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.
Dine & Discover NSW and Parents NSW Vouchers
Your Discover NSW and Parents NSW vouchers can be redeemed on any of our tours or Gift Cards. One $25 Discover NSW voucher or up to five $50 ParentsNSW vouchers can be redeemed.
How to redeem
Follow the prompts at check-out.
- bookings involving the use of NSW vouchers are non-refundable
- Discover NSW / Parents NSW vouchers can be found in your MyServiceNSW account
- Discover NSW vouchers must be redeemed by 30 June 2022. Parents NSW vouchers must be redeemed by 9 October 2022
- apply for Parents NSW vouchers here
- more details here
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.
Discover NSW & Parents NSW vouchers can be used towards the purchase of Gift Cards. Click below and follow the prompts at check out.
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!