An awarded architect and SJB Director, Tristan’s innovative thinking and bold solutions are intrinsically connected to positive wellbeing outcomes and environmental benefits. His projects have won architectural and urban design awards, with particular reference to their clarity of message, innovation in their planning and design, and capacity to improve the health and experience of users.
His dedication to a more humanity-based outcome and belief in architecture’s ability to make a positive change to society at large is explored (both in practice, research and publication) of social and affordable housing systems, as well as progressive models of workplace design.
Tristan has experience in the curation, design and delivery of exhibitions and installations, in the fields of both art and architecture – both here and abroad. Currently, Tristan is co-creative director of the Australian Pavilion at the 17th Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. He has also guest lectured at universities, illustrated for a book on environmental design, and advocates and supports not-for-profits including Architects Without Frontiers, Career Trackers and Career Seekers.
A former life as an illustrator and fine artist – and significantly, both parents artists – has coloured his perspective on architecture, and design more broadly. This has played out in an approach to processes within the studio that encourages hand drawing and sketching – a reminder of the inextricable connection between human-made design processes and the built environment.