmurcuttneille.com

“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 17:30 AEDT.
The talks start at 18:00 AEDT.

This event is taking place with the collaboration of the Australian Institute of Architects and is kindly supported by Equitone, Fisher & Paykel, Cosentino, BrickworksAllegion, Space, and Capral.


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Silver Partners:

With the collaboration of:

Program live


“Doors open” & Get-Together

18:00 – 18:15



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

19:15 – 19:45

Break & Fingerfood


Last Speaker (20-minute talk & 10-minute interview)

20:15 – 20:30

Round table discussion & Q&A

20:30 – 21:30

Get-Together & Drinks

Let’s explore circular building together

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Design for Kitchen Perfection

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Cosentino Architectural Solutions

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About the Speakers

Camilla Block is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Architects. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in 1991, and joined Neil Durbach in practice in 1992. In 1998, the office of Durbach Block Architects was established.  Camilla has been a design principal in all of the major projects of Durbach Block Jaggers. In 2014, Camilla received an Honorary Appointment as Adjunct Professor from UTS: University of Technology, Faculty of Design Architecture and Building. Camilla Block brings multiple decades of design experience to the DBJ practice. Her contribution is across all stages from broad site strategies to detail resolution. Camilla is an agile and inventive architectural thinker, with deep knowledge of architectural language, forms and history. Camilla has taught, lectured, exhibited, judged awards and been published both nationally and internationally. www.durbachblockjaggers.com

Mat Hinds is a Founding Director of Taylor and Hinds Architects, with partner Poppy Taylor. Since its foundation in 2013, Taylor and Hinds has established a national and international reputation for a body of work that is strategic, rigorous, and experientially enriching. Mat is an alumni of the University of Tasmania, graduating with First Class Honours in 2006. During his studies he undertook an exchange in Scotland, where he was introduced to then early career architects Adam Caruso, Jonathan Sergison and Jonathan Woolf. In practice with Poppy Taylor, Mat has authored a series of significant works of Tasmanian Architecture, to national and international acclaim. Taylor and Hinds has been nominated twice for the Royal Academy Dorfman Award, and was nominated by an esteemed panel of architects, including Steven Holl, Mario Botta and Sean Godsell, in 2020 for the prestigious Swiss Architectural Prize. In 2021, the regarded Italian periodical DOMUS named Taylor and Hinds as one of the top architecture practices, worldwide. Mat has lectured extensively about the methodology and work of his practice. www.taylorandhinds.com.au

Rachel Neeson is founding director of the architecture practice Neeson Murcutt Neille. Locally and internationally through publications, exhibitions and awards, Neeson Murcutt Neille is one of few smaller practices to have been awarded the highest professional accolade across diverse categories – public architecture, urban design, interior, heritage, education and residential architecture. Rachel studied architecture at the University of Sydney, graduating with the University Medal in 1993. She was awarded the Board of Architects 2002 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship and completed a Masters of Architecture in Barcelona. Rachel currently sits on the City of Sydney Design Advisory Panel, and is Professor of Practice at the University of New South Wales. She is the 2022 recipient of the Marion Mahony Griffin Prize. www.neesonmurcuttneille.com


Camilla Block, Durbach Block Jaggers, projects:
Newcastle East End
Photography: Tom Roe
Phoenix Central Park
Photography: Jordan K Munns
Lavender Bay House
Photography: Neil Durbach
House Taurus
Photography: Brett Boardman
Photography: Brett Boardman
400 Barangaroo Avenue
Photography: Rodrigou Vargas
North Bondi Surf
Photography: Anthony Browell
Roslyn St.
Photography: Peter Bennetts
Brick Pit Ring
Photography: Kraig Carlstrom
Holman House
Photography: Peter Bennetts
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Mat Hinds, Taylor + Hinds, projects:
Photography: Taylor+Hinds
Lower Jordan Hill Road
Photography: Adam Gibson
Clarence Street
Photography: Matt Sansom
Luwa Cottage
Photography: Adam Gibson
Krakani Lumi - Wukalina
Photography: Adam Gibson
Longview House
Photography: Adam Gibson
Cross House
Photography: Adam Gibson
Lagoon House
Photography: Jonathan Wherrett
555 Churchill Ave
Photography: J Davis
Dynnyrne House
Photography: Poppy Taylor
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Rachel Neeson, Neeson Murcutt Neille, projects:
Armadale House
Photography: Tom Ross
Barker Rosewood Centre
Photography: Rory Gardiner
Australian Museum Project Discover
Photography: Brett Boardman
Bethlehem College
Photography: Brett Boardman
Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Centre
Neeson Murcutt Neille
Juanita Nielsen Community Centre Upgrade
Neeson Murcutt Neille
Coastal Garden House
Photography: Erieta Attali
Australian Museum Crystal Hall
Neeson Murcutt Neille
Prince Alfred Park + Pool Upgrade
Neeson Murcutt Neille
Larapinta Campsites
Neeson Murcutt Neille
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The event venue

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The Domain Theatre in Sydney, Australia, is nestled within one of Australia’s flagship art institutions, the New South Wales Gallery. The NSW Gallery was built in 1880, with recent extensive renovations throughout, including the Domain Theatre. Priding itself on integrating landscape, art and architecture, the NSW Gallery boasts the best Australian and international art, while also providing a spectacular venue.