Approach

Our pro-active and multidisciplinary approach turns constraints into opportunities to deliver highly innovative design solutions. Combining responsible design, unparalleled technical expertise and competent project management, every JPW project embodies professional excellence.

Expertise

JPW is one of Australia’s leading design practices with major built works in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, interior design and exhibitions.
Based in Sydney, we work around Australia and internationally.
A collaborative and dynamic dialogue among team members, clients, users, and stakeholders is key to our process and success in realising excellent outcomes.
We provide strategic, professional advice across a range of disciplines and project stages:

Architecture

JPW deliver exceptional buildings and projects of every scale and type.
We understand the possibilities for synergies between the environment, buildings and people to create inspiring and enduring places.
Through our extensive experience we also understand the key relationships between flexibility, efficiency, cost and vision in the short and long term.
Our projects are successful because they complement, rather than compete with, their purpose and place.

Urban Design

JPW is one of Australia’s city-making design leaders.
Our urban and public realm projects are widely recognised for their generous and sustainable contributions to the vitality, diversity and character of many Australian cities, particularly Sydney, Australia’s global city.
Working in collaboration with t highly skilled professionals from all parts of the globe, we design and create places of all types and sizes. Our intention is always to promote connectedness, wellbeing and resilience – for current and future generations, and for the environment which sustains our communities and cultures.

Masterplanning

JPW has worked with some of Australia’s most significant cultural institutions to develop masterplans that are both visionary and able to be delivered.
Our strategic approach to analysis, research and options testing enables us to develop masterplan strategies that can address current and future needs within defined timelines, budgets and priorities, progressively adding capability and capacity to an institution with minimal impact to ongoing operations or previous implementation phases.
We develop masterplans that are focussed on adding value, while protecting and enhancing the distinctive and unique values and identity of each organisation or building.
Clients include Parliament House, Canberra; Sydney Opera House; Australian War Memorial; National Archives of Australia; Art Gallery of New South Wales; State Library of New South Wales; Western Australian Museum; South Australian Museum; and the Australian Museum.

Landscape

JPW landscape architecture creates meaningful connections between people and the environment.
Our landscape expertise is extensive and varied. From small interventions that seamlessly integrate a new building into the public realm, to major new public open spaces and large infrastructure and remediation projects, our skills enable us to maximise outcomes.
Our landscape projects are successful because they deliver healthy, resilient environments where people and nature can flourish.
Working in close collaboration with expert engineers and allied specialists, our sustainable landscape solutions reduce carbon footprints, minimise wind pollution and water wastage

Exhibitions

JPW has an extensive portfolio and specialist expertise in exhibition masterplanning and design. We have collaborated with some of Australia’s leading art galleries and museums to plan, develop, curate and implement exhibitions from intimate, temporary displays to major blockbusters and travelling shows from around the world.

Interiors

JPW takes a human-centric approach to the design of interior architecture: composing and choreographing space, scale, and light, with material and texture to create interiors that are functional, flexible and efficient as well as tactile, comfortable and delightful.

Sustainability

JPW designed the first 6 star Green Star rated commercial building in NSW, Workplace 6, in 2005, and our projects continue to showcase innovative, real-world sustainable solutions.
Our commitment to a sustainable future, and our awareness of how design can play a critical role in the wellbeing of future generations, informs every aspect of our design thinking and built outcomes.

Project/design management

When you commission JPW, you are not only commissioning the nominated individuals, but the entire skills, resources and experience of the practice.
Our teams combine design expertise with a broad range of project management skills to consistently deliver exceptional project outcomes.
Our senior, experienced architects guide our teams using best-practice management processes to ensure every project receives a considered, comprehensive and coordinated response to project requirements throughout the entire design and construction cycle.
We aim to exceed our clients’ expectations through efficient project programming, document control and value management.

BIM

JPW was an early adopter of Building Information Modelling (BIM), and we have in-house expertise across multiple platforms.
Our BIM projects have been presented at global conferences and have won international awards.
The seamless integration of BIM into our creative process enables us to optimise the benefits BIM can deliver across all project stages and typologies, for clients and collaborating design partners.

Modelling

Alongside our in-house digital capabilities and expertise, physical modelling remains a valuable complement and resource to deliver excellence and is an essential part of our studio practice.
We use physical modelling across all project stages, from early design to construction, to test options, clarify and articulate design direction, and refine and optimise solutions.
JPW’s in-house modelling expertise includes traditional techniques and the latest laser cutting and 3D printing tools.

Awards

Our commitment to design excellence is illustrated by the range of awards and accolades our projects receive with recognition from our professional peers, allied disciplines and the property development and construction sectors.

Over the past decade our projects have won more than 100 national and international design awards.

2020

2020
Winner, International Architecture Award 2020 – The Chicago Athenaeum/The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, Anzac Memorial Centenary Project

Winner, Sir Zelman Cowen National Award For Public Architecture – National Architecture Awards, Anzac Memorial Centenary Project

Winner, Sulman Medal for Public Architecture – NSW Architecture Awards, Anzac Memorial Centenary Project

Winner, Award for Urban Design – NSW Architecture Awards, Anzac Memorial Centenary Project

2019

2019
Winner, Integrated Stormwater Design Category – Stormwater NSW 2019 Awards for Excellence, Victoria Park Improvement Project

Highly Commended – World Architecture Festival 2019, Anzac Memorial Centenary Project

Winner, International Category – AILA National Landscape Architecture Awards, Swan Lake Park

Winner, Commercial Buildings Award for Excellence – Concrete Institute of Australia Excellence in Concrete Awards (National), Anzac Memorial Centenary Project

Winner, Kevin Cavanagh Trophy – Concrete Institute of Australia Excellence in Concrete Awards, Anzac Memorial Centenary Project

Winner, Commercial Buildings Award for Excellence – Concrete Institute of Australia Excellence in Concrete Awards (NSW), Anzac Memorial Centenary Project

Winner, National Trust Award for Continuing Tradition – National Trust Heritage Awards, Anzac Memorial Centenary Project

Winner, National Trust Award Judges’ Choice – National Trust Heritage Awards, Anzac Memorial Centenary Project

Winner, Medium Projects Award to TTW – ASCE Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards, Anzac Memorial Centenary Project

2018

2018
Commendation, City of Sydney Lord Mayor’s Award, 2018 NSW Architecture Awards, “Reflection” Memorial Martin Place

Winner, Good Design Australia Award – Design Institute of Australia DIA, “Reflection” Memorial Martin Place

2017

2017
Winner, NSW Development of the Year – Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Development of the Year Awards, 5 Martin Place

2016

2016
Winner, Commercial Architecture Award – AIA National Architecture Awards, 5 Martin Place

Winner, Heritage Award – AIA National Architecture Awards, 5 Martin Place

Winner, Award for Parks and Open Spaces – AILA National Landscape Architecture Awards, Barangaroo Reserve

Winner, Buildings and Structures Award – Australian Engineering Excellence Awards, 5 Martin Place

Winner, President’s Award – Australian Engineering Excellence Awards, Barangaroo Reserve

Winner, Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Presidents Award, 5 Martin Place

Winner, Excellence in Commercial Development – NSW UDIA Awards, 5 Martin Place

Winner, Steel Excellence in Buildings – Large Projects Australian Steel Institute Awards, 5 Martin Place

Winner, Urban Renewal Development – Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Awards, 5 Martin Place

Winner, The Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design – 2016 NSW Architecture Awards, 5 Martin Place

Winner, Commercial Architecture Award – NSW Architecture Awards, 5 Martin Place

Winner, Greenway Award for Heritage Architecture – NSW Architecture Awards, 5 Martin Place

Winner, Award for Parks and Open Space, NSW AILA Awards, Barangaroo Reserve

Commendation, Public Architecture – NSW Architecture Awards, Overseas Passenger Terminal Upgrade

Winner, National Trust Award for Adaptive Reuse – National Trust Heritage Awards, 5 Martin Place

Winner, International Chapter Award for Commercial Architecture – AIA International Architecture Awards, China Mobile

Winner, Development of the Year – Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards, 50 Martin Place

Winner, SAS International Award for Best Office Development – Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards, 50 Martin Place

Winner, JLL Award for Best Sustainable Development, Existing Buildings – Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards, 50 Martin Place

Winner, Unusual Projects – Association of Consulting Structural Engineers NSW Awards, 50 Martin Place

2015

2015
Winner, Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture, AIA National Architecture Awards, 50 Martin Place

Winner, Sir Arthur G Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture – NSW Architecture Awards, 50 Martin Place

Winner, COLORBOND Award for Steel Architecture – NSW Architecture Awards, 50 Martin Place

Commendation, Sustainable Architecture Award – NSW Architecture Awards, 50 Martin Place

Winner, National Trust Award for Adaptive Reuse – National Trust Heritage Awards, 50 Martin Place

Winner, Outstanding Construction Award – Master Builders Association of NSW Awards, 50 Martin Place

Winner, Best Use of Glass Award – Master Builders Association of NSW Awards, 50 Martin Place

Winner, Restoration of a Historic Building Award – Master Builders Association of NSW Awards, 50 Martin Place

Winner, WAN Waterfront Award, Barangaroo Headland Park

Winner, President’s Award – ALIA NSW Awards, Barangaroo Headland Park

Winner, High Density Development – Urban Development Institute of Australia Meriton NSW & ACT Awards for Excellence, Park Lane and The Mark

2014

2014
Winner, Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture – AIA National Architecture Awards, White Bay Cruise Terminal

Winner, COLORBOND Award for Steel Architecture – AIA National Architecture Awards, White Bay Cruise Terminal

Winner, 2014 International Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum & European Centre for Architecture, White Bay Cruise Terminal

Winner, Public Architecture – NSW Architecture Awards, White Bay Cruise Terminal

Winner, Sustainable Architecture – NSW Architecture Awards, White Bay Cruise Terminal

Winner, COLORBOND Award for Steel Architecture – NSW Architecture Awards, White Bay Cruise Terminal

Winner, Small Projects – ACT Architecture Awards, National Workers Memorial

Winner, Best Civic Project 2014 – Australian Stone Architectural Awards, National Workers Memorial

Winner, 2014 Premier Award Winner – Australian Stone Architectural Awards, National Workers Memorial

2013

2013
Winner, Transport Category – World Architecture Festival Awards, White Bay Cruise Terminal

Highly Commended, Transport Category – World Architecture Festival Inside Awards, White Bay Cruise Terminal

Winner, Bridges Category – CCAA Public Domain Awards, Kings Avenue Overpass

Robert Woodward Award for Small Project Architecture, Art Gallery of NSW Forecourt Upgrade

2012

2012
Property Council New Zealand, Best Commercial Building, Britomart East Building

IES (Australia & New Zealand), Lighting Design Award, Excellence Award, AWM Hall of Valour

2012 AILA NSW Awards, RMS NSW Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture on Road Infrastructure Projects, Kings Avenue Overpass in the ACT

2011

2011
AIA National Architecture Awards, Sir Zelman Cowan Award for Public Architecture – Australian War Memorial Eastern Precinct

AIA National Award for Urban Design- Australian War Memorial Eastern Precinct

AIA National Commendation – Suzhou Industrial Park Logistics Centre

Engineers of Australia (Canberra Div) ,Engineering Excellence Award, Kings Avenue Overpass, ACT.

MAGNA Museums Australia Award, Temporary Exhibition, AGNSW First Emperor.

MAGNA Museums Australia Award, Sustainability, AWM Eastern Precinct.

IES (NSW) Lighting Design Award, Excellence Award, AWM Hall of Valour.

IES (NSW) Lighting Design Award, Commendation, AGNSW First Emperor Exhibition.

CCAA Public Domain Awards ACT State Winner – AWM Eastern Precinct

CCAA Public Domain Awards Precincts National Commendation – AWM Eastern Precinct

Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards – Best Public Building National Portrait Gallery

AIA ACT Chapter Canberra Medallion – AWM Eastern Precinct

AIA ACT Chapter Romaldo Giurgola Award for Public Architecture – AWM Eastern Precinct

AIA ACT Chapter Sir John Overall Award for Urban Design – AWM Eastern Precinct

AIA ACT Chapter W Hayward Morris Award for Interior Architecture – Hall of Valour

AIA ACT Chapter inlite Light in Architecture Prize – AWM Eastern Precinct

2010

2010
Property Council of Australia – ACT Rider Levett Bucknall Property Development of the Year Award – National Portrait Gallery

Property Council of Australia – 2010 Innovation Awards – Thinc Award for Sustainable Projects – Workplace6 designed by JPW

NSW Architecture Awards – Architecture Award for Commercial Architecture to JPW in collaboration with Allmann Sattler Wappner – Audi Lighthouse

NSW Architecture Awards – Commendation for Interior Architecture to JPW in collaboration with Allmann Sattler Wappner – Audi Lighthouse

Federation Internationale du Beton – International Federation for Structural Concrete, Winning Structure (Buildings Category) – National Portrait Gallery

IES Lighting Design Award of Excellence – National Portrait Gallery, jointly awarded to Steensen Varming and JPW

International Lighting Design Awards, Award of Merit – National Portrait Gallery, jointly awarded to Steensen Varming and JPW

2009

2009
AIA National Architecture Awards, Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Best
Public Building – National Portrait Gallery

AIA National Architecture Award for Interior Architecture – National Portrait Gallery

idea 09 Interior Design Excellence Awards – National Winner, Institutional Design – National Portrait Gallery

Masterbuilders Australia, National Excellence Awards, National Public Buildings Award – Over $50m Category, Winner – National Portrait Gallery

Engineering Excellence Awards, Highly Commended – Buildings & Structures-National Portrait Gallery

National Timber Design Awards, Winner – Best Use of Timber Flooring – National Portrait Gallery

National Timber Design Awards, Winner – Best Use of Engineered Timber – National Portrait Gallery

Concrete Institute of Australia, Kevin Cavanagh Medal for excellence in concrete, National Portrait Gallery

Concrete Institute of Australia, Building Project Winner, National Portrait Gallery

CCAA National Public Domain Award (Walls), National Portrait Gallery

CCAA Best of State ACT, Public Domain Awards, National Portrait Gallery

API NSW Excellence in Property Awards Commendation, Workplace 6, Darling Island

AIA ACT Chapter, Canberra Medallion – National Portrait Gallery

AIA ACT Chapter, Romaldo Giurgola Award for Public Architecture – National Portrait Gallery

AIA ACT Chapter, Light in Architecture Prize – National Portrait Gallery

Master Builders Australia, ACT Project of the Year Award to John Holland – National Portrait Gallery

Master Builders Australia, ACT Winner Commercial Building over $12 M to John Holland – National Portrait Gallery

DIA Interior Design Awards, Best of State for Commercial Design, ACT – National Portrait Gallery

DIA Interior Design Awards, High Commendation for Public Design – National Portrait Gallery

DIA Interior Design Awards, High Commendation for Installation Design – Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Masterplan Exhibition (in collaboration with Terroir)

2008

2008
DIA Interior Design Awards, Commendation for Public Interior Design – Arts of Islam Exhibition, AGNSW

RAIA Gold Medal awarded to Richard Johnson

2007

2007
AILA NSW, Commendation for Research and Communications in Landscape Architecture – RTA Noise Wall Design Guidelines

API (NSW) Property Development Award- Westpac Place (in collaboration with Leighton Properties)

RAIA NSW Chapter, Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design – Westpac Place

RAIA NSW Chapter, Commendation for Commercial Architecture – Westpac Place

DIA Interior Design Awards, Commendation Public & Institutional Interior Design – Abbotsleigh Research Centre

2006

2006
Australian Stone Architectural Award (Best Commercial Exterior) – Sydney Hilton

RAIA National Commercial Award – Sydney Hilton

RAIA NSW Chapter, Architecture Award for Commercial Building – Sydney Hilton

RAIA NSW Chapter, Architecture Award for Civic Design – Sydney Hilton

Sustainable Energy Authority (SEDA) Energy Efficiency Award – Sydney Hilton

Australian Timber Design Award, High Commendation (Public & Commercial Timber Frame) – Abbotsleigh Research Centre

NSW Urban Taskforce Development Excellence, Overall Winner – Westpac Place (in collaboration with Leighton Properties)

NSW Urban Taskforce Development Excellence, Commercial Development – Westpac Place (in collaboration with Leighton Properties)

Master Builders Australia, National Award for Commercial Building over $100 M – Westpac Place (in collaboration with Leighton Contractors)

DIA Interior Design Awards, Corporate Design Award – JPW Office, Sydney

DIA Interior Design Awards, Best of State NSW for Commercial Interior Design – JPW Office, Sydney

China Architectural Project Luban Award – Suzhou Logistics Centre, China

2005

2005
First Prize, International Design Competition – National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

First Prize, International Design Competition – UNSW Asia Science and Engineering Building, Singapore

Joint Winner – Western Sydney Parkland Ideas Competition

Australian Timber Design Award for Best Use of Timber Flooring – JPW Office, Sydney

First Prize, International Design Competition – Chinese Taxation Bureau, Suzhou

First Prize, Design Competition – Laguna Quays, Queensland

First Prize, Design Competition – CTS Tower, Shenzen China

2004

2004
RAIA National Commendation, Sir Zelman Cowan Award for Public Buildings – AGNSW New Asian Galleries

RAIA NSW Chapter, Architecture Award for Public and Commercial Buildings – AGNSW New Asian Galleries

2002

2002
Lightweight Structures Association of Australia, Award of Excellence (Large Structures) – Glass Entry Box, 363 George Street, Sydney (in collaboration with Connell Mott MacDonald)

First Prize, International Competition – Qing Dao Commercial Development, China

2001

2001
First Prize, International Competition, PRC – Suchun Boulevard, Suzhou, China

First Prize, Design Excellence Competition – KENS Site, Sydney

First Prize, Design Excellence Competition – Hilton Hotel, Sydney

First Prize, Design Competition – Darling Island Development, Sydney

Institution of Engineers Australian, Engineering Award – Anzac Parade Lighting, Canberra (in association with Barry Webb)

2000

2000
Internationale Marmi E Macchine Marble Architectural Award – 363 George Street, Sydney

RAIA National Commercial Award – 363 George Street, Sydney

RAIA NSW Chapter, Architecture Award for Commercial Building – 363 George Street, Sydney

People

The directors and key staff of JPW have been together since 1985.
We have a studio of more than 60 design professionals, with a diverse range of expertise and experience.

Directors
Graeme Dix
Kiong Lee
Paul van Ratingen
Matthew Morel

Founding Directors
Richard Johnson
Adrian Pilton
Jeff Walker

Principals
Peter Blome
Wayne Dickerson
Carol Zhang

Associates
Brendan Murray
Mathew Howard
Walter Brindle
Supinder Matharu
Matteo Salval
Emma van Lint
Natalie Minasian

Adam Swinburn
Adrian Esdaile
Aileen Zhong
Angel Zhao
Brendon Hori
Celeste Wong
Daniel Wainwright
Ella Lochhead-Sperling
Ella Yang
Eugene Wu
Evelyn Li
Florian Hoffmann
Gavin Xu
George Wang
Hua Rong
Isabel Gallego Estaben
Jacopo Scattolin
James Vlismas
Jansen Che
Joanna Walczak
Jordan Evans
Joyce Ng

Jun Li
Marguerite Farmakis
Natalia Fernandez Simon
Oliver Ju
Raphael Newell
Riccardo Cola
Rikky Falantino
Rohan Buddhipala
Ross Daddo
Samuel Carslake
Sarah Shand
Sarah Yap
Sidney Russell
Thomas Studholme
Timothy Clare
Timothy Li
Victor Au
Vinchy Wu
Vy Thuy Pham
Wei Wei
Xiao Jiun Phang

History

JPW was founded by Jeff Walker, Adrian Pilton and Richard Johnson in 2000. Over twenty years of practice, JPW has made a diverse and lasting contribution to the built environment and design culture in Sydney, across Australia and internationally.

Studio

The studio is at the heart of JPW.
Our core team have worked together for more than 20 years, alongside a talented group of architects, landscape architects and designers, across a diverse range of projects.
The studio is founded on a strong sense of ethics, professionalism and environmental responsibility, and an unfaltering quest for innovation and excellence.

Our work is characterised by strategic thinking, rigorous analysis, creative innovation and attention to detail.
We carefully assemble each project team around an experienced core team who will follow the project through from concept to completion.
As others join the project team, the core team provides continuity and consistent focus on the project’s key objectives across a multiplicity of considerations and challenges.

We embrace the philosophy that every project holds unique opportunities to make a lasting contribution to its place.

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which we work, and the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land our studio is located.
We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.