WILL FUNG studied architecture at the University of New South Wales. Upon graduation Will travelled to the Netherlands, where he joined Wiel Arets Architects in 1999 and worked on a diverse range of projects including houses, apartment towers, stadiums, urban masterplans and warehouse facilities. Returning to Sydney, Will was project architect at Engelen Moore, working on a number of retail, commercial and residential projects. Will has been a regular guest critic at the University of New South Wales School of Architecture and a part-time sessional design tutor at the University of Sydney School of Architecture. Will co-founded CO-AP with Charles Markell in 2005.
TINA ENGELEN travelled overseas regularly during her formative years with her parents, who imported architectural design products for their family business DeDeCe. Tina studied interior design at Sydney College of the Arts before becoming features editor at Interior Design & Architecture, a new magazine published by Herbert Ypma. She did design internships with Arclinea and Burley Katon Halliday, formed Daffodil with Danny Venlet and Marc Newson, and undertook private and collaborative projects. Tina co-founded the architectural practice Engelen Moore in 1995, where she realised projects including Price O’Reilly House and worked with property development companies Walker, Australand, Multiplex and Chase Property Group. Engelen Moore had many projects published internationally and won numerous national and international awards, including their apartment building Altair which won both “Best Building in the Australasian Region” and “Best Housing Scheme in the World” at the World Architecture Awards 2002, Berlin. Tina joined CO-AP in 2007.
CLAIRE MELLER graduated from Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1991 and Glasgow University in 1995. Arrived in Sydney in 1997 to begin work at Engelen Moore. Returned to London in 1999 joining David Chipperfield Architects until 2001. Recommenced working at Engelen Moore from 2001 to 2005. Claire joined CO-AP in 2009.
PATRIK BRAUN completed an apprenticeship in the construction industry before studying architecture at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Following a scholarship at the University of Adelaide in 2000, Patrik joined Engelen Moore in 2002 and became an associate in 2007. He was project architect for a number of residential developments in Auckland, New Zealand, where his responsibilities included concept design, design development, construction documentation and site implementation. Patrik joined CO-AP in 2010.
CHARLES MARKELL worked at Sydney based practice Peddle Thorp and Walker from 1996 to 2000 whilst an undergraduate at the University of New South Wales. He collaborated in large scale residential and mixed-use projects including the Walsh Bay redevelopment on Sydney Harbour. Upon graduation Charles co-founded a retail design practice focusing on retail and commercial projects. Charles recently graduated from The Sydney Medical School at The University of Sydney and will commence a medical internship at Gosford Hospital in 2014.
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