Venice Biennale, May 2018
University of Toronto, April 2018
by sophie peterson
Born and raised on the south coast of New South Wales, I moved to Sydney in 2016 to pursue my Bachelor's degree in Design in Architecture at Australia's top architecture school, the University of Sydney.
Since, I have worked as a freelance graphic designer for educational start up Tactile Theory Inc. and have been fortunate to work with Grimshaw Architects as a work experience student in their Sydney office.
After spending a semester abroad at the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture and finishing my bachelor's degree, I spent a year as an full time architectural assistant with Welsh + Major Architects, followed by an offer to work with Bjarke Ingels Group in London.
Alongside my interest in architecture resides a curiosity in the ever growing digital realm of user experience & interface design. In early 2019, I accepted a place to study UX design and web development upon being offered a scholarship with Billy Blue College of Design.
Now more than ever, a desire to create sustainable and experience focused architecture and design in a team based environment drives my work. This is a glimpse into how I manifest my ideas.
The Bartlett, University College of London | 2020 to 2022
Masters of Architecture (Part II)
Billy Blue College of Design | 2019 to 2021
Graduate Certificate in UX Design and Web Development
United Networks Studio (UNS), Amsterdam | Sept 2022 to present
Junior Architectural Designer
University of Toronto, Ontario CA | Winter Exchange 2018
John H. Daniels School of Architecture (6 months)
Welsh + Major Architects, Sydney | Dec 2018 to Nov 2019
Architectural Assistant (1 year)
Tactile Theory, Sydney | July 2017 to Jan 2018
Freelance Graphic Designer (6 months)
Grimshaw Architects, Sydney | Feb 2017 to April 2017
Work Experience Student (3 months)
University of Sydney, Australia | 2016 to 2019
Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Part I)
AIA Student Organised Network of Architects (SONA) | 2016
First Year Representative (1 year)
Joy Gobal Inc. Wollongong | July 2013
Work Experience Student (1 week intensive)
Smith's Hill High School | 2010 to 2016
Graduated with a Higher School Certificate
ATAR of 98.4 (out of 99.95)
Bjarke Ingels Group, London | Nov 2019 to Sept 2020
Design Assistant (11months)
awards + achievements
2019 | Billy Blue College of Design Postgraduate Ambassadorship
$10,000AUD tuition subsidy based on application.
2018 | Dean's List of Excellence in Academic Performance (3rd Year)
2017 | International Outbound Exchange Scholarship
2017 | Dean's List of Excellence in Academic Performance (2nd Year)
2016 | Dean's Merit List Scholarship
Top 5 entrants into the Bachelor of Design in Architecture based on ATAR
2015 | High School Certificate (HSC) achieved with a 98.4 ATAR
- 1st in HSC Biology
- 1st in HSC Society & Culture
- 2nd in HSC Advanced English