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

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Koichi Takada

Nominated Architect – NSW Architect 6901, VIC Architect 16179, QLD Architect 5590

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 humanising and naturalising 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 and elicits an emotional response from users. Koichi Takada clearly sees a new beginning in a post-Covid time, when naturalising architecture will be the way forward, empowering the next generation that follows.


Georgia Wilson


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.

Senior Associates

Alan Zhang

Senior Associate Design

Alan Zhang is a highly skilled, creative and detail-oriented Senior Associate Design who joined Koichi Takada Architects in 2017. He has actively designed, developed and documented a variety of scales of projects with a focus on residential and commercial. Alan effectively coordinates team members, consultants and builders and arranges workflows to complete project milestones in an accurate and timely manner. His solid construction knowledge allows him to generate innovative design solutions and resolve complex design scenarios.


Rafe Wilson


Rafe Wilson is a registered architect with 10 years of experience spanning a diverse portfolio – from residential projects to commercial, retail and hospitality. Rafe brings innovative architectural solutions to each project, approaching them with detail-oriented focus. His broad technical skill set provides the ability to engage from concept design through to construction stage.

Ethan Zhang


Ethan Zhang is an Associate with extensive international and local Australian professional experience. He has an academic background in both architecture and urban planning and spent several years in the early part of his career working on large-scale commercial and residential developments in South-East Asia. His key project experience includes involvement in the Wuhan CTF tower precinct and the ‘Integral’ Eco-Industrial Campus in Guilin. Ethan’s involvement in projects spans across all phases from design concept onwards and he has a particular focus on ensuring design intent is preserved through to documentation and construction. He is skilled at building relationships with stakeholders and working with the wider project team to overcome obstacles and constraints to deliver meaningful projects.