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Angelo Candalepas

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Aurora, 3-9 Finlayson Street, Lane Cove.
Architect: designed by Angelo Candalepas and Associates and developed by MV Projects.
Francis Street Bondi apartments
All Saints Primary School Belmore
York Street commercial building.
"All possibilities are latent, dormant, and all those possibilities of composition are hidden for us to discover. This Act of mimicking Creation leaves an imprint, a shadow called matter.”

Angelo Candalepas

Angelo Candalepas (Director) was born in Sydney and graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney in 1992. As an apprentice architect, he assisted Colin Madigan at EMTB (Edwards Madigan Torzillo Briggs), the architects of the National Gallery and the High Court of Australia. As a graduate Angelo worked at Jahn Associates under the guidance of Graham Jahn and between 1993-4 he was an associate of the firm. In 1994 he commenced his own practice in architecture, and in this first year of practice won an international competition for housing in “The Point” Pyrmont. This project is the recipient of several awards. Between 1994 and 1999 Angelo won and was shortlisted in numerous international competitions, including those for the National Museum of Australia, the College of Fine Arts in Paddington, the former ACI site, and the Bathurst St commercial/residential tower.

In 1999 Angelo established Angelo Candalepas and Associates Pty Limited. Under his leadership the company has won a significant number of awards which include the Sulman Medal for Architectural Excellence (2009) for the All Saints Primary School, and architecture awards for Pindari, Randwick; 61 York St, Sydney; Lamia, Marrickville; the Messy House; the Cullen Aalhuizen House, and numerous others. Angelo was requested to present 61 York Street to an international jury in Barcelona in 2008 where the project was shortlisted for an award in the World Architecture Festival. The same was the case for All Saints in 2010.

Angelo’s work has been widely published in national and international journals and books and he has written many articles in national architecture journals. The work of the company has been exhibited both internationally (Barcelona, Venice, New York, Moscow, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur) and locally (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra).

Angelo has taught and lectured at various Universities in Australia including the University of Technology, Sydney, the University of Tasmania, The University of Sydney, The University of Queensland, the University of Newcastle, the Australian National University and has spoken at various National Architecture Conferences in Australia on his work such as the RAIA National Conference in 2000 in Sydney and then in 2007 in Melbourne.

In 2003, Angelo was appointed Visiting Professor of Architecture at the University of New South Wales and since then has taught/examined in architectural design and theory for the final year Master of Architecture course. In 2008 Angelo was recognized as one of New South Wales’ most influential people by the Sydney Morning Herald, for his work as an architect. He sits on panels such as the Religious Property Advisory Panel of the Heritage Office of NSW, the Barangaroo Design Excellence Panel which is chaired by former Prime Minister Paul Keating and the Council of Sydney Design Excellence Panel for the development of the Commonwealth Bank Building in Martin Place.



Angelo Candalepas graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney in 1992. He runs a practice of around 20 people in Sydney and is Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of New South Wales. Since commencing Candalepas Associates in 1999, the practice has been involved in the design and construction of institutional, university, schools, commercial, aged care, residential and interior design projects as well as large-scale projects of master-planning and town-making.

The practice is the recipient of over 20 industry awards and competition placements. He has won first place in many architecture competitions and short-listings such as the Pyrmont Architecture Competition, the Bathurst Street Architecture Competition, the St Basils’ Homes competition and shor-listings in the National Museum Competition, the ACI site competition, College of Fine Arts Competition and Clarence Street Competition. His work is extensively published in both books and journals.

He is a frequent writer in architecture journals and his essays on industry practices have been published in Architecture Review Australia and Architecture Australia. He is the recipient of two prestigious scholarships for travel, one from the Greek Government in 1991 and the other from the NSW Board of Architects in 2005. He has sat on many juries for competitions in Sydney. His work has been exhibited in many joint exhibitions after competitions and on an invited basis. His practice is a multi-disciplinary practice focused on the materiality of site.