About

Kringas Architecture is an Australian design company founded in 2001, based on the South Coast NSW, with offices in Canberra and Siargao, Philippines. Design excellence across all scales and project types is recognised by major competition and peak professional awards at national and state levels.

Our design philosophy is to innovate a specific and essential architectural response to each project – its functional programme, site and technology – questioning preconceptions and testing limits. The design process is investigative, iterative and multimodal, combining sketching and model making with computer-aided design. Rigour, efficiency and precision in design optimise the materials, energy and cost of construction. In return for your investment, our commitment is to deliver an intelligent, original and engaging work of architecture.

Director Simon Kringas is an AACA accredited and registered architect with over 25 years professional experience, dual bachelor degrees and a PhD in architecture from the University of Sydney. As a university academic, Simon convened Masters level design studios, along with subjects in structures and technology. His research outputs include international journal and conference publications, and internationally funded design-led research. Simon's doctoral dissertation is described by scholars as a 'critical' and 'significant contribution to knowledge of Australian architectural history’.

Awards

2012

National Landscape Architecture Award

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

'Science and Humanities Campus'[1] incorporating Reconciliation Place

2011

ACT Urban Design Award

Australian Institute of Architects

'Science and Humanities Campus'[2] incorporating Reconciliation Place

2004

Presidents Medal

Australian Institute of Architects

Simon Kringas

2002

National Design Competition Winner

ACT Government

Federation Place

2001

National Design Competition Winner

Australian Government

Reconciliation Place

2000

Canberra Medallion

Australian Institute of Architects

CSIRO Discovery Centre [3]

1999

Canberra Medallion

Australian Institute of Architects

Jenkins Farmhouse

1997

National Design Competition Commendation (3rd)

ACT Government

Kingston Foreshore [4]

1997

Canberra Medallion

Australian Institute of Architects

AIS Visitor Centre [5]

1. Submission by Spackman Mossop

2. Submission by Lahz Nimmo

3. DJAS, Simon Kringas Project Architect

4. Simon Kringas, Dario Spralja, Peter Hosking

5. DJAS, Simon Kringas Project Architect