Memorial Drinks

On Thursday 26th September we gathered with colleagues, clients and friends of Stewart Architecture at The Burbury Hotel in Barton to remember our Founding Director Colin Stewart.

We celebrated Colin’s commitment to inclusive and lasting architecture and urban design. We thank everyone who attended for their warmth and condolences. It was amazing to share the evening with so many familiar faces including friends who had known Colin for over 50 years.

Thanks to Marcus Graham and Ken Maher AO for their speeches and Mark Craswell for his toast to Colin. Our thanks to DOMA Hotels for hosting the event. It was both fitting and memorable to gather in the space that Colin designed at the The Realm Precinct with twilight views over Canberra.


Master plan and concept designs for ‘The Foothills’ now complete

Stewart Architecture has completed a master plan and architectural concept design for The Foothills located on the former CSIRO headquarters in Campbell, ACT on behalf of client DOMA.

The Foothills is a new residential community of apartments and townhouses, taking its name from the elevated position of the site at the foothills of Mount Ainslie. A range of dwellings take advantage of the northern aspect and views over the city and lake.

Preliminary public consultation is underway and The Foothills Concept Plan is now being considered by the National Capital Authority (NCA).


Kingston Residence winter photoshoot

Kingston Residence includes a generous four bedroom home with separate office located at the Kingston Foreshore. The home is designed to maximise a sunny northern aspect and is comprised of two wings with a lofty double height living space facing a central courtyard. New images by photographer Mark Syke demonstrate the sunlit quality of this new home and the passive solar design which is critical in Canberra’s cooler climate.

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Ken Maher remembers an architect who was passionate about cities

‘‘Colin was a champion of the public realm and was renowned for his clear and strategic city thinking. He had a unique intellect and was a deeply passionate designer. Colin believed that good design can change people’s lives for the better.

Architecture was Colin’s passion - a vocation that fitted him perfectly and permeated his life. He had an incisive way of developing design thinking through the process of drawing, with essential, elegant and cryptic lines suggesting so much. His legacy exists in numerous built projects, but also propositions and strategies that have influenced the future of cities he has lived and worked in.’’ - Ken Maher AO

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Key Appointment

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Stewart Architecture is delighted to announce the appointment of Felicity Stewart as Director.

Felicity is leading our new Sydney Studio with a focus on urban design and public projects. Felicity brings to the practice over a decade of experience in architecture and urban design having worked on projects of local and state significance. In her previous role Felicity was co-lead designer of the multi-award-winning Green Square Library and Plaza project completed in 2018 to critical acclaim.

Felicity received her architectural qualification at UNSW and Masters of Urban Design at Columbia University in New York City. Felicity has gained a reputation for her unique design skills, communication abilities and enthusiasm for thoughtful city-making.

Newly Completed ‘On Forbes’ promotes transit oriented living

On Forbes is comprised of 200 apartments with a frontage to Northbourne Avenue, Canberra’s new light rail corridor. Located in the leafy suburb of Turner, the new development includes a community of two hundred light, spacious apartments framed around a large, central landscaped garden and private gymnasium 'pavilion'. A communal roof top terrace on the ninth floor enjoys 360 degree city views.

We are proud of our team for delivering this landmark project and thank Art Group for being such great clients.

Images by Mark Syke and Living Media

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Green Square Library and Plaza wins big at Australian Institute of Architects NSW Awards

Green Square Library and Plaza has won an amazing four awards at the 2019 NSW Chapter AIA Awards on Friday 5th July. The project won the NSW Premier’s Prize, An award for Urban Design, The John Verge Award for Interior Architecture and an award for Public Architecture. Stewart Architecture were delighted to accept the awards alongside Studio Hollenstein and key consultants Arup and Hassell. We thank our client City of Sydney and builder John Holland for their commitment to the project.

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Honouring Colin Stewart

The Stewart Architecture team gathered yesterday to honour and celebrate the life of Founding Director Colin Stewart at his funeral in Bowral, NSW. Colin’s family pass on their thanks to the many friends and colleagues who joined them on a special day of remembrance.

Colin’s incredible achievements will not be forgotten and his rich and lasting legacy will be continued by our team.

Please give generously to the Leukaemia Foundation:

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2019 INDE Award - Green Square Library and Plaza

Green Square Library and Plaza has won the 2019 INDE Award - The Learning Space

“The design responds to three specific questions: What is the future of the library? How do you make a library in a plaza? And how do you create soul in an almost entirely new neighbourhood? The design approach rejects the formalised institution of the library, and instead fuses the two functions.”

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Congratulations to all involved, other entrants and fellow winners!

Photography by Tom Roe

Photography by Tom Roe

The ACT Chapter Student Medallion

Byron Kelly has won the 2018 ACT Chapter Medallion annually awarded to the highest academic achieving student graduating from the Master of Architecture who has completed the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of Canberra. Byron distinguished himself by achieving a high level of excellence in all aspects of his academic studies, pursued with intelligence and rigour. His architectural responses were underscored by a conceptual and formal ability of considerable depth, finely balanced to the intellectual scope and architectural ambition within each unit, and supported by his collegial leadership abilities.

Awarded at the ACT Architecture Awards - 2019

Words from the Australian Institute of Architects