Andrew Burns Architecture is a client-focused architecture practice, seeking to deeply understand the client’s vision to generate architectural strategies that create cultural, community and commercial value. The practice is committed to environmental sustainability, identifying decisions at all phases of projects that can enhance environmental performance. We are innovative, drawing upon a developed process of concept generation to readily identify innovative concepts that offer transformation from the small to the large scale.
Established in Sydney Australia in 2008 and 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. The practice is recognized for a materially-rich, geometrically precise approach to architecture that is sensitive to landscape and community.
Completed projects 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) the first stage of the Cranbrook School Wolgan Valley Campus (2017) and the Three Capes Track Lodges for the Tasmanian Walking Company (2018). Current projects include the Hyde Park Café in Sydney, Lightfolk Village in the Mornington Peninsula and a series of houses and multi-residential projects. Key awards include the Jorn Utzon Award for International Architecture (2013) and the National Emerging Architect Prize (2014).
The practice is registered in New South Wales (#7447), Victoria (#19560), ACT (#2627) and Tasmania (#1030).
We acknowledge the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation as the traditonal owners of the land on which we work, and pay our respects to Elders – past, present and emerging.
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
Carmen Sanz-Diez de Ulzurrun
AB welcomes applications from highly talented, experienced architects.