AB (Andrew Burns Architecture) was established in Sydney Australia in 2008. Lead by Andrew Burns, the practice is compiling a diverse and expanding portfolio of work across a wide range of project types including private houses, multi-residential projects, cultural buildings, commercial projects, hospitality projects, educational facilities and masterplanning. With completed projects in Australia, Japan, the UK and Denmark, the practice is recognized for a materially-rich, geometrically precise approach to architecture that is responsive to place and social context.
Completed projects by AB include Australia House – a gallery and studio space in Niigata Japan, commissioned by the Australian Embassy, Tokyo (2012); Crescent House – the inaugural ‘Fugitive Structures’ commission at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (2013); Gibbon’s Rent – a community engaged public space in central London for The Architecture Foundation (2013), Cowper Street Housing – an innovative housing model on a compact urban site (2016) and the first stage of the Cranbrook School Wolgan Valley Campus (2017). Current projects include the Hyde Park Café in Sydney, Three Capes Track lodges for the Tasmanian Walking Company, Lightfolk Village in the Mornington Peninsula and a range of multi-residential projects. Key awards include the Jorn Utzon Award for International Architecture (2013) and the National Emerging Architect Prize (2014).
AB seeks collaborations with public, private and community clients seeking design excellence, assisting to extend their vision and utilising built form as a catalyst for positive transformation.
AB is registered in New South Wales (#7447), Victoria (#19560) and Tasmania (#1030).
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Echigo Tsumari Triennale Japan
City of Sydney
Parramatta City Council
Office of the Government Architect NSW
The Uniting Church of Australia
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Sydney Opera House Trust
Tasmanian Walking Company
The Architecture Foundation, London
Sculpture by the Sea, Denmark
AB consists of a highly skilled team of architects and designers, each bringing a unique skill set to the activities of the practice and providing a diversity of perspectives.
The team operates under the design leadership of Andrew Burns, working collaboratively to progress the projects and responding to the specific priorities of each client.
Andrew Burns – Principal
AB welcomes applications from highly talented, experienced architects.