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Frank Stanisic, Director

Frank Stanisic has over 35 years architectural and urban design experience and is responsible for design and client liaison. He has worked in architectural practices in Sydney, Melbourne, London and the USA.

In 1991 he established Stanisic Architects, specialising in architecture, urbanism and interior design. He has been directly involved in a range of architectural projects undertaken in the office, primarily urban housing, mixed-use buildings and cultural buildings.  He also provides advice in design competitions and brief writing.

In 1996 Frank was a finalist of the Green Square Urban Design Ideas Competition and went on to prepare the groundbreaking Structure Plan for Green Square for the former South Sydney Council, the largest urban renewal project in Sydney.  The office has prepared numerous masterplans and architectural designs for sites in throughout metro Sydney, Newcastle and mainland China. The office is currently involved in major urban projects in the Green Square Town Centre, the new Rouse Hill Town Centre, Victoria Park, Haymarket, Kings Cross and Bondi Beach.

Stanisic Architects, under Frank’s design leadership, has designed innovative, award winning architectural projects including Era (2010 Environ Sustainability Award), Edo (2008 AIA Frederick Romberg, inaugural 2008 AIA Aaron Bolot Award and 2006 BPN/ Environ Sustainability Award, Coda (2008 Environ Sustainability Award, Spectrum and Zone (2005 RAIA Special Jury Award and 2004 FGS/TAS Silver Medal Green Building Award), Mondrian (2004 FGS/TAS Gold Medal Green Building Award, the prestigious 2003 RAIA Wilkinson Award, 2003 MBA Excellence in Housing Award and the 2002 SSDC Green Square Design Commendation), Eco 1 and 2 Apartments (2002 SSDC Green Square Design Award).

Over the years he has participated in numerous architectural design competitions including Pyrmont Point, La Defense Paris, Darwin Parliament House, First Government House site and Honeysuckle Ideas.  He was competition adviser and brief writer for the Circular Quay Urban Design Ideas Competition and the Homebush Bay Urban Design Studio.  He has sat on design juries, award panels and design advisory committees. He was the RAIA representative on the Urban Design Advisory Committee (UDAC) for Ultimo-Pyrmont. Frank is the current chairman of the Architectural Review Advisory Panel (ARAP) at Sutherland Shire Council.

Since 1987 Frank has been strongly involved in senior design studio as both a teacher and visiting critic at the Universities of Sydney, New South Wales and Technology, Sydney. He teaches regularly in the Master of Architectural Design (MAD), the Master of Urban Design and Development (MUDD) at UNSW and senior design studio at UTS Sydney.

Jason Nowosad, Associate Director

Jason Nowosad has been working with Stanisic Architects since 2006 and has had a key role in the evolution of the practice. He has been involved in a number of seminal projects in Australia and Asia - many that have received numerous architectural awards.

Jason is a highly skilled architect and urban designer with extensive experience in delivering mixed use, commercial, multiple housing, education and urban projects ranging in size from 1,000sqm to 300,000sqm. He has extensive experience in urban design and architecture with a keen interest in typology, social interaction and public domain.

Jason works at all stages of project delivery; planning proposals, competition brief writing and advisor, concept design, design development, construction documentation, contract administration and advice during construction.

Over the years, Jason has developed excellent 3D BIM documentation skills to assist clients, authorities and contractors to visualise the proposed built form. He is very rigorous, taking advantage of these skills to ensure that all designs has been interrogated and opportunities maximised.