Team

Our Studio

Katherine Sainsbery - Director, Architect

Katherine Sainsbery
Director, Architect

ARBV Registered Architect
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons.), The University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Planning and Design (Architecture), The University of Melbourne

Katherine is a registered Architect with over 10 years industry experience.  Having worked as a Project Architect for many years at Wood / Marsh Architecture, and prior to that at Lyons, she has expertise in large scale infrastructure urban design, residential architecture as well as in the education and scientific/research sectors.

Her infrastructure experience, such as that on RRL-WPB, involved working as part of a large team and participating in and leading stakeholder and community engagement workshops.

Since forming Pop she has embarked on design work for a number of new residential and residential alteration projects.  She has also pursued other design opportunities, such as a collaboration with artists on the winning entry for the Australian Tapestry Workshop’s Tapestry Design Prize for Architects. 

Katherine enjoys the combination of creativity and practical problem solving which architecture offers.  She is driven by the challenges and opportunities presented by each new project with regard to site, brief and collaboration with other disciplines.


Experience

Infrastructure, residential, multi-residential, education, scientific/research, health, interior fit-out & refurbishment.

  • Architectural Design (conceptual frameworks, approach to planning, detail resolution)

  • Team leadership

  • Consultant Coordination

  • Architectural documentation

  • Graphic representation

  • 3D modelling & rendering using Rhino

  • Contract administration 

  • Stakeholder and Community Engagement

Extended Project Experience


Towers Road House, Toorak, Victoria
1,900m2 | Completed 2016
Kat Sainsbery – Project Architect (2012-2016), Wood Marsh

Tender Bid – Mernda Rail Extension Project
8km rail corridor | Completed 2018
Kat Sainsbery – Project Architect (2016), Wood Marsh

Dorcas Street Multi-Residential Development – Dorcas Street, South Melbourne
3,500 m2 | Due for completion 2019
Kat Sainsbery – Senior Documentation Architect (2015-2016), Wood Marsh

Regional Rail Rink – Work Package B, City to Footscray, Victoria
5km of rail corridor | Completed 2014
Kat Sainsbery – Project Architect (2011-2014), Wood Marsh

Tender Bid – Regional Rail Rink – Work Package F, West Werribee Junction, Victoria
1.5km rail corridor
Kat Sainsbery – Project Architect (2012), Wood Marsh

Tender Bid – Regional Rail Rink – Work Package E, Deer Park to West Werribee Junction, Victoria | 25.5km rail corridor
Kat Sainsbery – Architect (2011), Wood Marsh

RACV Resort, Cape Schanck, Victoria
30,000m2 | Completed 2018
Kat Sainsbery – Architect (2011), Wood Marsh

Tender Bid – Waterview Connection New Zealand
4.5km road
Kat Sainsbery – Architect (2011), Wood Marsh

Baillieu Library Refurbishment - Melbourne University, Parkville, Victoria
1,600m2 | Completed 2011
Kat Sainsbery – Lead Design Assistant to Director (2009-2010), Lyons

Bioscience Research Centre - La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria
21,500 m2 | Completed 2012
Kat Sainsbery – Lead Design Assistant to Director (2009-2010), Lyons

Competition Entry – Advanced Manufacturing Centre Development, Swinburne University
19,000 m2
Kat Sainsbery – Lead Design Assistant to Design Director (2010), Lyons

Neuroscience Facility - Austin Hospital (& Melbourne University), Heidelberg, Victoria
5,000m2 (& 20500m2) | Completed 2011
Kat Sainsbery – Design Assistant to Director (2008-2010), Lyons

EOI – Architecture Building, University of Melbourne
Conceptual Visual Response
Kat Sainsbery – Design Assistant to Director (2009), Lyons

Architectural Models Exhibition – Venice Biennale 2008
Concept Models | Completed 2008
Kat Sainsbery – Design Assistant to Director (2008), Lyons

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Justine Brennan
Director, Architect

ARBV Registered Architect
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons.), RMIT University

Justine is a registered Architect with over 10 years industry experience. Prior to forming Pop Architecture, Justine worked at Architectus for 8 years where she gained experience on a wide range of projects within the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors as well as in the retail and health sectors. 

Working across all project phases and using a range of delivery methods, she has the ability to deliver complex projects of various typologies and scales.  She is an experienced Revit modeller, and has led many teams in delivering large scale projects in the 3D software package, including using it as a coordination tool between consultant teams.

Justine is interested in how built space affects those who use it, and how it can create a sense of place and belonging.  In the education realm, this is manifested in how the students learn and participate in their day to day lives. Since starting Pop Architecture, she has had the opportunity to investigate how this translates into the residential sector.

Experience

Education, residential, health, masterplanning, retail, interior fit-out & refurbishment.

  • Architectural Design

  • Team leadership

  • Workshop & Client Consultation

  • Consultant Coordination

  • Parametric architectural documentation and BIM modelling using Revit

  • Contract Administration

  • Graphic representation


Extended Project Experience


Victorian Schools PPP Project – Victorian State Government, Victoria
15 Schools | Completed 2018
Justine Brennan – Design Coordinator (2016), Watpac

The Gipson Commons – St. Michael’s Grammar School, St. Kilda, Victoria
6,000m2 | $20m | Completed 2016
Justine Brennan – Project Architect (2011-2016), Architectus

Masterplan Review – Loreto Mandeville Hall, Gardenvale, Victoria
Entire Campus | Completed 2016
Justine Brennan – Project Architect (2016), Architectus

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria
13,500m2 | $83m
Justine Brennan – Architect (2016), Architectus

The Mandeville Centre & Courtyard – Loreto Mandeville Hall, Toorak, Victoria
4,400m2 | $13.5m | Completed 2015
Justine Brennan – Architect (2013-2015), Architectus

Competition Shortlist – Trainshed Way, Geelong, Victoria
13,000m2
Justine Brennan – Architect, Architectus

Boroondara Community Health Centre Extension, Hawthorn, Victoria
550m2 | $1.5m | Completed 2013
Justine Brennan – Project Architect (2011-3013), Architectus

Chirnside Park Shopping Centre, Chirnside Park, Victoria
23,000m2
Justine Brennan – Project Architect (2012-2013), Architectus

Sustainable Industries Education Centre (SIEC), Tonsley Park, South Australia
32,500m2 | $70m | Completed 2014
Justine Brennan – Architect (2012), Architectus

Luther College Senior School Refurbishment, Croydon, Victoria
1,400m2 | $1.5m | Completed 2011
Justine Brennan – Project Leader (2011), Architectus

Performing Arts Centre – Star of the Sea, Gardenvale, Victoria
3,000m2 | $6.5m | Completed 2011
Justine Brennan – Design Leader (2008-2011), Architectus

Competition Entry – LaTrobe University Pathways Student Housing, Victoria
31,250m2 over 3 campuses
Justine Brennan – Project Leader Melbourne (2010), Architectus

Transition Centre, Wesley College, Perth, Western Australia
2,900m2 | $7.5m | Completed 2010
Justine Brennan – Project Leader (2009-2010), Architectus

Masterplan – Star of the Sea, Gardenvale, Victoria
Entire Campus | Completed 2008
Justine Brennan – Project Leader (2008), Architectus

 
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Philippa Castleman
Interior Designer

Bachelor of Design, Interior Architecture (Hons.), Swinburne University of Technology
Bachelor of Arts (Art History), The University of Melbourne

Experience

Residential, commercial, interior fit-out & refurbishment.

  • Architectural documentation (Revit)

  • Client consultation & liaison

  • Interior Design

  • Interior Styling

  • Graphic representation

  • Interior documentation

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Katie Checken
Architect

ARBV Registered Architect
Master of Architecture (Sustainable Practice), The University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Environments (Architecture), The University of Melbourne

Experience

Education, residential, hospitality, landscape, interior fit-out & refurbishment.

  • Team leadership

  • Architectural documentation (Revit)

  • Consultant coordination

  • Graphic representation

 
Finn Forsyth

Finn Forsyth
Student of Architecture

Bachelor of Environments (Architecture), The University of Melbourne

Experience

Residential, interior fit-out & refurbishment.

  • 3D modelling & rendering using Rhino

  • Graphic representation

  • Woodworking

  • Jack of all trades

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David Sainsbery, FRAIA
Consulting Senior Architect

Fellowship Diploma of Architecture, RMIT University
ARBV Registered Architect
ARBV Board Member and Chair 2012-2017
ARBV APE Victoria Examiner (Current)
AIA Senior Counsellor
AIA Disciplinary Tribunal
AACA National and State Visiting Panels
AACA National Advisory Panel (Current)
AACA Appointed Board Director (2012-2018)
Architectus Director 1985-2013

Experience

Commercial, justice, education, aviation, civic, master planning, industrial & residential. 

  • Major project design and delivery

  • Project procurement (Public Private Partnerships, Design & Construct, Managing Contractors, Novation and traditional lump sum)

  • Specification writing

  • Contract Administration