“I wish my artwork could persuade millions of people to join a global conversation about sustainability”

Edward Burtynsky

Studiobad is an award winning practice that believes Architecture is the ecological link between culture and the Environment.

Studiobad is an award winning practice that create ambitious and inspiring buildings, interiors and landscapes. We are a collabortive team of designers and professionals based in Sydney that have a portfolio of over 16 years experienece and extends throughout Australia and Asia.

Our diverse and constantly evolving portfolio has works ranging from large scale master-planning, sports and commercial to residential and interiors. Our scope of work ranges from design and project management to prototype construction and drafting with Each project recieving the same professionalism and process, driven by an ecologically sensitive approach to create a better Environment for our clients and future generations. This enables us to deliver unconventional solutions that are inspired by the nature and the ecology of site and program.

This Ecologically-driven approach is a core part of our process enabling us to deliver bespoke, idiosyncratic solutions to our clients with a successful track record in ambitious renovations and new homes revealing a new Environmental functionalism through CDC or DA planning approvals.

We balance this pragmatic approach to practice with academia,  maintaining part-time teaching in Sydney and guest critics thoughout China which allows to explore our research while passing on knowledge to the next generation of designers.


John Blanchard – Director
BArch DipArch 

John is the principle and founding member of Studiobad. He is passionate about the environment and enjoys the craft of shaping the small scale spaces that permeate our daily lives. He is passionate about the Anthropocene and how we can reverse the bad decisions of the past to create a more harmonic relationship with the ecology. A process of reductionism and research enables him to get to the essence of a project and arrive at a minimal solutions and positive impact on the landscape and built environment.

John Completed his studies at the Hull school of Architecture in the UK before working in Sydney and Beijing. He has taken leading roles on major projects including venues for the Olympic Games in Beijing, China 2008 which won many awards on the international stage. Taking this experience back to small scale practice has enabled him to provide clients with comprehensive and diverse solutions that work across a multitude of typologie and scales.




a boutique award winning practice that believes architecture is the ecological link between culture and the environment.


G12, 30 Ferntree Place, Sydney, Australia


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