Adam Haddow Director, Architecture, Sydney

Won the Penelope and Edward Bilson travelling scholarship, design excellence, from University of Melbourne where he holds a Bachelor of Architecture. Architect and Urban Designer. Interested in what makes cities vibrant, connected and civil. 2007 won a 40th anniversary Churchill Fellowship to research urban density and culture, with reference to public and private space. 2009 Property Council of Australia National Future Leader award; furthered discussion about Australian cities and living environments. Has taught at University of Melbourne and University of Technology Sydney. A principal of the Sydney SJB practice since 2002. Project Director for St Margaret’s, Louisa Road, Marine Apartments, SOHO Alexandria and Casba. ahaddow@sjb.com.au

Alfred de Bruyne Director, Architecture, Melbourne

Alfred joined SJB in its formative years and was appointed director in 1985. Beyond the problem solving challenges, Alfred relishes in the creative and artistic aspects of the design process, coupled with an interest in working at all scales, types and functions. Alfred has been actively involved in Melbourne’s design community, from tutoring at the University of Melbourne in his early years to being part of the AIA Awards programme as a juror and an Awards Task Force member to being Chair of the ATF from 2009-2012. architects@sjb.com.au

Alison McCabe Director, Planning, Sydney

Has over 30 years’ experience in statutory and strategic planning for government and private practice. Worked at Cessnock, Rockdale, Woollahra and North Sydney Councils and Department of Urban Affairs and Planning. Before establishing SJB Planning NSW in 2005, with Stuart McDonald, was Director, Environmental and Community Management, Leichhardt Council. Experienced in all facets of urban and regional planning: local government administration, statutory planning processes, policy development, public participation, conflict resolution; expert witness to NSW Land and Environment Court. Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of New England; Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law, Sydney University. Has lectured on planning at Sydney’s University of Technology. amccabe@sjb.com.au

Amanda Ring Director, Planning, Melbourne

1986 graduated from University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning. Occupied planning positions in public and private sectors, gaining considerable experience of strategic and statutory planning. 1987 joined the former Ministry of Planning and worked in Central City Group advising the minister on central city developments; worked in its heritage branch and Historic Buildings Council, managing regional heritage. Since 1991 in the private sector, much of it with SJB Planning, helping public and private clients to meet land use and development objectives. An expert witness in planning approval review. Interested in cultural heritage. Has tutored at University of Melbourne. aring@sjbplanning.com.au

Andrew Parr Director, Interior Design, Melbourne

Andrew Parr is considered one of Australia’s foremost interior designers. Since founding SJB Interiors in 1994, he has developed and refined his ideas concerning modernism as a basis for design. He interprets and designs for spaces in response to each specific client, location and brief. His design ethos of combining clarity with an unexpected, expressive signature is evident in projects such as the Est. interiors@sjb.com.au

Cathy Pearl Associate, Planning, Melbourne

Over 20 years in the Melbourne property industry. Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies) and Graduate Diploma (Environment and Planning). Following work in the legal industry, was a planning consultant in private practice. Has experience of land use planning, playing a lead role in facilitating development approvals for industrial, commercial and residential proposals. Assists clients throughout the statutory planning processes, including planning permit applications, technical and strategic advice to developers, architects and consultants about site and neighbourhood character assessment, planning scheme policies, Rescode objectives, standards and decision guidelines, design review, advocacy and presentations at VCAT. Experience of the Greater Dandenong Priority Paid certification process. cpearl@sjbplannng.com.au

Charles Peters Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Charles Peters is a registered architect and has worked at SJB since 2006. With a background spanning infrastructure, retail, residential, hospitality and commercial, he is able to provide bespoke high-quality solutions for a wide range of projects. At SJB Charles specialises in complex urban sites, maximising efficiency and optimising design outcomes. A process of considered, innovative and collaborative design has resulted in multiple award-winning projects. Charles is a graduate of the University of Sydney and currently teaches at the University of NSW. cpeters@sjb.com.au

Claire Murray Associate, Planning, Melbourne

Joined SJB Planning as a Senior Planner in January 2011; has over eight years’ experience in the private sector. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Planning and Environment Studies) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Management) at the University of Melbourne, began her career as an economic and planning consultant with SGS in Melbourne before completing a Master of Science (Spatial Planning) at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. 2005 returned to Australia, taking up a position in Perth and gained significant experience in statutory and strategic planning. 2010 returned to Melbourne and has worked on commercial, residential and mixed-use developments. cmurray@sjbplanning.com.au

David Hickey Associate, Planning, Melbourne

David joined SJB Planning in 2008 and brings with him 11 years’ experience. David began his career with an Urban Planning degree at the University of Melbourne. Previously a Ministerial Adviser within the Victorian Government, David’s professional planning career commenced at the City of Kingston as both a strategic and statutory planner, gaining extensive local government experience in both disciplines. Since commencing with SJB Planning, David has worked on a variety of residential, commercial and public sector projects and often represents clients at public consultation forums as well as being an advocate at VCAT. dhickey@sjbplanning.com.au

Gabrielle Suhr Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Gabrielle Suhr received a Bachelor of Architecture with first class honours from RMIT in 2001, and joined SJB Architects in 2008. Before this she worked for Marchese + Partners Architects in Sydney and for boutique architectural practices such as BBP Architects in Victoria. Gabrielle’s experience ranges from mixed-use towers to large-scale, multi-unit residential developments and luxury single dwellings. She generates close client/architect relationships and good communication to achieve the best architectural outcomes. Most of her clients have been in the construction industry or owner builders. This has contributed to her construction knowledge base but also requires astute attention to detail and reliable project management skills. Gabrielle enjoys on-site problem-solving and achieving quality-conscious design. gsuhr@sjb.com.au

Hugh Smyth Director, Planning, Melbourne

Joined SJB Planning in 2004. His professional skills cover statutory and strategic planning requirements including formulating and obtaining major development approvals, policy formulation for land use and development, public presentations, community consultation and preparation of urban and regional strategic plans. Hugh’s portfolio of major projects includes redevelopment of the Richmond Plaza shopping centre and former Honeywell site on the Yarra River. He frequently appears before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s Planning and Environment List and Planning Panels Victoria as an advocate and expert witness. He joins SJB Planning’s directors Phil Borelli, Amanda Ring, Kel Twite and Peter Doyle. hsmyth@sjbplanning.com.au

James Goulding Senior Associate, Planning, Melbourne

For the past 15 years, James has worked in the planning and development profession, within both government and private practices.  He obtained a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning with Honours from the University of South Australia before commencing his first role with the City of Mount Gambier.  James is an experienced advisor who has worked on a broad range of statutory and strategic planning projects throughout South Australia, United Kingdom and Victoria. James has an excellent understanding of the technical, political and commercial factors influencing planning and development and, in turn, provides effective leadership and advice to clients to enable the timely and cost effective delivery of approvals for projects. James represents clients at council meetings, public consultation forums, Panel hearings and VCAT proceedings.  jgoulding@sjbplanning.com.au

John Pradel Director, Architecture, Sydney

John Pradel graduated from The University of Melbourne with Bachelor of Architecture in 1986. He joined SJB Architects, Melbourne in 1989, and became a director of SJB Architects, Sydney in 1997. John has strong management capabilities and is responsible for projects of all scales and size, ranging in complexity. His objective is to encapsulate and realise the particular potential inherent in each project, and he harnesses and exploits the abilities of his project teams. John believes that design that seeks clarity, responds to context and purpose and is respectful of the environment fulfils its cardinal role. jpradel@architecture.com.au

Jonathan Knapp Director, Urban Design, Sydney

Director and founder of SJB Urban Design in Sydney. Leads complex urban and greenfield master plans that respect cultural, built, environmental site values. Believes in open consultative process, and finding solutions to urban problems through collaborative design. Qualifications in urban design, architecture, town planning. Approach to urban design and planning forged during eight years in London studying at Bartlett School of Architecture and working for BDP (Building Design Partnership). As a BDP associate, gained experience of master planning, design, regeneration and community projects in UK, China, India, Turkey, Russia, Italy, Canada. Lectures at UNSW, University of Sydney, UTS Centre for Local Government, and Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA). jknapp@sjb.com.au

Jonathan Richards
Jonathan Richards Director, Interior Design, Sydney

Jonathan Richards is an interior designer and director of SJB. With a career that began in theatre and exhibition design, Jonathan brings a style of refinement and craftsmanship to the interior design projects at SJB. His joint passions for fine art and architecture are fused with interiors that are characterised by an elegant resolution of materials, textures and light. Jonathan’s twenty years of experience has crossed a broad range of projects including hospitality, corporate and residential sectors. He has been recognised by his peers with industry awards and is regularly invited to chair and participate in judging roles. Jonathan’s designs have been published widely and have been featured in local and international design magazines and books. His illustrative sketches are the hallmark of concept presentations by SJB Interiors and reflect his passion for an artistic approach to interior design. interiors@sjb.com.au

Kel Twite Director, Planning, Melbourne

Has more than 20 years’ planning and development experience in local government and private consulting. 1998 joined SJB Planning after positions at Berrigan Shire Council, NSW and Baw Baw Shire Council, Gippsland. 2004 appointed a director of SJB Planning. Has a leading reputation for managing the planning approvals process for some of Melbourne’s most challenging and complex redevelopment sites. Is an excellent negotiator and communicator; his comprehension of key land use and development planning matters is solid. Provides sound, timely planning advice for statutory and strategic planning matters. Is a respected expert witness and frequently appears before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal. ktwite@sjbplanning.com.au

Kellie Burns Senior Associate, Planning, Melbourne

Kellie completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Planning) at RMIT. She is an associate at SJB Planning. Kellie has worked with both local government and the private sector, and moved to SJB Planning from a senior position at the Melbourne City Council. Kellie has experience in both statutory and strategic planning, including policy formulation, and her work has involved urban and regional projects. Kellie has appeared before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal as an expert witness and also has extensive experience as an advocate in this forum. kburns@sjbplanning.com.au

Kirsten Stanisich
Kirsten Stanisich Director, Interior Design, Sydney

Kirsten Stanisich studied architecture at the University of Melbourne and joined SJB Architects as a registered architect in 1995. Realising that her design interests lay more with interior design, she then joined SJB Interiors. Kirsten was instrumental in establishing SJB Interiors in Sydney and was appointed a director in 2005. She loves the new and original in design, and design that pushes the industry. She is NSW president and a national director of the Design Institute of Australia. interiors@sjb.com.au

Ljiljana Gazevic Director, Interior Design, Melbourne

Ljiljana Gazevich joined SJB Interiors in 1994 and became a director in 2006. She has a reputation for elegant and refined design, and her use of materials and meticulous detailing especially mark out her work. She is well travelled and very familiar with international design directions. Ljiljana’s work on a wide variety of projects has been recognised by many awards and through publication in local and international magazines. interiors@sjb.com.au

Marc Ellenbroek Senior Associate, Planning, Melbourne

January 2010 joined SJB Planning as a Senior Planner, bringing 11 years’ experience gained in public and private sectors in Australia and UK. Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, Honours, University of South Australia. Started his career in local government; moved to the UK where he held public sector planning roles, increasing in seniority with experience. 2004 returned to Australia and has worked as a planning consultant since. On a variety of complex schemes, has assisted facilitation of large-scale projects from residential, retail and mixed-use developments to strategic road and infrastructure schemes. Represents clients at council meetings, public consultation forums and VCAT proceedings. mellenbroek@sjbplanning.com.au

Michael Baker Associate Director, Planning, Sydney

Michael Baker has worked for over 16 years in local and state government and in private practice in Australia and the UK and is versed in statutory and strategic planning disciplines. He has been involved in small inner-city residential projects as well as large-scale urban land release subdivisions, and in mixed-residential developments, large-scale seniors’ living complexes and commercial and industrial projects. Michael has an eye for detail and passion for solving problems. He has prepared strategic planning instruments and strategic studies for government and private clients, and also provides expert evidence in the NSW Land and Environment Court. mbaker@sjb.com.au

Michael Bialek Director, Architecture, Melbourne

As a founding director of SJB, Michael has been a key driver in the firm’s continued growth and success for over 35 years. His experience and reputation for delivering a portfolio of highly acclaimed, multi-award winning projects is recognised within the profession and the building industry. Michael has also been actively involved in the design community and has served as a jury member for numerous awards. Michael currently sits on the Large Practice Forum of the Australian Institute of Architects and is a member of the Property Council of Australia. architects@sjb.com.au

Nick Hatzi Director, Architecture, Sydney

Nick Hatzi graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Technology Sydney in 2003. In 1999 he joined SJB Architects Sydney. He has worked on significant developments including Louisa Road, the Cammeray residences and many multi-unit residential projects. Recently he worked on the winning scheme for Leighton Erskineville residential development and was involved also in the design of the Rhodes tower projects for Billbergia. His particular interests are in using digital media in design, advocating BIM and exploring new technologies. nhatzi@sjb.com.au

Nigel Morris Associate, Architecture, Melbourne

Originally from the UK, Nigel Morris studied at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and the Architectural Association School in London. He has experience of a range of project types and scales. In the UK, Europe and South-East Asia he completed residential, education, hospitality and arts projects. These provided specific experience of complex multi-stakeholder schemes and early stage briefing and design development. Nigel has won several international design competitions. At SJB he continues to work on projects at all scales, from bespoke private residences to large-scale multi-unit residential and mixed-use developments. nmorris@sjb.com.au

Oliver Mayger Director, Architecture, Melbourne

Originally from the UK, Oliver Mayger studied at Kingston University and Leeds Metropolitan University, graduating in 1999. He worked in the UK and then in Perth, WA, where he gained experience in the management and delivery of leisure, hospitality, mixed-use, residential and heritage projects as well as working with government agencies. He joined SJB in 2006 and became an associate in 2007, earlier in 2012 he was appointed director. Oliver has been involved in the delivery of significant large-scale projects including the RACV Healesville Country Club and Richmond, A Place to Live. omayger@sjb.com.au

Owen Chow Director, Architecture, Melbourne

Owen received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1984 from RMIT University and in the final years of his degree joined SJB as a work experience student. Owen was appointed an associate director in 1986 and in 1997 was made a director. Owen has a particular interest in the CAD development, computer modelling and visualisation capabilities of the firm. architects@sjb.com.au

Peter Doyle Director, Planning, Melbourne

1994 graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University with Bachelor of Applied Science (Planning). Began in planning at the City of Frankston before moving to the private sector. Worked for local and international consulting practices before joining SJB Planning 2008. 2009 appointed a Director. Skills cover statutory and strategic planning, master planning of new communities, development facilitation across residential, commercial and industrial land projects, planning feasibility and property advice. An effective project director, negotiating and consulting with private and public sector clients in facilitating complex projects. Appears before Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal as an expert witness and has experience as an advocate. pdoyle@sjbplanning.com.au

Phillip Borelli Director, Planning, Melbourne

Is a founding director of SJB Planning. Studied at RMIT and completed a Diploma of Applied Science (Town Planning) (Hons) in 1981. His planning career began at the former metropolitan planning authority (the MMBW) and the state government, where he ultimately managed both the Southbank and Central City Planning Areas. Began working in the private sector in 1989 and, since then, has assisted a wide range of public sector and private clients in meeting their land use and development objectives. Is a regular expert planning witness and an experienced adviser on planning and property issues. Recently celebrated his 21st year with SJB Planning. pborelli@sjbplanning.com.au

Scott Barwick Associate Director, Planning, Sydney

Scott Barwick has more than 20 years’ planning experience in government and private practice. Before joining SJB Planning NSW, Scott had worked in consultancy before establishing his own practice. He is experienced in preparing strategic planning instruments and advising on their interpretation and implementation for government and private clients. His development experience ranges from single residential proposals to large-scale urban land release, mixed residential and industrial projects. He also provides expert evidence to the NSW Land and Environment Court. sbarwick@sjb.com.au

Simon McPherson Director, Urban Design, Melbourne

Simon McPherson is a registered architect and practising urban designer. Educated at the University of Melbourne, he gained a master’s degree in urban design from the Bartlett School, University College London. He has worked on urban-scale projects in Australia and the UK. He is director of SJB Urban, to which he brings professional experience in core urban design skills and project capability and also academic achievements. His work is driven by the objectives of sustainable outcomes, design quality and social equity. SJB Urban undertakes large developments, strategic projects and high-level advisory work in metropolitan and regional locations across Australia. Simon frequently presents at national and international conferences, and lately at the World Sustainable Building Conference SB11 in Helsinki. smcpherson@sjb.com.au

Stuart Gordon Associate, Planning, Sydney

Stuart Gordon became an associate of SJB Planning in 2011. He gained a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of New England in 2002. He has worked in the public and private sectors and has experience of local government administration and statutory processes, policy development, conservation, land use planning, land subdivision, planning proposals and appeals, and community consultation. He prepared rural resource lands strategy plans for Baulkham Hills, Campbelltown, Gosford, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Penrith and Wollondilly Councils and the Department of Planning. Stuart has acted as an expert witness for the NSW Land and Environment Court. sgordon@sjb.com.au

Stuart McDonald Director, Planning, Sydney

For more than 25 years, Stuart McDonald has worked in the planning, development and building professions, both in government and private practice. Before starting SJB Planning NSW, Stuart held senior planning positions in NSW local government: as director of planning at the City of Sydney and South Sydney City, and director of environmental management at Leichhardt Council. Stuart is experienced in statutory and strategic planning. He frequently provides senior level policy and strategic advice to the NSW Department of Planning, the Central Sydney Planning Committee and local authorities, as well as expert evidence to the NSW Land and Environment Court. smcdonald@sjb.com.au

Tony Battersby Director, Architecture, Melbourne

Tony Battersby joined SJB in 2000 and has worked on a variety of projects in Australia and China. He brings confidence, commitment and energy to this work. His experience and drive contribute to the provision of sound professional outcomes benefiting clients and the community. Tony is active in the profession and is on the Victorian Chapter Council of the Australian Institute of Architects. architects@sjb.com.au

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