Our team is comprised of a carefully selected group of skilled individuals with a wide range of experience. We pride ourselves on working as a unified team to deliver each project to an exceptional standard.
Meet our studio leaders below.
Craig Tan | Director
Scale savvy, strategic and commercially sensitive
Craig is an exceptional creative thinker, analyst, designer, and artist He works adeptly within and across all dimensions and disciplines at once: interiors, architectural and urban. Visionary ideas are translated with his artistic freehand drawings. This ‘multidiscipli-verse’ capability is unique and is being honed as the years and project challenges evolve.
Craig has carefully and rapidly curated an astral career: first working on community projects with Greg Burgess, to high-density design and feasibility at SJB, Project and Design Architect for New Acton Nishi in Canberra at Fender Katsalidis, and 5 years in London, where he was a project director at Adjaye Associates. Craig started his signature firm in 2011 and works across Australia with select international projects.
Tessa Williamson | Senior Associate
Analytical, commercially-driven and expertly orchestrating
Tessa is ferociously focused, intelligent and an architect of diverse experience and immense integrity. With a ‘can-do’ attitude, Tessa orchestrates project scope, commercials, and production, with Craig’s strategic support. She casts an eagle-eye over all aspects of our project delivery, overseeing quality, upholding, and questioning colleagues and collaborators to ensure both client objectives and design intent are met.
Prior to joining our studio in 2018, Tessa worked with another Adjaye Associates alumnus at CarverHaggard Architects in London, where she cut her teeth enriching design-focused projects across London, Malaysia and Singapore.
Anna Petrou | Associate
Super-fast and super-creative
Anna is adept at many things, pretty much everything she touches. Her core talents range through design conceptualisation, invention, client and stakeholder inspiration, process and general cut-through. Anna can ‘see the wood for the trees’ and the ‘trees for the wood’. She helps collaborators do the same. She is an expert project leader and designer, already integral to our design and delivery process, as well as a consistently challenging provocateur and design sentinel on her own and colleagues’ projects. Anna’s experience encompasses complex high-density/rise projects and façade detailing, as well as delivery of complex mixed-use and hospitality projects.
Stephanie Bott | Associate
Sublime design talent with the Midas’ touch
Steph is a quietly spoken and bravely brilliant designer who brings and enriches her amazing design pedigree from the United Kingdom to our studio. Her exceptional design talents apply to architecture and interiors alike. She plays a key role across all design projects, where she contributes fresh insights and ideas, delicate and austere details, as well as her magic talent for visualising design to capture the quality of space, texture and light. She appreciates and extends our studio design ethic and passion for excellent service.