Michael Yip

Senior Associate

Michael Yip has over 10 years experience across a wide range of projects covering commercial, residential, cultural, urban design and tv-studio uses in Australia and overseas.
His expertise is in concept visualization and project delivery and he has taught design modeling and animation at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Michael’s project architect role for major buildings contributes to development successes. ‘8 Central Ave’ received Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Award and ‘30 the Bond’ received RAIA Architecture Awards for Buildings of the Decade ‘2000s and other commercial buildings and sustainability awards.


Green Star Accredited Professional
NSW Architects Registration 7720
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons)


1995 – 2000 University of New South Wales, Australia


1999 – present Associate PTW Architects
1999 – 2002 Co-director, Built Environment Visualisation Group, FBE, UNSW

Recent Projects

  • Mascot Central Apartments, Mascot, Sydney, Australia
  • Parliament House of NSW, Level 9 Addition, Sydney, Australia
  • Discovery Point Building 2, 8-10, Wolli Creek, Sydney, Australia
  • REVY Residential Masterplan, Darling Island, Sydney, Australia
  • 33 Cross Street Cinemas and Residential, Double Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • 8 Central Avenue TV Studio & Commercial, Eveleigh, Sydney, Australia
  • Barrangaroo Development, Sydney, Australia
  • Doha Minaret Towers, Qatar
  • National Gallery of Australia South Entrance, Canberra, Australia
  • Art Gallery NSW Extension, Sydney
  • 30 The Bond – Lend Lease Headquarters, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia
  • 38 The Bond – Apartments, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia
  • Palm Jebel Ali Masterplan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Darling Island Apartments, Darling Island, Sydney, Australia
  • Beiyuan Beichen Green Estate, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
  • Forum Development, St Leonards, Sydney, Australia


2001 “The use of digital spatial narratives to express design ideas and concepts” at CAADRIA conference 2001, written in association with Jim Plume, Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney
2001 “Yoga – parasite”, Terra#1, mspace


2000 – 2009 Lecturer for 3D animation courses at UNSW Faculty of Built Environment


2007, “reflec[emo]tions. Animating Research” in association with Ann Quinlan, Oya Demirbilek and Rido Pin
2002, “Digital Hall of Mirrors” – Garden Palace, City Exhibition Space, Customs House, Sydney
2000 “Motion Eye” and “City Draped” Audio/visual installations City Exhibition space, Customs House
2000 Museum of Sydney “Tidal Vectors”, Harbour / Metropolis Exhibition”