The Berlage

Keynote Orange Room

A Mosque, a Church, a Tower, and a Gallery

Angelo Candalepas

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Punchbowl Mosque, Australia, 2017. (Photo: Brett Boardman)

Angelo Candalepas graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney in 1992. In 1994, in the first months of practice, he won an International Architecture Competition for Housing for “The Point”, Pyrmont. The project was the recipient of numerous awards, and since then, Angelo has won and been shortlisted in several national and international competitions. Angelo established Angelo Candalepas and Associates in 1999, and since then, the company has won a significant number of awards, including the Australian Institute of Architects Sulman Medal for Public Architecture in 2009 and 2018. In 2019, he was made Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects. Most recently, the firm, under Angelo’s leadership, won a significant competition for The National Gallery of Victoria Contemporary, a major part of a $1.7 billion arts initiative of the Victorian government and Australia’s largest gallery dedicated to contemporary art and design. The firm’s work has been published globally in prestigious journals, magazines, and four international books.

The Berlage Keynotes is an ongoing lecture series featuring internationally prominent architects, designers, and thinkers who are at the forefront of design discourse and innovation. A selection of speakers working from different disciplinary perspectives and in different geographic, cultural, and political contexts present how their work engages with contemporary issues and debates. This fall semester, speakers Jan de Vylder, Cobe, Fabrizio Ballabio, Angelo Candalepas, Marlon Blackwell, Cecilia Puga, and Carmody Groarke.