studio publico

We are a group of designers
interested in the built environment.
in partnership with communities,
institutions and private clients
we design spaces, run educational activities and promote ideas.

DESIGN TEACHING: street life studies

This is an on going series of workshops that aims to explore how the physical environment is used and modified in different places.




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COMMUNITY BUILDINGS: oudong community center

In 2011 we designed a community center near Oudong (Cambodia). The general idea was to create a place that could offer support for various community activities.


PUBLIC SPACES: tropical urban block

As a research for an exhibition for AEDES gallery, we tried to ask ourselves how could an urban block look like if built in the tropics. We tried to imagine small and large interventions that could create an environment better suited to a tropical climate.

LOW COST HOUSING: prototype houses

Together with Habitat for Humanity Cambodia we explored different ideas and design for low cost houses. The results were 6 built prototypes that explore differetn relation with climate, use, technology.

ADVOCACY: adaptive reuse of the white building

In 2011 we imagined how the White Building could have been preserved and engaged more with the city. The main idea was to insert in some part of the building activities that could attract outer citizens.



Associate Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Faculty of the Built Environment. Ten years design teaching experience as Course Coordinator and Tutor at University of New South Wales, Sydney and Limkowing University, Phnom Penh. Guest Tutor for Small Talks Workshop at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and Low Cost Housing Studio at National University of Singapore. Fifteen years industry experience in architecture, interiors and urban design in Australia and Cambodia.



has been working in Asia for over 10 years in design firms and NGOs. He has been visiting lecturer at University of New South Wales Sydney, Politecnico of Milan, Chulalongkorn University of Bangkok, Norton University of Phnom Penh, Limkokwing University of Phnom Penh and Tribhuvan University of Kathmandu.
At the moment working on reconstruction projects in Nepal and running the street life studies project.


Runs a design studio in Sydney with teaching experience at University of New South Wales Sydney and University of Sydney. Workshop facilitator for urban sketchers leading observation and drawing classes both in Sydney and, Manchester England as part of the 2016 urban sketchers symposium.
Over 15 years experience in architecture, community development and art in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.


Pagna is a freelance architect and urban researcher based in Phnom Penh City and has been working on various researches on the urbanism of Phnom Penh. In 2010, he began an online platform, Lumhor, which focuses on architecture, urbanism and design in Cambodia. His works have been the subject of several exhibitions and presentations in Cambodia and selected venues such as SaSa Bassac and SaSa Art Projects in Phnom Penh, Art Stage Singapore, H Gallery in Bangkok, PARSONS school in New York City, Taipei Biennale 2016 in Taiwan, and Sydney Biennale 2018 in Australia. Pagna serves as director of The Vann Molyvann Project.


Research Assistant and member of sessional staff at the University of New South Wales. Teaching experience in urban landscape architecture studios. Embarking on urban waterways research. 7 years industry experience in landscape architecture & urban design in Sydney, Cambodia, Ecuador and the Netherlands.