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.

Beau Fulwood Associate, Architecture, Melbourne

Beau studied architecture at the University of Newcastle graduating in 2006, before relocating to Bangkok, Thailand to work for Woods Bagot. There he was involved in a variety of projects from high-rise residential, mixed-use, educational and luxury resorts and homes. After relocating to Melbourne, Beau completed the Master of Architecture at the University of Melbourne graduating in 2010. In 2011 he joined the team at SJB and has worked on multi-unit residential, mixed use, high-end homes and leisure projects across all phases from design and feasibility to construction.

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.

Fiona Coakley Associate, Architecture, Melbourne

Originally from Ireland, Fiona graduated from Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland.  Prior to joining SJB, she worked in Ireland and Queensland where she gained experience in mixed-use, hospitality, leisure, health-care and residential projects. At SJB, Fiona has been responsible for the successful completion of numerous high quality apartment projects. Fiona is adept at coordinating all aspects of the delivery process, ensuring design excellence whilst striving to exceed the expectations of all stakeholders.

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.

Jonathan Tondi Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Jonathan specialises in high density multi-unit residential projects with a broader range of experience encompassing hospitality, community and leisure facilities. Jonathan’s passion lies in achieving the highest possible outcomes through all stages of the design and building procurement process. Having worked with many large scale developers Jonathan excels within collaborative working environments. His experience co-ordinating all specialist consultant services through to site construction phase has delivered a comprehensive design sensibility that achieves innovative solutions at every opportunity.

Joseph Loh Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Joe is consistent in his delivery of high quality architectural outcomes, ranging from feasibility studies and master planning through to design and documentation of mixed use and multi-unit residential projects. He draws on his local and international experience to develop intelligent and considered solutions to complex sites. He sits on various committees and juries at the Property Council and the Institute of Architects and is a former NSW Chapter Councillor. Through these forums he remains engaged with the industry and informed about current and emerging practises.

Klaude Lania Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Klaude Lania joined SJB in 2011. His experience in the construction industry has given Klaude a deep understanding of the important role design has in delivering exceptional built outcomes. Klaude treats each project as means and opportunity to alter the future through design excellence.

Marcus Lewin Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Marcus joined SJB in 2010, after having completed a Bachelor of Design, and a Masters of Architecture at Sydney University. Prior to joining SJB, Marcus gained experience in master planning, seniors living and affordable single lot housing projects. Since joining SJB, Marcus has gained experience in a variety of sectors including, multi-unit residential, mixed use developments, hospitality and commercial developments, all at various stages of the design process, from project inception through to approval stages, and construction services. Marcus specialises in the management of complex, large scale, multiple stakeholder projects that require an in-depth understanding of planning frameworks. Marcus’ works closely with the clients and consultants to achieve the best possible outcome.

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 2002. 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 Senior 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.

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.

Tristan Wong Director, Architecture, Melbourne

Tristan graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2006 with First Class Honours in his Bachelor of Architecture. He joined SJB in 2011 bringing with him a diverse range of skills acquired from working on small, stand-alone residential projects through to large scale commercial, health and multi-unit residential projects. Tristan has a strong interest in design and creating quality and innovative outcomes in collaboration with the client. His strengths lie in feasibility studies, identifying site and project opportunities, and initial project conception, concept design and planning through to town planning approval and tender documentation.

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