Michael Diedricks

Michael Diedricks

Sydney, AU



After bouncing around from a Bachelor degree to a Masters degree I'm finally in my final year of undergraduate architecture. I'm most interested in residential architecture reform and the future conventions of day-to-day lifestyle. I dabble in furniture design/fabrication while considering them as augmentations of the built environment and as tools for culture and utility.

My professional experience is in drafting and 3D visualisation but my future definitely lies in residential and educational architecture.


Basalt Studio, Sydney, Draftsperson

Apr 2014 - current


The University of Sydney, Sydney, AU, BArch, Design in Archtiecture

Jan 2014 - current

College of Fine Arts, Sydney, AU, Masters, Masters of Design

We study public spaces, design history and philosophy and design communication while my elective course engages me with practical timber craft in furniture and lighting. Our studies support each other in practical and theoretical manners in order to achieve better developed project outcomes.

We look at sustainability and social responsibility and how it affects our projects and ourselves as designers. My design approaches have changed a lot since finishing my undergraduate studies in that I am now more environmentally conscious.

Jan 2012 - Jul 2013

University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, AU, Bachelors, Architectural Computing

We studied graphic design in presentation, 3D modelling and rendering, parametric design and philosophy along with architectural design studios and collaborative design studios. Our studies were focused on an integrated approach of various software in order to conceptualise, design and present a project that is not only aesthetically pleasing but theoretically developed.

The conclusion of my studies saw a research project on 3D rendering as a tool for marketing a project. After researching various rendering styles and companies around the world I looked at ways to best engage a client with imagery and what artistic elements are best for an architectural concept. This was then followed by practical application on an actual project.

Jan 2009 - Nov 2011

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