Stephanie Williamson

Architecture, 2021

I often joke that I took a 6 year gap year after completing high school, working full time in business administration at the council in my hometown. In reality, I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to do. Maybe it was that the majority of my travel photos were of beautiful buildings, or maybe it was a yearning for a more creative career that still utilised by detail-oriented mind, but I discovered architecture as a passion, and I’m very glad to have landed here!

I’ve learnt these past few challenging years that I work best when collaborating with others, either from my course, or other creative fields, and I quite like a little competition to engage the creative thinking and push to deliver the best I can. Like many in my cohort, I have a keen interest in sustainability, and how our profession can help make a positive difference to many individual lives and the world more broadly.

Stephanie Williamson

Selected Portfolio

Site alignments and view of public gathering space in sunken court

Site alignments and view of public gathering space in sunken court

The project utilises key alignments adjacent to the site to create an overlapping, intersecting pattern, which is pushed, lifted, carved and tilted.

Site Plan and facade articulation

Site Plan and facade articulation

Facade articulation in focused on the fifth facade, using overlap geometry to form a pavement pattern that is carried over the horizontal tilted planes of ground and roof, and could be extended across London Circuit and Petrie Plaza.

Sections

Sections

Using depressed planes and elevated planes to create a sectional groundscape, the alignments begin to be manifest in the built form. The pattern forms boundary and edge. It also informs different spaces, from indoor gathering under a protective soaring roof plane, to an open air and permeable undercroft defined by the dynamic nature of movement and circulation on the ramp system.

Spatial views

Spatial views

The project seeks to create a new moment of encounter or pause in the urban fabric of Civic. Left: View from Sydney Building. Top right: View from Petrie Plaza. Bottom right: Cultural undercroft space and ramp system