ARCHITECTURE (verb) : cultural endeavour, professional service.
OFFICE (noun) : position of authority of a public nature.

AO create exceptional design solutions for government, educational and commercial enterprises and private clients. Established by John de Manincor in 2003, our team has successfully completed projects that range in scale from bespoke joinery, to private houses and apartment complexes, to educational and arts projects.

Significant projects include the award-winning Great Hall and Balcony Room at University of Technology Sydney, War Design Studios (Chippendale and City), Gallery Lane Cove (Lane Cove Council), University of Sydney School of Architecture masterplan and design studios, Ghermez Retail Outlets (Bondi Junction, Chatswood, Alexandria), Artspace Visual Arts Centre (Wooloomooloo), ArtCamp artists-in-residence studio (Marrickville Council).

We are passionate about the culture of architecture; our award-winning projects build on a platform of ongoing research, deep cultural engagement and extensive professional experience. Our clients and the community benefit from our endeavours in practice and beyond.