• Gill Gan

    Gill Gan

    Project Manager

    B.Sc (Arch) B.Arch

    Gill’s early career involved working on medium density residential projects in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, shopping centres in Japan for the US firm, RTKL, and single residential projects for Sandberg Schoffel Architects.  

    Gill joined Corben Architects in 2008 and is one of our senior project architects responsible for the running of numerous residential projects. 

    Outside work Gill spends time with her young family and enjoys the outdoor life on the northern beaches - body boarding, running and chasing a soccer ball around the futsal court with the Allambie Lambs.

  • Yun (Spark) Gao

    Yun (Spark) Gao

    Project Architect

    B.Des (Arch) M.Arch ARAIA Reg No:10152

    Yun, or as everyone calls him ‘Spark’, moved from Shanghai to Sydney in 2003. After 5 years studying architecture at the University of Sydney he worked for several small to medium scale architectural firms.

    Spark joined Corben Architects in 2014 and has worked on numerous high-end residential projects ranging from alterations & additions to substantial new builds.  Spark became a registered architect in 2017. Fluent in Mandarin he is a great asset to our practice and our numerous Chinese clients.

    Outside work Spark enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures.

  • Andreas Britz

    Andreas Britz

    Graduate Architect

    B.Arch M.Arch Dip. Vis Comm

    Andreas completed his Masters in Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2017. He enjoys working on urban planning and high density projects, particularly those in collaboration with HKU in Hong Kong and RMIT in Melbourne.

    Andreas enjoys being involved in all aspects of a project and his experience designing custom-made steel and timber furniture affords him a keen eye for detail. Combined with his interest in affordable housing and urban planning, this has created an appreciation of architecture at every scale.

    Outside of work, Andreas loves going to motorsport and car show events around Sydney, grabbing coffee at new cafes on the Northern Beaches and browsing through books on Modern American Architecture.

  • Sid Kumar

    Sid Kumar

    Graduate Architect

    B.Arch M.Arch

    Sid graduated from the University of Sydney with a Postgraduate Degree in Architecture in 2017. He has since worked in a number of respected practises and gained valuable insight into the design and construction discipline. 

    Sid joined Corben Architects in early 2019 and has a passion for high quality residential design. He particularly enjoys the process of developing a design in CAD from concept to completion, and working through the finer details to deliver a fully resolved, beautiful project.

     In his free time, you’ll often find Sid weight training in the gym, playing his guitar or appreciating cinema with his family and friends.

  • Nicole Li

    Nicole Li

    Graduate Architect

    B.Env M.Arch

    Nicole moved to Sydney after 5 years of studies at Melbourne University where she finished her masters degree in Architecture.

    Prior to joining Corben Architects in mid 2019, Nicole worked as a graduate of architecture in two small architecture companies where she was involved in a range of residential and public projects. Her passion lies within the process of design, where she seeks to design innovative and sustainable architecture. 

    In her spare time, Nicole enjoys travelling, learning new sport skills, outdoor activities and making great food to share with friends and family.

  • Karina Kerr

    Karina Kerr

    Senior Interior Designer

    B.Des (Interiors)

    Karina completed her Interior Design degree at UTS in 2004. She spent her first two years working in a small residential practice, followed by eleven years at FJMT, taking a leading role in their interiors team working on a broad range of large scale residential and commercial projects.

    After the arrival of her two children, the aspiration for creating the perfect home brought her back to residential design where her real passion lies. Joining Corben Architects in 2017 Karina has built up the interiors division of the practice based on the design principles of the practice.

    Karina enjoys spending time outdoors, going to the beach, bike rides with her young family and playing competitive hockey. 

  • Anna Wheeler

    Anna Wheeler

    Graduate of Interior Architecture

    B. Int Arch

    Anna completed a Bachelors of Interior Architecture at the University of New South Wales in 2014 after living in New York for 4 years.

    Following graduation, Anna expanded her residential architectural experience working as a project Architect for a small practise where she was exposed to a broad range of projects.  Her favourite aspect of the design process is transforming a brief from a checklist into a living environment that is tailor-made to the client.

    Outside work, Anna enjoys exploring different areas of Sydney, long coastal and bush walks, and catching up with friends. She also enjoys skiing whenever there is fresh snow, playing tennis and golf, and living an active lifestyle.

  • Lucy Purchas

    Lucy Purchas

    Interior Stylist

    Lucy worked in the travel, advertising, restaurant, functions and events management industries for over 20 years. With a passion for interior design, she started helping friends with the styling and fitout of their houses some 13 years ago.

    Lucy just happens to be married to Philip Corben so it was only a matter of time before she started working with Corben Architects on the interior styling of their projects.

    Outside work, Lucy keeps active with early morning gym workouts, long walks and joining Phil at Ayindi, their Byron Bay beachside hideaway that she also manages as a luxury holiday rental.

  • Alex Richardson

    Alex Richardson

    Architecture Student

    B.Des (Arch)

    Alex is currently completing a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney.

    Alex began working part time as an architectural student at Corben Architects in mid 2017. He provides administration support and CAD documentation and modelling of numerous projects. 

    Outside of work, Alex spends his spare time with his family, friends and partner. He has a strong passion for all things automotive and mechanical and loves working on his cars and taking long drives.

  • Erin Batchelor

    Erin Batchelor

    Architecture Student

    B.Des (Int & Spatial) B.Des (Arch)

    Erin completed a Bachelor of Interior Spatial Design in 2016 and a Bachelor of Design of Architecture in 2018 at the University of Technology Sydney.

    Erin works as a full time student at Corben Architects and wishes to undertake her Masters of Architecture in the coming years. She lends her assistance to multiple senior architects providing support with CAD modelling and documentation. Erin’s favourite aspect of the design process is the smaller scale details which accumulate to the projects entirety.

    Outside of work, Erin enjoys travelling the world and immersing herself into different cultures and experiences. She has a strong passion for life outdoors, which includes hiking, running and playing netball on the weekends.

  • Annalise Blatchford

    Annalise Blatchford

    Architecture Student

    B.Des (Arch)

    Annalise completed a Bachelor of Design in Architecture at the University of Sydney in 2018. In her third year of studying she was granted an exchange scholarship and spent a semester abroad at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. 

    Annalise began working at Corben Architects in early 2019. She provides administration support and CAD documentation and modelling of various projects. She also enjoys assisting with the marketing and social media management of the practice.

    Annalise also works part time for an artist offering her drawing and software skills to help with the development of exhibitions and commissions. Outside of work, Annalise enjoys going to live music gigs, reading and travelling.

  • Debra Lane

    Debra Lane

    Accounts Manager

    After attending the University of Melbourne and Swinburne, Debra migrated to what her youthful eyes perceived as the scintillating city of Sydney. A thirteen-year career at Citibank culminated in the role of vice president of loan administration for the corporate real estate division. 

    After the eye-opening experience of bringing up 2 children, she returned to study to become an independent BAS agent. Debra undertakes accounting and bookkeeping services for Corben Architects who she cites as one of her favourite clients.

    Simple pleasures include family time, early morning power walks, gardening, reading and films.

  • Janelle Alexander

    Janelle Alexander

    Office Manager

    B. Sc

    Janelle is in the unique position of being a past client and living in a Corben Architect designed home. Whilst she has a background in Sports Science and Exercise Physiology, she joined Corben Architects in 2014 responsible for the office management, project resourcing and finances.

    She is often the first point of contact for new clients and has a genuine appreciation of their requirements and a thorough understanding of the design and construction process.

    Outside the Corben Architects office and home, Janelle is a keen cyclist and loves her early morning assaults of the hills of Mosman and Sydney’s National Parks. She also travels to Europe each year where she cycles the Alps of Italy, France and Spain with her husband.

  • Alison Weavers

    Alison Weavers

    Administration Manager

    B.P.D. B.Arch (Hons)

    Alison is a fully qualified architect with over 15 years experience working in Hong Kong and London. After becoming a director at a large commercial architectural firm in London, she and her husband decided to return to Australia to spend more time with her family and bring up their two young daughters.

    Alison joined Corben Architects in 2015 to focus on the office administration, marketing and human resources of the practice.

    Alison enjoys a perfect work life balance of flexible hours and the convenience of the Corben Architects office located mid-way between her home and children’s school.