Koichi Takada Architects - Sydney


People

Koichi Takada
Principal

Koichi Takada has brought a Japanese sensibility to Australian architecture. His work is innovative and refined. Koichi melds the traditions of his homeland with today’s stunning flowing forms – an approach he developed in New York, London and Tokyo.

Koichi Takada has won international competitions in Australia 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.

Koichi Takada studied and graduated from the School of Architecture at the City University of New York and the Architectural Association, London. Koichi studied his thesis work under Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi with Rem Koolhaas as a visiting critic.

While practicing at Atsushi Kitagawara Architects in Tokyo, Koichi worked on an invited competition of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney in 1997 and stayed in Sydney thereafter. Koichi has been associate director at PTW and worked on award winning luxury apartments in Sydney, and a diverse range of architectural projects in Japan, China, and the Middle-East.

Koichi established his own practice, Koichi Takada Architects in Sydney in 2008. The practice is now growing with competition winning architectural projects and a focus on the construction phase, with key multi-residential projects in Australia and key landmark projects overseas.

  • 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

    • Alan Zhang
    • Alexzandra Issa
    • Alfonso Nogueira Calle
    • Amanda Tam
    • Andrew Chung
    • Angela Garcia
    • Austin Tang
    • Bianca Ezrock
    • Chris Isedale
    • Christopher Smith – Head of Accounts
    • Daniel Covarrubias
    • David Wilson – IT Specialist
    • Elise Vanden Dool
    • Emma Cohen
    • Ethan Zhang
    • Etienne Prost
    • Frank Crisp
    • Georgia Wilson
    • Ivan Tan
    • Jinyi Xu
    • Joseph Vozzo
    • Jozsef Berki – Model Maker
    • Julie Lien
    • Koichi Takada
    • Kris Kil
    • Kylie Pan
    • Luisa Moran
    • Marcella Khusworo
    • Matthew Gold
    • Melika Aljukic
    • Natalia Zapata
    • Paolo Stracchi
    • Patrick Girdler
    • Peter Brailey – CFO
    • Richard Storey
    • Sam Taylor
    • Scott Beer
    • Sean Wong
    • Terry Brabazon
    • Tim Schreiber
    • Tommy Sutrisno
    • Victor Li
    • Vivienne Hinschen
    • Winnie Sheung
    • Zhen Dai