• 2016

    Late 2015 saw the completion of projects in Strathfield and Burwood – middle ring housing sites with transitional urban conditions.

    We begin 2016 with works on Campbell Section5 reaching a conclusion and works on Constitution Avenue continuing. Builders have been appointed for the Sydney University Boatshed We have a number of Development Applications on small, challenging inner urban sites in various Councils, and we are working on a range of family houses, due to begin construction in the next few months.

    We hope to progress works on an adaptive reuse project in the beautiful Beynon and Hayward building Petersham, and see the commencement of the Parramatta Escarpment Boardwalk towards the latter part of this year.

  • 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.

14 hours ago

View to Town Hall’s tower and QVB’s dome, from probably the best modern colonnade in Sydney on the George St frontage of the Sydney County Council (SCC) Building. Won in open competition in 1959-60 by James Kell and Diana Parrott, young architects working with @fowellmansfieldjarvismaclurcan. Finely proportioned and detailed colonnade, great height relationship to street #publicsydney #georgestreet #cityofsydney #architecturalcompetition #sydneyarchitecturalcompetition #colonnade #moderncolonnades #sccbuilding #jameskell #marblepaving #sydneytownhall #qvbsydney #townhallstation #colonnadesection

1 day ago

Great tiled stair with Y Klein blue painted balustrade in iconic 1950’s housing slab in Bondi. Sunlit inviting use, original tiles, J Wardell designer #Bondi #sydneyapartments #bondiapartments #50sapartment #stairs #tiles #floortiles #staircase #sydneyarchitecture #jwardelldesign

2 days ago

Rooftop Apartment, with double height, glass topped atrium, central Sydney (designed with Peter John Cantrill). Flexible live work conversion & enlargement of two pokey studio apartments, with roof terrace above opening to city skyline. Photo @brettboardmanphotography #sydneyarchitecture #australianarchitecture #cityliving #creativeadaptation #steelstructure #steelwindows #atrium #glazedatrium #toplight #zenithallight #centrepoint #cityskyline #cityapartment #cityofsydney

3 days ago

Prost! It’s that time of the year again...thanks @guckmal #beeroclock #oktoberfest #tgif

3 days ago

Spotted in Woolloomooloo; can’t part with those heritage drawing boards, or you can still choose to draw out of bedroom window! #drawingboard #woolloomooloo #terracehouse #frontverandah #drawingenpleinair #recycling #hoarding #drafting #streetwall #streetlife #livework #cityofsydney

4 days ago

For the record, green headland at Millers Point in our 2006 International Competition for Barangaroo (confusingly called East Darling Harbour at the time). Team @hillthalisaup with @janeirwin_landscape @paulberkemeierarchitect. Bigger green headland, public facilities open to the Harbour as part of 11ha of public park creating the entire foreshore as continuous inalienable public space, linked and defined by public streets #publicsydney #barangaroocompetitionwinningscheme #eastdarlingharbour #eastdarlingharbour competitionwinningscheme#millerspoint #greenheadland #publicwaterfront #publicland #publicspace #publicstreet #architecturalmodel #heritage #creativeadaptation #sydneydesign #designofsydney #inalienablepublicspace