studioplusthree is an award-winning emerging architecture practice based in Sydney.
studioplusthree combines craft, innovation and attention to detail - Wallpaper* Magazine Architect’s Directory 2018
Working across a range of arts, cultural and residential projects, our work is focused on design that is contemporary, clean and simple, but rooted in a knowledge of craft and materiality. Our approach to projects is highly contextual, responding to the urban environment and informed by the surrounding landscape. We work closely with our clients to produce work that is responsive to individual requirements and specific locations. The tactile, intellectual and emotional aspects of our work are key concerns of the studio, whether the project is an art installation, an exhibition design, or a residential project.
Founded by directors Simon Rochowski, Julin Ang and Joseph Byrne, the practice draws on their experience of working with a wide range of studios, clients and cultural institutions both in Australia and overseas. The studio approaches all its work using a common set of skills and values, to encourage interaction between different disciplines. Our projects are undertaken in a spirit of collaboration and curiosity, and through a process of experimentation we seek to create projects that are distinctive and bespoke.
studioplusthree has been the recipient of a number of design awards. In 2018 the studio was nominated for the Dezeen Awards 'Emerging Architect of the Year', as well as selected for the Wallpaper* Magazine Architects' Directory - both publications featuring their selection of the top twenty emerging practices worldwide. The studio received the 2017 Australian Interior Design Award for Installation Design, a 2016 AIA NSW Architecture Award (Small Project Architecture) and Commendation (Residential Alterations and Additions).
Royal Institute of British Architects/ARB(UK), AADipl, DipArch, B.Design(Arch).
Julin's design experience ranges across Australia, the Netherlands, UK and Hong Kong; most recently in London with Heatherwick Studio - working on projects in the public realm including Pacific Place Lobbies and the studio's retrospective exhibition at the V&A Museum. She graduated from the University of Sydney with awards including the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter Prize, the NSW Architects Registration Board Prize, and the Elizabeth Munro Prize for Architecture. She went on to study at McGill University under the Sydney University International Exchange Scholarship, and later received a scholarship to study at the Architectural Association, London, where her graduation project was nominated for the AA Diploma Honours (2011) prize.
Julin’s focus on the public and social spaces within the city has been established through her involvement in projects such as Sydney 2030, the Library of Birmingham, and the Netherlands Architecture Institute’s ‘Library of the Future’ lecture series, as well as community workshops in Lebanon and Japan.
Simon has worked primarily across installation, exhibition and theatre design in tandem with his architectural career; working with institutions such as the Science Museum, the V&A, and the Natural History Museum (with Nissen Richards studio) and independently with Design for London, Spacemakers Agency, the Architecture Foundation and London Design Festival.
His interest in multi-discplinary design was established early on, graduating from Sheffield University (Bsc.Arch), where he also worked as the University Theatre set designer; and TU Delft, Netherlands (MSc.Arch), whilst also working for the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam.
Simon has been involved in a number of range of innovative community-based projects in London dealing with regeneration, community and social enterprise, such as South Kilburn Studios with the Architecture Foundation, as well as participating in community-build workshops in Japan and Portugal. He has been a Creative Mentor for the Shoreditch Trust, a guest speaker at the University of Westminster, and in 2018 was named as one of Perspective Magazines "40 under 40" top designers.
Nominated Architect: NSW Reg No 9408, M.Arch, B.Design(Arch).
Joseph has extensive experience in working on projects of a range of sizes throughout Sydney and Australia, from smaller single-family residential, to major commercial projects. Having worked for practices both large and small, he has an excellent knowledge of conditions and demands required across different natures of projects.
He has been involved with community projects such as the Super Sydney initiative in 2012 (with the NSW Institute of Architects), as well as working on a number of high-profile projects - most recently, the War Correspondents Memorial at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, and the Riverside Tower development, Parramatta, with Johnson Pilton Walker.