Alex Popov (architect)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alex Popov
Alex Popov - architect, Sydney.jpg
Born (1942-02-03) 3 February 1942 (age 75)
Shanghai, China
Nationality Australian
Occupation Architect
Practice PopovBass architects
Projects Rockpool, Canopy, Omaru, The Grantham, Sam Miranda Winery, SCECGS Gymnasium, Point Piper House 1, Castlecrag House, Northbridge House, Whale Beach House 2, Middle Cove House, Point Piper House 3, Mosman House 2

Alexander Popov (born 3 February 1942) is an Australian architect working in the Late 20th Century Modern style.

Northbridge House in Sydney, Australia
Sam Miranda Winery in Victoria, Australia
Whale Beach House 2 in Sydney, Australia


Popov was born in Shanghai of Russian parents and moved to Sydney aged twelve. He was educated at Newington College (1958-1960)[1] and the University of Sydney before studying further in Denmark. Popov graduated in architecture from the Royal Danish Academy of Art in 1971 and then worked with Henning Larsen and Jørn Utzon (to whose daughter Lin he was married for some time).[2] He returned to Australia in 1983 and established Alex Popov Architects Pty Ltd (now known as Alex Popov & Associates). The practice has been successful in a number of design competitions and has received numerous major awards from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects including several Wilkinson Awards and the Robin Boyd Award.

A comprehensive monograph on Alex Popov's work 'Alex Popov Architects : Selected Works 1999 - 2007' ISBN 978-1-877015-17-5 with text by Anna Johnson and photographs by Patrick Bingham-Hall is available from Pesaro Publishing

Key works[edit]


  • 2014 Wilkinson Award for Residential Architecture (New) - Griffith House, Griffith
  • 2011 Mosman Design Awards - Mosman House 2, Mosman
  • 2005 RAIA Robin Boyd Award Commendation - Canopy, Cammeray
  • 2005 RAIA Award for Architecture Multiple Housing - Canopy, Cammeray
  • 2005 RAIA Commendation Single Housing - Northbridge House
  • 2000 RAIA Award for Architecture Single and Multiple Housing - Rockpool, Mona Vale
  • 1996 RAIA Robin Boyd Award Commendation - Florida Road, Palm Beach
  • 1992 RAIA Sulman Merit Award - SCEGS Redlands Gymnasium, Cremorne
  • 1992 RAIA Architecture Australia Prize for Unbuilt Projects - Boardwalk of Sydney Opera House
  • 1990 Robin Boyd Award for Outstanding Architectural Project - Griffin House, Castlecrag
  • 1990 RAIA Wilkinson Award Residential Architecture Griffin House, Castlecrag


  1. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 158
  2. ^


  • The New Asia Pacific House Patrick Bingham-Hall 2010
  • POPOV Alex Popov Architects Selected Works 1999-2007 Anna Johnson (photography by Patrick Bingham-Hall) 2008
  • Concrete Poetry Joe Rollo 2004
  • Alex Popov: Buildings and Projects Paul McGillick (photographs Kraig Carlstrom) 2002
  • Australian Architecture Now Davina Jackson 2002
  • Living in Sydney 2001
  • Guide to Sydney Architecture Graham Jahn 1997
  • Award Winning Australian Architecture Neville Quarry 1996
  • Australian Style Bettsy Walters 1992

External links[edit]