supermanoeuvre is an international award winning architecture and innovation practice operating globally out of Sydney and Zurich. We were one of the six practices to represent Australia at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale and our research have been exhibited internationally including at New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture, the 2008 and 2010 Beijing Architecture Biennales. The directors have lectured on the firm's work at such institutions as the Architectural Association and the University College of London [Bartlett]; Columbia and Princeton Universities and their writings on architectural theory have been published in some of the discipline's most prestigious periodicals such as Log Journal for Architecture.

supermanoeuvre is currently working on; an innovative material and construction demonstration project in Zurich; an exemplar sustainable house project in outback NSW; an algorithmically form-found thin-shell stone vault pavilion for the Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor. Michigan; a revolutionary sustainable lighting system with Australian technology startup Organic Response.

DAVE PIGRAM is a designer, researcher and educator and holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architecture from Columbia University in New York, attained whilst studying on a Marten Bequest Scholarship. Dave is currently based in Zurich, Switzerland, directing the realisation of the NEST HILO project.

Dave has extensive architectural and masterplan experience having worked for Studio Daniel Libeskind during which time he led design teams on large scale urban transformation projects, museums and commercial projects. His knowledge and enthusiasm for architecture is only matched by his technological prowess when it comes to computational design and robotics.

Despite this however, we know him best for his role as a viking in what was the largest Bollywood film ever made; The Rising.


IAIN (Max) MAXWELL is a registered Architect and holds Masters in Architecture from the Architectural Association School [AA School] in London, attained whilst studying on a British Council Landerer Arts Scholarship.

Max has extensive project experience across a range of project types and scales including; institutional; sports; aviation and rail; masterplanning and commercial. He has considerable international experience having worked in Australia and the UK for Amanda Levete Architects [formerly Future Systems], Populous, Grimshaw Architects. BVN [Bligh Voller Nield] and Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn.

In 2007 Max was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects Young Architects Prize, yet to us, he is the guy that likes making stuff. An interest that stems from his father who continues to build aeroplanes in his home garage.