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Founded in 2008, Koichi Takada Architects is based in Sydney with offices in Doha and Tokyo. Principal Koichi Takada resides in Sydney, from where his firm delivers distinct and impactful outcomes around the globe.

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Directors

Koichi Takada

Principal

Koichi Takada belongs to a new generation of architects that strive to bring nature back into the urban environment — an approach he matured after living in cities: Tokyo, New York and London. Koichi established his practice in 2008. He has brought a Japanese sensibility to Australian Architecture, each project embodying his commitment to organic form and consideration for human experience. Through a series of award-winning designs, the growing practice is gaining an international reputation, with projects in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Tokyo, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Doha and Mexico City. Koichi’s emphasis is on a connection to nature, on humanizing and naturalizing the urban environment. He has invested himself in forms of architecture that speak to local landscapes, heritage, and traditions. Koichi accepts and encourages a sensitive connection to nature, surroundings and elicits an emotional response from users. Koichi Takada clearly sees a new beginning in a Post-Covid time, when naturalizing architecture will be the way forward, empowering the next generation that follows.

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. 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 a thorough understanding of the design direction and implementation at Koichi Takada Architects. As part of the Executive Team, Georgia is experienced in client communications, maintaining quality control and design integrity throughout all stages of each project, as well as being instrumental in the early design inception of both architectural and interior design projects. 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’ portfolio submissions. Georgia has developed through the years a strong expertise in managing international projects, planning and consultation processes with a demonstrated ability to work with complex briefs as well as challenging statutory frameworks and approval processes. Georgia has proved her success through a number of Land & Environment Court approvals, successfully negotiating mediated agreements and attending court hearings. Prior to joining Koichi Takada Architects, Georgia worked at RMJM Architects in Cambridge, as a key design member on educational projects, including the design and construction stages of the University of Bedfordshire, Luton.

Associates

Andrew Chung

Senior Associate

Bryna Hearmon

Associate

Jessica Ball

Interior Design Associate

Alan Zhang

Design Associate

Hiroki Fujino

Design Associate

Nermine Zahran

Senior Architect & Sustainability Manager