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Architect Camilla Block of Durbach Block Jaggers to join inDETAIL speaker series

Architect Camilla Block of Durbach Block Jaggers to join inDETAIL speaker series

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For the fourth instalment of the all-new architect speaker series inDETAIL by Brickworks, hosts Brett Ward and Stephen Varady will be joined by architect Camilla Block, one of three directors behind Australian architecture practice Durbach Block Jaggers. The episode will be broadcast live from the Brickworks Sydney studio on February 25 from 6.30pm (AEDT).

Camilla’s discussion with Brett and Stephen will join the first three episodes of inDETAIL featuring architects Alec Tzannes, Fabrizio Barozzi and Jayson Blight.

You’re invited to register now and join the live stream of inDETAIL with Camilla Block.

Architect Camilla Block of Durbach Block Jaggers. Photo: Daniel Boud


Camilla Block graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in 1991, and joined Neil Durbach in practice in 1992. The office of Durbach Block Architects was established in 1998. Today, Neil Durbach, Camilla Block and David Jaggers are the directors of architecture practice Durbach Block Jaggers (DBJ). The office has a permanent team of twelve who have worked together for over twenty years. 

“We are a practice committed to search for the possibilities of architecture itself – its power and poetry, its pleasure and necessity,” says a statement from the architects. “We work within the parameters of appropriateness and innovation, subscribing to a sensibility of sensitivity, seamlessly integrating landscape and architecture.”

Roslyn Street commercial building by DBJ (2009). Photo: Julia Charles

Camilla Block has taught, lectured and exhibited, judged awards and had the opportunity to be published, both locally and internationally. In 2014, she received an Honorary Appointment from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) as an Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.

Most recently, DBJ was awarded the 2020 National Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture and the Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture, with John Wardle Architects, for the Phoenix Central Park Performance Space and Gallery in Chippendale, New South Wales (NSW).

The Phoenix Central Park building was also awarded the NSW Architecture Medallion, the Sir Arthur G. Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture, the John Verge Award for Interior Architecture, Dezeen Cultural Building of the Year and the Horbury Hunt Award for the outstanding use of brickwork in the commercial category.

DBJ has earned the Robin Boyd Award three times for the best residential project in Australia, and received State and National Architecture Awards, presented by the Australian Institute of Architects, across all building categories.


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Phoenix Central Park Performance Space and Gallery by DBJ with John Wardle Architects (2019).
Palm Beach House by DBJ (2020). Photo: Tom Ferguson
Artist’s illustration of the proposed Pencil Tower Hotel by DBJ (2020-21).
Inside the Phoenix Central Park building by DBJ with John Wardle Architects (2019).

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