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Sue Williams, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 March 2017

“The views from the skybridge will be spectacular, ranging from the harbour to the Olympic Stadium,” says Stanisic. “The bridge will move ever so slightly in certain weather conditions, and the experience of walking or riding a bicycle over it will be exhilarating rather than scary.”

Dani Wright, Sydney Morning Herald, Amazing Architecture, 24 February 2015

"It’s not possible to just put one use on a site any more and that really comes back to people,” says the firm’s design director, Frank Stanisic,whose latest project under construction is Jewel at Wentworth Point. “They want other facilities and another way of living, not just a box to sleep in. They want where they live to support their lifestyle.”

“We like to allow lots of sunlight into apartment living spaces and to minimise air conditioning with cross flow ventilation throughout,” says Stanisic. “We also have inside-outside spaces, such as winter gardens where living areas are extended outdoors.”

“Trends are towards lifestyle-led living environments, where residents might go downstairs to a delicatessen or restaurant on site or childcare facilities,” Stanisic says . “They like the convenience so they can spend more time doing the things they want to in life.”

“They might also like some spaces closed off or opened up depending on the time of day or season of the year,” says Stanisic. “It’s a nod to the great tradition of Japanese design, which uses those adaptable spaces.” 

“Multi-use apartments are about creating not just a memorable building,” says Stanisic, “but also a memorable sense of place to belong to.”

Tarsha Finney, Monument 92 August/September 2009

The bridge will move ever so slightly in certain weather conditions, and the experience of walking or riding a bicycle over it will be exhilarating, rather than scary,” says Stanisic.
Sydney Morning Herald, Domain, 12 December 2015

"CODA, completed in 2008, is embedded on a trajectory of spatial experimentation into multi-residential housing that has been undertaken by the practice over the past 10 years."

"With CODA, Stanisic takes one of the seminal spatial innovations of the 20th century, the double-storey cross-over apartment popularised by Le Corbusier in his Unite d'habitation in Marseille (1947-1952), and pushes it in another direction and further away from the single level and spatially dull residential 'flat' that dominates apartment provision in our cities."

Research By Design, Steel Profile 102 March 2009

"'As an exercise in contemporary living spaces, this is a prototype,' he says, harking back to the idea of EDO as a living laboratory."

AIA Jury Citation 2008, Frederick Romberg Award, Architecture Australia November/December 2008

(In EDO) "'Environment, diversity and operability' is the inspirational framework adopted by the architects for the design of this compact inner-city residential and commercial complex."

AIA Jury Citation 2008, Frederick Romberg Award, Architecture Australia November/December 2008

(In EDO) "The architects have demonstrated sensitivity, skill and experience in negotiating an impressive balance between the commercial interests of the client, the comfort and amenity of the occupants and architecture's responsibility to the public domain. They have created an exemplary model for multiple housing in an urban setting."

Stella de Vulder, Director AAA, The Sydney Magazine, The (top 100) issue, January 2008

"Because of the work of people like Frank, the developers have had to raise their standards - and that benefits us all"

Sydney Star Observer, 15 November 2007

"Wilkinson Award-winning architect Frank Stanisic is turning heads with his metallic zeppelin on the corner of Epsom Road and Joynton Avenue"

Alec Tzannes, RAIA President, the Australian Wish Magazine, July 2007

"Frank's made an outstanding contribution to Australian Architecture and his practice is extremely important in the area of sustainability and medium density housing"

Sue Williams, The Australian Wish Magazine, July 2007

"Stanisic has been the diving force behind the country's largest master-planned urban renewal site, Green Square in Sydney, which will become home to 33,000 people"

Sue Williams, The Australian Wish Magazine, July 2007

"Architect Frank Stanisic thinks houses are passe and environmental disasters. Apartment living is the way of the future"

Last Word, Specifier, Issue 76, 2007

Q: "Your greatest achievement?" A: "Staying alive till the age of 50, without a (major) stroke"

Professor Tom Heneghan, Architecture Australia May/June 07, Vol 96 No 3

"Mondrian helped establish the 'look' of contemporary Sydney apartment living, and its many derivatives, by other hands, no matter how weak, attest to its positive influence"

Professor Tom Heneghan, Architecture Australia May/June 07, Vol 96 No 3

"One wonders what the impact of the city would be were EDO to become - as it should be - the reference point for all new medium density housing developments across Sydney

Professor Tom Heneghan, Architecture Australia May/June 07, Vol 96 No 3

'Stanisic is arguably Sydney's most notable current exponent of collective housing design...'

Caroline Butler-Bowden and Charles Pickett, Homes in the Sky: Apartment Living in Australia, The Niegunyah Press, 2007

'Others are optimistic that Mondrian will inspire a characteristically Australian apartment type that responds to both its urban and environmental setting'

Philip Drew, Indesign 18, August 2004

'With the explosion in apartment building in Sydney, one could be forgiven for thinking that there had been a corresponding decline in the quality of such buildings. The work of Stanisic Associates has, however, defied the trend'

RAIA Jury Report 2003, Wilkinson Award, Architecture Bulletin July/August 2003

'Mondrian is delivered in a stunning and refined 'new modern' architectural script that is a welcome antidote to much of the regressive nostalgia permeating our cities and suburbs.

Philip Drew, Architecture Review Australia, Winter 2003

'Work such as Mondrian apartments illustrates how the stimulus of hard sites that ask more of the architect can be an advantage. In the absence of anything being there, the Mondrian apartments constructs its own meaning out of the dynamic interaction of physical and spatial permeability and its connections with its new surroundings.'

Professor Tom Heneghan, Domain July 24, 2003

'Frank Stanisic might not be the first person in the world who has done a very big balcony but he has done it beautifully.'

Chris Johnson, NSW Government Architect, July 2003

'Congratulations on winning the Wilkinson Award - due recognition for an outstanding series of projects that you have produced over the years and particularly for Mondrian.'

Jennifer Stynes, Domain Jan 15, 2004

'Stanisic Associates is a great proponent of environmentally sustainable principles, so apartments will have flow-through ventilation, lots of light, etc - all the stuff you'd expect of reasonable design these days, even if some architects seem to studiously disregard even the basics (Verde).'



Sydney apartment rooftops no longer tiles and aerials - now cinemas and pools


Legal feud after council keeps fund, SHM 07 November 2012

Balmain haircut fails to win staunch opponents, SMH 21 October 2012

Planning chief tells Tigers developer new towers are too big, SMH 16 August 2012

Sydney gets a facelift, for better or worse, Elizabeth Farrelly, SMH 16 August 2012

Rozelle plan change linked to mates in government, SMH 30 July 2012

O’Farrell denies Elias friendship has effect on Rozelle Village, SMH 27 July 2012

Union boss: intrusion in Rozelle plan unwelcome, SMH 13 June 2012

Nimbys: Dawn of the inner-city dread, Paul Howes, Sunday Telegraph 17 June 2012

Developers show their stripes all over town, SMH 7 June 2012

Beaten Rozelle project back at twice the size, SMH 19 April 2012

Stanisic LiveWork book review, Specifier, Issue 92


Stanisic LiveWork, 2000-2010 Pesaro Publishing

Inspire Australian National Architecture Awards 2011, Era

2011 New South Wales Architecture Awards, Era

Energy Smart buildings, Case Study Era Kings Cross, Issue 2, Spring 2011


Sustainability Awards, BPN Building Products News, October 2010

Wilkinson Award Winners, Domain SMH, 2010

2009 Era, National Building News, December 2009

Coda, Tarsha Finney, Monument 92, August-September 2009

Housing Unplugged, Frank Stanisic, Urban Design Forum, June

Era, Specifier, Issue 86

EDO, Specifier, Issue 85

Serves One, Deidre Macken, AFR Magazine, May

Research by Design, Josh Giddon, Steel Profile 102, March 2009


Face of Change, Charles Moxham, Trends Commercial Design, Vol 25, 4 November 2008

Object Lessons – 2008 AIA Winners, AFR Magazine November 2008

AIA Awards - the winners, Architecture Australia November/Dec 08

Sustainability Awards, BPN Building Products News, October 2008 Volume 44, Number 9

Annual Architecture Awards, Financial Review Magazine, September 2008

Awards Edition, Architecture Bulletin, July/August 2008

Discover Your City, Sydney Open 08, Historic Houses Trust, 2008

Special Issue the (top 100) Sydney’s most influential people, the (Sydney) magazine, January 08


BPN Environ Sustainability Award Winners, BPN November-December 2007

Homes in the Sky, Apartment Living in Australia, Caroline Butler Bowden and Charles Pickett,

The Miegunyah Press/ HHT, 2007

Housing – Where to from here? Edo, Professor Tom Heneghan

Frank Stanisic  - The Architects Tale, Kim Powell, Intensity, 01 Spring

Architecture Australia May/June 07

Last Word: Frank Stanisic, Specifier Issue 76

Sky High Ambition, Sue Williams, Australian Wish Magazine, July 2007

Space Age Apartment Living, Sydney Star Observer, Nov 2007


Mondrian, AR 100 Special Issue, Architecture Review

Zone, Specifier Issue

New Urban Housing, Hilary French, Lawrence King Press 2006

Spectrum, Philip Drew, InDesign

Awards Edition, Architecture Bulletin, July/August 2006

The Shift Towards Greener Living, Michele Singer, SMH Domain, 28 February 2006

Walk to work, Margie Blok, SMH Domain,11-12  February 2006


Modern Art, The new projects of 2005, Belinda Kotominas, SMH Domain, 19-20 November 2005

BASIX Instinct, the Price of Energy Efficiency, Julia Nekich, SMH Domain, 5-6 November 2005

Sydney Architecture, Patrick Bingham Hall and Paul McGillick, Pesaro Publications, 20


Groove Things, Domain SMH, 25-26 September 2004

Road Architecture, Philip Drew, Indesign 18 August 2004

3D Modelling - the Digital Flying Circus, Frank Stanisic, Architecture Bulletin March/April 2004

Taming of Ego-terrorism, the Australian, March 2004

The Loo Goes Japanese, Jennifer Stynes, SMH Domain, 12 February 2004

Out of the Box, Daily Telegraph Home, February 2004

Site Bites, Sunday Telegraph Homeowners, 1 February 2004

Fresh for 2004 – show us your wares, SMH Domain, 24-25 January 2004

Sleeper Awakes, Jennifer Stynes, SMH, Domain 15 January 2004

Flats become student housing, AFR, 6 January  2004

Apartment Living, Janna Reed Burns, Hardie Grant Books, 2004


Regulating Aesthetics, Andrew Nimmo, Architecture Australia, Nov/Dec 2003, Sydney Developments, SAA

Room to breathe, AFR, 28-30 November 2003

Enforcing Design Mediocrity, Gabrielle Morrish, Architecture Bulletin, Sept/Oct, 2003

Brick snaps, BPN October, 2003

A snappy new brick system, BPN Outdoors, September 2003

MBA Excellence in Housing Awards, SMH, 30-31 August 2003

Transformation fuels boom in South Sydney, AFR, 01 August 2003

Pitt Street building to stretch design boundaries, AFR, 11 Sept 2003

Not the block (on line video), Domain. smh.com.au. August 2003

Top awards, AFR, 21 July, 2003

Mondrian, Philip Drew, Architectural Review, Winter, 2003

NSW RAIA Awards, Architecture Bulletin, July/August 2003

Star turns, Domain SMH, 9-10 August 2003

Sun shines on winners, Domain SMH, 24 July 2003

Putting the funk back into functional, SMH, 21 July 2003

Leading edge, winner takes all, Domain SMH, 19-20 July 2003

Brick snaps, Architectural Products, June/July, 2003

Wowing the ‘burbs, Domain, 10-11 May 2003

Architect working in Hurstville, Architecture Bulletin, Jan/Feb, 2003

Urban Fringe, City Weekly Courier, 23-29 Jan 2003


Little bit of Sydney with designs on making it easy to be green, SMH, 12-13 October 2002

Spanish Quarter, City Spaces, 2002

Carr cashes up Councils for crusade against urban eyesores SMH, September 13, 2002

All change, SPECnews #28, Summer, 2002

Time to teach developers a lesson, SMH, 14 March  2002

Cool and slimline. Jennifer Stynes, SMH Domain, 21-27 Mar 2002

SydneyCENTRAL - the truth is out there, Frank Stanisic, Architecture Bulletin, Feb/Mar 2002

What’s new in 2002. Kirsty McKenzie, SMH Domain, Jan 5-6, 2002

Editorial: Parramatta Vision, SMH, 26-27 January 2002

Turning a nightmare into a dream run. Elizabeth Farrelly, SMH 22 January 2002

Parramatta Road, Urban Design Competition, Architectural Review, Summer 2001/02

Visions for Parramatta Road, Bulletin, December 01/January 02

Sydney Central Winning vision for Parramatta Road. Architecture Bulletin, Dec 2001/ Jan 2002


Residential Flat Design Pattern Book, Planning NSW – UDAS, 2001

Modern workplace plan for Burwood car park, AFR, 13 December 2001

U-turn on Parramatta Road. Stephen Nicholls, SMH Domain, 2 November - 5 December 2001

Having Designs on the best has its price, SMH, November 24, 2001

A nest in the inner west. Jennifer Stynes, Domain, SMH Aug 11-12, 2001

Awards Edition, Architecture Bulletin, July/August 2001

These flats are right up my street, says Carr, SMH, 25 July 2001

This year Carr gets in two bob’s worth, AFR, 25 July 2001

Upwardly mobile, Domain, SMH, 21-22 July 2001

Home is where the art is. Jennifer Stynes, SMH Domain, 28 June- 4 July  2001

I’ll be a nag to beautify Sydney, Daily Telegraph, 23 June 2001

A premier example of Carr’s distaste, SMH 2001

Green light. Jennifer Stynes, Domain, SMH 19-20 May 2001

High anxiety. Jennifer Stynes, Domain, SMH, 26 April 2 May 2001

Premier’s Award. Bob Carr Premier Architecture Bulletin, April 2001

Urban Guru, Architecture Bulletin, January 2001


Green spot on city’s backside, Geraldine O’Brien, SMH 1998

Green Square’s developers set for green light, AFR, September 1998

Another Fine Mess, Anne Susskind, SMH, 28 August 1998


Spanish Eyes, Architectural Review, 1997

Green Square Master Plan Review. Stephen Buzacott, Architecture Bulletin, November 1997

Care for a cafe ole?, SMH 1997

New blood hired for city centre makeover SMH, 7 June 1997

The bronze(d) village, Frank Stanisic, Architecture Bulletin, February, 1997


Southern Vistas, Frank Stanisic Sydney Review, August 1995

Visions for Green Square, Architecture Bulletin, June 1995

Design Competitions - towards an Australian Model, Architecture Australia, May-June 1995

Circular Quay Urban Design Ideas Competition, Architecture Bulletin, April 1995

Crown Street Development - Tracing the Other, Winston Barnet, Architecture Bulletin, March 1995


Architectural and Urban Design Policy, Frank Stanisic, Architecture Bulletin, April 1994

Model Urban Housing Program. Frank Stanisic, Architecture Bulletin, March 1994

Governor Philip Tower. Frank Stanisic, Architecture Bulletin, March 1994

St Lawrence Arts Centre. Frank Stanisic, Architecture Bulletin, February 1994

1993 Pyrmont Bay Master Plan, Frank Stanisic, Architecture Bulletin, June 1993

The Wintergarden – Bond Building, Frank Stanisic, Architecture Bulletin, April 1993

Interview - Professor Lawrence Nield. Frank Stanisic, Architecture Bulletin, February 1993