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

  • Carol – Marra + Yeh Architects

    Marra + Yeh Architects are experts in sustainable architecture, undertaking projects from concept to completion through a clear and client-focused stage by stage process. Together they work with clients to discover what a building represents and how it fits into your personal life. 

    Marra + Yeh architecture is a unique response to each client and is the enabler of how you want to live, work and play. Their clients come from diverse cultural backgrounds; have spent time living abroad or have a particular connection to a special place. Our architecture draws on this material to create intensely personal and meaningful spaces. We create architecture that is highly individual and finely tuned to its environment.

    Carol’s expertise in sustainability includes the design of buildings, teaching at Sydney University, public talks and writings. Carol also has expertise in the design of buildings for climate change, supported by a Churchill Fellowship.

  • Chris – 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. Their range of work includes small scale solar power systems to large scale schools and university installations, as well as solar sculptures, solar maintenance and battery systems.

    Sydney Solar Electricity provide full project management from start to project completion. From auditing and assessing energy needs and roof space, to understanding the goals associated with having solar and the level of offsets required, Chris and the team will work with clients to customise a solar system that meets their individual needs. 

  • 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

  • Dick Clarke – Envirotecture

    Dick Clarke is an Accredited Building Designer with over 35 years experience and is principal of Envirotecture.

    Dick has extensive experience in sustainable design, combining traditional and organic sustainability with proven and emerging technologies.

    Envirotecture focus exclusively on ecologically sustainable and culturally appropriate buildings that are not only elegant and affordable, but that feel good. Envirotecture has received numerous peer design awards, community and sustainability awards. 


  • 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.

  • 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

  • Graham Hunt – Delisle Hunt Wood

    Graham has over 30 years’ experience as an architect, mostly in the area of environmentally sensitive design. He also has nearly 20 years’ experience as an accredited NatHERS assessor and has completed hundreds of thermal comfort and BASIX assessments.

    Delisle Hunt Wood is a relatively new firm of architects, where three experienced designers have combined forces to create a fresh approach to sustainable design. Working primarily on alterations, additions and new homes, they are client focused using a practical and personal approach to provide cost effective solutions that create stimulating, healthy, resource-efficient homes that are holistically conceived.

    Their projects range from the smallest urban renovations to extensive reconfigurations and additions, no matter the scale of project, 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.

  • 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

  • Matt Day – Day Bukh Architects

    Matt and Day Bukh Architects are deeply interested in designing ecological and sustainable buildings for the Australian context. Their 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 that can be adapted for re-use and longevity.

  • 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.

  • 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.