— About

We create memorable places, buildings and objects that perform better for purpose, people, place and the planet.


supermanoeuvre is an international award-winning architecture and innovation practice operating globally out of Sydney and Canberra, Australia.  We work with government and private clients to create memorable places, buildings and objects.  At the forefront of design and fabrication technology, we invent new design-material systems to produce climate positive outcomes.

supermanoeuvre was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale and the 2008 and 2010 Beijing Architecture Biennales.  Our research has been exhibited internationally including at Paris’ Centré Pompidou and New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture. The directors have lectured on the firm's work at such institutions as the Architectural Association, University College of London [Bartlett]; Columbia and Princeton Universities and their writings on architectural theory have been published in some of the discipline's most prestigious periodicals such as Log Journal for Architecture.  Artefacts from their design process innovations are in the permanent collection of the FRAC Orléans, France.

supermanoeuvre is currently working on: an adaptive system of ‘micro-icons’ for public space in Hobart; a large-scale robotic 3d-printed fabric formwork system; a prefabricated micro house and a disruptive design for offshore floating wind-turbines.

Dave Pigram

Dave is a computational designer, advanced fabrication researcher and educator and holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architecture from Columbia University in New York, attained whilst studying on a Marten Bequest Scholarship.

He has previously served as Director of the Masters of Advanced Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney [UTS]; the first Researcher in Residence of the NCCR for Digital Fabrication at the ETH Zürich; a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of Michigan; and Research Affiliate at the MIT Media Lab.  He was a project leader at Studio Daniel Libeskind on projects such as the 5.5 Billion Euro Cape Grace scheme to expand Monaco.

Despite this however, we know him best for his role as a viking in what was the largest Bollywood film ever made; The Rising.
Iain (Max) Maxwell

Max is a registered Architect and holds Masters in Architecture from the Architectural Association School [AA School] in London, attained whilst studying on a British Council Landerer Arts Scholarship.

Max has extensive project experience across a range of project types and scales including; institutional; sports; aviation and rail; masterplanning and commercial. He has considerable international experience having worked in the UK and Australia for Amanda Levete Architects [formerly Future Systems], Populous, Grimshaw Architects, BVN [Bligh Voller Nield] and Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn.

In 2007 Max was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects Young Architects Prize, yet to us, he is the guy that likes making stuff. An interest that stems from his father who continues to build aeroplanes in his home garage.


We would like to acknowledge the Ngunnawal, Ngunawal, Ngambri and Gadi people, the traditional owners and custodians of the land that we live and work on, and recognise their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.


Public Space
Public Buildings
Education & Workplace
Pavilions & Installations
Furniture & Product Design

Research & Development
Design Technology
Construction Innovation
Robotic Fabrication

Selected Clients

International Collaborators

Eora / Sydney —
Gadi Country
1503D/780 Bourke St, Redfern, NSW, 2016
Ngambri / Canberra —
Ngunnawal Country