tw architects provide a holistic approach to modern design by combining the practices of both Architecture and Interior Design, creating thoughtful and well resolved homes.
With a talented design team and a reputation for clear and honest professional advice, our expertise is in solving complex issues and negotiating problematic approvals through Inner City Councils and Heritage & Conservation Areas.
Our strong vision and considered approach create well resolved projects that are both personal and unique.
B.Sc.Arch, B. Arch
Little did Tom's parents know when they involved him as a ten-year-old in the design and build of their new architectural home that this would spark his interest in buildings and the value of good design - the beginning of his life-long passion for architecture.
Tom is all grown up now. His qualifications include a BScArch and BArch from Syndey University. He is an A+ member of the Australian Institute of Architects and a registered Architect with the NSW Board of Architects. As the director and principal architect of twarchitects, he has over 20 years' experience in architecture, interior design and construction industry.
'The inner city of Sydney has a fascinating history and is very much integral to modern Australian settlement. Balmain, in particular, is now undergoing a dramatic change from the working-class roots, to a more gentrified suburb. It's interesting and challenging to be part of this process'.
Collaboration is essential to Tom's relationships with his clients - often returning for several house builds - utilizing his experience and expertise to help fulfill their aspirations.
A love of travel and her rich cultural background, Sarah is fascinated by how different cultures live and their universal need for quality spaces. Using architecture, Sarah works to create a social impact through carefully curated design and planning for the changing needs of families.
Sarah Genovese graduated with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2018. She has traveled overseas throughout her studies and was selected to travel to the US studying Modern American Architecture in 2016 and to Japan in 2017 for its emerging architectural style.
Sarah relishes the 3D design work. Watching the projects' design and planning emerge through a lens, as well as the clients beaming excitement when they are 'walked' through their new home, their dreams suddenly becoming tangible.
Besides her office famous home cooked roasts, Sarah is interested in fitness and expressions of art through poetry, drawing and film.
B.A (Interior Design) UTS
Senior Interior Designer
Julia is our style master. There is nothing that Julia can't do; she channels her resourcefulness and inventiveness into design and thrives on the intricacy of planning, and the finer project details. Inner city design provides the perfect eclectic mix of old, new and diversity for her to weave her design expertise.
Julia Gordon has more than 25 years' experience in retail, hospitality, commercial and domestic interior design. Throughout her career, she has worked in conjunction with several leading Sydney architects, and believes that the creation of well-designed spaces is a highly collaborative affair.
Julia gets a kick out of seeing not only the joy clients' beautiful designed new home but their surprise at how design can transform their home into something impressive.
Top of her list is sustainable design and dreams of building a home using a collective of modern building techniques, ideas & materials, with a nod to the vernacular form of rural homesteads.
Architect & Interior Designer
Growing up in Italy, surrounded by beautiful cities, ancient and modern places, has influenced Francesca’s designs. She has honed her skills to create new designs that are sympathetic to the history or background, allowing the details to become a fundamental part of design and style choices.
Italian Architect and Interior Designer, Francesca Caparelli moved to Sydney in 2012, after graduating at 'Sapienza' University of Rome. She initiated her career in the Australian scene of architecture as a new challenge. Her experience includes retail and residential interiors and architecture, and she has gained expertise in planning and documenting.
She believes design is a tool to shape her feelings and thoughts, to improve spaces and minds. She enjoys the whole process of design, resolving problems, creating and changing new details, building on them and improving until she gets it perfect.
Francesca is interested in any form of art, her passions are books, music, movies and cooking, and she makes a big deal of running.