by sophie peterson

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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.

Venice Biennale, May 2018


The Bartlett, University College of London, 2020 to 2022  | Masters of  Architecture (Part II)

Billy Blue College of Design, 2019 to 2020 | Graduate Certificate in UX Design and Web Development

University of Toronto, Ontario CA, 2018 | John H. Daniels School of Architecture, 2018 Winter Exchange (6 months)

University of Sydney, 2016 to 2019 | Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Part I)

Higher School Certificate, 2010 to 2015 | Graduation with ATAR of 98.4

University of Toronto, April 2018


2019 | Bjarke Ingels Group, London

Design Assistant, November 2019 to present

2018 | Welsh + Major Architects, Sydney

Architectural Assistant, December 2018 to November 2019 (1 year)

2017 | Tactile Theory Inc. 

           Freelance graphic designer, July to December 2017 (6mths)

2017 | Grimshaw Architects, Sydney

           Work experience student, February to April (3mths)

2016 | Australian Institute of Architects, Student Organised Network of Architects (SONA)

          First year representative (1 year)

2013 | Joy Global Inc., Wollongong

          Project management work experience student, July (one week intensive program)

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


By Sophie Peterson.

All work is my own unless otherwise stated.

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