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.
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