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.
The Corben Team
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
Mohit is a passionate architect with 30 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)
Mark has over 30 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)
Amy and her husband enjoy spending time with their young family and are often found at the local beach or at home entertaining. Amy has a passion for snow sports and has travelled around the world in pursuit of perfect conditions.
B.Sc (Arch) (UNSW) M.Arch ARAIA Nominated Architect Reg no. 10271
Karina has 19 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
Andrew has over 35 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
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
Originally from the US, Roxanna comes to us with a decade of all-around experience in architecture and construction. With a focus on residential design, her experience ranges from apartment alterations to large-scale residential projects in New York City and Sydney. Passionate about spatial design at all scales, Roxanna is equally excited by the small details as the big-picture and loves seeing that concept become reality.
Outside the office, Roxanna enjoys making the most of the sunshine with weekend camping trips or exploring the waterways on a stand-up paddleboard. When not planning her next adventure, she can be found reading epic fantasy/science fiction books or playing board games.
B.Arch (Hons) NSW ARB no. 11037
Originating from Spain, Alejandro comes with years of international experience, having worked both in Spain and The Netherlands before settling in Australia 8 years ago.
Alejandro's specialty is high-end residential architecture with a focus on understanding a client's desires. He brims with creativity and has an absolute eye for detail.
Outside of work, he enjoys many outdoor activities, soccer and spending time with his 3 children including a pair of unstoppable twins.
B.Arch, M.Arch. NSW Reg. No. 11565
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Anna has been with us for over 4 years, working on 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.
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Senior Project Manager
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, NSW Reg. No. 12077
Senior Project Architect, BIM Manager
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.
With over 10 years of experience as an Architect, Feng has worked on small to medium-sized projects in China before moving to Sydney where his concentration turned to large-scale residential projects. Feng enjoys the process of research and logical thinking to achieve a perfect design outcome.
As a bookworm, he reads books every single day with history and biography being favorites. He also enjoys cooking and traveling with his family.
B. Arch M. Arch M. CPM (With Excellence) (UNSW) NSW ARB Reg no. 10755
Originally from Italy where she completed her European Master of Architecture at the University of Ferrara, Licia moved to Australia in 2015. Here, she developed a strong focus on high-end residential architecture which she approaches with a European taste and impeccable attention to detail.
When working with a client's needs and tastes, Licia loves to research innovative solutions. Her meticulous use of materials and balanced proportions help her achieve timeless & elegant spaces whilst ensuring a harmonious connection between the home and its surrounds.
Outside of work, you will find Licia playing beach volleyball & bushwalking on the Northern Beaches or enjoying a cultural event or dinner in the city.
Originally from Brazil, where she completed her studies in Architecture, Barbara was a registered architect who ran her own practice. She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge, having worked in all areas of architecture & interior design for the past 7 years.
Barbara is a passionate architect with a great eye for detail and loves to work closely with clients to deliver a holistic outcome.
In her free time, she likes to spend time with friends, going to the beach, camping & admiring the outdoor landscape.
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Originally from Ireland & South Africa, Bronwyn joins our team with a global perspective. She has lived internationally across 7 countries which includes South East Asia, the Middle East and parts of Africa.
As a Graduate of Interior Design, she is involved in the interior design process from start to finish and supports the design team with planning, sourcing, client and site meetings.
In her spare time, Bronwyn likes to play guitar, immerse herself in books and stay active outdoors.
B.Des (Int. Hons)
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.
Born and raised in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Gabriella's architectural vision was greatly shaped by her home country's built environment. Having recently completed her Masters in Architecture at the University of Sydney, she is passionate about the conservation of cultural heritage in architectural projects.
In her spare time, you will find Gabriella enjoying live music and film festivals. She also trains in the boxing & weight lifting circuit to maintain her fitness levels.
B.Des (Arch) M.Arch
Graduate of Architecture
Himashiny has grown up traveling extensively around her home country of India, where she explored the different uses of vernacular architecture in each region.
She moved to Australia where she completed her studies in Architecture at the University of Sydney. Himashiny is passionate about architecture, specifically heritage conservation and sustainability.
Outside of work, you will find her catching up with friends, cooking, painting or traveling.
B.Des (Arch) M.Arch
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Graduate of Architecture
Born in Zimbabwe, Ashlyn joins our practice whilst he completes his Master of Architecture at the University of Newcastle. With a keen interest in high-end residential developments, Ashlyn is fast learning the ropes with his hands-on approach and friendly persona.
Ashlyn is an elite sprinter, spending most of his spare time either training or competing in short-distance running. He also loves hanging out with his family and is a massive football fan.
B.Des (Arch) Dip. 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.
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 and spent many years working as an interior designer with a large and varied client base. With her background in design, Mel brings a great skillset to the varied role of managing our busy office. She is the first point of contact for clients & suppliers, managing all client enquiries, all marketing & photography initiatives, recruitment & onboarding of staff and project resourcing.
In her spare time, Mel loves entertaining family & friends and unwinds with a good Netflix series.