SJB Appointed Architect for 15 Ellis Street, Chatswood

SJB have been awarded the project following Willoughby City Council’s First Design Excellence Competition


Alongside our JV Partner MaxCap Group we have appointed internationally renowned firm; SJB as the lead architect on our $150m luxury residential project in Chatswood.

The appointment follows Willoughby City Council’s first ever Design Excellence competition. The rigorous process has raised expectations and established a new benchmark in built form for future developments in the area, aligned with the Chatswood CBD Planning and Urban Design Strategy 2036.

We have worked collaboratively with the State Government and Willoughby City Council and requested three award-winning architects to develop and present their own scheme for the subject site at 15 Ellis Street in Chatswood.

The purpose of the Design Excellence competition is to ensure the best outcome for all stakeholders, but in particular for the future residents and the general public for whom this building will become part of their daily interaction. Design Excellence provides architectural practices invaluable time, often not available during the regular development process, to truly test and determine the best arrangement for the site, and to maximise all opportunities to create a beautiful quality building.

Regarded as one of the leading Architectural firms in Australia, SJB are synonymous with high-end residential and commercial developments.

Significant award winning SJB projects include;

  • Waterfall, City of Sydney Lord Mayor’s Prize, NSW Architecture Awards 2021
  • 100 Harris Street, The Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award, 2019
  • 10 Wylde Street, The Aaron Bolot Award, Residential Architecture, Australian Architecture Awards 2016
  • Casba, Best Mixed-use development, World Architecture Festival, 2015

The chosen scheme creates a sculptural facet that celebrates the site’s pivotal location and the transition from the high density and scale of Chatswood Town Centre down to the Southern suburban periphery.

Adam Haddow, Director of SJB comments on the appointment and the proposed scheme;

“We wanted to make a building that resists the glass curtain wall typology, instead aiming to deliver a building where the very nature of its form and construction is the building. Our proposal creates a sculptural element that marks the entry to Chatswood Town Centre, and is set back enhancing the public domain with landscaping and civic openings on the ground plane to enhance the urban context.“

Upon completion – expected in early 2024 – the exciting project will include 55 luxury apartments across 16 levels, shared retail and wellness hub podium, sustainable sky gardens and generous public landscaping.



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