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Great architecture and Urban design is lasting and timeless. At Order Architects we believe that it takes a thorough understanding of the design process, a successful collaboration between clients, architects, consultants and the time and budget to see a design built properly.

 

Great architecture and urban design at every scale also takes creativity, energy and intelligence to see the design through in all its complexity.

 

Our approach is to take a series of disparate elements and give them order and balance. Architecture that makes sense to everyone involved and enhances the built environment, adding to the whole and making it greater than the sum of the parts.

Order Architects commitment is to create inspiring modern buildings and well designed public domain. Kim Crestani established Order Architects 30 years ago. Over time the practice has evolved to meet the needs of our clients.

 

The practice’s design philosophy informs our wide portfolio of work from our patented ‘the pod system’ house addition system to single and medium density housing and urban design.

 

Kim now collaborates with other award winning Architects and provides high level strategic design advise to State and Local Government agencies with particular skills in the transport space.

Good architecture takes time and we are committed to helping our clients understand all the details of the design process – from initial feasibility through to negotiating the approval process and finally having the project built.

 

AWARDS

2014 Winner HIA Renovation Award

For Paddington House.

 

2010 Commendation / Runner Up

Randwick City Urban Design Awards Multi-unit housing category – runner up for Little Bay Housing.

 

2006 Winner Marion Mahony Griffin Award

For A Distinctive Body Of Architectural Work And To Recognise The Contribution Of Women Architects To Architecture In New South Wales.

 

2002 Third Prize

Invited Residential Design Competition, Clarence Street, Sydney for Multiplex.

 

2001 Commendation

Reconciliation Place National Design Competition, Canberra, ACT (in association with landscape architect UMBACO).

2001 Commendation / Runner Up

Invited Residential Design Competition, John Fletcher Site, Glebe, NSW for Australand / Leichhardt Council.

 

2001 Commendation

Smart Housing Design Competition, Parklea, NSW for Landcom (in association with Allam Homes).

 

2000 Winner

Design / development competition for cultural centre in Katoomba for DPWS/BMCC.

 

1994 Winner

Design competition for major office project Bangkok, Thailand (in association with Hassell Architects).

 

1994 Award Winner

RAIA NSW Chapter Merit Award for a new house at Gladesville.

1994 Winner

Small Lot Housing Award sponsored by the Delfin Property Group, the Housing Industry Association and the Defence Housing Authority.

 

1990 Award Winner

RAIA NSW Chapter Merit Award for Nº 1 Barrack Lane, Parramatta for a new office building and restoration of three workers cottages.

 

1985 Winner 

Competition to prepare brief for Fairfield City Council Multicultural Centre.

 

1984 Winner

Gunnedah Town Hall Refurbishment Competition.