Andrew Burges Architects is a design-focused studio practice with expertise in single residential dwellings, multi-residential housing, master planning, and civic and public buildings.
Underlying the work of ABA is a belief in architecture as a creative form of ‘geography making’, with each project carefully developed in response to the physical and cultural character of its setting.
We aspire to a model of creativity that is open and collaborative, working with clients, consultants and staff to foster an intelligent engagement with the circumstances of each site and brief rather than the repetition of a signature style.
We are committed to architectural excellence at all phases of the design and construction process, maintaining a focus on inventive strategies and carefully considered problem-solving from first sketches through to the approval, documentation and construction phase of projects.
Our methodology involves rigorous testing and research of ideas. Innovative concepts are developed through urban analysis, material studies, historical research, and an iterative process of model making and 3-D studies.
Through clear communication of our design objectives and considered analysis of local impacts we have a proven track record of negotiating challenging and innovative designs through the local government approval process.
Our practice is international in outlook and composition, and has close affiliations with architectural education, with directors and staff involved in teaching design studios and acting as guest critics at the University of Sydney, University of NSW and University of Technology Sydney.
Our work has been exhibited both locally and internationally, received architecture awards and several short listings in the Australian Institute of Architects awards process, and published extensively both in Australia and overseas.