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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 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.










ABOUT

DAVE PIGRAM 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 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 Australia and the UK 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.
Award Category / Type Result + Region Organisation Project
Australian Urban Design Awards
2021
Built Projects, Urban + Neighbourhood Scale Award [1st]
National
Planning Institute of Australia
Australian Institute of Architects
Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
The Canopy Precinct [Periscope Canopy]
Sustainability Awards
2021
Urban and Landscape Honorable Mention [2nd]
National (Australia)
Architecture + Design
Indesign Media Asia Pacific
The Canopy Precinct [Periscope Canopy]
Build Awards
2021
Most Innovative International Architecture Practice (Australia) Winner
International
Build Magazine
United Kingdon
supermanoeuvre [Entire Practice]
Smarter Hobart Challenge
2021
Open International Design Competition 1st Prize + Project Commission
International
City of Hobart
Tasmania, Australia
Hobart Micro-Icons
Australian Timber Design Awards
2020
Stand Alone Structure Merit Award
National
Australian Timber Development Association
SuperSuccah
Australian Timber Design Awards
2020
Small Budget Merit Award
National
Australian Timber Development Association
SuperSuccah
Parramatta Design Excellence Competition
2018
Harrold Street Runner-up
Parramatta City Council
Sydney, Australia
Parramatta Tower [w/ Scott Carver]
Rosenthal Precinct
2018
Invited Design Competition Winner + Project Commission
Lane Cove Council
The Canopy Precinct [Periscope Canopy]
New FranKSton Station
2017
Open International Design Competition Shortlisted
Victorian Office for Economic Development
Frankston (Re)United
Wentworth Block C
2014
Invited Design Competition Winner
Product Design
Billbergia
Sydney, Australia
Wentworth Block C
Red Dot DESIGN AWARDS
2014
International Design Awards Winner
Product Design
Red Dot
Germany
Organic Response
Yarra Valley Winery
2014
Invited Design Competition Winner + Project Commission
Private
Yarra Winery
ATN + DAAD
2014
Research Grant Winner
International
Australian Technology Network + Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Diens
Architectural textiles and CNC knitting
AA INDEPENDENTS GROUP PRIZE
2014
Research FELLOWSHOP Winner
International
Architectural Association
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
CLT Timber Design
Venice Biennale for Architecture
2012
Australian Pavilion Representative
Australian Institute of Architects
Clouds of Venice
Love Lace INTERNATIONAL LACE DESIGN AWARDS
2010
Digital Multimedia Category
Winner
International
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
Pricking
Atlanta Young Architects Forum
2010
Atlanta Design Build Competition Winner
International
Young Architects Forum [YAF]
Periscope Tower [w/ Matter Design]
Open Agenda
2010
Research Scholarship Winner
National
UTS
City Breeder