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ABOUT US

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TRIAS is an award-winning, emerging architecture studio based in Sydney, Australia. Since its establishment in 2016, TRIAS has quickly developed a reputation for thoughtful and thorough design work.

The studio is founded on three principles: to create buildings that are solid, simple and beautiful. These ideals tie our work to the origins of architecture, which Vitruvius defined as firmness, commodity and delight.

TRIAS has completed projects across Australia and the UK, and has received recognition in numerous local and international competitions and awards programs. Our work is widely published in Australia and overseas.

We work across a variety of typologies, including all scales of housing, bespoke accommodation, cultural and art installations and small-scale public work.

Our clients include cultural institutions, local government bodies, boutique developers, tourism organisations - and, of course, families of all shapes and sizes from around Australia.

 

 

In 2017, TRIAS was selected as one of the top twenty emerging architecture practices in the world by Wallpaper* magazine. In 2018, the studio received a commendation in the Emerging Practice category at the Houses Awards.

The studio was also the recipient of the NSW 2018 AIA Architecture Award and the Newcastle Sustainability Award for Three Piece House, a sustainable, small footprint home. Their installation, Four Periscopes, which was installed at Sydney’s Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) was also the winner of the Event category at the 2018 IDEA Awards.

TRIAS is a creative and design-focused studio whose services extend from architectural design into interiors and landscape consultancy. We work methodically through the architectural process, relying on a balance of intelligence and intuition to reach exceptional outcomes.

Our studio has a unique design methodology. We delight in the process of making architecture and produce models, drawings, collages and visualisations to explain concepts and illustrate ideas.

 

 

TRIAS practices from a strong position. Our work is rhythmic, rigorous and materially expressive, and relies on palettes of textured, natural materials that feel grounded in their place, culture and context.

We craft spaces with light, scale and volume, and produce architecture that is sculptural and calm. Our buildings are atmospheric and yet approachable, and make people feel inspired, delighted and welcomed.

TRIAS seeks simplicity and integrity within the built environment. We work closely with our clients to create buildings that reflect our shared values and ethics. We aim to make a positive contribution to the landscapes we all share, and believe that a holistic approach to sustainability is vital in today’s world.

We are passionate designers who firmly believe that well designed spaces enrich people’s lives. We believe in quality over quantity, and advocate for less but better in all that we do.

Our work aims to inspire its occupants, and to quietly provoke change in our cities, suburbs and landscapes.

 
 

TRIAS

SOLID. SIMPLE. BEAUTIFUL

JENNIFER MCMASTER

Jennifer trained at the University of Sydney, graduating with Honours. She has gained experience with leading practices in Sydney and Copenhagen, and has worked on a range of residential and public projects. 

Jennifer is the recipient of the MADE by the Opera House Scholarship, the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship, the Bluescope Lysaght Prize, the Ruskin Rowe Prize, the Archiprix International Prize and the NSW Design Medal, awarded by the Australian Institute of Architects. 

Jennifer is also a passionate writer and architectural advocate. She currently writes for the Danish Architecture Centre, and has created content for blogs, publications and radio programs.

She is currently teaching design at the University of Sydney.

Jennifer is a registered architect in NSW #10693

JONATHON DONNELLY

Jonathon studied architecture at the University of Sydney, graduating with Honours. He has worked across several design disciplines, including graphic design, architecture and furniture design.

Jonathon has contributed to the design and development of various projects in award-winning studios. He has also been a key team member in several high-profile competitions. 

Jonathon has received the Archiprix International Prize, as well as NSW Design Medal, awarded by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Ethel M Chettle Prize, the CHL Turner Prize and the Sunlord Perpetual Prize. 

Jonathon is also a maker who frequently experiments with new materials, building objects and prototypes. 

CASEY BRYANT

Casey graduated with Honours from the University of Sydney. He has gained design and documentation experience with award-winning studios in both Sydney and Melbourne, and has contributed to the development of residential and cultural buildings across Australia and Japan.

Casey is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes. In 2015, Casey was selected for the Dulux Study Tour, while, in 2016, he was awarded a Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship for research into intergenerational care facilities. 

Casey is an enthusiastic contributor to the architectural community, and is a member of the EmAGN committee for young architects. He is a registered architect in both NSW (#9652) and Victoria (#18129).

He maintains parallel interests in building tectonics, with a particular fascination for finely crafted timber construction.