Adriano Pupilli Architects

Based in Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Manyana on the South Coast of NSW, we work with a diverse range of clients, across a wide range of sectors and scales. At its core our architecture seeks to …

inspire people

Our clients value the creativity and innovation we bring to each project, creating elegant and environmentally-conscious architectural solutions, and moments of delight and inspiration throughout the everyday.

respect place

We believe great architecture should evolve out of the culture of the places we work. Our architectural responses are informed and enriched by a deep respect for Country and culture.

celebrate connection

We connect people with place, celebrating and creating a heightened awareness of the landscape through a quiet and enduring architecture that continually inspires, delights and surprises.

We have specialist expertise in creating:

  • inviting residential spaces, from contemporary new homes to space-savvy rear extensions and upstairs additions
  • inspiring public buildings that draw people in, engage the senses, and are deeply embedded in the landscape
  • respectful architecture in heritage conservation areas
  • robust and enduring buildings in flood and bushfire prone areas
  • flexible and socially engaging places to work, co-work, learn, create art, and think differently
  • guest accommodation that fosters a sensorial experience and meaningful connection with place

Meet the Team

A group of talented architects who think outside the box, employing the latest design tools, fabrication systems and design thinking to realise innovative and beautiful buildings that are environmentally responsible and financially achievable.

The Team

adriano pupilli

Founding Director / Principal Architect
Member Australian Institute of Architects.  B. Architecture (Hons Class I). University of Sydney International Exchange Program University of California, Berkeley. B.Science (Architecture) University of Sydney.

Fiona Logge

Project Manager / Urban Planner
M. Urban Planning, University of Melbourne. Architects Registration Board of Architects NSW. B. Architecture (Hons Class I) University of Sydney. B.Science (Architecture) University of Sydney.

Aoiffe O’Kelly

Project Architect / Project Manager
M. Architecture, University College Dublin, B. Science (Architecture), University College Dublin, Dip. Project Management.



Tye McBride

Project Architect
M. Architecture, University of Sydney. B. Architecture, University of Sydney. B. Visual Arts (Hons), Australian National University.

Julia Koenig

Project Coordinator
M. Architecture, Technische Universität Darmstadt, B. Architecture, Technische Universität Darmstadt.

Alex Volfman

Graduate of Architecture
M. Architecture, University of Sydney, NSW. B. Architecture, University of Sydney.

Corey Pfeiffer

Graduate of Architecture
M. Architecture, Deakin University. B. Architecture, Deakin University.


Alex Stark
Ally Morecombe


Paul Pholeros Foundation
NSW Board of Architects
Australian Institute of Architects
Association of Consulting Architects Aus.
Architects Declare
Architects Assist

Great architecture, built on solid beliefs and firm values

Our team believes great architecture should evolve out of the culture of the places we work. It should be functional yet experiential, robust yet refined, and thoughtful yet simple.

We believe in quality design that promotes healthy, happy and safe living environments.

We are committed to innovative and sustainable architectural solutions, and bring these concepts to our work through passive solar design, Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) principles, and minimalism.

We love the inherent beauty of raw materials, the logic of fabrication, and how things go together ‚Äď and embed these elements in our architecture.

Awards & Public Engagements

National Landscape Architecture Awards (au) Long Reef SLSC – Winner Landscape Architecture Award

Think Brick Awards (au) Long Reef SLSC – Top 40 shortlist

Sydney Design Awards (au)
The Portico, 1 Martin Place Sydney – Social Space – Gold Winner

Australian Timber Design Awards (au)
The Portico, 1 Martin Place Sydney – Commercial Fitout – Winner

Australian Timber Design Awards (au)
IMBY Kit South Coast NSW – Small Budget – Winner

Australian Timber Design Awards (au)
Jewellery Box Studio Dulwich Hill – Finalist

The Waverley Design & Heritage Awards (au)
National Competition –¬†Nominated

Visions For Our Future РTusculum Talk (au)
National Conference – Invited Keynote Speaker

Emerging Architect РAustralian Institute of Architects (au)
National Competition РFinalist

The £20k РInternational Building Trust (uk)
International Competition – Finalist

People Building Better Cities Bhopal РGlobal Studio (in)
International Conference РInvited Speaker

Pecha Kucha Hyde Park РPublic Art (au)
National Conference – Invited Speaker

Design Parramatta РDesign Charette РCity of Parramatta (au)
International Competition –¬†Winner

Art and About РPeripheralscopes РCity of Sydney (au)
International Competition –¬†Winner

Young Alumni Award РUniversity of Sydney (au)
University¬†Competition –¬†Winner

Convocation Medal РUniversity of Sydney (au)
State¬†Competition –¬†Finalist

Architecture Alumni Prize РUniversity of Sydney (au)
University¬†Competition –¬†Winner

Berkeley Prize Travel Fellowship РUniversity of California Berkeley (us)
International¬†Competition –¬†Winner

Board of Architects Prize РNSW Board of Architects (au)
National¬†Competition –¬†Winner

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship РNSW Board of Architects (au)
National¬†Competition –¬†Winner


“Bringing design thinking to make a difference”, IndesignLive – Oct – 2023 (au)

“Quiet architecture amidst the dunes: Long Reef surf club by Adriano Pupilli Architects”, Long Reef SLSC, IndesignLive – Mar – 2023 (au)

“Northern Beaches Council opens Long Reef Surf Life Saving Club”, Long Reef SLSC,¬†ArchitectureAU¬†– Feb 13 – 2023 (au)

“Build-it-yourself Tiny House: IMBY Kit by APA, Detail Magazine¬†– October 2019 (de)

“Getting Inter-Personal”, The Portico (no.1 Martin Place,¬†Indesign Magazine¬†– Issue 76 2019 (au)

“Above and Beyond”, Imby Kit,¬†Green Magazine¬†– July Issue 62 2018 (au)

“Tiny Extendable Prefab”, Imby Kit,¬†ReNew Magazine¬†– July-Sep Issue 144 2018 (au)

“Sydney Architect Designs Modular Backyard Pavilions”, Imby Kit,¬†ArchitectureAU¬†– June 20 – 2018 (au)

‚ÄúNo Nails, No Glue‚ÄĚ, Imby Kit,¬†Sydney Morning Herald¬†– April 19 2018 (au)

‚ÄúLess is More‚ÄĚ, Portal House Manly,¬†Green Magazine – May¬†Issue 55¬†2017 (au)

‚ÄúThe Hacienda‚ÄĚ, Sanctuary Magazine –¬†Summer Issue 37¬†2017 (au)

‚ÄúThe Yard‚ÄĚ, Artichoke¬†Magazine – Spring¬†Issue 2016 (au)

‚ÄúCourtyard House Petersham‚ÄĚ, Habitus Living¬†Magazine – May¬†2016 (au)

‚ÄúSmall Wonder‚ÄĚ, Inside Out¬†Magazine – November¬†2015 (au)

‚ÄúSmart Ideas for a 28sqm Apartment‚ÄĚ, Inside Out¬†Magazine – December¬†2014 (au)

Pupilli, Adriano¬†– “Paper House – Affordable, Self-help and Recycled Shelter”, Dissertation¬†– University of Sydney, December¬†2003 (au)

Raymond, Lifchez, “Competing to Learn – The Berkeley Prize and the Social Art of Architecture”, Places, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley,¬†January 2005 (us)

Pupilli, Adriano, “Barcelona Notes”, Architectural Theory Review, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Sydney, Vol. 9 No. 2¬†2004 (au)

Johnson, Chris, “Paper House”, Homes Dot Com, Government Architects Publication, NSW Government Architects Office, March¬†2004 (au)

“Prototype for Affordable Living – The Chateau Cardboard”, Sydney Morning Herald, December 2003¬†(au)

Design outreach program

We work with not-for-profit organisations, nationally and internationally, to deliver projects that empower communities to build safe and healthy living environments ‚Äď for themselves and future generations. See our Design Outreach Project Gallery.

Some of the noT-for-profits we have worked with

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