Last night PTW hosted its very first ICOMOS/DOCOMOMO talk with Associate Professor Linda Tyler and Secretary/Treasurer of DOCOMOMO Australia Louise Cox. Linda presented the interesting topic of "Along Bauhaus Lines" Architecture and Design by European Emigres in Aotearoa. PTW is proud sponsor of non-profit organisations in the built environment and property industry and were proud to host the talk last night. If you would like to host an event in our forum space at PTW please send your enquires to

221 Miller Street

Design excellence competition winner, 221 Miller Street has recently been completed. The 21 level mixed-use residential development located on the leafy Miller Street boulevard in North Sydney is an architectural composition that is articulated into two distinct parts: a serviced apartment podium featuring angled portals framing the east and west facing glazing; and the apartment levels wrapped with triangulated perforated aluminium panels. There is a pedestrian through-site link and visual connections via a generous forecourt fronting Miller St. The project includes 100 hotel style serviced apartments in the five level podium, with a 16 level 169 apartment residential tower. The interior palette has been selected to respond to the exterior fabric of the building. Quiet, elegant residential spaces counterbalance the vibrant and articulated public spaces and exterior façade of the building.

Zest for life: design strategies for ageing in place panel discussion

Hosted at the FRONT commercial design expo at Barangaroo, PTW’s Executive Director Diane Jones presented at the Zest for life: design strategies for ageing in place panel discussion on Thursday 29 August, alongside other panelists Lorraine Calder, Howard Smith, Qianyi Lim and Fiona Young. This was just one of the two panel discussions Diane will be presenting at this year. Watch this space for future updates on Diane’s next panel discussion with SCCI Architecture Hub ‘Architecture of Justice’ panel to be held Monday 14 October. This panel discusses architecture and design in Australia's court system and beyond.

Future of Chatswood CBD Planning Changes

PTW hosted an event with Colliers International and Urbis on the ‘Future of Chatswood CBD Planning Changes’. Guest speakers Christophe Charkos from Urbis and Henry Burke from Colliers International gave their insights on current planning strategies and potential for future development approvals. Simon Parsons and Alex Lin from PTW also spoke about design ideals + places for people. Thank you to everyone that joined us on the night, and we look forward to more collaborative design talks this year.

FRONT commercial design expo

We’re looking forward to the FRONT commercial design expo and seminars to be held at Barangaroo over two days 29-30 August for sectors including commercial, hospitality, education and healthcare. PTW’s Executive Director Diane Jones will be presenting at the Zest for life: design strategies for ageing in place panel discussion on Thursday, 29 August, 2:00 pm. Other panellists include Howard Smith (Keppel Capital), Lorraine Calder (Australian Unity), Qianyi Lim (Sibling Architecture), and will be moderated by Fiona Young (Hayball). For ticket availability, please register here for FRONT: https://www.front.design/

Frank Severino's 50th work anniversary at PTW

Huge congratulations to Frank Severino for his 50th work anniversary at PTW Architects! The entire team and alumni gathered at the PTW Aurora Place studio to celebrate this incredible milestone. Frank’s legacy was shared through memories of photos and stories from everyone that he had enlightened over half a century. We hope you enjoyed the vibrant energy and the walk down memory lane Frank!

ENR Top 225 International Design Firms

PTW Architects featured in the prestigious top 225 International Design Firms ENR survey. The only non-engineering Australian architectural practice to be included in the listing at #215, PTW’s growth in east Asia has been complemented by its excellence in delivery and innovative outcomes. #design #architects #excellence #international More information: https://lnkd.in/deE5R7G

Brutalist Beauties in Melbourne That You’ll Want to Instagram

A new map from London-based publishers Blue Crow Media charts concrete structures and the importance of Brutalism in Melbourne, Australia

Commenting on the relevance of Brutalism in Australia, a country with an architectural legacy still in its infancy, deputy chair of the National Trust of Australia Dr Ursula de Jong said in 2016, “Brutalism makes such an incredible statement. It is muscular architecture. It says: ‘Here I am.’” In Concrete Melbourne Map, the latest offering from London-based architecture map publishers Blue Crow Media, editor Glenn Harper and photographer Clinton Weaver celebrate the city and its suburbs’ impressive portfolio of 20th-century and contemporary buildings. Read the full article: www.anothermag.com

New appointment for PTW Vietnam

PTW is pleased to announce the appointment of Julian Escobar Uribe to Director, PTW Vietnam. With over 28 years of practice experience in Australia and Spain, Julian brings a strategic and conceptual approach to architectural design to ensure successful development and construction. “Julian’s depth of international experience across multiple sectors and excellent client engagement skills are perfectly suited to help build PTW’s strong growth trajectory in the region,” says Henrik Folkar, Executive Director, PTW Vietnam. Prior to joining PTW Sydney in 2016, Julian’s design for Sant Pau Library, Barcelona, Spain, was the winner of the 2012 Catalan Construction Innovation Prize, and he was awarded first place for six urban renewal projects for United Nations Development Programme; Rimac Precinct, Lima, Peru (UNESCO World Heritage listed). “PTW's practices in Australia and Asia work together to focus diverse expertise on all of our client needs. Julian in his new role has great potential to both drive success within the Vietnamese market and to foster collaboration between the Vietnam and Australian practices. We congratulate him on his appointment and look forward to working together,” says Sydney Practice Leader and Executive Director Simon Parsons.

New director for PTW Architects / Architecture & Design

Thank you to Architecture and Design for the latest feature on our newly appointed Director, Neša Marojević. Link: www.architectureanddesign.com.au
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