Simon Parsons

Executive Director/Practice Leader

Simon Parsons joined PTW Architects in 1996 and has worked on several major commercial and cultural projects. Simon has lead diverse consultant teams on a series of large scale complex projects, such as the recently completed $107m extension to the National Gallery of Australia, the $300m+ Woden Green mixed use project, and the Mobbs Lane Project in Epping. Simon has had a key role on the competition teams of the successful Olympic village and Walsh Bay redevelopment bids. Simon has experience in areas of architecture ranging from masterplanning through to detailed construction issues.


NSW Architects Registration 6098
B.Arch (Hons)


1984 – 1989 The University of Sydney
1995 NSW Board of Architects Examination


Art Prize – Knox Grammar School
BHP Steel Award – Student Prize for the New Art Workshops
James Peddle Prize for Architectural Merit – Student Prize for Pyrmont Power Station Redevelopment


1995 – present PTW Architects, Sydney – Director
1990 – 1995 Nielsen Warren Architects – Project Architect
1990 Bruce Rickard and Associates – Architect

Recent Projects

  • National Gallery of Australia – Stage 1 Indigenous galleries and new entrance, Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • NCA Arts and Civic Campus Masterplan, Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • Woden Green Residential and Commercial Development, Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • Mobbs Lane Residential Development, Epping, NSW, Australia
  • The Armidale School Arts Centre, Armidale, NSW, Australia
  • Papamoa Gateway residential development, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Walsh Bay Redevelopment, Walsh Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • Walsh Bay – Pottinger Street, Walsh Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • Angel Place Office Tower, Sydney, Australia
  • City Recital Hall – Angel Place, Sydney Australia
  • Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont, Sydney, Australia
  • Onassis House of Letters and Arts Competition, Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Greece
  • Forum Development, St Leonards, Sydney, Australia
  • Noosa Community Auditorium Study, Noosa, Queensland, Australia
  • Museum of Contemporary Art – Sydney, Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
  • New Sydney Showground, Homebush Bay, Sydney, Australia