Our team is creative, professional and exceptionally dedicated. Its carefully balanced composition of youth and experience gives it the ability to respond with the personal touch to both large scale commercial projects and intimate residential briefs.
Philip is our Managing Director and Founder and has almost 40 years experience in the architecture profession. He established Corben Architects in 1990 with a principal commitment to delivering quality residential architecture paired with a high level of client service.
Philip oversees each of Corben Architects’ projects and is intimately involved in design review and client liaison. As Managing Director, he is also responsible for the business management of the practice.
Outside of work, Philip shares his time with his interior stylist wife Lucy, his three daughters and two grandsons. He also tries to find time for his loves of yoga, surfing, sailing, snow skiing and escaping to his beachside hideaway in Byron Bay.
B.Sc (Arch) B.Arch (Hons) FRAIA Reg no. 4616
Mark has over 25 years experience working in architecture and initially started his career as a solicitor. He joined Corben Architects in 1998 and after being with the business for over a decade, was appointed a director in 2007.
Mark has an outstanding sense of design and has excellent documentation and communication skills. In his role, he manages Corben Architect’s large-scale residential projects.
Mark has a strong interest in art, architecture and landscape design. Whilst enjoying city life during the week, he often escapes to his Palm Beach residence on the weekends.
LLB. B.Arch (Hons) (UA)
Mohit is a passionate architect with 25 years’ experience working in Australia and abroad. He joined Corben Architects in 1999 and has since led a variety of large-scale residential projects. He was appointed an Associate in 2000 and a Director in 2007. Mohit has exceptional design and documentation skills, which he brings to all of Corben Architects’ work.
Outside of work, Mohit shares his time between the two loves of his life – his family and sport. He is passionate about cricket and is still chasing that elusive ‘ace’ on the golf course.
Dip. Arch M.Arch (UNSW)
Andrew has over 30 years’ experience working in residential, commercial, educational and heritage projects. He joined Corben Architects in 2007, after spending a number of years managing his own practice and was appointed as an Associate Director in 2011.
Andrew understands the nuances of residential projects and the different design challenges they face.
Outside work, Andrew loves to travel, cook and go mountain bike riding. He also loves to spend time with family and friends and catch up with mates at the footy or for a round of golf.
B.Arch (UTS) NSW ARAIA Reg no. 5575
Amy joined Corben Architects in 2012 after completing her Masters in Architecture which included an opportunity to live and study in Sweden as part of an exchange program. Amy has quickly risen through the ranks of the practice; a testament to her ability and passion. She has worked on a wide range of residential projects and loves working directly with clients to create their dream homes.
In her spare time, Amy and her family share a love of the outdoors - hiking, biking, skiing and surfing.
B.Sc (Arch) (UNSW) M.Arch ARAIA Reg no. 10271
Adam has over 10 years’ experience as an architect. After graduating, he was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects’ NSW Chapter Prize and the James Hartley Bibby Memorial Scholarship.
Adam joined Corben Architects in 2016 in a senior design role after working for a number of award-winning firms and was appointed an Associate in 2018 He manages numerous residential projects and is part of our technology management and development team.
Adam tutors architecture, interior design and teaches digital design students at university. He also works with The Smith Family charity, mentoring disadvantaged architecture students.
When not renovating his own home, Adam takes every opportunity to travel and he enjoys a fit and active lifestyle.
B.Des (Arch) M.Arch Grad Dip Env Law ARAIA Reg no. 9430
With over 20 years in the industry, Jaie brings a plethora of skills to his role as Senior Architect; client relations, project management, council negotiations to name but a few. Jaie has a flair for creativity & style and an eye for detail. His easy-going personality ensures a great outcome with every project undertaken. In his spare time, Jaie can be found enjoying bushwalks and camping with his family, following his favourite NRL team or trying to stay out of trouble on the golf course.
B.Des (Arch) & Dip. Arch. Tech. NSW Reg. No. 10487
Gill joined Corben Architects in 2008 and is one of our senior project architects responsible for running numerous residential projects. During Gill’s career, she’s worked on single and medium-density residential projects in Sydney along with a number of shopping centres in Japan.
On weekends, Gill spends time with her young family and enjoys the outdoor lifestyle of the northern beaches – bodyboarding, running and chasing a soccer ball around the futsal court with the Allambie Lambs.
B.Sc (Arch) B.Arch
Senior Project Manager
Originally from Oxford, Nicole joined our team in 2020. With over 10 years experience in architecture, her work includes a broad range of large-scale residential, commercial, heritage and educational projects in Oxford, UK as well as Sydney. Having enjoyed the complexity of large scale projects, Nicole's focus these days lies in the residential sector.
A competitive soccer player for over 25 years, Nicole volunteers as a coach to a successful all age team in the Eastern Suburbs. When not coaching, she can be found on the golf course, trying to squeeze a round of golf into any travel opportunity.
BA (Hons), Dip Arch, MA.
Senior Project Manager
Karina has 15 years’ experience as an interior designer working on a broad range of large-scale residential and commercial projects. Before joining Corben Architects in 2017, she spent almost 11 years at one of Australia’s largest design firms.
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.
Outside of work, Karina enjoys spending time outdoors, going to the beach, bike riding with her young family and playing competitive hockey.
Senior Interior Designer
After spending a couple years abroad in Hong Kong, Keith joined us in 2021. He comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in architecture & interior design; both local and international, having worked on both large commercial and high-end residential projects.
Keith is fluent in Cantonese & Mandarin and works closely with our Chinese clients. Outside of work, Keith enjoys time with his wife and young daughter. He is a soccer fanatic and can be found playing on field most weekends.
B. Int Arch.
Following graduation, Anna worked for a small practice, where she was exposed to a broad range of residential projects.
Her favourite aspect of the design process is transforming a brief from a checklist into a living environment that is tailor-made for her clients.
On weekends, Anna loves 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.
B. Int Arch
Graduate of Interior Architecture
Andreas is a graduate architect, having completed his Masters of Architecture in 2017.
He enjoys being involved in all aspects of a project. His experience and personal passion in designing custom-made steel and timber furniture affords him a keen eye for detail and structure.
Andreas loves attending motorsport and car show events around Sydney and reading up on Modern American Architecture.
B.Arch M.Arch Dip. Vis Comm
Graduate of Architecture
Originally from Brazil, Pedro comes to us with a world of knowledge and twelve years of experience as an architect. Having previously run a family architectural practice, Pedro is passionate about the design practice; where curiosity and the pursuit of excellence combine to create a simple, timeless design that masks its true complexity. In his spare time, Pedro loves to spend time with family and friends. He also enjoys outdoor activities and sports.
Alex started working with Corben Architects in 2017 and completed his Master of Architecture in 2020. He is a terrific asset to our team and provides valuable support in all aspects of projects, as well as documentation and modelling.
Alex spends his spare time with his family, friends and partner. He has a strong passion for all things automotive and mechanical. On weekends, Alex loves working on his cars and taking long drives.
M.Arch B.Des (Arch)
Graduate of Architecture
As a designer, I endeavour to clearly understand my client’s lifestyle, needs and goals so as to improve their quality of life through thoughtful design.
I enjoy the problem solving that each project requires and the possibility of introducing sustainable solutions.
In my spare time, you will find me either working out, hiking outdoors or travelling & exploring new cultures
Graduate of Architecture
Lucy has a passion for interior design that started helping friends with the styling and fit-outs of their homes some 13 years ago. Previously, she’d worked in the travel, advertising, restaurant, functions and events management industries for over 20 years.
Lucy is married to Corben Architects’ Managing Director, Philip, so it was only a matter of time before she started working with the team on our projects.
Outside of work, Lucy keeps active with early morning gym workouts and long walks. She loves joining Philip and her family at Ayindi – their Byron Bay beachside hideaway.
Annalise joined Corben Architects in early 2019 as an Architecture Student. Her studies have previously taken her overseas, where she spent a semester abroad in Montreal after being granted an exchange scholarship. She is currently studying a Master of Architecture at the University of Sydney.
Annalise provides documentation and modelling support to her colleagues. She also assists with the marketing and social media management of the practice.
In her spare time, Annalise enjoys going to live music gigs, reading and playing basketball.
Erin works as an architecture student at Corben Architects and is currently completing her Masters in Architecture. She has previously completed a Bachelor of Interior Spatial Design and a Bachelor of Design of Architecture.
Erin assists multiple senior architects with modelling and documentation. Her favourite aspects of the design process are the small-scale details that accumulate over a project’s entirety.
Outside 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.
B.Des (Int & Spatial) B.Des (Arch)
Debra has had an extensive and varied career in Sydney, after migrating northward from Melbourne. She worked at Citibank for almost 15 years, including time as Vice President of Loan Administration for the corporate real estate division.
After raising her two children, Debra returned to study to become an independent BAS agent. She now undertakes accounting and bookkeeping services for Corben Architects, which she cites as one of her favourite clients.
Simple pleasures include family time, early morning power walks, gardening, reading and watching films.
Janelle joined Corben Architects in 2014, leaving behind a career in Sports Science and Exercise Physiology. She heads up the project resources & finances for the business and is in the unique position of being a former client. Janelle has a genuine appreciation of a client's needs and a thorough understanding of the design and construction process.
Outside of work, Janelle is a keen cyclist and loves traversing the hills of Mosman and Sydney’s National Parks. She travels to Europe each year where she cycles the Alps of Italy, France and Spain with her husband.
Business Operations Manager
Originally from The Netherlands, Mel joined us in 2019 after an extensive career in international hotel and event management. After raising her family, she turned her creative talents to interiors and styling. A qualified interior designer, she has spent the last eight years working with a large and varied client base. Mel is often the first point of contact for clients and her focus is on the office management, marketing, social media and human resources for Corben Architects.
In her spare time, Mel loves entertaining family & friends and unwinds with a good NetFlix series.