Located within a converted warehouse in the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills is the brand new Tanner Kibble Denton Architects studio.

Realised by the architects themselves, the new fit-out consolidates three separate work zones from the previous office environment, into a single integrated studio, further maximising productivity and collaboration in the workplace.

Photographer: Lachlan Rowe

The design incorporates three formal client meeting rooms, a foyer, reception area, team breakout spaces and also a larger space for informal large team gatherings.

With these spaces being utilised concurrently by different groups throughout the day, it was essential that the space was designed to adapt to different occasions.

Joining the reception area through the full height sliding door is the informal breakout area, which creates a large informal gathering space when the door is open, and provides a tangible connection to the office beyond the client reception areas.

Photographer: Lachlan Row

Leveraging the building’s original warehouse fabric, the TKD studio boasts retained polished concrete floors, contrasting black interior finishes in the foyer, and a rich colour palette of orange, leather and timber hues.

Black service fittings such as ductwork, cable trays and suspended lights are left exposed to give the office added drama and an impressive sense of space.

Photographer: Lachlan Rowe

The building’s original fully-glazed light well is also retained, emitting a soft natural light to the core of the plan.

This, coupled with full height windows on the perimeter walls creates a work place that is both ambient and well-lit.

The character and language of the interior design connects with the base building aesthetic, ensuring a seamless arrival sequence from the main building’s foyer on Foster Street, through to client areas and finally into the studio itself.



Inlight, Endless (above reception)
KODA, Puck wall art 


Tretford Broadloom Roll, colour: burnt orange
Carpet Butterfly Range by Shaw Contract (three colours)

  • Style: Flight, colour: stripped crow (patterned)
  • Style: Dart, colour: striped crow (lineral)
  • Style, Dart, colour: paper kite (lineral)


Briggs Veneer American Oak
Calcutta Marble (Euro Marble)
Pelle leather range: contract, colour: Santa Fe 5044


Dulux Natural White in low sheen acrylic wash and wear


Laminex laminate-colour: burnished wood 6020, finish: natural