Studio Prineas

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.

Philosophy

 

People

Eva-Marie Prineas
Principal
FRAIA      NSW ARB #6805      ARBV #20088      DEP0002812

 “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. Studio Prineas is 100% female owned and operated and Eva-Marie Prineas is the sole shareholder.

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 regularly contributes as guest critic at the University of Sydney, the University of NSW and UTS Architecture Faculties. 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.

Lisa Gervay

Practice Director

Architect, NSW ARB #7350

Alice Coleman

Associate

Architect, NSW ARB #10727

Eleni Carolan

Architect, NSW ARB #6306

Grace Keysers

B. Arch

Angela Beshaw

B.Arch

Justin Park

B. Design in Architecture, M. Arch

Nicky Law

B. Design in Architecture (Hons)

George

Director of Well-Being

Selected Awards

05 2024
Alpha House
Shortlisted - Houses Awards _ House Alteration and Addition over 200sq.m
04 2024
Alpha House
Shortlisted - Australian Interior Design Awards _ Residential Design
03 2024
Fisherman's House
WINNER - Grand Designs Australia House of the Year Awards 2024 _ Large Renovation
09 2023
Fisherman's House
WINNER - Gaggenau Kitchen of the Year 2023 _ Best of The Best
09 2023
Fisherman's House
WINNER - Gaggenau Kitchen of the Year 2023 _ Luxury Home
09 2023
Fisherman's House
COMMENDATION - Inner West Council Built Environmental Awards _ Marrickville Medal
06 2023
Fisherman's House
COMMENDATION - Australian Institute of Architects Awards NSW 2023 _ Design Excellence
06 2023
Sheeth Headquarters
COMMENDATION - Australian Interior Design Awards _ Workplace Design
05 2023
Doria
Shortlisted - Houses Awards _ Apartment or Unit
05 2023
Fisherman's House
Shortlisted - Houses Awards _ Alterations + Additions
03 2023
Doria Apartment
Shortlisted - Australian Interior Design Awards _ Residential Design
03 2023
Fisherman's House
Shortlisted - Australian Interior Design Awards _ Residential Design
03 2023
Fisherman's House
Shortlisted - Australian Institute of Architects NSW Awards _ Residential Alterations & Additions
03 2023
Fisherman's House
Shortlisted - Australian Institute of Architects NSW Awards _ Heritage
03 2023
Fisherman's House
Shortlisted - Australian Institute of Architects NSW Awards _ Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture
03 2023
Doria Apartment
Shortlisted - Dulux Colour Awards _ Residential Interior
10 2022
Fisherman's House
WINNER - Australian House & Garden _ Best Use of Materials
10 2022
Composition House
Finalist- Australian House & Garden _ Best Kitchen
10 2022
Heliotropian House
Finalist - Habitus House of the Year 2022
10 2022
Sheeth Headquarters
Finalist - Belle Fanuli Interior Design Awards _ Commercial Interior
09 2022
Bona Vista
Finalist - Inner West Council Built Environmental Awards _ Marrickville Medal 2022
03 2022
Elià House
Shortlisted - Australian Interior Design Awards _ Residential Design
11 2021
Elià House
Finalist - Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms _ Best Outdoor Room
11 2021
Elià House
Finalist - Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms _ Best Bedroom
11 2021
Elià House
Finalist - Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms _Best Indoor-Outdoor Connection
08 2021
Bona Vista
WINNER - Dulux Colour Awards _ Single Residential Exterior
07 2021
Bona Vista
Finalist - TDF + Laminex Awards _ Residential Architecture
05 2021
Bona Vista
Shortlisted - Australian Interior Design Awards _ Residential Category
04 2021
Bona Vista
Shortlisted - HOUSES Awards _ Alterations & Additions over 200m2
03 2021
Bona Vista
WINNER - Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms _ Best Use of Colour
03 2021
Cnr Virginia
Finalist - Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms _ Best Indoor-Outdoor Connection
08 2020
Longwood
RUNNER UP - TIDA Awards_ Architect Designed Bathroom of the Year
06 2020
Longwood
HIGHLY COMMENDED - TIDA Awards _ Architect Designed Kitchen of the Year
05 2020
Longwood
Finalist - TIDA Awards _ Architect Designed Kitchens
11 2019
No. 56
HIGHLY COMMENDED - TIDA Awards _ Architect Renovation of the Year
10 2018
Nat's House
WINNER - Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms _ Best use of Lighting
07 2018
Nat's House
Shortlisted - Houses Awards
07 2018
House Pranayama
Shortlisted - Houses Awards
05 2018
Surry Hills Shopping Village Re-Development
WINNER - City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition _ SJB Architects with Design Partners Architect Prineas and Aspect Studios
03 2018
House Pranayama
Shortlisted - Australian Interior Design Awards _ Residential Design
12 2017
Penway Place, Apartments and Retail, Penrith
WINNER - Penrith Council Design Excellence Competition _ SJB Architects with Design Partner Architect Prineas
10 2017
House Pranayama
WINNER - Australian House & Garden 50 Top Rooms: _ Best Use of Materials
08 2017
Nano Pad
HIGHLY COMMENDED - TIDA Awards _ Architect Designed Bathrooms
08 2017
Nano Pad
Longlisted - World Architecture News Awards
08 2017
Allen Key House
Longlisted - World Architecture News Awards
04 2017
Allen Key House
Shortlisted - HOUSES Awards
12 2016
Allen Key House
HIGHLY COMMENDED - TIDA Awards _ Architect Designed Homes
08 2016
Finger Wharf Apartment
WINNER - Trends Awards Australia _ Architect Designed Bathroom Suite
07 2016
Finger Wharf Apartment
COMMENDATION - NSW Architecture Awards _ Interior Architecture
07 2016
House Elysium
COMMENDATION - NSW Architecture Awards _ Heritage Creative Adaptation
05 2016
Breeze Block House
Shortlisted -NSW Architecture Awards
05 2016
ERKO - Lead by SJB
Shortlisted -NSW Architecture Awards
04 2016
Finger Wharf Apartment
Shortlisted - HOUSES Awards
04 2016
House Elysium
Shortlisted - HOUSES Awards
04 2016
Finger Wharf Apartment
Finalist - Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards
03 2016
Finger Wharf Apartment
Shortlisted - Australian Interior Design Awards _ Residential Design
03 2016
House Elysium
Shortlisted - Australian Interior Design Awards _ Residential Design
03 2016
House Elysium
WINNER - TIDA International _ Bathroom of the Year
12 2015
Breeze Block House
COMMENDATION - TIDA Awards _ Australian Architect Designed Home of the Year
08 2015
Breeze Block House
COMMENDATION - HOUSES Awards
12 2014
ERKO Apartments and Terraces
WINNER - City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition _ SJB Architects with Design Partners Architect Prineas and Tribe Studio

Press — Print

06 2024
Habitus
Alpha House
05 2024
Elle Decor Italia
Alpha House
05 2024
Wabisabi Magazine (Japan)
Fisherman's House
04 2024
Elle Decoration UK
Sensitive Soul - Alpha House
03 2024
Monocle (UK)
Born Again: Sydney - New Line House
02 2024
Qantas Magazine
Eva-Marie Prineas on Rose Seidler House
01 2024
Domain
Why stainless steel is making a comeback - Doria
01 2024
The Local Project
Hideaway House - Considered Living
12 2023
Yellowtrace
The Best of Australian Architecture, Interiors & Design - Doria
11 2023
Habitus
Fisherman's House
11 2023
Archipro
Fisherman's House
11 2023
Living Etc
Metal Kitchen - Doria
11 2023
Enki Magazine
Hidden in Plain Sight - Cnr Virginia
10 2023
Dezeen
Eight quiet luxury interiors
10 2023
Vogue Living
The 13 Kitchen Trends to Know for 2024
10 2023
Vogue Living
The 12 Design Trends you'll see everywhere in 2024
09 2023
Elle Decoration UK
Doria
09 2023
Casa Living Korea
Doria
08 2023
Domain
Bona Vista - Bringing Heritage Homes into the Modern World
07 2023
AD China
Fisherman's House
07 2023
Belle
Pine Street - Smart Spaces
07 2023
The Commercial Project
Sheeth Headquarters
07 2023
AD Spain
Fisherman's House
06 2023
AD Germany
Fisherman's House
06 2023
Houses - Kitchens and Bathrooms
Composition House
06 2023
ArchitectureAU
Light and Vitality: Sheeth HQ by Studio Prineas
05 2023
ArchitectureAU
10 Most impressive installations of Milan Design Week 2023
05 2023
The Local Project
Doria Apartment
05 2023
InDesign
Sheeth Headquarters
04 2023
Est Living
Heliotropian
04 2023
Yellowtrace
Doria Apartment
03 2023
Dwell
Composition House
03 2023
Australian House & Garden
Heliotropian
02 2023
Est Living
Fishermans House
02 2023
Belle
Studio Prineas
02 2023
Dezeen
Fishermans Cottage
02 2023
Vogue Living
Doria
01 2023
Habitus
House Gezellig gets transformed with mid-century moments
01 2023
The Local Project
Vertical Alignment at Heliotropian
10 2022
The Local Project
Fishermans House
10 2022
Yellowtrace
Practice Notes - Staying connected with Industry
10 2022
ArchiPro
Tools of the Trade: the role of Architect
10 2022
Vogue Living
2023 Design Trends
10 2022
Habitus
Heliotropian House - Connect Four
09 2022
Brickworks
Bona Vista Residence
09 2022
Yellowtrace
Practice Notes - How Important is the Design Brief | Video
09 2022
Architectural Review
Managing Mental Health + Well-Being
08 2022
Archipro
Living The Dream with Eva-Marie Prineas
08 2022
Yellowtrace
Practice Notes - Finding the right client | Video
08 2022
Indesign Live
The Real Deal: Studio Prineas' new Rushcutters office
07 2022
Yellowtrace
Practice Notes - Advocating the Value of Design | Video
06 2022
The Design Files
The Treasure-Filled Sydney Home of Two Global Art Collectors - House Gezellig
06 2022
The Local Project
Life Lived Well - Gezellig
05 2022
Est Living
House Gezellig
05 2022
Australian Financial Review - Domain Prestige
House Gezellig
05 2022
Habitus Living
Elià House- A family home by an architecture power couple
04 2022
Brickworks
Bay House
04 2022
Belle
The Office - Studio Prineas
04 2022
ArchiPro AU
Cnr Virginia- Hidden Extension allows Heritage Home to Shine
03 2022
Australian Institute of Architects
Studio Prineas are Carbon Neutral
04 2022
Yellowtrace
Warmth & Connection - House Gezellig
03 2022
Australian Design Review
At Home - Elià House
03 2022
Armadillo Journal
Enduring Simplicity with Studio Prineas
02 2022
The Local Project
The Bay House
12 2021
Design Anthology
House Gezellig - Living Well
12 2021
Houses Magazine
Avoca Beach House - First Houses
12 2021
Brickworks
Architect Spotlight - Eva-Marie Prineas
12 2021
The Local Project
Elià House
12 2021
est Living
Where Architects Live - Elià House
12 2021
Domain
Bona Vista
12 2021
Local Paddo
Longwood - Back in the Swing
11 2021
Inside Out Magazine
BreezeBlock House
11 2021
Dwell
20 Impressive Australian Homes that bring the Outdoors in - Cnr Virginia
11 2021
The Australian - The List Magazine in conjunction with Vogue Living
Top 50 Rooms - Bona Vista Living Room
11 2021
Yellowtrace Online
Elià House
10 2021
Belle Magazine
Elià House
10 2021
Archello
The Finger Wharf Apartment
07 2021
Habitus Online
The Tricks of the Trade with Eva-Marie Prineas
07 2021
Australian House & Gardens - Luxe Bathrooms Collectors Issue
Bona Vista
06 2021
Australian Design Review
Supporting Emerging Architects - Eva-Marie Prineas
06 2021
Habitus
Bona Vista - Kitchen
06 2021
Sitchu
Bona Vista
06 2021
Vogue Living Australia
Bona Vista - 32 of Australia's Most Spectacular Home Renovations
05 2021
The Local Project
Bona Vista
04 2021
EST Living
Bona Vista
03 2021
Domain
Elia House
03 2021
Vogue Living
Bona Vista
03 2021
Sitchu
Elia House
03 2021
Habitus Living Issue #50
Cnr Virginia - Hidden Harmony
03 2021
Yellowtrace
Bona Vista
03 2021
The Local Project Issue No. 5
The Big Picture - Eva-Marie Prineas of Studio Prineas
02 2021
Australian House & Garden Magazine
Bona Vista 'California Dream'
12 2020
Habitus Living
Bay House
12 2020
DWELL Magazine
Cnr Virginia
11 2020
EST Living
Cnr Virginia
12 2020
The Design Files
Cnr Virginia
10 2020
The Local Project
Cnr Virginia
10 2020
ELLE Décor España
Longwood Apartment
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

Press — Film

11 2023
Habitus
Fisherman's House
10 2022
The Local Project
Fisherman's House
10 2022
Yellowtrace
Practice Notes - Staying Connected to Industry
09 2022
Yellowtrace
Practice Notes - How Important is the Design Brief
08 2022
Yellowtrace
Practice Notes - Finding the right client
07 2022
Yellowtrace
Practice Notes - Advocating the Value of Design
02 2022
The Local Project
Bay House
06 2021
Belle Property
Elià House
09 2017
Australia by Design
Breezeblock House

Press — Podcasts

01 2022
The Art of Living with Tim Ross
03 2023
Office Talk with Dave Sharp

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