Koichi Takada Architects - Sydney


People

Koichi Takada
Principal

Koichi Takada has brought Japanese sensibility to Australian architecture. He melds the traditions of his homeland with today’s stunning flowing forms – an approach he developed in New York, London and Tokyo. Koichi studied and graduated from the School of Architecture at the City University of New York and the Architectural Association in London. He completed his thesis under Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi with Rem Koolhaas as a visiting critic.

While practicing at Atushi Kitagawara Architects in Tokyo, Koichi was invited to be part of a competition for the Museum of Contemporary Art, in 1997 and stayed in Sydney thereafter. He also trained under architects John Denton and Richard Francis-Jones; known today as one of Australia’s best architects. Koichi was also the Associate Director at PTW and worked on award-winning luxury apartments in Sydney, as well as projects in Japan, China, and the Middle-East.

Koichi Takada has won international competitions in Australian and Japan, as well as several key architectural and interior design awards. The firm’s projects are well recognized and have been extensively featured in Australian and international design magazines. He established his own practice; Koichi Takada Architects in Sydney in 2008 and the practice is now growing with competition-winning architectural projects globally and in Australia.

  • 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
    • Ady Chen
    • Alan Zhang
    • Alexzandra Issa
    • Alfonso Nogueira Calle
    • Amanda Tam
    • Andrew Chung
    • Athena Newman-Andrews
    • Bianca Ezrock
    • Bryna Hearmon
    • Christopher Smith – Head of Accounts
    • Daniel Covarrubias
    • David Wilson – IT Specialist
    • Elise Vanden Dool
    • Ethan Zhang
    • Etienne Prost
    • Fabiola Cabral-Monasterios
    • Frank Crisp
    • Georgia Wilson
    • Hiroki Fujino
    • Ivan Tan
    • Jinyi Xu
    • John Sham
    • Joseph Vozzo
    • Jozsef Berki – Model Maker
    • Julie Lien
    • Koichi Takada
    • Kris Kil
    • Laura Limberger
    • Marcella Khusworo
    • Matthew Gold
    • Marina Savochkina
    • Michael O’Brien
    • Natalia Zapata
    • Paula Ito
    • Patrick Girdler
    • Peter Brailey – CFO
    • Richard Storey
    • Roland Song
    • Ruzica Maric
    • Sam Taylor
    • Scott Beer
    • Seungsoo Lee
    • Sisi Yao
    • Terry Brabazon
    • Tim Schreiber
    • Victor Li
    • Violet Tran
    • Zhen Dai