Andrew Burges studied architecture at the University of Sydney, where he graduated with first class honours and the University Medal in 1992.
As the recipient of the Frank Knox Fellowship to Harvard University, the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship, and the University of Sydney Hezlet Bequest, Andrew completed a Master of Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, graduating with Distinction in 1996. Andrew has 25 years’ experience in architectural practice, including 15 years as principal of Andrew Burges Architects. Prior to forming his practice in 2001 Andrew worked in firms in Sydney, New York and Boston, developing expertise in large scale urban master planning and urban housing proposals, civic and sporting structures associated with the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and school campus planning. In his role as a design architect at Bruce James and Partners, Andrew was responsible for the winning entry of the Sydney Olympic Village Competition.
While working as a design architect at Bligh Voller Nield (BVN) Andrew worked successfully on competition-winning multi-residential designs for the International Gardens Park and Four Seasons Development in Pudong, China and the Centre for Christianity and Culture in Canberra. Andrew’s work in practice as principal of ABA has been published extensively and exhibited both locally and internationally, including the 2008 Venice Biennale, and the 2005 ‘Out From Under: Contemporary Australian Architecture Now’, exhibition in San Francisco, Seattle, Hong Kong and China. More recently ABA were the inaugural winner of the Think Brick Open Face competition 2011, shortlisted in the Australia House Competition in Japan, 2011, and the winner of City of Sydney’s International Design Competition for the Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre.
In parallel to his work in practice Andrew has extensive experience in architectural education in both Australia and the United States. Andrew was an adjunct professor at Rhode Island School of Design between 1997-2000, has 10 years experience teaching graduation studios at University of Sydney and University of New South Wales, and has been a regular design critic at Harvard University, Columbia University, and Rhode Island School of Design in the US, as well as University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, and University of Technology, Sydney.
Andrew has been a member of the Australian Institute of Architects since 1994, and has been a registered architect since 2003 (#6918 NSW Architects Registration Board).
Following a period of extensive travel through Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia (mostly by bike), Alex joined ABA as a project architect in 2013. Equally at home in the early conceptual phase of a project or in the administering of the construction phase of projects, Alex brings intelligence, rigour, consistency and clear thinking to all her work across different project types and phases.
Alex has extensive experience working on high quality projects at a range of scales, from small residential alterations, new houses, interior design, large multi-residential developments and complex educational buildings to a value of $35m. As the project architect for the City of Sydney’s Bourke St Childcare and Community Centre Alex has developed extensive expertise in achieving a best practice and inspiring early education and childcare facility.
Prior to working at ABA Alex worked at Tzannes Associates for 8 years between 2002 and 2010. Alex studied architecture at the University of Technology Sydney, where she graduated with first class honours in 2007.
Alex has been a registered architect since 2009 (#8394 NSW Architects Registration Board).
Louise initially joined ABA as a student in 2006, and after completing her Master of Architecture at Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark in 2008, rejoined ABA after graduation.
Louise has worked as a project leader on numerous high-end residential projects within the office, including several projects shortlisted for awards. Louise is experienced across all phases of architectural design, and brings particular expertise in managing projects in the contract documentation and contract administration phase, including all aspects of construction stage works. In her role as the project leader for park works and Green Star Co-ordinator for the $65m Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre, Louise has further developed her capacity to work with and manage a large consultant team in the area of environmental initiatives and urban design and park landscape design.
Louise also has experience at Bligh Voller Nield (BVN) in Sydney, where she assisted with tender documentation for a Plant Bank in the Mt Annan Botanical Gardens, including a large research centre with public visitation facilities and landscaping works.
Isabell joined ABA in 2015 as part of the project team for the Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre. Isabell is experienced in both a support role and at a project architect level across a range of project types including public projects, hospitality and restaurant design, and residential architecture. Isabell brings her enthusiasm and strong work ethic to problem solving at all stages of a project’s development.
Prior to joining Andrew Burges Architects, Isabell worked at Anthony Gill Architects in Sydney, where she worked in a project architect capacity on a number of residential and hospitality projects. Before moving to Australia, Isabell worked for Schneider + Schumacher, Frankfurt and Christian Bauer Associes, Luxembourg.
Isabell studied architecture at the University of Applied Science Trier, Germany where she graduated with a Diploma in Architecture in 2008. Isabell has continued to foster her interest in architectural education as an occasional guest critic at the University of Sydney, and continues to explore other creative pursuits including designing and making furniture.
Chris joined ABA in 2013 following a period of travel after his studies at the University of Newcastle, where he graduated with first class honours and the University Medal in 2012. As well as being a University medallist, Chris’s exceptional record as a student included winning the Dean’s Medal for Architecture, the AIA Master Graduate of the year, the AIA Construction and Practice Prize and the NSW Architect Registration Board’s Architects Medallion. He also received commendation in both the NSW Design Medal and the Glenn Murcutt Prize.
At ABA Chris has worked across a broad range of projects including the design, documentation and visualisation of residential, public and educational projects. Chris played a pivotal role in the successful competition entries for the two stage Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre international competition, and continues to work on our winning entry through schematic and design development.
Chris brings a creative and very thorough eye to both the concept and documentation stages of projects, and has a strong interest in the intersection of design and construction in a projects development. Chris also has a strong focus on the incorporation of visualisation technologies for conceptualising a projects spatial and material resolution.
Prior to joining Andrew Burges Architects in 2013, Chris worked at FJMT on ANZ Tower and at Webber Architects on residential projects.
After an initial period working for ABA in 2002 and 2003, Min rejoined ABA in 2015. Min is an experienced project architect with very strong design capabilities and the capacity to rigourously and thoughtfully develop concept ideas from a project’s beginning to its construction delivery. Min is experienced in client liason, council liason, consultant co-ordination, interior architecture, the development of detailed construction packages, and on site administration through construction.
Prior to rejoining ABA, Min has gained valuable experience as a project architect on high end residential projects at MCK Architects, Welsh + Major, and Tobias Partners, including several projects shortlisted for architecture awards. In parallel to Min’s work in practice she has gained extensive experience teaching in undergraduate architecture studios at the University of Sydney and at UNSW. In private practice her entry into the Waseda Architecture Design Competition for a ‘Super Mini House’ in Tokyo was shortlisted in 2010.
Min studied architecture at the University of Newcastle, graduating with first class honours in 1997.
Eric is currently completing a Masters in Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney. He studied abroad in Denmark during his bachelors degree and graduated in 2012. Prior to joining Andrew Burges Architects in 2015, Eric worked with Homeplan Architects in Sydney and ADEPT in Copenhagen. While working at ADEPT he worked on competitions and urban planning projects.
Eric has received honourable mentions in multiple architectural competitions including Superstudio, ARCHMEDIUM and Troldtekt Awards. He also runs a travel photography blog that has been featured on Tumblr Spotlight and Radar. He also has an active role in architectural education, tutoring architectural communications within the School of Architecture and the School of Interior and Spatial Design at the University of Technology.
Lucas is currently completing a Masters in Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney. In 2014 he completed a Bachelor of Design in Architecture, graduating as the Australian Institute of Architects First Degree Graduate of the Year. His final project won the UTS/Sydney Olympic Park design competition and was nominated for the Australian Institute of Architects First Degree Design Medal.
Prior to joining Andrew Burges Architects in 2014, Lucas worked with Suters Architects and Tomahawk / Archer Breakspear where he worked on a range of residential, institutional, cultural and industrial design projects.
Lucas has an active role in architectural education, tutoring history and theory and architectural communications at the University of Technology.
Jason supports Andrew Burges Architects in a Practice Management capacity.
Jason’s passion lies in business, systems and helping Architects get the most out of their practice. A Chartered Accountant and capable operations manager, Jason has a well rounded approach when it comes to financial control.
Ally supports Andrew Burges Architects in a Practice Management capacity, and brings her combined knowledge of architecture and business to the role of Practice Manager.