Adam Haddow Director, Architecture, Sydney

Director at SJB Architects, Adam Haddow is an architect and urban designer. A Churchill Fellow, Adam investigated alternatives to conventional models of urban design. The sabbatical resulted in a research project entitled ‘Shall We Dense’ an examination into the state of modern density living in Australia. Adam’s diverse experience and creative expertise is recognised by numerous architectural accolades, including international awards for Casba, winner of the 2015 World Architecture Festival for mixed-use completed buildings; and Cleveland Rooftop winner of the 2018 Architizer A+ Award, residential apartment. In 2014, he was creative director of the Australian National Architecture Conference.

Adrian Strudwick-Barker
Adrian Strudwick-Barker Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Adrian studied architecture at the University of Newcastle. Since joining SJB in 2013, Adrian has demonstrated his versatility on projects ranging from mixed-use through to education and health; having found his forte in boutique multi-unit residential. His commitment to delivering exceptional living environments that support human comfort is evident throughout his work on such projects as Pavilion Street Queenscliff, Waterfall by Crown at Waterloo, Ashlar Surry Hills, and several adaptive reuse and new residential projects in Sydney and Newcastle. With experience in both the fields of architecture and interior design, Adrian brings a holistic yet detailed approach to his work from the early stages of the initial concept, through to documentation and completion. This is supplemented by his specialisation in the delivery of complex projects and tasks with numerous stakeholders which has allowed Adrian to craft his approach to working with clients and consultants to deliver a well-produced and refined product.

Beau Fulwood Senior Associate, Architecture, Melbourne

Beau is an experienced and talented architect who brings over 12 years’ experience to SJB with a proven track record of delivering projects both here and inThailand. He adopts a process-driven approach that draws upon a site’s context and history to optimise project outcomes. He brings his passion for achieving the best result to lead numerous multi-unit residential and mixed-use developments, together with bespoke homes, leisure projects and workplaces. Beau’s strength lies in managing the entire design and construction process – building relationships to achieve outstanding results whilst increasing a focus on human-centred sustainable outcomes.

Ben Rahme Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Ben Rahme first approached the architectural profession entrepreneurially through facilitating the acquisition of mixed-use developments. He combines his technical, interpersonal and property industry experience to effectively design solutions that create a symbiosis between the commercial and social spheres of the built environment. At SJB, Ben has demonstrated an affinity for the design and delivery of complex, large-scale projects adopting an agile mindset to problem solving and harnessing his clear and concise communication skills to effectively steer projects towards an optimal outcome.  Focusing on concepts relating to placemaking, Ben believes in a socially transformative architecture that promotes new customs of living and interacting in space, particularly in mixed use and multi-unit residential projects.

Charlotte Wilson Senior Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Charlotte joined SJB in 2017 with 10 years’ experience in interior design spanning high-end residential, hospitality and commercial sectors in both Australia and the UK. Since graduating with an MA in Architecture from London’s Royal College of Art, Charlotte has focused on interior design while maintaining a strong passion for designing with an understanding for both interior and architectural disciplines to achieve holistic, narrative-driven projects. Charlotte specialises in bespoke design and values the importance of understanding the end user, examining how they will engage and connect with the space. Notable awards include Best in Show, Free Range Exhibition, London (2010) and winner of the award for outstanding academic excellence, Leeds Metropolitan University (2010).

Danny Chan Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Since graduating in 2010, Danny has gained broad experience across projects in the multi-unit residential, mixed-use, education and urban planning sectors. He specialises in providing design solutions across all projects stages to achieve unique architectural outcomes. At SJB, Danny has played a key role in the successful delivery of several large-scale multi-unit residential developments demonstrating a professional and mature approach to project coordination and the resolution of complex design and technical challenges. An appreciation for the importance of good urban design underpins Danny’s approach to ensure new developments contribute positively to the streetscape and neighbourhood. Danny’s skills in the use of BIM (Building Information Modelling) software brings efficiency to the design and documentation process and he enjoys the progression of bringing a project to reality.

Dom Bunnag Associate, Architecture, Melbourne

Dom excels in concept design, competition submissions and the visual communication of projects involving a strong understanding of both technical and functional requirements with bold knowledge and a focus on collaborative outcomes. Dom is an integral part of the SJB team. His attention to detail, together with his experience across numerous project phases and building typologies, enables him to draw on a breadth of knowledge to provide innovative design solutions.

Emily Wombwell Studio Director, Architecture, Sydney

Emily received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Newcastle in 2008 and joined SJB Architects in 2013. Prior to this she worked for Hassell in Sydney and the international practice, IBI Nightingale in Wales, UK. Emily’s experience ranges from large scale mixed use and commercial precincts, public health, defence and education buildings to multi-unit residential projects and private houses. Having worked throughout feasibility, masterplan, design development and documentation stages, Emily understands the importance of strong design in complex urban and architectural projects and its effects on the end users of a place. Emily is enthusiastic about quality design at all scales and strives to complete the most desirable architectural outcomes through successful communication and problem solving, working closely with client groups including AMP Capital.

Fiona Coakley Director, Architecture, Melbourne

Fiona has a key interest in detailed design and building materiality and her knowledge in this area drives her to find innovative and enduring solutions. “Refinement of detail, material selection, sustainability and thought around the way a building will age are all fundamental elements to creating quality and considered solutions,” she says. With an aptitude for project delivery and comprehensive design sensibility, Fiona ensures that all projects achieve high-quality architectural outcomes.

Gabrielle Suhr Senior Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Gabrielle focuses on creating close client/architect relationships and maintaining the highest level of communication in order to achieve rewarding architectural outcomes. Her belief in the value of community encourages her to always strive to bring a joyful element and level of delight into the built environment. Having received a Bachelor of Architecture with first class honours from RMIT in 2001, she joined SJB in 2008 and has enjoyed delivering mixed use developments, boutique multi-unit residential projects, childcare centres, luxury single dwellings and terrace housing.

Howe Law Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Howe Law is a senior architectural visualiser and has won several awards for his work in 3D visualisation. Since completing a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of New South Wales in 2012, Howe has produced visuals for a diverse range of projects ranging from boutique interiors to master plan aerials. Howe’s main interests include virtual reality, matte painting and covering up mistakes with lens flares.

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.

John Rowley Associate, Architecture, Sydney

John brings more than 15 years’ experience to his role at SJB and a strong track record in the design and delivery of large-scale projects in Britain and Australia. He has worked in the educational, mental healthcare and residential sectors from feasibility to completion. He enjoys complex projects and fostering a collaborative approach to working with clients, contractors, users and other stakeholders to overcome design challenges. John is interested in how architecture can respond to a site and how a building’s environment and the unique requirements of its users can drive its design.  At SJB, John has established himself as a valuable member of the design team demonstrating an affinity for technical innovation whilst striving for optimal design outcomes and effective project delivery.

Jonathan Tondi Studio Director, 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 building procurement process. Having worked with many large-scale developers Jonathan excels in collaborative working environments. With demonstrated experience in project delivery through to site construction phase Jonathan possesses a comprehensive design sensibility that is consistent with delivering innovative solutions at every opportunity.

Joseph Loh Studio Associate, Architecture, Sydney

As an established member of the design team at SJB, Joseph Loh 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. With a significant background in urban design and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Technology Sydney, Joseph understands the context in which architecture can affect the life of cities. This appreciation operates in conjunction with a belief that sustainability is a fundamental component of all good design.

Juan Muñoz-Tamayo
Juan Muñoz-Tamayo Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Juan Muñoz-Tamayo joined the SJB team in 2013 after 6 years at Cox Richardson Architects and 20 years in his private practice, MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo, in partnership with architect Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco in Bogota-Colombia. While practising in Colombia Juan gained experience on a diverse range of projects in the residential and public sectors which informs his depth of knowledge of all stages of the design process strengthened by significant experience in documenting complex projects. Juan has demonstrated a collaborative, cooperative and detail-oriented approach to design across many prominent projects at SJB including the Surry Hills Village, the Young and Loftus development in Circular Quay, Cleveland and Co., and 10 Wylde Street. Juan’s technical capabilities are complemented by a keen interest in drawing, sketching, languages, travelling and the history of architecture. This inquisitive mindset is further reflected in his contribution to fostering a collegial studio culture and broader professional involvement in education, mentoring and research into space psychology among other human related topics.

Kurt Boledziuk Associate, Architecture, Melbourne

Kurt graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2010, with a Bachelor of Planning and Design and a Master of Architecture. His background spans a broad range of project sector and scale, both in Australia and Asia. He brings a diverse range of skills with particular expertise in hotels, residential and mixed-use projects as well as experience in facade design. Kurt brings strength in rational and efficient planning and an aptitude for coordination of complex projects, achieving innovative, design-driven outcomes.

Michael Bialek Director, Architecture, Melbourne

Over his 40-year career, SJB founding director Michael Bialek has continued to design for place, crafting design responses that are unique to their location. “Responding to diverse locations with sympathetic and dynamic design solutions is a wonderful experience,” he says. His outstanding portfolio of acclaimed and award-winning projects include apartment buildings, private homes, commercial, hospitality and cultural venues.

Millie Lakos Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Millie is a highly motivated and valued member of the SJB team who brings to projects a deep interest in the built environment; architecture; buildings; structures and the construction process. Her work is informed by her multi-disciplinary training having earned a Bachelor of Design in Interior Design from the University of Technology Sydney and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies which she completed in 2012. Professionally, Millie adopts an approach to design that is sustainable, culturally and economically minded, and which considers both the spatial qualities of a building and its setting with a desire to meet client and community needs as a whole. Since joining SJB, Millie has applied her attention to detail and strong design coordination skills to achieve quality outcomes across a number of large-scale mixed-use and multi-residential projects.

Monica Edwards Senior Associate, Architecture, Sydney

With a passion for the finished product and an aptitude for delivery, Monica has demonstrated her versatility as a project architect with experience in residential, education, civic, sport and health projects. Driven by the concept that quality architecture should be accessible to all, Monica strives for a collaborative, enjoyable approach to design which fuses the client and stakeholder expectations with the design intent, authority requirements and specialist consultant needs. Monica is an active member of the architecture community, being part of the team that bought the Champions of Change Program to architecture, as well as preparing and coordinating the inaugural cross-generation mentor program for the Institute of Architects. In addition, Monica enthuses her love of detail design tutoring construction to undergraduate students at UTS.

Nick Hatzi Director, Architecture, Sydney

Nick graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Technology Sydney in 2002. In 1999 he joined SJB where he worked on a number of significant developments including the Erko development in Erskineville, for Leightons, Louisa Road Development, The Cammeray Residences and numerous multi-unit residential projects. More recently his involvement of the winning scheme for The Bridgehill Portmans Street, Green Square development and involvement in the Rhodes tower projects for Billbergia. He has particular interests in the use of digital media in design, advocating the use of BIM and exploring new innovative technologies.

Nigel Morris Associate Director, Architecture, Melbourne

Nigel’s input to SJB for over 10 years builds on his experience in residential, education, hospitality and arts projects. He is skilled in the management of complex multi-stakeholder schemes, early stage briefing and project development. He seeks to draw together diverse interests – design, people and community, commerce and construction. He works to create improved outcomes for clients and to enrich the quality of the built environment and the spaces we inhabit.

Owen Chow Director, Architecture, Melbourne

Owen believes the ultimate goal for an architect is to create spaces that are loved and memorable. His technical abilities with CAD and other modelling tools also help clients see and experience design concepts in new ways – empowering clients to engage with the design process. Owen is an advocate for flexible thinking. “Engagement, discourse, diversity of cultures and perseverance of ideas are the essence of great design,” he says.

Rachel Yabsley Studio Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Rachel is a registered architect in NSW with more than 10 years’ professional experience both local and international. Prior to joining SJB Architects in 2018, Rachel was an Associate at Candalepas Associates where she managed multiple projects at all stages of development. Rachel also worked in London for Robin Partington and Partners on several large scale multi residential developments. Rachel has played a significant role in delivering schemes across a variety of sectors with a focus on high end detailing. Design is always at the core of her thinking, with a belief in a collaborative approach to inform decision making. This commitment to excellence is demonstrated throughout her projects at SJB including her recent work on the Surry Hills Village, Young and Loftus and a new commercial project at 88 Harris Street, Pyrmont. Rachel enjoys working closely with clients, contractors and the broader consultant team to deliver a successful outcome.

Rebecca Donoghue Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Rebecca is a registered architect with more than 10 years professional experience. Since joining SJB in 2015, Rebecca has played a key role in several high-profile multi-unit residential, commercial and mixed-use projects as well as completing work for complex public domain projects and smaller alterations and additions to single dwellings. Her experience across this breadth of typologies ensures a collaborative and innovative approach leading to high-quality outcomes for all projects. Rebecca is an adaptable architect who brings an attention to detail to project delivery and has successfully navigated design challenges on a number of complex developments in Sydney and Newcastle. Her approach is enhanced by complementary skills in urban design, reflecting a commitment to the built environment that is sensitive to place and which makes a positive contribution to the broader urban context.

Sevda Cetin Studio Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Sevda received a Bachelor of Architecture from Sydney University in 1995 and joined SJB in 2013. Working in many large Sydney practices in the last 20 years, Sevda’s experience ranges from commercial fit-outs, hospitality, child care centres, mixed-use towers, large-scale multi-unit residential projects and single dwellings. Sevda focuses on creating close client/architect relationships while maintaining the highest level of communication to achieve quality architectural outcomes.

Stefanie Hughes Studio Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Stefanie Hughes joined SJB in 2011. She works across a wide range and scale of projects with a particular interest in boutique multi-residential and adaptive re-use projects. She credits her strong sense of design clarity necessary in complex projects on her early background in the health, defence and nuclear sectors. With a strong design focus Stefanie thrives in the early stages of a project often working on competitions and schematic submissions. She is equally attentive to the detail and finishing required to elevate a project and engage end users prioritising a sense of playfulness. While at SJB she has developed and honed her multimedia skills from producing 3D imagery to compiling full animation sequences.

Tracy Xia Associate, Architecture, Melbourne

Tracy is an architect with over 9 years’ experience across residential, mixed-use, social housing and commercial developments. She brings an enviable breadth of skill and a depth of understanding with the delivery of complex novated and fast-tracked projects. Tracy adopts a tenacious, action-oriented approach in her efforts to improve the way we contribute to the built environment. Her experience across all facets of the architectural process, from project coordination to problem-solving on site with builders and contractors, ensures a successful outcome on every project.

Tristan Wong Director, Architecture, Melbourne

Tristan’s innovative thinking and bold solutions have helped drive positive lifestyle and wellbeing outcomes and immeasurable environmental benefits. His projects have won architectural and urban design awards, with particular reference to the clarity and innovation in their planning and design. A key driver for Tristan is incorporating eco-conscious, innovative sustainable solutions into his designs. His gift for seeing opportunities is particularly valued by clients looking to get the most out of a site or project.

Victoria Judge Senior Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Victoria is an accomplished Interior Designer with more than 20 years’ experience in the design and delivery of diverse and complex interior design projects of varied types and scales. Having studied at the University of Technology, Sydney, where she graduated with First Class Honours and the University Medal, Victoria is committed to achieving high quality, considered design outcomes. Her organised, focused and thorough work approach ensures she delivers thoughtful and responsive designs. Victoria brings to SJB strong experience with an interdisciplinary design approach and collaboration across streams which, combined with her expertise in materials, use of colour and textiles, facilitates the consistent delivery of sophisticated and functional interior designs.

Wesley Grunsell Senior Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Wesley graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Architecture (1st class Honours) and has subsequently worked as a registered architect for several years. He has experience in delivering award winning architectural projects and public space across multiple sectors, with a focus on multi-residential and mixed-use developments. Wes is passionate about architecture that solves the unique parameters of each project and that enhances the fabric of the city through the interface of architecture at the public domain. He has designed across multiple sectors and scales, from bespoke furniture through to urban projects, leading from concept design to the completion of construction. This extensive experience allows him to resolve complex problems and to produce an architectural solution that has clarity and rigor.

Yvonne Cai Associate, Architecture, Sydney

Yvonne joined SJB shortly after completing her Master of Architecture at the University of Sydney in 2014. Her formative years at SJB included project experience on several significant childcare projects across Australia. Since then, Yvonne has carried her project skills into single residential, multi-residential and commercial adaptive reuse developments. Her current role has focused on the delivery of inner city creative adaptive reuse projects, with a thoughtful engagement with context, detailing and materiality. Yvonne brings a strong understanding of the layers of design complexity introduced by existing structures and is adept at working collaboratively with project teams including specialist consultants to respond to constraints in a dynamic yet sympathetic way.

Photos by Katie Kaars