About Us


Olsson & Associates Architects Pty. Ltd. was formed in Sydney in 1992 and has undertaken major architectural and urban projects for private sector and government clients. The practice is recognised for design quality in residential architecture and has gained national planning awards. OAA brings experience and commitment to design excellence to every project that it undertakes.

Architectural Design

Olsson & Associates Architects have created a range of building types, including apartment buildings, houses, and community buildings. The scale of apartment developments have ranged from 5 to 90 apartments. OAA has designed, documented and project managed projects of various scales, including mixed use apartment/office buildings, child care centres and house alterations and additions. We have expert knowledge of residential design and development. Russell Olsson is currently a panellist on the Parramatta SEPP 65 Design Review Panel, and was a founding member of the SEPP 65 Pilot Panel for the Inner West Councils.

OAA has experience in integrating the work of secondary consultant teams in architectural projects. Consultants include a wide range of structural, traffic, contamination, geotech, electrical and hydraulic engineers, landscape architects and land economists.

OAA is committed to the resolution of urban and architectural design from the scale of the city to the individual architectural project. The practice brings extensive experience and a commitment to design excellence to all the projects it undertakes.

Urban Design

Olsson & Associates Architects is a leading urban design practice in Sydney. OAA consults to state and local governments in the preparation of city and town centre LEPs, DCPs, masterplans and site specific urban designs. Government Departments includie the NSW Department of Plannning and more than 15 metropolitan Sydney Councils, including Sydney, Parramatta and Wollongong councils.

OAA has prepared urban design studies for many sites, which have followed a process of design options, economic testing and stakeholder consultation. As a Specialist Urban Design consultant to the Urban Design Advisory Service in the NSW Department of Planning, Russell Olsson has led urban design teams for Prince Henry Hospital redevelopment, Prince Alfred Park / St Patricks Church re-development Parramatta, the Justice Precinct re-development of the Parramatta Hospital Site and other State Government projects which required design options and economic testing as part of the development process.

Feasibility studies for urban projects are prepared in consultation with land economists, to ensure the economic viability of land uses, densities and built forms. Our urban projects are all drawn in 3 dimensions with illustrative perspectives, to resolve all aspects of site layout, built form and character.