Isabelle Toland

Portrait of Isabelle Toland

Co-founder, Aileen Sage Architects


Isabelle Aileen Toland is the co-director and co-founder of Aileen Sage Architects, based in Sydney. She grew up on Guringai country and currently lives and works on Gadi land.

Isabelle graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003. She worked in Paris for Shigeru Ban Architects and Sydney for Neeson Murcutt Architects, where she and Amelia Sage Holliday, Aileen Sage co-director, met and worked for several years prior to establishing their practice in 2013.

Isabelle and Amelia were creative directors for the 2016 Australian Exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale and have received numerous awards, including the 2018 AIA NSW Emerging Architects Prize. Isabelle has taught and critiques regularly at Sydney architecture schools. She was a member of the 2018–2020 State Design Review Panel for the NSW Government Architect and has participated on numerous award juries and design review panels. Her experience ranges from complex residential and urban community projects, to remote temporary campsites and large-scale public art strategies and interventions.