Smart Design Studio - Sydney Architects



Nestled within a refurbished inner-city laneway in Sydney’s Surry Hills, Beau and Dough is a refined and bespoke 200sqm hospitality venue spread across two separate ground floor tenancies for the Nomad Group. Beau, the rear tenancy, is a boutique 50 seat neighbourhood wine bar serving locally sourced produce and exceptional wines. The front space Dough serves signature baked breads and accommodates the main purpose-built commercial kitchen. For more click here


Smart Design Studio has been awarded another Interior Architecture Award – this time at the 2023 NSW Architecture Awards for our Amara project.

Jury Citation:
“This proiect demonstrates architectural finesse in its reworking of an historic house with an elegant addition at the rear. The floor plan has been carefully rationalised and the interiors reflect a breath-taking design rigour. Amara is a beautifully calm residence where each element feels deliberate and purposeful.
The interiors of the original house have been reimagined with fabric panelled walls, white timber detailing and a suspended steel staircase. The formal simplicity of the house leads through to a crisp and sculptural double-height lounge room addition with a curved mezzanine. Here, the interiors conclude with a framed outlook to a tree centred in a black granite pond.
The project is remarkable in its confidence, reflecting an architectural practice adept at contemporary and long-lasting transformations of historic properties. The interiors are beautifully crafted, effortlessly minimal and they successfully combine two opposing parts into an entirely contemporary whole.”

This accolade would not have been possible without the winning combination of a talented and dedicated team, inspired collaborators and above all our trusting and visionary clients.
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Interior Architecture award for Science Gallery Melbourne

We are thrilled to announce that Smart Design Studio has been awarded a prestigious Interior Architecture Award at the 2023 VIC Architecture Awards for our Science Gallery Melbourne project.

This recognition is a testament to the creativity, dedication and innovation of our talented team. We are truly honoured to have our design acknowledged amongst the best in the industry and would like to extend our gratitude to the Victorian Architecture Awards.

Science Gallery Melbourne has been a labour of love, pushing boundaries and redefining what an immersive and engaging space can be. It has been a privilege to collaborate with our incredible clients and partners on this project and we couldn’t be prouder of the outcome.

Last but certainly not least, a big thank you to the Science Gallery Melbourne team at the University of Melbourne and to all those who visit and enjoy the gallery and make it their own.

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