School of Architecture


John de Manincor is Senior Lecturer in Professional Practice and Design at The University of Queensland, School of Architecture. He is registered, practicing architect and Director of THE ARCHITECTURE OFFICE (AO).

John has collaborated with leading local and international architects such as HASSELL, Foster and Partners (UK), Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG - DK), Kann Finch, John Wardle Architects and Durbach Block Jaggers. From 2006-2013 he led Sydney-based practice DRAW: DE MANINCOR RUSSELL ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP with Adam Russell. John has played a key role in numerous projects recognised as outstanding works of architecture and urban design. He was the design/ project director for the acclaimed Great Hall and Balcony Room at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Significant works include; Gallery Lane Cove, ARTSPACE Visual Arts Centre, “Bridging the Gap” for “About Face” [an invited research project for Think Brick Australia (including Commendation and Peers Choice Awards)], SES Headquarters in Sydney’s inner west, UTS Broadway Competition (with BIG - DK), as well as a numerous residential and retail projects.  Other project experience includes the award-winning National Institute of Dramatic Arts [NIDA], Parramatta Transport Interchange, Epping to Chatswood Rail Link and Deutsche Bank Place (with Foster and Partners - UK).


John is a regular contributor to architectural discourse in Australia. He has written numerous publications and was the Sydney Editor of Architectural Review Australia [2008-2010]. He us currently a contributing editor of Architecture Australia and is an been a contributor to numerous publications. John is a past recipient of the Byera Hadley Traveling Scholarship. With Sandra Kaji-O’Grady he was a Creative Director of the 2013 Australian Institute of Architects National Conference. 

Teaching and Learning: 

Alongside practice, John has been involved in architectural education for more than 15 years, teaching technology, practice and design at The University of Technology Sydney (UTS), The University of Sydney and The University of New South Wales (UNSW). He has lectured widely in Australia and abroad.