Tony Owen graduated from the University of NSW with the University Medal and the Board of Architects Prize and the BHP Student Biennale national design prize twice. Tony studied advanced architectural design at Columbia University in New York where he was awarded the graduation design prize. At Columbia University, Tony worked with some of the leaders in contemporary design philosophy including Steven Holl, Bernard Tschumi and Greg Lynn. Here he explored contemporary approaches to design focusing on complex urban issues of density, sustainability and infrastructure as well as utilising current computer and catia technology in design generation. In New York Tony worked at Skidmore Owings and Merrill and at Richard Meier and partners.
Tony Owen has been a Design Director and senior designer in a number of leading Sydney firms such as SJB Architects, PTW and Phillip Cox Architects. Tony has designed a number of Sydney’s prominent buildings. These include The Sydney Superdome, Darling Island Apartments, Medina Central Apartments and Bondi Beachside Apartments, as well as public buildings such as the Eureka Stockade Museum and Strathfield Open Learning College as well as a number of projects in China, Dubai and South East Asia.