As an award winning sustainable architectural practice we make environmentally sound, beautiful places to shelter, live and work.




stephen sainsbury architect

SSa Logo            We undertake the architectural process in the belief that environmentally aware buildings can be luxurious, inspiring and delightful places to live, work and play.  The practice aim is to achieve the highest possible aesthetic return for the lowest achievable ecological impact.





Some of the Articles, awards and competition wins we have had in recent years:

Recent articles

The Australian newspaper Weekend Magazine article Jan 26th 2013 - Small World 

Rosalie Higson  The Australian   January 26, 2013 12:00AM 

Home Beautiful  May 2010 - Reborn Green - EcoHouse  Australia Street House 

Tasmanian Life July 2010  - West End Beach House 

Sanctuary magazine  -  Australia Street House



TDA Timber Design Awards Special Commendation 2002 for the TeaHouse


TDA  Timber Design Awards Highly Commended 2003  for the Balmain Terrace


HIA Greensmart Award for Resource Efficiency  2004 for the Australia Street Renovation


HIA Greensmart Award for Energy Efficiency  2004 for the Australia Street Renovation

Marrickville Medal Heritage Award Commendation - Australia Street house - Newtown - the old morgue renovations



Australian Research Council Post-Graduate Award Scholarship, 1992 -1994


JerraBomberra Better Cities Design Competition - Special Commendation 1995


Piermont Estate Development Limited Invitation Design Concept Competition 2011 - Winners