Practice Profile

TERROIR was established in 1999 by Founding Directors Gerard Reinmuth, Scott Balmforth and Richard Blythe as the result of conversations between these three former colleagues from University about the need for greater emphasis on research in practice in Australian architecture. The practice has since grown to a talented team of 25 which includes both enthusiastic young designers and experienced architects. TERROIR has been noted as a key practice in the next generation of Australian architecture, with selection in Australia’s contribution to the 2004 and 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture, selection for the 2005 Rotterdam Architecture Biennale, and major exhibitions in San Francisco and Berlin in 2006. In addition, the practice’s Peppermint Bay project won the Best New Tourism Development in Australia in 2004 and was recently commended in the 2007 Kenneth R Brown Award for exemplary architecture across the whole Pacific region.