A Case For A Sydney Architecture Agency

By Hannah Tribe
Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

A Case For A Sydney Architecture Agency

This report is a study for a new not-for-profit, Sydney-based agency that will promote architecture in the wider community.

For the purposes of this report, the new agency will be referred to by the working title of the Sydney Architecture Agency (SAA).

The idea for such an agency comes from my recent Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship. Along with Andrew Burns and Matthew Chan, I was honoured with the award of a 60th Anniversary Emerging Architects Scholarship which included an exchange program hosted by the London Architecture Foundation (LAF). Burns, Chan and I were very impressed with the LAF’s clarity of purpose, effectiveness and agility as an organisation in support of architecture.

This report begins by introducing the LAF, its structure, function and successes. The second part sets up the case for the establishment of a similar Sydney-based organisation. It identifies existing organisations in support of Sydney architecture and identifies opportunities for a SAA to be active.