awards, exhibitions, lectures, etc
(Yeah, we really need to update this part. Until then, just know that we’ve won lots of lovely awards since 2012)
Over all winner
hill house - vision awards
hill house - victorian architecture awards
ilma grove - at the World Architecture Festival, Barcelona Spain 2011
Highly Commended
ilma grove - at the HOUSES awards 2011
Highly Commended
mash house - at the IDEA awards 2011
“Design Hero”
Small Business Heroes Exhibition
Federation Square
Pecha Kucha 13 - Mlebourne
Anglesea House - at the AIA Architecture Awards 2010
Sustainable Living Festival 2010
BMW Edge, Federation Square
Barrow House, 2009 Australian Timber Design awards
Vader house, 2009 Vision awards 
2nd prize
Urban Orchard, Growing Up design Competition 2009
Vader house, 2009 Colour awards awards >
Tattoo House, 2008 Master Builder national awards >
Tattoo House, 2008 Master Builder Victorian awards >

Kondapur community development invited competition Hyderabad, India ’08 >

IDEA Designer of the year award ‘08

IDA awards 2008, Tattoo House >

jury member
RAIA’s Colourbond award 2008
invited speaker,
RAIA National Conference - ‘Critical Visions’, 2008
jury member
google sketch up competition, 2007
jury member
reece bathroom innovation award, 2007
invited committee member
Melbourne City Council's Public Art Advisory Committee
invited speaker,
CtrlShift Student Conference, New Zealand, 2007
invited speaker,
process - 'emerging practices', 2007
invited speaker,
rmit, 2007
invited speaker,
real lecture series, deakin university, 2007
invited speaker,
and lecture series, melbourne university, 2007
RAIA 'Staying Sane'
invited speaker,
Shape Group Design Talk, 2006
The Architects Radio show, Triple R FM, 2006 >
invited judge,
Queensland Design Award, 2006
RAIA awards 2006, Essex Street House >
Past, Present, Future Exhibition 2006.
exhibitor and finalist ,
City of Milan Award for Young Foreign Designers 2005 >
special commendation,
VicUrban Affordable Housing Competition 2004 >
highly commended,
Australian Timber Design Awards 2004 for the Sproule residence
Young Guns 04, New York City. An exhibition of international designers under 30 years of age.
invited guest speaker,
States of Mind: Design Evolution - 2004 Biennale Australasian Architecture Student conference
invited guest speaker,
process - an evening for independent and emerging architects 2003
small-ex03 an exhibition of new & emerging architectural practices 2003 >
short listed,
alias / wavefront design competition 2001 >
grand prize winner,
asia pacific design award 2000 ‘the design pod’ >
1st Prize,
asia pacific design award 2000, aust/nz region ‘the design pod’ >
1st Prize,
graphisoft prize, international comp. 1998 ‘the devil’s ballroom’ >
jury mention,
architecture australia’s prize for unbuilt ideas 1998 ‘twoworlds’ >
first place,
alvar aalto centennial, university of tasmania judging 1998 >
sw blythe architecture award 1997 ‘buildings in the park’ >
sw blythe architecture award 1997 ‘mowbray pool’houses/Pages/Hill_House.htmlhouses/Pages/Hill_House.htmlhouses/Pages/Ilma_Grove.htmlhouses/Pages/Ilma_Grove.htmlhouses/Pages/Mash_House.html
bibliography of publications
(Hmmm, we stopped filling this part out in 2008. We should probably just delete this bit. Anyway, the media continues to be very kind to us.)

metropolis [magazine] > april 2008. pages 37, 38, 40 [us] 

age [newspaper] >
‘the grassroots motions for green roofs', domain, page 16, 12 april 2008

australian financial review [newspaper] 
april 4-6, 2008, page 20-21 [australia]

mark- another architecture [magazine] > mark publishers, mark #13, page 50-51, april/may 2008 [netherlands] 

monument - architecture & design [magazine] > text pacific publishing, volume 84, 2008, pages 86-91 [australia]

ecological houses [book] >
teNeues publishing group, 2008, pages 24-29, [france]

perspective [magazine] >
march 2008, pages 106-110, [hongkong] 

c3 [magazine] >
february 2008, pages 80-85 [korea]
disenart [magazine] >
 volume 24, 2008, pages 92-97, [spain]

age [newspaper] >
'futuristic and wildly original', domain, page 16, 3 november 2007 

mark- another architecture [magazine]
mark publishers, mark #10, page 16, october/november 2007 [netherlands] 

DQ - design quarterly [magazine] >
volume 27, spring 2007, page 68-70 [australia]
details for living [book] >
images publishing, october 2007, [australia]

detail ’08 [book] >
360 publishing, september 2007, [china]

red [magazine] >
issue 38, october 2007 [australia]

Australian Financial Review [newspaper]
september 28, 2007, page 24-25

vogue living [magazine] >
sept/oct 2007, page 214-217 [australia]

pol oxygen [magazine] >
‘rocket man’, issue 22, 2007, page 44-52, [australia]

XS green - big ideas, small buildings [book]
thames & hudson, 2007, page 148-149 [london]

abstract [magazine] >
issue 42, may-july 2007, page 42-47 [belgium]

the design papers [journal]
national design centre, july 2007, page 5 [australia]

vogue living [magazine] >
winter 2007, page 80-85 [australia]

the weekend australian magazine >
june 23-24, 2007, page 33-36

objekt international [magazine]
issue 37, spring 2007, page 168-171 [holland]

belle [magazine] >
june/july 2007, page 48 [australia]

indian architect & builder [magazine]
volume 20, june 2007, page 71-76 [mumbai]

SDQ- scene design quarterly [journal]
page 64, number 25, autumn 2007

panorama first [magazine]
april 2007, page 237-239 [milan]

urban design review [journal] >
issue 4, march 2007 [usa]

IW magazine [magazine]
issue 53, page 61-66, 2006 [taiwan]

mark- another architecture [magazine]
mark publishers, mark #5, page 6, 11, 2006 [netherlands]
ville e case prefabricate [magazine] 
di baio editore, issue 16, page 14-17, november 2006 [italy]
360 design [magazine]
sandu cultural media, page 114-119, issue 11, 2006 [hong kong]
world changing: a user's guide for the 21 st century [book]
Abrams, New York, 2006, page 150
hinge magazine
volume 136 page 69, november 2006 [hong kong]
the age [newspaper]
'out of the box', m magazine, 29 october 2006
the age [newspaper]
'think outside the extension', domain, 11 october 2006
SDQ- scene design quarterly [journal] 
'infinite creativity' indesign media, page 45-46, number 23, spring 2006
the age [newspaper]
'just add water' domain, 8 october 2006
houses, [magazine]
architecture media, issue 52, page 74, 2006
pasajes de arquitectura y critica, [journal]
madrid, page 83, number 79, september 2006 [italy]
australian financial review [newspaper]
'connecting with breezes and light' September 8-10, 2006
wallpaper* [magazine],
ipc media, architects directory 2006, page 169, issue 90, august 2006 [uk]
domain [newspaper],
the age newspaper, page 10, 22nd july 2006
pol oxygen [journal],
pol publications, issue 17, pages 96-97, 2006 [australia]
casamica [journal],
house design, no. 3, page 53, march 2006 [italy]
digital lifestyle [magazine],
mediaspazio, issue 6/7, pages 46-47, july-august 2006 [italy]
past + present + future [exhibition catalogue], 
raia publication, july 2006[australia]
houses [journal], >
issue 43, archimedia, pages 52-56, april 2005
a+t [journal],
issue 24, new materiality ii, pages 102-111, autumn 2004 [spain] >
alumni news [magazine],
utas, pages 6-7, december 2004 >
domain [newspaper], >
the age, pages 4-5, 8th december 2004 
architectural record [journal], >
mcgraw hill, pages 70-72, november 2004 [usa] 
domain [newspaper], >
the age newspaper, page 3, 1st december 2004 
domain [newspaper], >
the age newspaper, page 3, 20th october 2004 
adc young guns 4 [book] >
adc publications, pages 186-190 & 224, september 2004 [usa] 
epicure [newspaper],
the age newspaper, page 9, 20th july 2004 [australia]
small '03 [exhibition catalogue], >
raia publication, pages 16-19, oct 2003 [australia]
melbourne magazine [magazine], >
viamedia melbourne, issue 012, page 20, oct 2003 [australia] 
inside [journal],
interior review, niche media, no.17, page 24, feb 2000 [australia]
indesign [journal],
interior architecture, indesign media, no.3, page 24, feb 2000 [australia]
FM [journal],
facilities asset management, vol8 no.5, page 22, oct/nov 1999 [australia]
the architectural review [journal],
emap construct, no.1225 page 32, mar 1999 [uk]
architectural review [journal],
niche media, no.66 page 21, Summer 1998 [australia]
architecture australia [journal],
architecture media, vol87 no.2 page 81, mar/april 1998 [australia]
monument [journal],
architecture/design, terraplane press, no.22, page 20 jan 1997 [australia]
unitas [magazine], 
no.154, cover story, nov 1998 [australia]press/Pages/metropolis.htmlnewspapers/Pages/The_Age,_Domain.htmlpress/Pages/MARK_13.htmlpress/Pages/Monument_Vol._84.htmlbooks/Pages/Ecological_Houses.htmlpress/Pages/Perspective.htmlpress/Pages/c3.htmlpress/Pages/disenart.html

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Mark Austin


Ba Environmental Design

Ba Architecture


Look at how much space Mark gets compared to Andrew. It isn’t fair really, but that says a lot about Mark. He’s too modest to say it himself, but he’s a fantastic architect and a great project manager. He is, like Andrew, a staunchly proud Tasmanian, who in his diverse career has worked in a variety of capacities including his role as production designer for the English National Opera in London.

Mark has a bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Tasmania and a bachelor of Architecture from Melbourne University.

Before joining Andrew Maynard Architects Mark was a rock star. No really, he was. He is a founding member of THE PARADISE MOTEL, a highly respected ‘90s band. As an architect Mark worked in London with a number of commercial firms specialising in a variety of building types & project scales, such as urban redevelopment projects in the West End of London, commercial works in the UK’s South East & co-ordination of a design team for a large hotel project.

In 2007 Mark joined Andrew Maynard Architects and became a director in 2009.
Throughout his architectural career Mark continues to show a incredible balance between design talent and rigorous, pragmatic, technical and organisation skills. He has a fine eye for detail and is respected by clients, consultants and builders for his management (and diplomacy) skills. Mark provides a great balance and rigour to Andrew’s lofty ideas and experiments. You know, ying yang and all that bullshit. He allows Andrew to do what he does best whilst ensuring that projects of any, and all, complexity are managed and completed with diligence, professionalism and care.





“One of Australia’s most exciting young architects”


"Maynard's work offers a flash of illumination toward the next generation of smart, compact, elegant home design. Each project begs a long, awe-inspired look and makes the future look like a very nice place to live."


"Andrew Maynard, one of Australia's brightest young architects, intends to make a difference."

Pol Oxygen

"Maynard is one of a small group of exciting, young and creatively boundless Australian architects who are set to change the face of Melbourne. These gifted, edgy, clued-up and media-savvy thirty-somethings are all producing internationally recognised work at a time when architecture has never been so cool..."

Gina Morris

“What strikes me about Andrew is that his practice is very much ideas-based, and I think it’s important to create for ideas and experimentation. He uses a diversity of materials, but not in an evangelistic way. So many of our capabilities are going offshore and it’s vital that we retain ingenious designers such as Andrew.”

Kathy Demos
director of the National Design Centre

"Andrew Maynard has been one of my favorite architects for a few years now. The work his studio puts out is fun, well conceived and extremely well designed."

“This guy's stuff just blows my mind. Every time I look at his site I get a boost. He has some of the funkiest designs. Maynard's firm is hot as the sun right now.”

future house now

"Environmental issues and responsible, intelligent solutions are trademarks of his work, utilising clever concepts for a dynamic output. Clients come to Maynard when they’re seeking a unique and challenging solution, be it in the residential, retail, hospitality or commercial arena."

Alaana Fitzpatrick
DQ magazine

"The Australian architect Andrew Maynard, has a penchant for work that serves commercial needs but at the same time focuses on the importance of ecology."



"In the diverse collection of projects in Maynard's portfolio, we get a picture of an architect whose ideals run as deeply as his talent for good design."


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mark austin

director & architect

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andrew maynard

director & architect


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We’ve changed our name. People say that we shouldn’t be messing with our ‘brand’, as it’s ‘bad business’ to do so. Perhaps they are correct, but we’re not interested in business. We are interested in life, happiness, fun, family and reward for effort. Mark Austin joined Andrew Maynard Architects in 2007. In 2009 Mark became a director. Mark is key in ensuring that what we draw is what we build. In 2016 we are calling ourselves Austin Maynard Architects. Exciting times!


Andrew Maynard


Ba Environmental Design

Ba Architecture (honours)


Andrew is Tasmanian and has a bachelor of Environmental Design and a bachelor of Architecture (with honours), both of which he received at the University of Tasmania. He was invited to undertake a PhD at RMIT university, which he started, however someone at RMIT said something mean to him once so he threw a tantrum and left.

Andrew has won loads of awards. While still at uni he won an international design competition that sent him around the world. A short time later he won the Asian Pacific Design Awards for his Design Pod. Again the prize was a trip around the world, plus other cool stuff. His prefab housing model has received awards and his built work have gone on to win loads of local and international accolades. Last year Tower House won a high commendation in the HOUSE OF THE YEAR category at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Singapore. The year before HOUSE House did the same. HUGE! Ilma, Hill House and Moor house have also been shortlisted at WAF in the past. Numerous projects have won Institute of Architects awards, including the prestigious Eleanor Cullis-Hill Award and The John and Phyllis Murphy Award. His Zero Waste Table received recognition at the United Nations World Environment Day Awards. Awards, Awards, Awards. But you know what they say, awards are like haemorrhoids, sooner or later every arsehole gets one.

Andrew’s work has been exhibited throughout the world, which is nice. His first big exhibition was at the YOUNG GUNS exhibition in New York City in 2004. Last year his Styx Valley Protest Shelter was exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Venice!

Andrew is regularly asked to lecture, which he loves. A couple of years ago he was a keynote speaker at the Malaysian Institute of Architects conference where he gave a lecture to over 2000 delegates. Last year he was a keynote speaker at the New Zealand Institute of Architects conference. What a show off. Recently he was a speaker at a conference that was all about time. Andrew was asked to speak about the way that old buildings influence, and often confine, the way that we see the city in the present. Other speakers were scientists, academics and philosophers. He wasn’t out of his depth, much.

Andrew has an ongoing love affair with all types of media. He is interested in the way that the ubiquitous nature of media influences culture. TV, newspapers, magazines, books, and various types of new media have been very kind to Andrew. There are loads of good interviews with him here. He’s even been asked to host TV series, which is rather rad. He declined an audition to host Grand Designs Australia (which he kinda regrets). He did an audition to host a show called THE RENOVATORS. The show turned out to be a flop, so he dodged a bullet with that one. He’s currently being pursued to host a new show, but thats a bit hush hush, so pretend that we didn’t mention it.

Andrew is left of centre and can’t keep his political views to himself. He’s keen to see a fair, equitable and generous world. He thinks that there should be an even distribution of wealth and that white middle class people, like him, should consider their responsibilities more than their rights. After all, the world has been designed in favour of people like him for too long. Andrew’s hero is Peter Singer, the bioethicist, and he attempts to follow Singer’s lead by giving away a healthy chunk of his income to people that could use it more than him. Andrew also tries not to eat meat, because it’s ruthlessly unsustainable, but dead animals are really tasty so he has a lot of trouble with vegetarianism. He’s rather concerned that subsequent generations are going to look back at us and think that we were a bunch of selfish arseholes, and they’ll probably be right too.

Andrew wrote an essay a couple of years ago about Work/Life balance. The essay explored exploitation within the architectural profession and why it happens. The response was huge, making it one of the most read articles of all time on Archdaily. Stoked.

All of this make Andrew seem like a bit of a wanker, but he’s alright. Most people seem to like him when they meet him.