Rachel NeesonRachel Neeson formed Neeson Murcutt Architects with her late partner Nicholas Murcutt in 2004. Based in Sydney, the practice deliberately pursues a balance of public and private work, operating in urban, suburban, rural and outback settings across Australia. The practice looks to the particularities of each project to identify the driving questions to which the architecture responds. It delights in the unexpectedness that often results in the search for the most direct solution, and seeks to integrate artful experimentation with professional logic. The office brings a public mindedness to the work with each project considered within its broader contemporary environment.
The work of Neeson Murcutt Architects has been recognised locally and internationally through awards, publications, lectures and exhibitions, including the 2006 and 2008 Venice Biennales, the Institute’s Robin Boyd Award for the Castlecrag House (2011) and Institute’s NSW Chapter Wilkinson Awards for both the Whale Beach House (2009) and Five Dock House (2007.) Current projects include an outdoor public pool complex, an embroiderers’ guild, and desert campsite.
Rachel studied architecture at the University of Sydney, graduating with the University Medal in 1993.
(Project images by Brett Boardman)