PROFILE

WHO WE ARE

Lacoste + Stevenson is a design-based architectural practice established by Thierry Lacoste and David Stevenson in 1997.  As a result of an international partnership, the practice takes advantage of local and global influences to produce a distinctive architecture.

The directors lead a creative design studio that is highly skilled in design and building technologies and experienced in building delivery.  Design solutions strive to exceed the client’s expectations. The practice provides innovative architectural, urban design and interior design services that are tailored to the opportunities and constraints of the brief and budget.

Creative solutions are sought for opportunities and challenges in the built environment, motivated by the desire to provide sensitive and stimulating environments that articulate and facilitate all aspects of human endeavour and encounter; “people meet in architecture” to quote the theme of the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale directed by Japanese architect, Kazuyo Sejima.  This theme succinctly expresses what is at the heart of architecture and urban design; people are at the core of our efforts.

Sustainability is included in all projects from the beginning to ensure an integrated and cost-effective outcome for the architectural solution. The focus on sustainable design as a core element of our design process brings significant benefit to clients and the greater good.

Projects are not produced in a particular style; each project generates its own outcome as a result of client brief, community and stakeholder consultation, site, budget, environmental measures and creative input resulting in a unique piece of architecture each time. Each commission presents an opportunity to explore design ideas that produces urban design and architecture of delight and intellectual rigour for both clients and users. Environment, landscape and building are often viewed as one in seamless integration.

The collaborative practice of Lacoste +Stevenson Architects is strong on innovative design and the ability to deliver projects given the inevitable challenges that arise during master planning, community consultation, urban design, architecture, costing, documentation and construction. The collective skills of like-minded people from many and varying backgrounds and experience strive to create a level of interaction and enquiry that challenges the obvious and drives innovative, stimulating exceptional architectural and urban design solutions.

The Team

Thierry Lacoste
Director

David Stevenson
Director

Angela Rowson
Graduate Architect

Belinda Dawes
Registered Architect (NSW)

Chun Suk Suh
Registered Architect (NSW)

Pauline Franc 
Registered Architect (UK)

 

 

 

Tristan Balogh
Graduate Architect

Yna Yin [Cong Niu]
Graduate Architect

Lila Oliver
Architectural Assistant

Nektarios Karamolegkos
Architect

Dickson Leung
Architect

 

Sayli Ghorpade
Architect

 

 

Awards

2012 “Red Lantern” Chinatown Tourist Information Kiosk, Sydney NSW
• NSW AIA Architecture Award for Small Projects
• Sydney Design Award
2010 “UTS Podium” University of Technolody Sydney, UItimo NSW.
• Competition Winners
2009 “Armory Wharf Precinct” Blaxland Riverside Park, Homebush Bay NSW.
• National AIA Award - Walter Burley Griffen Award for Urban Design.
• NSW AIA Urban Design Award
2008 “Light & Airy” National Parks Amenities Blocks, Bonnie Vale Camping
Ground, Royal National Park, Bundeena NSW
• NSW RAIA Commendation for Small Project
2006 “Custom Made” Customs House City of Sydney Library, Sydney NSW
• NSW RAIA Interior Architecture Award
• Public/Institutional Award, Interior Design Award
• Highly commended, corporate / institutional category Idea 06 Award
• Lighting Design: Award of Commendation, IES, The Lighting Society
• Highly Commended, Adaptive Reuse – Corporate/Government
• National Trust of Australia
• Highly Commended, Australian Property Institute Local Government Award
“Barcode” Recall Information Centre, Greystanes NSW
• Metal Building Products
• Steel Design Award
• NSW +ACT ASI Steel Award
2005 “Welcome Mat” Mt Penang Garden Entrance Buildings, Kariong NSW
• NSW RAIA Civic Architecture Commendation
“Open to the River” Private House, Noosa River, Tewantin QLD
• National Housing Commendation
• National RAIA Award
• Residential State Award, QLD RAIA
• Regional Commendation, QLD RAIA
2001 “Office Wrap” Port Botany Industrial Estate, Matraville NSW
• NSW RAIA Commercial Architecture Award
“City West Link Extension” Parramatta Road Urban Design Competition
• Highly Commended, Invited Design Competition
2000 “Game” Vilac Toy Factory, Moirans en Montagne, France
• 1st Prize, Invited Design Competition
1999 “Skewed View” Residential Competition, Darling Island, Pyrmont,
Sydney NSW
• 1st Prize, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
1996 “Treasure Chest”, Overseas Archives Building, Aix-en-Provence, France
• Award for the Best First Built Work (Prix de la Premiere Oeuvre)
1993 “Appel aux Jeunes Architectes” City of Paris Young Architects
Competition
• 1st Prize
1992 “Europan 2”, European Housing Competition
• 1st Prize

Publications

Lacoste+Stevenson=Book: architecture stories
Uro Publisher, ISBN 978-0-9872281-2-3
SMH: 'Sydney Park gets an architectural makeover'. 30/05/2011, 2013
Architecture Competition Annual 2011: 'Podium Extension of the UTS tower Building'.
Architecture Australia: 'Reg Bartley Oval Grand Stand and kiosk'.  July/Aug 2011

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

Phaidon Atlas Online
Designboom: March  2014, Dec. 2011, Aug. 2011, July 2010
Australian Design Review: March 2013
Indesign Live: UTS Makeover for a landmark. 01/04/2011
Architecturelist: Flower power, 18/02/2011