Bastian Architecture was formed by Jo Bastian in 2014 and carries out work throughout Sydney and NSW. In 2017 Daniel joined Jo bringing another set of skills, eyes and ideas to each project. We are a young, small, enthusiastic practice with experience on a range of projects from new houses, alterations + additions, public buildings + office fit outs. Due to the size of the practice we can offer a personalised service tailored to your project, budget + inspiration.
JO BASTIAN - DIRECTOR
Jo started Bastian Architecture after gaining extensive experience with well respected Sydney Architecture Firms MCK Architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Paul Berkemeier Architects. Jo's experience in the highly detailed adaptive reuse of public buildings and bespoke hotels has enhanced her passion for well considered, site specific architecture. Whilst at MCK Architects Jo was project Architect on many high end residential projects including the Houses Awards shortlisted project, Bondi Apartment.
Jo became a registered Architect in 2011 after graduating with a Masters of Architecture (First Class Honours) from the University of Newcastle in 2009.
In 2007 Jo was awarded the Eric Parker Traveling Scholarship which allowed her to travel extensively throughout Europe studying and visiting many extraordinary buildings and public spaces.
Over the past 8 years Jo has tutored design, communications + professional practice at the University of Newcastle, University of Sydney + the University of Technology Sydney; Jo currently tutors Professional Practice in the Masters Degree at UTS and in the Undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.
Originally from the UK, Daniel Studied architecture at Newcastle University (UK) and at London Metropolitan University before registering as an architect in 2012.
Daniel has spent his career working on buildings with a wide variety of scale, ranging from small alterations and additions, art galleries, museums, and multi-million dollar commercial and residential projects for international developers.
In London Daniel worked with Terry Farrell on the redevelopment of the Lots Road Power Station, as well as the Earls Court Exhibition Centre.
Moving to Sydney in 2013, Daniel gained invaluable experience working with Sam Marshall on the MCA, Campbelltown Arts Centre and various residential projects. Joining Johnson Pilton Walker Daniel was lucky enough to have worked on the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project, and the Chau Chak Wing Museum at Sydney University, for which he was project architect.
Working on such a variety of projects has given Daniel an excellent understanding of the rigors of the profession, gaining experience working in large teams with many consultants and complex briefs, to highly detailed small projects where a close working relationship with the client and builder is required.
Daniel believes that Architecture is most closely related to alchemy, bringing together the disparate elements of clients, ideas, builders, craftsmen, materials, light and weather to create something that is truly timeless, unique and special. And most importantly, something that can be lived in.
We are always looking for new adventures and people to take those adventures with, whether it be a small renovation or a cafe fit out we are up to the challenge so please get in touch.