Koichi Takada Architects - Sydney


People

Koichi Takada
Principal

Koichi Takada is a member of a new generation of architects that aim to ‘naturalise’ architecture in urban environment – an approach he developed after living in cities of high urbanization: Tokyo, New York and London.

Sydney based Koichi Takada Architects was established in 2008, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Through a series of award-winning designs, the growing practice is gaining an international reputation and is about to change the skylines of Sydney, Brisbane, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Mexico City.

Recent projects include Crown Group’s Infinity in Green Square, a $525 million futuristic mixed use development, shapes like a giant loop, nicknamed The Doughnut; another is Arc in Sydney CBD, the a 22-storey building podium with a series of layered brick masonry arches and public rooftop gardens in striking curved white rib cages.

In collaboration with world-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the practice has recently won a new landmark development in Waterloo. Koichi Takada Architects is also working on six interiors of the National Museum of Qatar currently under construction in Doha; the external architecture designed by the 2008 Pritzker Prize winner, French architect Jean Nouvel.

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  • Terry Brabazon
    Director

    Terry Brabazon is an architect who balances the intuitive – an intuition that is built on solid experience – with practical expertise. Terry brings a wealth of experience to his role as the director responsible for Koichi Takada Architects’ larger and more complex projects. His other key role is as mentor to the practice.

    Terry Brabazon has worked on multiple large-scale projects in Australia and overseas. He worked on projects in Malaysia, China and Vietnam. In Sydney he played a pivotal part in projects that have included One Central Park residential and retail development, Regent Place and St Margaret’s Hospital redevelopment. Terry graduated from the University of Western Australia and has had key roles at a number of influential architectural firms including a 21-year stint with PTW Architects.

    Terry understands the significance of best practice systems and processes and the critical importance of timing and priorities. This he combines with the skill set and profound depth of experience to deliver informed and creative solutions within the matrix of contemporary design and construction’s everyday challenges.

     

  • Georgia Wilson
    Associate Director

    Working closely with Koichi Takada since the creation of the company, Georgia has built up a thorough understanding of the design direction and implementation at Koichi Takada Architects. Involved in the management of the office, Georgia is experienced in client communications, maintaining quality control and design integrity, as well as being instrumental in the early design inception of both architectural and interior design projects and client presentation.

    As a key member of the communications team at Koichi Takada Architects, Georgia’s experience extends beyond architectural and interior design – creatively coordinating Koichi Takada Architects’ marketing collateral and portfolio submissions.

    Georgia has particular expertise in planning and consultation processes with a demonstrated ability to work with complex briefs, and challenging statutory frameworks and approval processes. With a focus on residential development, she has a solid understating of SEPP65 Principles and RFDC Compliance. Georgia has a solid understanding of council controls.

     

Current staff members

    • Abraham Fung
    • Alan Zhang
    • Alexzandra Issa
    • Alfonso Nogueira Calle
    • Amanda Tam
    • Andrew Chung
    • Athena Newman-Andrews
    • Ashley Patten
    • Bianca Ezrock
    • Bryna Hearmon
    • Christopher Smith – Head of Accounts
    • David Wilson – IT Specialist
    • Elise Vanden Dool
    • Ethan Zhang
    • Etienne Prost
    • Fabiola Cabral-Monasterios
    • Frank Crisp
    • Georgia Wilson
    • Hiroki Fujino
    • Ivan Tan
    • Jonathan Nemedez
    • Joseph Vozzo
    • Jozsef Berki – Model Maker
    • Ke Dai
    • Koichi Takada
    • Kris Kil
    • Laura Limberger
    • Marcella Khusworo
    • Marina Savochkina
    • Matthew Gold
    • Nancy Fernando
    • Natalia Zapata
    • Paula Ito
    • Peter Brailey – CFO
    • Richard Storey
    • Roland Song
    • Sam Taylor
    • Scott Beer
    • Seungsoo Lee
    • Sisi Yao
    • Tania Coneliano
    • Terry Brabazon
    • Victor Li
    • Violet Tran
    • Zhen Dai