ArchiTravel interviews Founding Partner of Chenchow Little Architects, Tony Chenchow. Interview by : Virginia Giagkou Virginia Giagkou: What is the importance of architectural tourism? Tony Chenchow: It’s important. It’s important for architects to visit buildings, because when you just look at them from the image or from the magazine you […]
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Tony Chenchow was born in Sydney, Australia and graduated from the University of New South Wales, in 1993. During his studies, he won the 1988 Royal Australian Institute of Architects Kann Scholarship, the Royal Australian Institute of Architect’s National Biennale Award, the NSW Chapter Prize 1992 and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Prize 1992.
He is the founding partner of Chenchow Little Architects with Stephanie Little. The work of Chenchow Little has attracted strong interest from leading international and local publications and websites, including Casabella (Italy), Architectural Record (USA), Wallpaper (UK), GA Houses (Japan), MARK (The Netherlands) and Architecture Australia. The work has also featured in local and international exhibitions, including ‘Out from Under: Australian Architecture Now’ sponsored by the American Institute of Architects; and ‘Abundant Australia’ at the 11th International Architecture Biennale, Venice in 2008. Chenchow Little have been invited to present their work in lectures, including at the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra) and the Art Gallery of NSW (Sydney).
Tony Chenchow has led the design of many of the practice’s award-winning projects. His projects have won the highest Australian Institute of Architects Awards including the National Robin Boyd Award and the NSW Institute of Architects Awards Aaron Bolot Award.
Tony has lectured and tutored design at the University of New South Wales and the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has also been a guest studio design critic at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He was a juror in the NSW Royal Australian Institute of Architects awards in 2009.