Happy Monday! Here is a sneak peek at a new project…
RAW Architects are dedicated to meeting the requirements of our clients through the delivery of practical and innovative architecture.
Our design process maintains a dynamic relationship between the project context, explicit performance requirements and emerging architectural concepts. We work reiteratively, allowing us to re-frame and refine the design through feedback from clients, authorities, consultants and the like. This process brings architectural coherence and identity to each project and for all involved – A Genius Loci.
Each project we undertake is unique and follows our own strategic approach to design and delivery.
An integral part of our work is analytical. We are rigorous in our analysis of the physical, social, economic and cultural issues of given project. This early research equips us with the knowledge required to make informed decisions throughout the project.
Imagining what a project ‘might be’ is an exciting part of our process – the design phase. During this phase we maintain our open dialogue with relevant stakeholders to ensure the project aspirations are fulfilled realized.
Technical resolution is the key to successful project outcomes ensuring the essence of any design is maintained through to construction. We are rigorous in our pursuit of clear, concise communication of ideas to approval authorities and the construction industry.
Our client relationships combine a level of expertise expected from a larger office with the intimate and hands- on engagement of a boutique practice.
Unlike many larger practices, we can offer our clients continued contact with a practice director for the duration of a project – A great advantage to both clients and consultants. The practice specialises in delivering design excellence through high quality service on each and every project.A capacity to deploy our design capabilities across various scales and programs is clearly demonstrated through our portfolio of award-winning projects. Our methodologies transfer across various building types and programs. Indeed we have produced some of our best work when working with a new project type for the first time. The trajectory of each project is communicated through three-dimensional drawings and physical models. We use immersive computer fly-through and 3d printer technologies to test and explain our ideas and add significant value when communicating with authorities and the project team.
The success of any project can be measured against the value it generates, be it social, cultural or economic.
To understand where this may lay in the future we begin by responding to our client’s expectations through meaningful, feasible design solutions. Meeting these expectations is fundamental; when they are exceeded the benefits are amplified for clients and the community. These are the values of successful architecture.
Our demonstrated experience in delivering successful public projects is the result of detailed organisation and coordination skills managed through our Quality Management System (QMS).
Our QMS meets the requirements of ISO 9000-2008. The QMS is not about finding errors, it is about avoiding them. The web-based system sets out polices, procedures (incl. design/documentation checklists), records, task instructions and links to BCA and Australian Standards on-line, acting as a one-stop-shop for the practice.
As architects our responsibility to the sustainment of our planet extends well beyond the specification of the latest ‘green’ products & technological innovations. Design is a potent agent for changing the way we live and work and we feel collaborative design excellence is a critical component in developing not only sustainable but thriving practices and societies around the world.
Each project of our projects builds on an awareness of embodied energy, material maintenance, passive and active systems and life-cycle costs. At RAW Architects our passion for sustainability is manifest in our driving tendencies more than through forced absolutes.
Adam Russell is a registered Architect in NSW, Australia and founding director of RAW Architects. Adam holds a passion for critical practice and maintains continued focus on design excellence and high quality service. His architecture is held in high regard and has been recognised through numerous awards since 1999. Adam has particular expertise in public buildings, urban design and fine-grain urban housing. Adam is also an honorary Associate of the School of Architecture at UTS and part-time design educator in the Masters of Architecture degree.
Prior to RAW Architects Adam directed Sydney practice DRAW, with John de Manincor.
The team at RAW Architects shares over twenty years experience in public, commercial, housing, interior design and domestic projects Many of our projects have been recognised as outstanding works of architecture.
Present and past team members at RAW Architects include :
Tran (Tuananh) Dang
Our experience tells us that synthesising the complexities of a project into a great work of architecture will rely on knowledge, experience and continuity. RAW Architects offer the experience of a larger office with the intimacy and hands- on engagement of a boutique practice. For larger projects we often collaborate with other practices. We maintain close relationships with these practices allowing us to compliment our in-house team with ‘in association’ arrangements when appropriate.
We surround ourselves with a team of energetic, diverse and experienced contractors, consultants and advisors. Like RAW, these collaborators practice with refined efficiency but are also well versed in lateral and outside-the-box thinking. We share an ongoing relationship with many of our specialist collaborators who are familiar with our design process through successive projects.
Happy Monday! Here is a sneak peek at a new project…
On Thursday we spent the full day out of the studio on a whole-of-office reconnaissance mission. Our aim? To see some of the best-practice amenities pavilions and park-itecture from the last few years. Some of the best work around was by our mates Lacoste + Stevenson, CHROFI and Sam Crawford Architects (see photos below). Whilst on […]
Your architecture career starts here! RAW Architects are seeking a Recent Graduate (or equivalent) to join our team on a range of exciting new public projects. The right candidate will be a disciplined and self-motivated collaborator with a willingness to learn and develop. 1-3 years full-time experience is ideal. RAW Architects are located at the heart […]
Time for your next career move? RAW Architects are seeking a Registered Architect (or equivalent) to join us as a senior Project Architect on a range of exciting new projects. The right candidate will be a disciplined and self-motivated collaborator with a track record of exceptional detailing and documentation, and a minimum 5 years full-time […]
For the last two months we’ve been working hard on the design of two ultra-modern side-by-side terraces. We have introduced modern materials and spaces to the time-honoured terrace typology to fill in the “missing teeth” of an otherwise complete row of heritage buildings. It’s been a pleasure working closely with Domus Homes and our wonderful clients […]
RAW Architects have been voted by the Houzz community as a winner of their Best of Houzz 2016 award for our This Charming House project! Our work won in the Design category on the basis of our images being some of the most popular on Houzz in 2015. Houzz® is the leading platform for home renovation and design. Over 35 million monthly unique […]
Time for an update on the construction of the Marrickville SES Headquarters building – A project we have spent a lot of time on of late. Contractors are around a month off completion and it’s great to see the finishing trades wrapping up on site. See the full project HERE. Triple-glazed facade of the Members Area looking onto the […]
RAW Architects were represented by Prudence Duncan as a graduating student from the MArch program and Adam Russell’s Urban Coagulate MArch studio at the end of year Architecture ‘best-in-show’ exhibition at UTS. Here are some photos… URBAN COAGULATE – Adam Russell The Urban Coagulate studio generates proposals for a new hyper-dense housing precinct in Haymarket. […]
This collective housing project by RAW Architects has been under wraps for some time… Welcome to The Tides – North Steyne. DA lodged with Manly Council last week. More images coming soon.
Bookmarc sits down with Adam Russell from RAW Architects. Bookmarc sits down with Adam Russell from RAW Architects – 60 second speed date reveals Adam loves Tokyo for its culture, unique building design but also the Brutalist design of the UTS Tower in Sydney.