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Fowler + Ward Are The Next Bright Young Things In Australian Architecture!

TDF Design Awards

Sally Tabart
Monday 9th November 2020

Last week at the TDF + Laminex Design Awards we were absolutely THRILLED to see the Emerging Designer Award go to recently-established architecture firm, Fowler + Ward!

Proud alumni of Clare Cousins Architects, Jessie Fowler and Tara Ward formed their own architecture practice in 2018. Besides a clear shared style, the pair’s common interest in socially-driven design outcomes drives the impressive young firm, which already has nine complete projects to its name.

The studio has a passion for designing residential spaces that give back to Melbourne, the city they love, from creating homes in small spaces to multi-residential developments that increase density without overwhelming neighbourhood character.

We caught up with Jessie and Tara recently to learn more about their fledgling practice – hit PLAY above to learn more about these bright young things!

The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2020 Emerging Designer award is presented by Phoenix Tapware.

Inspired by innovation and passionate about design, Phoenix Tapware is a market leading pioneer in Australia and New Zealand’s bathroom and kitchen industry. With a range of internationally award-winning tapware, accessories and shower products, Phoenix proudly celebrates a ground-breaking reputation for design, quality and customer service.

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