PTW Promotions

Congratulations to the following members of our PTW Team for their recent promotions (clockwise from top left): Jill Woodley (Senior Associate), George Chen (Senior Associate), Shilpa Shetye (Associate), David Fok (Associate) and Payal Chaudhari (Associate). Your ongoing contribution to our culture of innovation and excellence together with your valued project achievements and team commitment is greatly appreciated.


Thanks to Architectural Review and editor Madeleine Swain for including PTW in the insightful feature on integrated communities and ageing-in-place. As outlined by writer Deborah Singerman, "ageing is inevitable and, as more and more of us do so, its costs, and social and personal impacts have become big issues. How far is it possible to take the age out of ageing in specifying for present and future populations? And how can architects address these concerns while taking advantage of this ever-growing market for their businesses?" - For full story please click here: AR Issue 163 Ageing-In-Place      

Catherine Love presents to Enmore TAFE NSW students

Last week PTW Sector Lead Hospitality + Interiors, Director, Catherine Love presented to Enmore TAFE NSW students about sustainability through the lens of a designer and what we can do to impact and shape a better world together. Thank you Todd Packer and Louise O'Brien for providing the great opportunity to discuss such an important topic with the future generation!

AIA International Women's Day Breakfast

PTW was delighted to attend Australian Institute of Architects' International Women's Day Breakfast this morning at Sydney Town Hall. With the topic "The many faces of influence and impact in Architecture", it was inspiring to hear from keynote speaker Abbie Galvin, the 24th NSW Government Architect, along with panelists Diane Jones, PTW Executive Director and UNSW Adjunct Professor FBE; Caroline Pidcock LFRAIA, Director of Pidcock; Kim Crestani, City Architect of City of Parramatta; Jan McCredie, Urban Designer of McCredie Urban Design and HELEN LOCHHEAD, Dean of UNSW FBE. The key message of environmental sustainability was a major focus, with a parting quote from Abbie by Leonard Bernstein, "To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time."

2020 Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellent Awards

PTW Architects is proud to announce that Harold Park, including our Vance Precinct, has been nominated as a finalist for both Best Residential Development and Best Mixed Use Development in the 2020 Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellent Awards. Vance (Precinct 5) is the final building on Mirvac's Harold Park masterplan site and contains 232 apartments. The main design concept responds to the context by opening the masterplan building envelope up to the park and the creek on the northern side. This creates a spacious courtyard, better outlook for apartments and environmental efficiencies with more apartments achieving direct solar access and natural ventilation. The exterior of the building was conceived as a solid brick mass with carved openings forming a variety of strongly defined windows and balconies. The use of brick is a historical reference to the heritage tram sheds and railway viaducts nearby. Façade mounted planter boxes and green walls within the courtyard allow greenery to grow vertically up the building form.

888 Bourke Street

Thank you ArchitectureAU for featuring PTW's City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition winning scheme - 888 Bourke Street.

An excerpt from the article is below and for the complete story, please click on the link. PTW Architects has designed a mixed-use development in Sydney’s Zetland that features a curving brick façade to mask the impact of more than 180 apartments. The design was chosen over two others, by Popov Bass and SJB, in a competition mandated by the City of Sydney’s Competitive Design Policy. Both buildings would be wrapped in a predominantly brick façade, which is intended to reflect the built history of the area. The jury said PTW’s proposal “demonstrates a broad and consistent design approach to the site.” “The brick architecture and horizontal composition of facades was appropriate to the area, as were the two storey entry lobbies. The efficient repetition of floor plans and rational building forms created a sound platform for the proposal’s tectonic logic and architectural clarity. The apartment layouts offered high levels of residential amenity, with superior natural light and ventilation to the lobbies and corridors.”

REARD Global Design Award wins

We are delighted to receive two REARD Global Design Gold Category awards for The Alexander, Barangaroo and The Calyx, recently presented in Shanghai. Pictured L to R: General Manager Yan Li, Practice Leader and Executive Director Simon Parsons, Director Siobhan McInerney and Hospitality and Interiors Sector Lead, Director, Catherine Love.

Level 11 industry talk

PTW hosted an expert Hospitality and Interiors panel recently at our latest ‘Level 11’ industry talk at Aurora Place. Discussing the state of play from both local and international perspectives were , Head of Hotels at , , Founder & Managing Director of and , Director of Imperium Project Management. The panel also included PTW Director of Interiors, and Sector Lead Hospitality + Interiors, . The panel explored the importance of supply, brand standards, F&B, Bleisure and offshore resorts through working with clients including , , and .

PTW celebrates its 130 year anniversary

PTW Architects was proud to host our 130 year anniversary at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Thank you to our clients and colleagues for joining us to celebrate this special milestone!

888 Bourke Street Winner of Design Excellence Competition

PTW is delighted to announce that its scheme was selected as the winner of the City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition for 888 Bourke Street, Zetland for Toplace Group. This site is located on the corner of Bourke St and O’Dea Avenue and is divided by a future new road. The difficult geometry of the site was resolved to create apartments with well-articulated brick façades, drawing cues from the surrounding industrial warehouse heritage context. The new curved street has inspired the curvature of all key corners of the proposed brick-banded buildings. The resulting two sinuous L-shaped streetwall buildings are visually connected via a proposed new east-west through site link. This new east-west pedestrian link connects two north-south public walkways beyond the subject site. The main street intersection has a double height café space at ground level, and the easternmost pedestrian intersection is provided with a generous communal space at ground level. Sunny rooftop open spaces with greened pergolas for shade, are provided for residents.   Pic credit: PTW original competition entry image
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