NSW ARB #6805
“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.
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.
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. For Studio Prineas, Mariel is most looking forward to putting her extensive skill-set to work in the “creation of meaningful architecture”.
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.
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.