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.
Tours during lockdown
It breaks our heart to cancel tours during these beautiful Sydney Autumn days but due to COVID-19 we have cancelled all public tours until May 25th. More info in FAQ.
However, we can conduct tours for groups of up to ten people, and from June 1st groups of up to 20 people.
Email us for tour options and sign up to our mailing list so that we can alert you as soon as our normal program resumes.
Stay safe, slow down and enjoy the little things.
An Archi Gift
Why don’t you treat the discerning archiphile in your life with an experience that will change they way they think, feel and move about Sydney.
Gift Cards can be redeemed on any tour over a 12 month period.
Sydney Mini-City Guide
We have been beavering away these last few months squeezing all the things we love about Sydney onto an A4 sheet of paper. Hot spots, cool and uniquely Sydney places and experiences, design-rich neighbourhoods and out of town archi-day trips for people like you; people like us! We’ve called it the SAW Mini-City Guide. The only way to get one of these bad boys is by joining one of our tours; our little gift to you!