Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts

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Sophie Giles

Assoc/Prof Sophie Giles

Associate Dean/Associate Professor
School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts

Contact details
Address
School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts
The University of Western Australia (M433)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
6488 1373
Email
sophie.giles@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BArch W.Aust.
Publications
PUBLICATIONS, PAPERS AND PUBLIC LECTURES

20083 under / 4 Over, ‘The Language of the Dotted Line’ guest presentation, Bakery, Perth, October 2008.

2001Curtin University, School of Architecture, ‘The Work of Blacket Smith Architects” guest lecture 2001

2001Urban Forum, guest presentation, Curtin University School of Architecture, 2001

1998“Dune Creatures” Architecture Australia May/June 1998 Vol 87, No. 3 P.48-51

1997“Federation Square: 1901-2001: The ground between urban landscape and political terrain: The Architect, Journal of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (WA chapter) Winter 1997, 37.3, p.21
Industrial relevance
ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

2005 - presentGILES SMITH ARCHITECTS PTY LTD
Director

Projects including:
- Kargotich Apartment – luxury internal fitout, Cottesloe
- Yoothamurra – extensive renovation and extension, Oakford
- Safety Bay Residence for Oblates of Mary Immaculate – admin only
- Dome Coffees Pty Ltd – interior work
- Murphy Residence extensive new residence, Gingin
- Bonissimo Café schematic, Cottesloe
- Grant Project – commercial + residential 3storey building, Midland
- Toodyay Church – renovation and extension, Toodyay
- Cearns – extension, City Beach
- Evans and Tate Redbrook Winery internal works, Wilyabrup
- Winchcombe Residence–New residences to beachfront property, Dunsborough
- Gordon St, residential extension, Cottesloe
- Myalup Extension – Redding Family, Myalup
- Bettenay’s Winery – restaurant – new extension to prior work, Wilyabrup

1997 - 2004Member of BLACKET SMITH ARCHITECTS

Projects including:
- Renovation and additions to St Stephens Church as restaurant Port Hedland
- Eckhout Residence Guildford
- Coogee Picnic Shelters, Coogee
- Weller-Hands Residence, Quinns Rocks
- Bellfield Primary School works, Melbourne, Victoria
- Community Meeting Place, Karmulinunga, Derby
- Mixed Commercial-Residential Scheme, Brunei
- Residential extention, Malvern, Victoria
- Archistone Commercial offices and display Osborne Park and Jandakot
- 140 Onslow Rd, Offices and 2 x residences
- Tasting Room and residence – Bettenays, Wilyabrup, Margaret River
- Vegetal Commercial Fitout – Subiaco
- Renovations and additions – Mt Claremont
- Ultimo Aquatic Centre & Public Space-$22mil Stage 2finalist, Sydney
- Foley-Williams Residence – Claremont
- Hudson Gallery – Bar in association with Cox Howlett Bailey Woodland
- Kuppa Restaurant Bar fitout, Claremont
- Bastions – Residential extension and renovation, Trigg
- Murphy Residence extensive new residence, Gingin
- Grant Project – commercial + residential 3storey building, Midland
- Kargotich Apartment – luxury internal fitout, Cottesloe
- Airflite Proposal – commercial premises, Jandakot
- Civic/Dual Use Path proposal to City of Fremantle
- ‘Noongar Blocks’ – standalone facilities to Reserve sites, Merredin, Tambellup, Northam, Kellerberrin (Mooranoppin)
- Boulters Heights Landscape works, Bunbury

1996 - 1997FORBES AND FITZHARDINGE WOODLAND
Graduate Architect

Contract work

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Member of design team for Federation Square Architectural Design Competition with Richard Weller and Des Smith of the University of Western Australia

1996Design and documentation for Fenner House – Scarborough

1995BUILDING MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY, HERITAGE AND SPECIAL PROJECTS BRANCH

Three months work experience, including:
- Fitout work for Fremantle Museum and Arts Centre
- Rockingham Tafe Childcare Centre
- Northam Police Precinct Conversation Plan
- assisting authorship of Conversation Plans, including Fremantle

Prison-Female Division and William St streetscape Precinct
- Assessment of tender submissions – Contract for Service and Conservation Plans.
- Preparation and research of Heritage Status comment and liaison with the Heritage Council of WA and the National Trust of Australia (WA).


G.W. FINN ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND PROJECTS
Design and Production

Jan - MarDesign and production, catalogue and exhibition 5 January - 3 March 1995 Cullity Gallery University of Western Australia.

EAMES AND ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS
Work Experience

Eleven months work experience including:
- Ultimo Apartments Dehli St, West Perth – 20 innercity apartments
- Courthouse Studio Apartments, Northbridge 5storey 25 innercity apartments
- attendance at weekly site meetings and assistant in site supervision
- co-ordination of consultants and liaison with PCC and FESA
- design and documentation – internal works and detailing
- checking of shop drawings and consultants documents
- 189 St George’s Terrace, Perth – fitout to existing building
- Surety Fitout, 189 St George’s Terrace – office fitout
- Schematic design for Penthouse at 190 St George’s Terrace
- Murray Residence, Marmion – 2 storey dwelling

Nomination for the Cameron Chisholm and Nicol award for the best folio work for a level three student at the School of Architecture, University of Western Australia

1994UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Treasurer – Architecture Students Society

Founding Committee member of the John Dory Club – Architectural Discussion Group. Guest speakers including Peter Corrigan, Ian McDougall, Ross Jenner, Neil Masterton, Paul Jones.

Eight weeks travel and documentation of South American Modernist Architecture in Brazil and Argentina.

1993BRICOLAGE DESIGN AND RESEARCH GROUP
Work experience

Experience including, design and documentation assistance on:
- Sands House, Mt Lawley
- Hislop Residence, Fremantle
- Johnson Extension, Mt Hawthorn
- Crist House, Toodyay

THE NATIONAL TRUST OF AUSTRALIA
Six weeks Research and Documentation

Research including the compilation of a report for the potential classification of individual houses and precincts in the Hyde Park precinct and the Victoria Park precinct.

SUMMERHAYES ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS

Member of the production team for the publication and exhibition of Summerhayes Architectural Projects. 12th November-3rd December 1993. Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

‘ALTERING ARCHITECTURE’
Assistant Curator

Assistant Curation with Hannah Lewi for the exhibition Altering Architecture. July 1993, The Door Gallery, Fremantle. WA

1992SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE AND FINE ARTS
University of Western Australia

Five month study tour to Campiglia Marittima, Italy and further travel, semester 1, 1992.
Memberships
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
2002Registered Architect
Architects Registration Board of Western Australia

2003, 2004, 2008, 2009AIA Member (level 1)
Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Western Australia

1994 - 2000Member
John Dory Club, Perth


2009 - presentPractice Committee
Australian Institute of Architects
Honours and awards
GRANTS, AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

2004Trigg Residence – 18 Lynn St Trigg
RAIA WINNER Architecture Award renovation and extensions 2004

2004
Victoria Park Residence – 15a Cargill St
RAIA COMMENDATION single residential award 2004
FIFWA AWARD Innovative Engineering in Timber Framed Residential Category 2004

2003HUDSON gallery bar – 76 King Street, Perth 2003
(in association with Cox Howlett and Bailey Woodland) for Dominic Lalor RAIA WINNER Architecture Award interior category 2004

2003Malcolm St: Residential Development: Blacket Smith Architects 11a Malcolm St (&Nigel Westbrook/Daniela Simon in association)
RAIA WINNER Architecture Award duplex/ triplex category 2003
Finalist in National Awards 2003 Multi-residential category

2003Onslow Rd: Mixed Development: Commercial and Residential: Blacket Smith Architects & Daniela Simon in association $1.2m
COMMENDATION commercial category RAIA (Royal Australia Institute Architects) 2003

2002RAIA Polyfloor Scholarship 2002 Finalist is Region 5 (WA)

1997Member of RAIA touring exhibition 1997 Student Biennale
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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