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Adam Russell is a registered, practising architect and Principal of DRAW in Sydney with co-director John de Manincor. He is recognised for a number of significant projects including his role on the SydneyCENRAL Parramatta Road Strategic Plan and DBE+W apartment project in Japan , both projects resulted from winning international design competitions. Adam has particular expertise in urban design and housing. Adam led the design team for the award winning Mondrian Apartment project whilst associate architect with Stanisic Associates. His former practice, Architects Vim Design has been featured in various local and national publications.

Adam was a key member of the UTS Information Technology and Engineering Building Competition and the Goulburn Street Carpark Competition, projects undertaken in collaboration with Danish architects BIG. He led DRAWs “Bridging the Gap” submission for Think Brick Australias national About Face Awards which was awarded a High Commendation and Peers Choice Award.

Adam has run a number of architecture masters and design studios, tutored and acted as invited critic at UNSW, USyd and UTS.  He curated the Ulterior Motives exhibition at Customs House, showcasing work from his most recent Masters Studio at UTS. He is an active member of the RAIA, contributing to lectures and juries. Concurrent to his role in practice Adam is part way through a PhD at the University of Technology Sydney. Adam is also a regular contributor to Architectural Review Australia magazine. This unique position allows Adam to combine research and practice through design.

Adam and John have been invited to study under the Research by Practice invitation stream at RMIT. Adam will be running a Masters of architecture design studio at the UTS School of Architecture in 2011 under the same name as this blog – Adapturbia.

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