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.

Directors

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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

Philip Corben

Managing Director

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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)

Mohit Keni

Director

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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)

Mark Clark

Director

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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

Andrew Vingilis

Associate Director

Associates

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Anita has worked with Corben Architects for over 16 years. During this time, she has managed numerous medium-sized residential projects. She commenced her professional career at an early age providing drafting services for her architect father, before working as a student architect. Anita joined Corben Architects in 2003 and was appointed as an Associate in 2007. She has been instrumental in establishing our practice’s technology protocols.

Outside of work, Anita shares her time between a busy family and social life. She enjoys sampling many of the northern beaches’ culinary delights, yoga, hiking and chasing her husband up mountains in Australia’s wild and remote regions.

B.Arch, NSW ARAIA Reg no. 8434

Anita Kane

Associate

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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

Adam Higginbotham

Associate

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Amy has nearly 10 years’ experience working in Australia. During her studies, she was given the opportunity to live and study in Sweden as part of an exchange program.

Amy joined Corben Architects in 2012 after graduating and quickly rose through the ranks to become an Associate in 2018. She has worked on a wide range of residential projects and enjoys working directly with clients to create their dream homes.

Recently becoming parents, Amy and her husband are adjusting to a new way of life. They share a love of the outdoors and enjoy hiking, biking, skiing and surfing.

B.Sc (Arch) (UNSW) M.Arch ARAIA Reg no. 10271

Amy Eccles

Associate

Staff

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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

Gill Gan

Senior Project Manager

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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.

Nicole Witney

Senior Project Manager

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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.

B.Des (Interiors)

Karina Kerr

Senior Interior Designer

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Andreas is a graduate architect, having recently 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

Andreas Britz

Graduate Architect

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Sid joined Corben Architects in early 2019. After completing his postgraduate degree in architecture, he worked with a number of Sydney’s respected practices, where he gained valuable insight into the design and construction process. He has a passion for producing high-quality residential designs. Sid particularly enjoys the process of developing a design from concept through to completion.

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

B.Arch M.Arch

Sid Kumar

Graduate Architect

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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.

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Anna Wheeler

Graduate of Interior Architecture

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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)

Alex Richardson

Graduate Architect

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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.

Lucy Purchas

Interior Stylist

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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 Canada after being granted an exchange scholarship.

Annalise provides documentation and modelling support to her colleagues. She also assists with the marketing and social media management of the practice.

Outside of Corben Architects, Annalise works part-time for an artist. There, she offers her drawing and software skills to help with the development of exhibitions and commissions. In her spare time, Annalise enjoys going to live music gigs, reading and playing basketball.

B.Des (Arch)

Annalise Blatchford

Architecture Student

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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)

Erin Batchelor

Architecture Student

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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.

Debra Lane

Accounts Manager

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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.

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Janelle Alexander

Business Operations Manager

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Originally from The Netherlands, Mel joined us in 2019 after an extensive career in international hotel and event management. Then, 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 and human resources for Corben Architects.

In her spare time, Mel loves entertaining family & friends and unwinds with a good NetFlix series.

Mel Orr

Office Manager