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We are Crone.

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Crone believes buildings can stimulate our senses, encouraging us to look up, breathe in and absorb our surroundings. The best of them stand testament to the rich history of a locale, and embrace its future excitedly, both hands ready. It’s easier said than done which is why our team are constantly researching and fine tuning their methods. We’ve found intelligent architecture unites technology, sustainability and human emotion—and our decades-strong networks in the design and construction industries help us achieve that balance faster.

Communities are changing. The way we relate to others is elastic, constantly shifting and evolving. At Crone, every project engages with people first, catering to the subtle nuances of relationships. Be it the United Arab Emirates, China, Singapore or New Zealand, we prioritise the people we work with, guiding them from early planning stages to fruition. Buildings are for humans, after all.

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Our Team

Work Life at Crone.
Architecture is social and collaborative.

At Crone, we look for the curious, those with original perspectives. Our studio culture is powered by uniting independent thinking, making it a nexus of invention and ingenuity. At all levels of our business, we see diversity generate better, more creative ideas that’s why we’ve formed an international team of young and experienced ambitious leaders.

The Crone team is currently working on projects across Australia and Asia. This is a workplace where employees can grow. Be enlightened. Find a niche and develop expert knowledge. We’re drawn to those who understand the system and want to test its limits.

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Approach

Buildings are designed by computers people.

In a fast paced world it’s essential our buildings work with us, not against us. Through careful and considerate design, the spaces in which we live, work and consume can help us connect better with others. Face-to-face.

At Crone, we’re driven by real, human experiences.

We unite teams of architects, thinkers, designers, artists and project managers to generate end-to-end solutions that balance creative expression and pragmatic resourcefulness. Through insightful consultation we get to the heart of a client’s desire: their fascinations and ambitions, the things that make them tick.

We manage complex tasks and processes so we can guide clients through conversations with contractors, government and planning authorities.

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Methodology

Designers are everywhere. Architects too. The challenge is finding one that understands the nuances of a brief; who examines problems with painstaking care and knowingly picks them apart no matter what size or scale the project might be.

At Crone, we’ve found our methodology is what separates us from our peers. Regardless of size, we treat every project with the respect it deserves, carefully considering issues of commerce, functionality and brand identity. A sophisticated building acts as a mirror, reflecting the nuances of the people and organisations it houses.

Key principles guide Crone’s working method. Each is innately connected by a focus on people the way individuals work and interact, and the way they will in the future.

Collaborative


Empowering clients through conversation

Crone’s research process begins with a client’s needs. We want to know how you think, how you move, where you’d like to be next year—or next decade. It’s a process of mutual education, where ideas are shared and expanded. We then collaborate with our studio team—and an expert international network—to tackle your goals, be they physical, economic or cultural.

Pragmatic


Realising the intangible

There are few projects more complex than bringing a building to life. The more thoughtful a design, the more delicate its end-to-end process can be. Our team understand how to make concepts work—they’ve been doing it for decades, after all. We know a successful project blends our ideas with your expectations and budget framework.

Curious


Breathing imagination into analysis

Modern cities are powered by architectural curiosity. Every building you’ve fallen in love with—every detail that thrilled you—was born from an inquisitive mind, one that searched for new ways to excite and inspire our clients. At Crone, we’re driven by our imaginations. It’s not enough to create a functional building; our team are exploring inventive ideas to make buildings feel alive.

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Harnessing a spirit of nonconformity

We believe diversity leads to transformative thinking. That’s why our company employs people of all nationalities and ages, allowing their expertise to play out in unexpected ways. There’s an intellectual charm that emerges in every building, and it comes from the hybrid of brilliant minds in our studio.

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Sustainability

Moving beyond environmental tokenism.

Too often in architecture, sustainability is an afterthought, a goodwill nod and little more. From the inception of a project our team are thinking green. We’re pinpointing areas where we can minimise our buildings carbon footprint, using progressive technologies and shifting long-term behavioural habits to the benefit of our planet. For Crone, ‘green’ isn’t a marketing catchphrase, it’s a responsibility to the next generation. 

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Awards
  • 2000
     
    Commercial/Hotels & ResortsRAIA, NSWPier One Park Royal, Walsh Bay

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    Commercial/Office BuildingsRAIA, NSW400 George Street, Sydney
  • 2000
     
    Public Building/Misc.RAIA, NSWSydney Arcade
  • 2001
     
    State Award Winner - Commercial/Hotels & ResortsRAIA, NSWEstablishment Hotel

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    Interior Architecture AwardRAIA, NSWEstablishment Hotel
  • 2001
     
    Commercial/RetailRAIA, NSWCitigroup Centre & Galeries Victoria
  • 2003
     
    Bronze Medal - Green Building AwardsThe Architecture Show Magazine & The Francis Greenway SocietyKPMG Tower, King Street Wharf
  • 2004
     
    Urban & Landscape Design AwardLandcom Lower Hunter Urban Design AwardsThe Boardwalk, Newcastle

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    Excellence in Building Award for Commercial Project over $10millionMBA, Newcastle ChapterThe Boardwalk, Newcastle
  • 2004
     
    National Commercial/Industrial Construction Award ($20-$30million)MBA, AustraliaThe Boardwalk, Newcastle

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    Dulux Colour AwardsDuluxVictoria Park, Zetland
  • 2005
     
    Master Planned Commercial, Industrial or Mixed Use DevelopmentUrban Design Institute of Australia (UDIA), NSWThe Boardwalk, Newcastle

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    Dangar Award for Industrial/CommercialLandcom Lower Hunter Civic Design AwardsThe Boardwalk, Newcastle
  • 2005
     
    People's Choice Award for Favourite Building/PrecinctLandcom Lower Hunter Civic Design AwardsThe Boardwalk, Newcastle
  • 2006
     
    Dangar Award for Industrial/CommercialLandcom Lower Hunter Civic Design AwardsHunter Water, Newcastle

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    Multi Unit DwellingsLandcom Lower Hunter Civic Design AwardsLee Wharf (Stage 1 & 2), Newcastle
  • 2008
     
    NSW Winner - Structural Engineer Steel Design AwardAustralian Steel InstituteAllianz - 2 Market Street, Sydney

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    National Winner - Multi Level Steel Building Design AwardAustralian Steel InstituteWorld Square Site C/ATO@Latitude East
  • 2008
     
    Commendation - Excellence in Urban DesignRAIA, NSWAmerican Express, King Street Wharf

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    NSW Winner - Multi Level Steel Building Design AwardAustralian Steel InstituteWorld Square Site C/ATO@Latitude East
  • 2008
     
    Design Excellence AwardRandwick City Council, NSWPacific Square, Maroubra

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    People's Choice AwardsRandwick City Council, NSWPacific Square, Maroubra
  • 2010
     
    Heritage Preservation AwardUrban Taskforce Australia Development Excellence Awards99 Macquarie Street, Sydney (former Transport House)
  • 2012
     
    Conservation Built Heritage, Corporate & Government Large ProjectNational Trust of Australia (NSW) Heritage Award99 Macquarie Street, Sydney (former Transport House)

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    NSW Interior Fitout of the YearASOFIA Interior AwardsVersace
  • 2012
     
    Best Residential Development (Philippines)2012 South East Asia Property AwardsArya Residences, Philippines
  • 2013
     
    Commendation for Large Scale Development AwardUrban Growth NSW AwardsMerewether Surfhouse

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    Finalist, Ryan Lawyers Award for Best Tourism & Leisure DevelopmentProperty Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence AwardsMerewether Surfhouse
  • 2013
     
    Best Condominium2013 South East Asia Property AwardsArya Residences, Philippines

  •  
    Excellence in Urban DesignUrban Growth NSW AwardsMerewether Surfhouse
  • 2013
     
    partnered with Best Boutique Developer2013 Philippines Property AwardsArya Residences, Philippines

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    Best Luxury Condo Development (Metro Manila)2013 Philippines Property AwardsArya Residences, Philippines
  • 2013
     
    Best Residential Architectural Design2013 Philippines Property AwardsArya Residences, Philippines
  • 2014
     
    Best Residential Interior Design2014 Philippines Property AwardsArya Residences, Philippines

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    Best Residential Architectural Design2014 Philippines Property AwardsArya Residences, Philippines
  • 2015
     
    Multiple Housing Award -- MeritLower Hunter Urban Design AwardsLee Wharf Stage 3

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    Award for Excellence -- Honorable MentionLower Hunter Urban Design AwardsMerewether Surfhouse
  • 2015
     
    Award for Excellence -- WinnerLower Hunter Urban Design AwardsHoneysuckle Precinct
  • 2000
  • Commercial/Hotels & ResortsRAIA, NSWPier One Park Royal, Walsh Bay
  • Commercial/Office BuildingsRAIA, NSW400 George Street, Sydney
  • Public Building/Misc.RAIA, NSWSydney Arcade
  • 2001
  • State Award Winner - Commercial/Hotels & ResortsRAIA, NSWEstablishment Hotel
  • Interior Architecture AwardRAIA, NSWEstablishment Hotel
  • Commercial/RetailRAIA, NSWCitigroup Centre & Galeries Victoria
  • 2003
  • Bronze Medal - Green Building AwardsThe Architecture Show Magazine & The Francis Greenway SocietyKPMG Tower, King Street Wharf
  • 2004
  • Urban & Landscape Design AwardLandcom Lower Hunter Urban Design AwardsThe Boardwalk, Newcastle
  • Excellence in Building Award for Commercial Project over $10millionMBA, Newcastle ChapterThe Boardwalk, Newcastle
  • National Commercial/Industrial Construction Award ($20-$30million)MBA, AustraliaThe Boardwalk, Newcastle
  • Dulux Colour AwardsDuluxVictoria Park, Zetland
  • 2005
  • Master Planned Commercial, Industrial or Mixed Use DevelopmentUrban Design Institute of Australia (UDIA), NSWThe Boardwalk, Newcastle
  • Dangar Award for Industrial/CommercialLandcom Lower Hunter Civic Design AwardsThe Boardwalk, Newcastle
  • People's Choice Award for Favourite Building/PrecinctLandcom Lower Hunter Civic Design AwardsThe Boardwalk, Newcastle
  • 2006
  • Dangar Award for Industrial/CommercialLandcom Lower Hunter Civic Design AwardsHunter Water, Newcastle
  • Multi Unit DwellingsLandcom Lower Hunter Civic Design AwardsLee Wharf (Stage 1 & 2), Newcastle
  • 2008
  • NSW Winner - Structural Engineer Steel Design AwardAustralian Steel InstituteAllianz - 2 Market Street, Sydney
  • National Winner - Multi Level Steel Building Design AwardAustralian Steel InstituteWorld Square Site C/ATO@Latitude East
  • Commendation - Excellence in Urban DesignRAIA, NSWAmerican Express, King Street Wharf
  • NSW Winner - Multi Level Steel Building Design AwardAustralian Steel InstituteWorld Square Site C/ATO@Latitude East
  • Design Excellence AwardRandwick City Council, NSWPacific Square, Maroubra
  • People's Choice AwardsRandwick City Council, NSWPacific Square, Maroubra
  • 2010
  • Heritage Preservation AwardUrban Taskforce Australia Development Excellence Awards99 Macquarie Street, Sydney (former Transport House)
  • 2012
  • Conservation Built Heritage, Corporate & Government Large ProjectNational Trust of Australia (NSW) Heritage Award99 Macquarie Street, Sydney (former Transport House)
  • NSW Interior Fitout of the YearASOFIA Interior AwardsVersace
  • Best Residential Development (Philippines)2012 South East Asia Property AwardsArya Residences, Philippines
  • 2013
  • Commendation for Large Scale Development AwardUrban Growth NSW AwardsMerewether Surfhouse
  • Finalist, Ryan Lawyers Award for Best Tourism & Leisure DevelopmentProperty Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence AwardsMerewether Surfhouse
  • Best Condominium2013 South East Asia Property AwardsArya Residences, Philippines
  • Excellence in Urban DesignUrban Growth NSW AwardsMerewether Surfhouse
  • partnered with Best Boutique Developer2013 Philippines Property AwardsArya Residences, Philippines
  • Best Luxury Condo Development (Metro Manila)2013 Philippines Property AwardsArya Residences, Philippines
  • Best Residential Architectural Design2013 Philippines Property AwardsArya Residences, Philippines
  • 2014
  • Best Residential Interior Design2014 Philippines Property AwardsArya Residences, Philippines
  • Best Residential Architectural Design2014 Philippines Property AwardsArya Residences, Philippines
  • 2015
  • Multiple Housing Award -- MeritLower Hunter Urban Design AwardsLee Wharf Stage 3
  • Award for Excellence -- Honorable MentionLower Hunter Urban Design AwardsMerewether Surfhouse
  • Award for Excellence -- WinnerLower Hunter Urban Design AwardsHoneysuckle Precinct
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