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AnA Sydney Edition

April 28, 2022, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm AEST

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We are extremely excited to announce the first physical AnA event held outside Europe. Join our trip to Sydney and don’t miss the participation of two of the most distinguished Australian architects: Angelo Candalepas and Richard Johnson.

We look forward to the event and look forward to seeing you there.


Together with you, we are touring the world to listen to the most celebrated architects of our time, share their unique paths and talk to them about their experiences and influences. It is one country, two world-renowned names, and their unique stories of becoming and being an architect at each event.

Originally planned as an online event, we are thrilled to announce the change to a physical event with livestream.

On Thursday, April 28th, 2022 live at 19:00 AEST we will visit Sydney and meet two of its most relevant architects at the Brickworks Design Studio Sydney. If you can’t make it live, save the link and watch it later!

The two following architects will talk about their personal experiences and important creative periods in their lives and, as always at “AnA“, none of their projects may be mentioned:

Angelo Candalepas, Candalepas Associates, www.candalepas.com.au

Richard Johnson, Johnson Pilton Walker, www.jpw.com.au

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

This event is kindly supported by our Brickworks, acoufelt and Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia.

Program live


Doors open - Drinks and Networking

19:00 – 19:15


19:15 – 20:15

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

20:15 – 20:30

Discussion with questions from the audience

20:30 – 22:30

Get-Together, Drinks and Finger Food

** Remember that if you cannot join us live, you can register, save the livestream link and watch it later. **


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Information about the speakers

Angelo Candalepas was born in Sydney and graduated from the University of Technology in 1992. In 1994 he established his own architecture studio which, in its first year of practice, won an international competition for housing in ‘The Point’, Pyrmont. The project was the recipient of several awards and in the following five years Angelo won and was shortlisted on several national and international competitions. In 1999, Angelo established Candalepas Associates. Since then, the company under his leadership has won a significant number of awards, including the Australian Institute of Architects Sulman Medal for Public Architecture in 2009 and 2018, the Frederick Romberg Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing in 2011, the Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture in 2016 and the Aaron Bolot Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing in 2011, 2013, 2017 and 2019. In 2016, he was awarded the NSW Premier’s Prize for Architecture. Angelo was made a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects in 2019 and in 2020 was presented with the University of Technology Alumni Award for Design, Architecture and Building, recognising his commitment to the profession.

Recent projects include Punchbowl Mosque, winner of the 2018 Sulman Medal for Public Architecture; Church of the Living God, Hurstville; 72-84 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills; 511 Botany Road, Zetland; 1 Lawson Square, Redfern and The Castle, Bathurst Street, Sydney. www.candalepas.com.au

Richard Johnson is best known as the creator of some of the Australian most important and iconic cultural buildings and spaces of the twentieth century. He was educated in Sydney at the University of New South Wales, graduating in 1969 with First Class Honours and the RAIA Silver Medal. He continued his education at University College, London, receiving a Master of Philosophy in 1977. He has served the community in various capacities including, most recently, as a member of the board of Australian Technology Park and the Redfern-Waterloo Authority. He has lectured and taught widely and has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales since 1999.

At an unusually early age Richard was awarded an MBE, in 1977, for his work as architect on Okinawa Expo 75 in Japan. In 1985, in collaboration with Yoshinobu Ashihara, he completed Expo 85, Tsukuba, in the same country. In 2008 he was awarded the AIA Gold Medal for his exceptional body of work and contribution to the profession.

More recent examples of his work include: 363 George Street (1999), Art Gallery of NSW Asian Gallery (2003), Hilton Hotel redevelopment (2005), Westpac Place (2006), Arts of Islam exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW (2007), new work at the Sydney Opera House in association with Jørn Utzon, and the National Portrait Gallery – due for completion in December 2008.

In 2000, Richard Johnson founded JPW together with Jeff Walker and Adrian Pilton. Over twenty years of practice, JPW has made a diverse and lasting contribution to the built environment and design culture in Sydney, across Australia and internationally. www.jpw.com.au

Angelo Candalepas’ projects:
511 Botany Road
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Punchbowl Mosque
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President Avenue
Photography: Brett Boardman
Thoma House
Photography: Brett Boardman
Finlayson Street
Photography: Brett Boardman
Cullen-Aalhuizen House
Photography: Brett Boardman
Pelican Street
Photography: Brett Boardman
Prince Street Apartments
Photography: Brett Boardman
All Saints Primary School
Photography: Brett Boardman
Francis Street Apartments
Photography: Brett Boardman
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Richard Johnson’s projects:
Sydney Opera House
Art Gallery of NSW Asian Gallery
363 George Street
Hilton Sydney Redevelopment
Westpac Place
Abbotsleigh Research Centre
National Portrait Gallery of Australia
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