studioplusthree is an award-winning architecture and design practice working across architecture, exhibition and installation design.
We creates spaces, environments and objects that celebrate the process of making them and the experience of engaging with them.
Working across these related fields, our work focuses on using the qualities of materials and light to produce work that is durable and memorable. The tactile, intellectual and emotional aspects of our work are key concerns of the studio, and we are interested in the roles of craft and innovation in helping to realise these qualities.
Founded by directors Simon Rochowski, Julin Ang and Joseph Byrne in 2014, the practice has worked with a number of cultural institutions and clients both in Australia and the UK, with the aim of producing work across a range of disciplines that is rich, informed and diverse.
The studio aims to employ a common set of skills and values between different project types, to encourage interaction and reduce boundaries between them. 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, including the 2017 Australian Interior Design Award (Installation) and a 2016 AIA NSW Architecture Award (Small Project Architecture).
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, and went on to study on scholarship 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.
Heatherwick Studio, Mecanoo Architecten, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
Nomination for AA Diploma Honours (2011); Elizabeth Munro Prize for Architecture: 2008; Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter Prize: 2008; NSW Architects Registration Board Prize: 2008; International Exchange Scholarship (Sydney University for McGill University): 2008.
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. He has been a UK-registered architect since 2011.
Simon has been involved in a number of range of innovative community-based projects across London dealing with regeneration, community and social enterprise, such as South Kilburn Studios and West Norwood Feast, as well as participating in community-build workshops in Japan and Portugal. He has been a Creative Mentor for the Shoreditch Trust and a guest speaker at the University of Westminster.
Nissen Richards studio, SpaceMakers Agency, Ash Sakula Architects, Rotterdam International Architecture Biennale, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
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.
Johnson Pilton Walker, Bruce Willoughby Architects, Tim Williams Architects, Institute of Architects NSW, Jessica Matson Architects, Hassell Sydney.