Ian Lomas

With three major projects underway in Sydney, International architecture practice Make Architecture, headquartered in London, has established a Sydney office under the leadership of partner Ian Lomas. And the practice is looking for more home-grown Australian talent to add to the team in the immediate future.

Five of the European firm’s architects have also joined the team, and senior partner Tracey Wiles, who previously worked with BVN in Brisbane, is heading back to Australia next month to join the team, Mr Lomas said.

Sydney work includes Brookfield Office Properties’ $1 billion Wynyard Place development, Pontiac Properties’ The Sandstones Buildings in Bridge Street, and Macrolink and Landream’s residential development at 71 Macquarie Street.

Make founder Ken Shuttleworth will be in Sydney in August to officially launch the new studio. He will also release a new research report the practice has undertaken as part of its Future Spaces Foundation, a dedicated research arm which undertakes independent studies to analyse how the built environment can positively affect social and economic sustainability.

The new report looks at how transport and connectivity play a critical role in making a city vital, and explores Sydney’s connectivity in comparison with other global cities.