Graham Crist

Founding director.
Graham brings many years professional experience to the group. He has worked in offices in Melbourne, Perth and Paris prior to Antarctica, including a previous practice, the partnership of Harrison and Crist.

His post-graduate education in Perth studied that city intensely, and his recently completed phD by project at RMIT examined the practice of Antarctica’s work based in Melbourne.

He now studies the built environment closely through building and through parallel academic activity at RMIT University. He participates broadly in the profession- teaching, writing and sitting on Institute of Architects Environment and Education committees.

Graham’s work has been published in Architecture Australia, Monument and AR- both as a writer and a designer, and he has participated in exhibitions of his work on many occasions. Through these activities he aims to understand architecture’s contribution
in the fullest sense both in relation to its physical environments and to the social processes around it.

Registered Architect (Victoria)

Nicola Garrod

Nicola has been a part of the practice since it began, playing a central role in its operation.

After moving to Melbourne from Scotland in 2001, she completed her architectural study at RMIT and became immersed in the culture of design in Melbourne.

Nicola has continued to pursue her interest in the richness and diversity in architecture through both her practice and her sessional teaching role at RMIT University.

With 9 years of professional experience in architecture ranging from small installations and residential additions through to medium and larger scale public community and recreation projects, Nicola has engaged in all aspects of practice. In particular, through her principal role in delivering a number of larger community buildings she has been able to acquire an keen understanding of the construction process.

Registered Architect (Victoria)
BArch (Honours), RMIT University
MA (Honours), University of Edinburgh
Maxwell Leegel Wight

Max is an architect at Antarctica working across the design and documentation of civic and residential projects.

With a background in multi-residential developments, community buildings, educational buildings, alterations and additions, masterplaning and 3d printed installations, Max has experience across diverse stages and typologies of projects.

Having worked for architectural practices in Melbourne and Beijing, Max has an interest in community and residential sustainable design. In addition to sustainable design, he is also interested in pushing the envelope of design through technology and emerging design processes.

Registered Architect (Victoria)
Masters of Architecture (distinction), RMIT
Diploma of Building Design & Technology, RMIT
Emma Donovan

Emma is an Architectural Graduate with professional experience in both large and small practices in Melbourne.

Since moving to Melbourne in 2015, Emma has worked across a range of projects including education, multi residential and master planning. She is interested in community and education architecture and is passionate about the accessibility of design to the wider community.

Master of Architecture (distinction), RMIT
Bachelor of Architecture (distinction), RMIT