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.

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.

Charlotte Wilson Interiors Team Leader, 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).

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.

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 Senior 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.

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.

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 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 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.

Sevda Cetin 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 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.

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 Interiors Team Leader, 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.

Photos by Katie Kaars