Saturday 21st March 2015




Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal St, Petersham NSW
Sponsored by Marrickville Council

The ATA is happy to present Speed Date a Sustainability Expert in partnership with Marrickville Council.

The Sustainability Experts

  • Archisoul

    Archisoul Architects and Consultants are a team of Architects, Interior Designers and Sustainability experts who are passionate about the health of the planet and it’s inhabitants. Directors Sue Connor and Jo Gillies have had their own practices for over 22 years and have partnered to form a team that is able to focus on our passion of producing inspiring, ethical, environmentally conscious solutions. We design with a holistic and integrative approach to the landscape and our knowledge of building biology ensures our interiors are healthy spaces to live in.

  • Archology

    Archology aims to approach the design of the home as a physical element within a living ecosystem. The business was set up by Terry Bail, an architect with a background in science and permaculture. These skills are used to approach the design process with the client, using landscape as much as possible to work with the house as an integrated living system whether this be for energy conservation, water collection or food production. Many of the projects incorporate elements that have either been recycled or repurposed to give each project a richness that helps to create unique personal environments that will reflect the owners’ own personalities.

  • Australian Living

    Australian Living specialises in the creation of truly sustainable homes via our unique Sustainable Fusion service that fuses sustainability into every aspect of design and construction. Our customers enjoy living in their energy efficient, natural, healthy and comfortable homes that didn’t cost extra just because it is sustainable. We work to a simple and powerful philosophy – push the boundaries and go beyond the call of duty.

    Australian Living is fully booked for Marrickville 2015

  • Ben Giles Architect

    Ben Giles Architect creates economical solutions that maximise the quality of living environments for their clients. The aim is to provide uplifting and contemporary homes and extensions to suit every budget and size of dwelling. The practice provides services from initial site inspections and sketch design, followed by council applications and construction documentation through to calling of tenders and administration of building contracts throughout construction.

    Sorry, fully booked for SEE Sustainable Experience Sydney 2016

  • David Baillie Architect

    Rising energy costs and the sustainability of our planet are issues which are very closely linked and affect everyone, everywhere. Together these two issues have prompted governments, large and small businesses, and individual home owners to become more conscious of the environment we all share and the energy we all waste needlessly. With this thought in mind, our goal at David Baillie Architect is to seamlessly combine innovative design with outstanding energy efficiency to enhance lifestyle, save money and help protect our environment.

    Fully booked for Lane Cove 2019

  • Day Bukh Architects

    Day Bukh Architects are deeply interested in designing ecological and sustainable buildings for the Australian context. Our ecological concerns extend beyond reducing energy use to include social sustainability. This involves designing buildings that last by using environmentally friendly materials that withstand the harsh Australian environment, and also designing buildings that can be adapted for re-use, thus ensuring longevity.

  • Delisle Hunt Wood

    Delisle Hunt Wood is a new firm of architects, where three experienced architects have combined forces to create a fresh approach to sustainable design. We are client focused using a straight forward practical and personal approach to provide cost effective solutions that create stimulating, healthy, resource-efficient homes that are holistically conceived. We believe successful, responsible, environmental design is about making smart choices rather than costly ones. We have extensive experience in providing detailed thermal comfort analysis, even of existing homes, which can be used to inform your sustainability choices whilst building and renovating, to make sure you get the best outcome from your new design.

  • EcoSphere Design

    From Sydney to Byron Bay, multi-award winning EcoSphere Design creates contemporary building design with a passion for architecture and an environmental conscience. In creating spaces that give joy and sanctuary, our process seeks to harmonise all the aspects of the client’s brief to the site, the seasons, aesthetics and budget. Big or small, each project has its own ‘blue sky’ moment of design clarity, waiting to be discovered.

  • Envirotecture

    Envirotecture designs elegant and affordable homes that work well, feel good, and are culturally appropriate – and reduce their ecological cost toward zero. We have over 35 years experience in sustainable design, combining traditional and organic sustainability with proven and emerging technologies.

    Envirotecture has received numerous peer design awards, community and sustainability awards

  • Free Range Food Gardens

    Gordon Williams heads up Free Range Food Gardens and believes that the time has come for fruit trees, veggie gardens and even the humble chicken to regain a place in gardens wherever people live, from the quarter acre suburban block to inner city courtyards. Using ecological design principles Free Range Food Gardens create gardens that make the best use of water, soils and sun available at each site to grow an abundance of nutrient dense and healthy food that is full of flavour.

  • Gavin Gilchrist – Gav’s House and Garden

    Gav’s House and Garden is an inner-city home handyman service with a difference. Proprietor Gavin Gilchrist does all the usual handyman services  – household clean-up, gardening, painting, minor carpentry and fixing stuff – but he also brings 20 years’ experience in clean energy so he can also give you advice on LED lighting, hot water, insulation and solar PV. He can give you advice on going green, then help make it happen.

    Sorry, fully booked for Randwick Solar 2016

  • Ian Sercombe Architect

    At Ian Sercombe Architect our aim is to create buildings of a contemporary style that respond to their site and environment. We blend our design skills with an extensive and hands on knowledge of sustainability in all our projects, including new homes and alterations and additions. We understand that a building affects the quality of life of its users on conscious and subconscious levels, contributing to the health, creativity and well-being of the occupants.

  • Lighting Matters

    Lighting Matters specialises in energy efficient LED lighting – we have only worked with LED lights from day one. With a firm understanding of sustainable building techniques our lighting designers aim to create innovative lighting solutions which work in harmony with the clients’ design brief. Lighting design services includes product selection, wiring and switching schematics and recommended placement for accurate coverage and light intensity. Our aim is to provide the perfect energy efficient lighting that will be appreciated for many years to come.

  • Lucy Sharman

    Lucy Sharman is the former Senior Project Officer, Green Roofs and Walls at the City of Sydney. She has been a sustainability educator for many years and has turned her expertise towards specialising in green roofs and walls. Green roofs and walls not only add beauty and value to your home but they also benefit the broader community and our environment. Lucy will be able to provide you with advice on the sorts of green roof or wall designs which may suit your particular needs as well as tips for getting the most out of your green roof or wall.

    Sorry, fully booked for Ku-ring-gai 2015

  • Marra + Yeh Architects

    Marra + Yeh Architects is a critical practice with a focus on ecological design. Architecture is the response to the uniqueness of each client and each place, revealed through a comprehensive and considered approach – with attention to detail, quality, and affordability. We engage with place, climate and client to create sustainable, crafted, delightful environments.

  • Matt Elkan + Adriano Pupilli

    Matt and Adriano share a studio and collaborate or work individually as the projects dictate. Adriano’s design practice is centred on thoughtful architecture that intuitively responds to people and place. He believes that bigger is not necessarily better, designing smarter, finely-tuned buildings from small home renovations and new homes to eco-friendly staff and tourism accommodation. Adriano’s work celebrates the natural beauty of site, renewably sourced building materials, and the rituals of his clients’ daily life. Matt specialises in small to medium sized residential projects. Sustainability is core to every project. This is expressed in siting and orientation, minimisation of site coverage, the form and scale of buildings, material selection, re-use and recycling wherever possible, and reduction in the reliance on active services. It is also expressed in creating joyful beautiful buildings. Building beautiful spaces is one of the best ways to improve sustainability by providing the motivation to preserve good buildings into the future.

    Sorry, fully booked for Ku-ring-gai 2015

    Matt; Adriano

  • PIDCOCK – Architecture and Sustainability

    PIDCOCK – Architecture and Sustainability is focused on desirable, sustainable architecture. Our practice aims to excel in ecologically sustainable design, documentation and advice. We aim to demonstrate how the many issues that are integral to such architecture can be potent influences in design and can produce delightful experiences. We like to work collaboratively with our clients, consultants and builders from the start of every project to enable the outcomes to be enriched by the group’s collective experience.

  • Solar Business Services

    Nigel Morris has been involved in solar energy for more than 20 years, working for small solar companies as an installer, designer and salesman and for international solar manufacturers, helping deploy thousands of solar systems around the world. Five years ago, Nigel founded Solar Business Services, an award winning solar consultancy. Nigel sits on a number of advisory boards in the solar industry, is a prolific blogger and an enthusiastic advocate for the solar industry and electric transport.

    Solar Business Services is fully booked for Marrickville 2015

  • Sunergy Design

    Sunergy Design clients want homes that work all year round in their local environment, without heating or cooling where climates permit. They want design for their site, their taste and their lifestyle, but understand that ‘needs’ can change, so appreciate flexibility in function. They want homes that utilise available views – internal, near and far, while respecting their neighbours’ solar access, privacy and outlook. Sunergy Design clients are sometimes ‘hands on’ owner builders too. If this sound like you, come and say hello.

  • Sydney Organic Gardens

    Steve Batley’s innovative designs make it easy for city folk to experience the joy of growing and eating organic food from their own beautiful abundant garden. A landscape architect, permaculture designer, organic gardener and educator, Steve’s own garden is full of chooks, veggies, herbs, fruit trees, compost, vertical gardens and aquaponics. He’s empowering individuals to transform their space, making cities productive and green via innovative landscape architecture firm Sydney Organic Gardens.

  • Sydney Solar Electricity

    Chris Pond from Sydney Solar Electricity Pty Ltd is an experienced service provider of advanced and innovative electrical solutions for domestic, commercial and industrial installations. Our range of work to date includes small scale solar power systems to large scale schools and university installations, as well as solar sculptures, solar maintenance and battery systems. We provide full project management from start to project completion.

    Fully booked for Lane Cove 2019

  • YESsammassey Designs

    With over six years in sustainable design experience, we have the ability to enhance an existing building or start from the beginning. YESsammassey provides design and consulting services to produce innovative, cost effective and sustainable solutions tailored to individual needs.

  • Your Abode

    At your abode we specialise in the design and construction of green, sustainable living environments. Every one of our projects is the distillation of our desire to create houses that are as sustainable as possible, whilst being truly unique, inviting and genuinely well crafted. We believe that houses and renovations should be designed and built with the maximum consideration for their environmental impact and their effect on the health of the occupants.