We are architects and we conduct tours of Sydney that are open to the general public.
Aimed at the level of the expert-enthusiast, our tours explore ideas through architecture offering an interface between in-depth architectural knowledge and the wider design-conscious community. Conversations are informal, each tour driven by particular themes and threads that attempt to decode the city whilst stimulating new ways of thinking about and seeing Sydney.
Taking the form of a series of urban provocations, each tour is a jargon-free exercise in story-telling. We want you to understand the why of the city whilst we explore the most provocative and inspiring projects Sydney houses – works of contemporary architecture, public art and landscape that inspire and delight but also projects that reveal something of Sydney’s grimy pulse. If a project is awesome we celebrate it, if it’s rubbish we take note as we reveal the vibrant network of invisible forces – political, economic, environmental and cultural that give the city form.
Get SAW feet. Sydney will never look the same again. Promise!
2 to 3 hours. Small groups. See Tour Calendar below for full program
4 hours. Small groups.
We take a wee break over winter with our public tours commencing again at the end of July. Otherwise, our tour program has returned to normal.
SAW Gift Cards
Why don’t you treat the discerning archiphile in your life with an experience that will change they way they think, feel and understand Sydney.
SAW Gift Cards can be redeemed on any of our tours over an 18 month period.
Sydney Mini-City Guide
When you join us on a tour we will give you our SAW Mini-City Guide — all the things we love about Sydney squeezed onto an A4 sheet of paper.
It wasn’t easy, and we had to resort to a very small font, but its crammed full of what we recon are Sydney’s most precious and unique places and experiences. Design and culture-rich neighbourhoods, beautiful streets, archi-day trip suggestions and even a reading list for people like you, people like us; curious people who are looking for Sydney’s pulse and hope to find some inspiring contemporary architecture and design and art — and great coffee and food of course — along the way.
Our little gift to you.