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Venice Biennale, May 2018


University of Toronto, April 2018

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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


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