The core focus of the team is translating the client brief into enduring architecture.
We lead a collaborative design process, strategically ordering competing factors to arrive at a creative, practical solution with financial and environmental value thoroughly considered.
Our ambition is for this place to thrive, not simply sustain.
NSW Registered Architect #6776
Martin has 20 years experience in the practice of architecture and design. Over that time he has worked in Japan and Australia developing his competency in the design and construction of buildings. He has worked in various roles including as project architect, designer, and onsite clerk. Through this diversity, Martin has expertise in the technical and construction requirements of procuring a building, as well as the creative and problem solving abilities. The buildings have included those in an urban setting such as business parks, pharmaceutical and office buildings, an auditorium and theatre, and temporary exhibition structures. The residential experience has included apartment buildings, inner city and regional homes. Since starting URAKAWA JENKINS ARCHITECTURE in 2008 he has found innovative and creative solutions to many complex projects. Martin is a creative thinker and enquiring problem solver.
NSW Registered Architect #7580
Zoe’s background in architecture includes seniors living, industrial warehousing, commercial offices, hospitality, retail, apartments and exclusive bespoke residences. Over 20 years she has progressed through many roles at several foremost Australian architecture offices, leading multi disciplinary teams of designers and engineers for both public and corporate clients. She enjoys working across a range of projects from industrial temperature controlled storage facilities to small unique buildings. Zoe’s skill is to navigate through complex multi stakeholder environments to arrive at elegant practical solutions, using a design focused strategic approach. Zoe engages widely with the profession and local government particularly in relation to sustainability and the environment. She advocates for design as a way to enhance the future.
Our Clients' Comments...
“Martin solved our space and time problems in ways we could not imagine. Now we have a great space with hatches opening out from the kid’s bunk bed, a curved wall bringing life to the bathroom and wooden details connecting spaces with each other. We love the way he was able to evolve the design, working with the builders refining details along the way.”
David and Natalie, House Hatching, Alexandria
“I am a resident of NY and Martin was the architect and project manager for my house renovation in Balmain, NSW. He did the impossible. He came up with plans to build up one level that addressed every single issue our neighbors threw at us. The plans addressed all environmental issues, my needs for expansion and light, and didn’t cast any shadows on neighbours’ properties. The plans were approved by Leichhardt Council. Martin always did his research and fully understood the urban planning environment. He was a great problem solver. He went above and beyond the call of duty in both getting the DA over the finishing line, as well as project managing phase one of the project. Martin was flexible, always available to talk things through on Skype, always had our best interests in mind, and overall a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Martin for any residential project.”
Karolina, House America, Balmain