Nicholas Bandounas


Nicholas has 25 years’ experience and has been exposed to all aspects of the industry through rigorous learning in small to large practices. He believes architecture should have a profound impact on our lives and should not only shape our space physically and socially, but should also touch us personally. Nicholas’ strong design skills combined with his technical abilities puts him in a unique position to understand a projects constraints, challenges and, most importantly, opportunities, which generally results in individualised solutions that are site specific.

He believes that building form and planning are pure and driven by these challenges and opportunities, materiality is celebrated for its strengths and pragmatism, and nature is respected from environmental performance through to context appreciation.

In an age of disposable consumerism, architecture has the potential to create equilibrium and be the ‘constant’, but in order to do this, Nicholas believes we must design environments that have purpose, that last. Several of Nicholas’ projects have received awards and he is regarded in the industry as an expert in the Commercial, Residential, Hospitality and Public / Civic Sectors.


  • Bachelor of Architecture (Honours 1) University of Technology, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours 1), University of NSW


  • NSW 8499, VIC 19851, ACT 2651
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Architects


  • 2012 ASI – National Design Award Judge
  • 2012 MBA Club / Entertainment Design Award
  • 2010 ASI Awards–Architectural Steel Design
  • 2010 ASI Awards – Structural Steel Building Design
  • 2010 ASI Awards – Multi Level Steel Building Design
  • 2010 AIA Awards – Sustainability Commendation
  • 2010 PCA Innovation & Excellence Awards – Best Overall Development
  • 2010 PCA Innovation & Excellence Awards – Best Commercial
  • 2009 Urban Task Force Awards – Commercial Development Commendation
  • 2007 Urban Task Force Awards – Best Overall Development
  • 2007 Urban Task Force Awards – Best Commercial
  • 2004 RAIA Design Medal (Commendation)
  • 2004 Peter Maccullum Practice Prize (Commendation)

Recent Projects

  • Commercial
  • Workplace
  • Retail
  • Mixed-Use
  • Hotels
197 Church Street
  • Public
  • Arts & Culture
Australian War Memorial Southern Entrance and Parade Ground
  • Living
  • Build to Rent
The Gladstone
  • Commercial
  • Repositioning
135 King Street
  • Living
  • Build to Rent
Macaulay Road Kensington
  • Experiential
  • Hotels
  • Retail
410 Pitt Street
  • Experiential
  • Hotels
  • Retail
371 Pitt Street
  • Living
  • Multi-Residential
2 Sorrell Street