• Studios 54 wins National Multiple Housing Award

    We are pleased to announce that Studios 54 has won a national award for Multiple Housing from the Australian Institute of Architects. The jury citation says -

    ‘The framed element that signifies the lift core and the thickened wall of services has its internal panel tiled with glazed ceramic tiles. We could be in Naples, not Sydney. But this is the point. Studios 54 is a project that announces the larger and necessary project of consolidating the Australian city.’

    We thank the jury for their generous citation, and our clients and all of the consultants, subcontractors and tradespeople who have been involved in the project.

  • Lennox Bridge archaeological dig

    A new website has been launched by Parramatta City Council showing the findings of the archaeological dig at the Lennox Bridge Portals site in Parramatta. The website will be updated with other drawings and video footage as the research component of the project is completed. Lennox Bridge website We urge you to take the time to look at the extraordinary discoveries that have been made during the archaeological dig.

  • Aaron Bolot Award for Multiple Housing 2015

    Hill Thalis are very pleased to have received the Aaron Bolot Award for Multiple Housing for Studios 54 in Surry Hills. The jury said “This project makes a clear statement about urban living and neighbourliness beyond code compliance. It is exemplary in demonstrating the relevance of remnant sites within an urban context.”

  • Horizon House for sale

    We were so saddened for our amazing client when she had to stop the works on the Horizon House – but it may be about to find a new owner to complete it. See the dramatic drone footage of the property shot by Goldeneye media

  • New projects on our website

    We’ve recently uploaded some information on two exciting projects that we currently have under construction. The dramatic urban form of the Arc Apartments is starting to appear in its scaffolded shroud along the sweep of Old South Head Road. The earthwork and platform work of the Centennial Park Bicycle Hub are also underway, with a lighter weight steel structure to follow shortly.

  • Recent projects

    We’re very honoured to have been involved in the Master Planning of the Narara Ecovillage with a group of fantastic people who are working hard to make a beautiful and sustainable new community on the grounds of the old Gosford Horticultural Institute.

    The Lennox Bridge Portals involves the adaptive reuse of a State Listed Heritage item that crosses the Parramatta River and its increasingly active foreshore. The project has been on site for 18 months and is due for completion in May 2015.

9 hours ago

Needling the crane through the existing slabs in our inner city office extensions. Bottom 2/3 floors existing, top 2/3 floors the addition. Crane cut into hollow floor planks, which will be removed to form a light well. Different paint colours on each floor of the old interiors. #alts&adds #alterationsandadditions #alterationsandadditionstoexistingoffices #creativeadaptation #buildingsremember #buildingsite #crane #constructionsite #building #insideoutside #paintcolours #lightwell #void #urbanarchitecture

1 day ago

Peak hour bus-scape, Clarence St. Not sure this is the most efficient form of public transport in the city. Why we need more heavy rail, metro, light rail & all forms of active transport. The idea surely is to pick the right mode for the right task, on the best route #clarencestreet #buses #trafficjam #transport #transportmode #publictransport #transportation #street #busscape #streetscape #peakhour @cityofsydney

2 days ago

Great to have some serious naval architecture in the middle of the city! Powerful scale, detail, material palette, super graphics and silhouette #gardenisland #woolloomooloobay #australiannavy #ship #navalbase #silhouette #supergraphics #lifeboat #greyongrey @cityofsydney

2 days ago

Series double height screened balconies; #balanaminglane facade of our Majestic Theatre conversion. The new screens, which give sun and privacy protection, follow the pattern of the original plaster screens that naturally ventilated the theatre. @hillthalisaup team @guckmal @brett_sperling #wesgrunsell #janinekoll with @ariszafirellis & @growthbuilt Photo; @brettboardmanphotography #themajestic #petersham #creativeadaptation #theatreconversion #heritageadaptation #brickwork #commonbrick #bricks #balconies #sunscreens #screens #facade #architecturaldesign #sydneyarchitecture #architecture

3 days ago

Such a beautiful streetscape created by @cityofsydney’s Bourke st cycleway, soon to be continuous from Woolloomooloo almost to the airport. Always best when infrastructure tied to urban amenity, public space & safety improvements #cycleway #bourkestreetsydney #darlinghurst #urbandesign #streetdesign #publicdomain #urbanlandscape #civicdesign #sydneycycleways #streetsection #trafficcalming #publicproject #publicsydney

4 days ago

Super steep Sydney streets; Edgar Street west of Chatswood. Some of the city’s most memorable streets dramatically reveal the topography, but a tough climb. Seems more steep due to concrete roadway? #sydney #sydneystreets #steepstreets #steepsydneystreets #street types #streetsection #sectionstreeps #topography #urbantopography #bigdipperstreets #publicspace #publicsydney