Studio Prineas

Philosophy

At Studio Prineas we work together with our clients and builders to engage in a process of place making. Be it an extreme or intimate change, a reinvention or an enhancement – each project is an opportunity to be part of our clients’ distinctive routines and vision for living. We share our knowledge and love for quality spaces and aesthetic, creating enduring places to live, work and visit.

People

Eva-Marie Prineas
Principal
NSW ARB #6805

ARBV #20088

 

 “Eva-Marie Prineas has brilliant nuance in mixing old and new, and knows how to introduce luxury, delight and generosity while working to a budget. But mostly, her work is timeless while being pertinent and incredibly authentic – she is who she is, she is who you get, and the scale of her firm means she invests in every detail produced by it.” Genevieve Lilley, Houses Magazine Issue 112

Eva-Marie Prineas founded Studio Prineas in 2004. Her background and passion for heritage conservation and sustainable design forms the basis of the Studio Prineas philosophy of understanding and adapting places that are already special.

Eva-Marie’s award-winning approach to design stems from an intuitive understanding of what to keep and what to cleverly adapt in her projects. She prides herself on her studio’s collaborative skills and personally invests in client relationships to ensure each project is a combined effort with a shared vision.

Eva-Marie was a co-founder of DARCH – the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) group for emerging architects, and maintains a role as guest critic at the University of Sydney. She is also an examiner for the architects’ registration exam at the NSW Board of Architects. In 2007 and again in 2020, Eva-Marie was elected onto the NSW Chapter Council for the Australian Institute of Architects and has continued to contribute to numerous juries including the AIA Awards.

Jacqueline Lindeman

Associate

M. Arch, B. Arch
Jacqueline Lindeman is a lover of contemporary art and intuitive, forward-thinking design. A Masters of Architecture graduate from the University of New South Wales Jacqueline’s career spans interior design and residential architecture in New York and a diverse portfolio from large scale to intimate, public, urban and multi-residential projects across Australia. At Studio Prineas, Jacqueline infuses each project with a unique sense of refinement and craftsmanship. Her passion for detail and colour spills over into every facet of her life – on weekends when she’s not seeking out the latest new interiors across the city you’ll mostly find her surrounded by 21st century art at the White Rabbit Gallery in Chippendale.

Christina Sunario

Project Leader

B. Arch
Christina Sunario’s enthusiasm for design embraces all its forms including a personal love of handcrafted ceramics and leatherwork, which she makes herself and showcases on her website, madebykuri.com. Born in The Netherlands, Christina is an award-winning designer who spent her formative years in Jakarta, Indonesia where she gained a degree in architecture at Gadjah Mada University before moving to Sydney in 2010. Inspired by illustration and interior design since an early age, Christina’s design heroes span the surrealism of Escher and the pure clean lines of Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. She specialises in high-end residential projects, prides herself on her communication skills and has a keen talent for interior styling.

Mariel Vazquez

B. Arch, M. Arch
UNSW Master of Architecture graduate Mariel Vazquez grew up in the Philippines where her family instilled in her an inherent sense of adventure, curiosity and a love of travel and the great outdoors. With scuba diving, surfing and hiking among her key interests it follows that Mariel’s professional career is similarly dynamic, spanning high-end residential, retail, hospitality, multi-unit residential and commercial projects in both the Philippines and Australia. Influenced by her architect father, the designs of Eileen Gray, Luis Barragán and American architect Louis Kahn, Mariel says she was drawn to Australia because of the value and importance placed on the country’s architecture. After 12 months in the studio, Mariel has returned to the Philippines where she works with her father, while still contributing to Studio Prineas remotely on a number of projects.

Yvette Ramsay

B. Interior & Spatial Design (Hons), M. Arch
With a Masters of Architecture from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Design in interior and spatial design from the University of Technology, Yvette Ramsay has a well-rounded vision of what it takes to create enduring, high quality experiential spaces to live and work. Yvette’s inherent creative streak stems from a childhood spent growing up surrounded by bushland in the south of Sydney, where her father taught her to paint and work with colour. At a young age she created models and figures from old cardboard boxes — a skill she later developed in her first tertiary design course at the TAFE Design Centre Enmore. Yvette’s expertise and interests span painting, drawing, sewing and a love of travel. From the cobbled streets of Copenhagen to the buzz of Tokyo and the wilds of New Zealand, Yvette has travelled extensively, finding life-affirming joy in expanding her horizons with new and varied cultures.

Lisa Gervay

Practice Manager

Architect, B. Sc (Arch), B. Arch
For Lisa Gervay architecture has always been a part of life. With a builder father and artist mother Lisa spent her childhood hopping between the numerous projects her father had underway and drawing and painting with her mother. Many hours were spent in her home — a mid-century inspired house designed in the 1970s by her father’s closest friend — chiseling away at soapstone while her mother, a successful art consultant, worked with sandstone and marble. Lisa’s formative years provided the bedrock of a career in architecture working across commercial, industrial and residential projects. With a personal passion for residential work, Lisa’s talent lies in creating stunning, practical and inspiring places for living. After working as a solo practitioner Lisa now revels in the energy and inspiration that comes from collaborating with a team of like-minded creatives.

Selected Awards

08 2020
Longwood
TIDA Australia Architect Designed Bathroom of the Year - Runner Up
06 2020
Longwood
TIDA Australia Architect Designed Kitchen of the Year - Highly Commended
05 2020
Longwood
Finalist - TIDA Awards - Architect Designed Kitchens
11 2019
No. 56
TIDA Australia Architect Renovation of the Year - Highly Commended
10 2018
Nat's House
Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms WINNER - Best use of Lighting
07 2018
Nat's House
Houses Awards - Shortlist
07 2018
House Pranayama
Houses Awards - Shortlist
05 2018
Surry Hills Shopping Village Re-Development
City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition - WINNER SJB Architects with Design Partners Architect Prineas and Aspect Studios
03 2018
House Pranayama
Australian Interior Design Awards: Residential Design - Shortlist
12 2017
Penway Place, Apartments and Retail, Penrith
Penrith Council Design Excellence Competition - WINNER SJB Architects with Design Partner Architect Prineas
10 2017
House Pranayama
House & Garden: 50 Top Rooms: Best Use of Materials - WINNER
08 2017
Nano Pad
TIDA Architect Designed Bathrooms - Highly Commended
08 2017
Nano Pad
World Architecture News Awards - Longlist
08 2017
Allen Key House
World Architecture News Awards - Longlist
04 2017
Allen Key House
Houses Awards - Shortlist
12 2016
Allen Key House
TIDA Australian Architect Designed Homes - Highly Commended
08 2016
Finger Wharf Apartment
Trends Awards Australian Architect Designed Bathroom Suite - WINNER
07 2016
Finger Wharf Apartment
NSW Architecture Awards: Interior Architecture - Commendation
07 2016
House Elysium
NSW Architecture Awards: Heritage Creative Adaptation - Commendation
05 2016
Breeze Block House
NSW Architecture Awards - Shortlist
05 2016
ERKO - Lead by SJB
NSW Architecture Awards - Shortlist
04 2016
Finger Wharf Apartment
Houses Awards - Shortlist
04 2016
House Elysium
Houses Awards - Shortlist
04 2016
Finger Wharf Apartment
Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards - Finalist
03 2016
Finger Wharf Apartment
Australian Interior Design Awards: Residential Design - Shortlist
03 2016
House Elysium
Australian Interior Design Awards: Residential Design - Shortlist
03 2016
House Elysium
TIDA International Bathroom of the Year - WINNER
03 2016
House Elysium
TIDA Awards Australian Bathroom of the Year - WINNER
12 2015
Breeze Block House
TIDA Homes Awards: Australian Architect Designed Home of the Year - Commendation
08 2015
Breeze Block House
Houses Awards - Commendation
12 2014
ERKO Apartments and Terraces
City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition - WINNER SJB Architects with Design Partners Architect Prineas and Tribe Studio

In Print

07 2020
Elle Decoration - The Netherlands
Longwood Donkere Materialen De Nachtwacht
06 2020
HOUSES Kitchens & Bathrooms
Longwood
04 2020
Vogue Living Australia
Longwood
04 2020
The Local Project
Longwood
04 2020
Est Living
Longwood
04 2020
'Design Lives Here' by Penny Craswell [Thames & Hudson]
Allen Key House
10 2019
est Living
A Mid-Century Revival by Studio Prineas
08 2019
est Living
Nat's House by Studio Prineas
07 2019
The Breeze Block Book
Breeze Block House
04 2019
The Design Files
A Truly Transformative Cottage Conversion
11 2018
House & Garden
Top 50 Rooms
05 2018
Green Magazine
Pushing the Envelope
03 2018
Inside Out
Downsizing: This family created a smaller but smarter home
02 2018
Belle Property Magazine
Small is Beautiful
11 2017
Houses
House Pranayama by Architect Prineas
10 2017
est Living
House Elysium by Architect Prineas
10 2017
est Living
Interview: Eva-Marie Prineas of Architect Prineas
08 2017
est Living
Nano Pad by Architect Prineas
08 2017
World Architecture News
Interiors: Finger Wharf Apartment
08 2017
Modern Decoration
Finger Wharf Apartment
07 2017
Inside Out
Out of the Box
04 2017
Australian Design Review
Architect Prineas' Finger Wharf Apartment
04 2017
Contemporist
This Small Apartment Is Filled With Creative Storage Solutions
04 2017
Architecture & Design
Architect Prineas reinvigorate Sydney wharf apartment with multiple sliding doors and luxe detail
04 2017
House & Garden
Into the Black
03 2017
Architecture AU
Generosity and Authenticity: The Houses of Architect Prineas
11 2016
SHM Domain
Australia's Ten Best Houses of 2016
10 2016
Houses
People: Eva-Marie Prineas of Architect Prineas
07 2016
Gourmet Traveller
Scene Setters: All that Glitters
08 2016
Belle Magazine
Smart Spaces: Quay Player
06 2016
Houses
Heritage Sleek
05 2016
SMH Domain
Digging down gives new life to Newtown house
04 2016
Field Notes
Finger Wharf Apartment by Architect Prineas
04 2016
Habitus Living
How to Renovate a 1950s Suburban Gem
03 2016
The Conversation
There’s a long tradition of mothers offering architects the first big commission
04 2015
House & Garden
Women in Design
11 2014
Daily Telegraph Home
Shape Shifter
09 2014
Habitus Living
Timber and Light: House McNally by Architect Prineas
10 2013
Ashmore Terraces
Limited Edition Homes
10 2013
Financial Review Magazine
To Draw is to See
08 2013
Grand Designs
Bulletin: Meet the Designers
01 2013
Real Living
The Architect
06 2018
Steel Profile
Treetop Living
06 2012
Houses
Avoca House by Architect Prineas
08 2012
SMH Domain
Family beach home is a shack no longer
02 2011
Habitus Living
The Gladesville House
11 2010
Houses
Small Projects: In Focus
11 2009
Monument
Architect Prineas' Darlington Apartment
03 2008
SMH Domain
Industrial Strength
01 2007
Open Doors
Fresh Thinking in Australian Architecture and Interiors
01 2005
Images Publishing Group
100 Houses from Down Under