Bennett and Trimble practices architecture and urbanism. The partnership was established in 2009 by Matthew Bennett and Marcus Trimble to contribute to a broad range of projects, from large strategic masterplans to minor interventions in the public and private domain. Current projects include a new research and teaching building for the University of Sydney, a multi-residential project in Surry Hills, a number of masterplans for Urban Growth NSW and Landcom, and various projects for the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Bennett and Trimble is prequalified under the NSW Government Architect’s Strategy and Design Excellence Scheme.

We do not bring a preconceived understanding or approach to a project. We work with the various stakeholders to understand the problem and bring a broad conceptual and diagrammatic clarity to projects to produce an unexpected and excellent outcome.

We also enjoy collaborating on large and complex projects with major and specialist firms. Recent collaborating partners include Grimshaw, JPW, Hill Thalis, SJB, JMD Landscape and the NSW Government Architects Office.

Matthew Bennett and Marcus Trimble are active participants in the architecture profession and were selected to present their work at the Sydney Opera House 40th Anniversary Design Symposium, the 2009 Australian Institute of Architects National Conference and the City of Sydney Architecture on Show talks at the Surry Hills Library. They have taught design studios at UTS, the University of Sydney and UNSW.

Matthew Bennett

Matthew is a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the University of Sydney. He has worked with Rafael Moneo in Madrid on a range of architectural and urban projects in Europe and with BVN in Sydney. Matthew is the recipient of the University of Sydney Medal, the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship, the Royal Institute of British Architects Student Design Medal Commendation and the Frank Knox Fellowship to Harvard. He has been appointed as an honorary Associate of the University of Technology, Sydney where he currently teaches design in the Undergraduate and Masters programs. Matthew has been been appointed to the NSW State Design Review Panel.

Marcus Trimble

Marcus is a graduate of the University of Sydney. He worked with BVN on a broad range of architectural and urban projects before establishing his own practice, Super Colossal, in 2007. Marcus initiated Pecha Kucha Sydney, a forum for creative industries, and has held teaching positions at the University of Sydney and the University of NSW. Marcus is the recipient of the NSW Board of Architects Design Medal and the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship. He currently teaches in the Masters program at the University of Technology, Sydney.


  • Australian War Memorial
  • The University of Sydney
  • Macquarie University
  • The University of Newcastle
  • The University of NSW
  • NSW Department of Public Works
  • NSW Government Architects Office
  • NSW Department of Education
  • UrbanGrowth NSW
  • Landcom
  • NSW Land and Housing Corporation
  • Roads and Maritime Services
  • The Seymour Centre
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Lend Lease
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation
  • Sydney Airport
  • Volvo


  • Katherine Chang
  • Callum Woo
  • Matthew Haddrick
  • Cameron Burbidge
  • Jordan Mathers
  • Erin Field
  • Sarah Hearne