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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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