2020 UTS Alumni Award Winner

UTS alumnus Angelo Candalepas is an award-winning Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Looking back on his professional career – and his time spent teaching UTS students – Angelo shares with UTS his philosophy behind success: his approach to risk-taking, the evolution of today’s architecture industry, and the big questions behind choosing a vocation.

Angelo’s career is long and varied. Within a year of establishing his own studio in 1994, Angelo won an international competition for housing in Pyrmont. In 1999, he established Candalepas Associates, earning a number of awards – including the Australian Institute of Architects Sulman Medal for Public Architecture (2009, 2018), the Frederick Romberg National Architecture Award (2011), the Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture (2016) and the Aaron M Bolot Award for Residential Architecture (2011, 2017 and 2019). In 2016, Angelo was awarded the Premier’s Award for Architecture in NSW. He has a Bachelor of Architecture (1992) from UTS and is a 2020 UTS Alumni Award winner.

Video was shot and edited by DAB staff member Jason Benedek.