About Kringas Architects

Kringas Architecture is an award-winning contemporary design practice founded in 2001 and serving the southeast regions of Australia and beyond. Design excellence is recognised by peak professional and open competition awards at national and state levels, including winner of the Australian Government National Competition for Reconciliation Place 2001, winner of the ACT Government National Competition for Federation Place 2002, Jury Commendation for the ACT Government Kingston Foreshore National Competition 1997, and the Australian Institute of Architects Canberra Medallion for the Jenkins Farmhouse 1999.

Kringas Architecture delivers professional design, research and project management services to private, corporate and government clients in projects ranging from multi-million dollar civic projects to select custom residences. Our design philosophy is to innovate a specific and essential architectural response to each project – its programme, site and technology – questioning preconceptions and conventions of form and style. Design efficiency aims to minimise environmental impact and construction cost. The design process is investigative, iterative and multimodal, where traditional physical model making and sketching is used in tandem with state of the art computer-aided design systems for virtual building walkthroughs and solar animation.

Director Simon Kringas is a registered architect with 28 years professional experience, dual bachelor degrees and a PhD in architecture. As a university academic (Senior Lecturer in Architecture 2001-2012) Simon convened design studios at undergraduate and masters levels, along with structural and technological subjects. His research outputs include journal publications, conference presentations, a doctoral thesis as well as reports for local and state government. Research outputs include journal publications, conference presentations, a doctoral thesis as well as reports for local and state government.

Selected Awards

2012 – National Landscape Architecture Award, ‘Science and Humanities Campus’ incorporating Reconciliation Place, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (submission by Spackman Mossop)

2011 – ACT Urban Design Award, ‘Science and Humanities Campus’ incorporating Reconciliation Place, Australian Institute of Architects (submission by Lahz Nimmo)

2004 – Presidents Medal, Australian Institute of Architects

2002 – National Competition Winner, Federation Place, Canberra, ACT Government

2001 – National Competition Winner, Reconciliation Place, Canberra, Australian Government

2000 – Canberra Medallion, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra (DJAS Architects, Simon Kringas Project Architect), Australian Institute of Architects

1999 – Canberra Medallion, Jenkins Farmhouse, Albury, Australian Institute of Architects

1997 – National Design Competition 3rd, Kingston Foreshore, Canberra, ACT Government.

1997 – Canberra Medallion, Australian Institute of Sport Visitor Centre (DJAS Architects, Simon Kringas Project Architect), Australian Institute of Architects

Selected Projects

2016 – Durras Cabins, Multi residential & Subdivision, South Coast NSW.

2012 – Topological City, Urban Design, Dongguan China.

2011 – Canberra Avenue Studios, Commercial, Canberra.

2010 – Bourke Street, Commercial (Retail) /Residential, Kings Cross, Sydney.

2008 – Kelly Lodge, Multi Residential, Jindabyne NSW.

2007 – Fairlight Residence , Residential (Interior), Manly NSW.

2006 – Stockholm Library, Design Competition, Sweden.

2006 – Channel House, Multi Residential (Government Housing), Canberra.

2006 – Algerian Embassy, Government/Institutional, Canberra.

2006 – Murray Crescent Offices, Commercial, Canberra.

2005 – Canberra Central, Urban Design, Canberra.

2004 – Guerilla House, Residential, Guerilla Bay NSW.

2004 – National Arboretum, Urban/Landscape, Canberra.

2003 – Fischbein House, Residential, Canberra.

2004 – Changsa, Urban Design, Shanghai China.

2003 – Taylor House, Residential, Canberra.

2003 – Blackbutt House, Residential, Canberra.

2003 – BIAFCO, Public building (Competition), Busan, Korea.

2002 – Federation Pace, Urban Design/Public/Transport, Canberra.

2002 – Beechworth House, Residential, Beechworth VIC.

2001 – Reconciliation Pace, Urban Design/Public Art, Canberra.

1997 – CSIRO Discovery Centre, Laboratory / Tourism, Canberra (DJAS Architects).

1999 – Kingston Surgery, Commercial, Canberra.

1997 – ANU Innovation Centre, Educational/Institutional, Canberra.

1997 – National Museum of Australia, Public (Competition), Canberra.

1997 – Kingston Foreshore, Urban Design (Competition), Canberra.

1997 – AIS Visitor Centre, Public / Tourism, Canberra (DJAS Architects).

199 –  Jenkins Farmhouse, Residential, Albury NSW.

1991 – Medical Centre, Commercial, Goulburn NSW.

1991 – Ryan House, Residential, Nelson Bay NSW.

Selected Research

2018 – ‘Design of the High Court of Australia’, PhD dissertation, University of Sydney, 2018.

2012 – ‘Folded Street: The Topology of the High Court of Australia’, ARCHHIST ’12: Interactions in the History of Architecture, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, May 23-25, 2012 Dakam Publishing, February 2013, 143-161.

2011 – ‘The Topological City’, International Conference on Technology of Architecture and Structure (ICTAS 2011) Xi’an China, September 22-24, 2011 (Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications, 2012), ISBN: 9783037852798.

2000 – ‘Poesis of a Site’, NATAU International Conference on Technology and Architecture, University of Sao Paulo.

Selected Exhibitions

2012 – Gallery of Australian Design, Canberra: Topological City

2007 – Australian Institute of Architects, ACT Chapter: Multiple Works

2006 – Australian Institute of Architects, ACT Chapter: Multiple Works

2006 – ACT Government Land Development Agency, Kingston Foreshore Housing