Congratulations to Adam Haddow, Director SJB Architects, on receiving the 2009 Property Council of Australia Future Leader Award. This award recognises the outstanding contribution made by an individual under the age of 35 to a field within the property industry. In addition to receiving this prestigious award, Adam also received a $10,000 research grant which he will use to further his research into the densification of our cities and the development of communities throughout Australia.
Adam Haddow was awarded the 40th Anniversary Churchill Fellowship in 2006 to study alternatives to conventional models of urban design. He is an elected Councillor of the NSW chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects where his emphasis is furthering discussion and debate about the future vision of our cities. Adam is a Director of SJB Architects and a founding Director SJB Planning NSW. He writes for a number of publications and more than anything he loves to design and build buildings.
Adam Haddow grew up in the small rural Western District Victorian township of Ararat. In 1999 he completed a Bachelor of Architecture with first class honours and was awarded the Penelope and Edward Bilson Scholarship for Design Excellence; both from the University of Melbourne. In 2000 he was short listed for the RAIA National Student Biennale Award.
In all of his work Adam attempts to unite social, architectural, economic and corporate agendas in order to achieve built solutions that positively activate their urban and individual environments.
Alongside his contribution to architectural practice, Adam has designed sets for stage and television, showcased his work in local and international design exhibitions and written for numerous publications including State of the Arts, Architectural Review and Arts and Medicine magazines. Adam has taught at the University of Melbourne and the University of Technology, Sydney and in 2008 was elected to the Australian Institute of Architects NSW chapter council.
In 2006 Adam was awarded a 40th Anniversary Churchill Fellowship to study alternatives to conventional urban design models. The Fellowship enabled him to travel during the first half of 2007 to the United States, Columbia, Denmark, Germany, Holland, the United Kingdom, France, Austria and Japan. This recent sabbatical has seeded future collaborations within architectural practice and academia and reinforced Adam’s interest in furthering discussion and debate about the future of Australian cities.