We are;

> architects, designers and makers,

> inquisitive and experienced,

> resourceful and professional,

> deep listeners and energetic doers,
> concerned about the future of the planet,
> leaving places better than we the way found them,
> working with creative clients on complex projects.

 

We are;

>> possible studio!

Possible Studio was established in 2020 by Sandra Kaji-O’Grady and John de Manincor. We have the energy of a new studio and the wisdom of decades of architectural practice, education and research in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and, now, the Byron Hinterland.

Our clients share our passion for inventive design and environmental responsibility. Collectively we explore multiple possibilities as we turn ideas about buildings into buildings about ideas. We have successfully completed projects ranging in scale from joinery and installations to landscapes and urban developments. We have brought our strategic talents and bold aesthetic to the design of houses, commercial, public and community projects.

Our studio is on the land of the Widjabul Wia-bal people of the Bundjalung Nation – you may know this special place as the Byron Hinterland. We believe Aboriginal sovereignty was never ceded. We work all across Australia on land that always was and always will be Aboriginal. We acknowledge all First Peoples and celebrate their enduring connections to Country, knowledge and stories. We pay our respects to Elders and Knowledge Holders of these places past, present and emerging.

We create exceptional spaces and places for private clients, government, educational and commercial enterprises and provide a full range of architectural and design services from brief development, concept design, authority approvals to construction documents, procurement advice and contract administration.

Intensive research, playful exploration, creative differences and open-ended enquiry are essential parts of our design process - from these come unexpected solutions to project challenges.

Our work has been published locally and internationally. We are passionate about the culture of architecture and architecture’s role in shaping culture. Our award-winning projects build on a platform of research, engagement and extensive professional experience. Our clients and the community benefit from our endeavours in practice and beyond.

We look forward to discussing the possibilities of your project with you.

CLIENTS

In addition to our many collaborations with private clients, we have provided design services and advice to the following organisations;​

Capsule Stores,

Ghermez Catering,

War Design Studios,

US Department of Energy,

State Emergency Services, 

Artisan Gallery - Brisbane,
State Library of Queensland,
Artspace Visual Arts Centre - Sydney,

Coopers Creek Collective Protectorate.


City of Sydney, 

Lane Cove Council, 

Inner West Council,

Parramatta City Council.

University of Sydney,

University of Queensland,

University of New South Wales,

University of Technology Sydney.

MIT Press,

Niche Media,

Architecture Media, 

Australia Council for the Arts,

Australian Institute of Architects.

AWARDS

Porous House:

Shortlisted; NSW Architecture Awards for - 

Interior Architecture,

Sustainable Architecture,

Colorbond Steel Award.

UTS Great Hall and Balcony Room:

  Commendation; NSW Architecture Awards,

  Winner; NSW MBA Awards [Education - with Lipman)

  Winner; Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

  (with Steensen Varming),

  Commendation; NSW Illuminate Lighting Award

  (with Steensen Varming),

  Shortlisted; Australian Interior Design Awards,

  Shortlisted; IDEA Interior Design Excellence Awards.

 

Pointy House, Balmain:

  Shortlisted - HOUSES Awards,  
  Shortlisted - NSW MBA Awards.

UTS Alumni Green Competition:

  Runner Up.


UTS "Sign of the Times" Competition:

  Winner

 

Yagoona Housing:

  Think Brick "About Face" Research Competition - 

  Highly Commended,

  Peers Choice.

SELECTED MEDIA

Review

UTS Great Hall

Architecture Australia.

Review

Wrap House Erskineville

Sydney Morning Herald.

Review

Pointy House Balmain

Sydney Morning Herald.

Review

Over the Boundary / Sulcus Loci Exhibition - curated by John

ArchitectureAU

Review

Burst Open Exhibition - co-curated by John.

Australian Design Review. 

Profile

Artspace

Australian Design Review. 

Profile

Police Memorial

Australian Design Review. 

Profile

Ghermez Cupcakes

Australian Design Review.