Emili Fox

Director. B.Sc(Arch), B.Arch(USYD), RAIA BOA, AIA

Emili Fox relishes a challenge. “The more difficult the site, or the brief, the more innovative the solution we have to find,” she says.

Emili’s high quality, uniquely designed houses, apartments and urban design projects are internationally recognised, and her work has been widely published in journals and magazines. She is a member of the Institute of Architects’ NSW, and lectures in design & communications at the University of Technology, Sydney and the University of New South Wales. She was appointed as AIA Chapter Councillor in March 2012.

“We aim always to go beyond the brief and give our clientsmore than they expect – a building that not only works superbly, but also continues to surprise and delights its occupants, long after we are gone“ Emili Fox, Director. 

Emili has a special interest in environmentally sustainable design and has undertaken several projects specifically associated with the principals of environmentally sustainable design.

Conrad Johnston

Director. B.Sc(Arch), BArch(Hon)(USYD), AIA, BOA

Architect Conrad Johnston likes to go beyond what he is originally asked to do, in pursuit of the exceptional. “With every project, our aim to provide a site-specific response, one that defies preconceived notions and delivers in spades,” he says. Conrad has a special interest in high quality large scale, mixed use and adaptive reuse, boutique apartments and hospitality work. He is involves in all phases of a project, from conceptual design work through to design documentation and project delivery.

He believes everyone should have as much light, air, space & views as possible – irrespective of whether they live in a luxe bespoke house, or in an upmarket multi-residential building. “We approach each job as a unique design opportunity. Whether it is a multi-residential building, a site-specific house or contemporary addition to an existing building, our objective is the same: to give our client a robust, integrated and superbly resolved solution that meets their brief, but also offers something they haven’t wholly expected. “ he says.

Conrad graduated from the University of Sydney in 1997 with honours. Prior to establishing Fox Johnston in 2004, he worked with a number of leading architectural firms in both Sydney and London, including Alex Popov, Buschlow Henley and FJMT.

Scott Jackson

Senior Associate. B.Des(Arch), M.Arch(USYD), 2011

Scott joined Fox Johnston in 2012 after working in several Sydney based practices – in particular Corben Architects.

Since joining our office, he has worked on a range of residential projects and is recognised for his meticulous model making skills and clean shirts.

Scott was made associate in 2015.

Alan Powell

Associate. B.Des(Arch), M.Arch(USYD) 2010

Alan graduated from the University of  Sydney in 2010. The following year he lived and worked on the Aboriginal community of Urapuntja in the Central Desert region of the NT, involved in the development of a community-focused, culturally appropriate design process.

In 2012 Alan worked with Andrew Burns, gaining experience with international competitions and documentation for local residential architecture. Alan joined us in 2013 and has worked on single and multi-residential, commercial and design competition projects.

Brad Phillips

Associate. B.Des(Arch), M.Arch(UoN) 2012

Brad joined Fox Johnston at the end of 2013 after graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2012 and travelling throughout the Caribbean, Europe and Japan in 2013. Brad has worked on residential projects and small public projects in Sydney and Newcastle.

He has an affinity with the water and is often sailing somewhere in the Caribbean, Mediterranean or Pacific when not in the office.

Stef Reynolds

Designer. Bsc(Hons) Bath University, M.Arch UNSW 2013

Originally from Greece Stef did her Bachelors at Bath University UK. After travelling she decided to settle in Australia where she finished her architectural studies completing her masters at UNSW.

She has worked in various places overseas, mainly the Middle East and Ancher Mortlock and Woolley in Australia. She is a tea freak.

Ella Lilley-Gasteiger

Designer. BDesArch (USYD) 2010 MArch (UNSW) 2013

Since moving from New Zealand in 2009 Ella has worked with a number of architects across Sydney including Cracknell and Lonergan Architects, where she gained experience working on residential, multi-residential, heritage and public art projects.

She joined the Fox Johnston team after gaining her Master of Architecture from UNSW and managing Dinosaur Designs in Paddington where she worked closely with interior designers and stylists to produce work which has appeared in publications in London, New York and across Australia.

In her spare time Ella is usually found at the beach with her Whippet River.

Llewela Griffiths

Associate. BAS Arch, M.Arch UNSW 2009

Llewela joined Fox Johnston in 2015 after a stint in the development team at Built.

She has worked in number of architectural firms – in particular Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects.

Llewela has worked on a wide variety of projects including multi-residential, private houses, schools, airport lounge fit outs, hotels, commercial offices, community and civic buildings.

Although originally from Canberra, Llewela still can’t handle the cold in Sydney and always travels to places that are warm.

Kate Pereira

Office Manager. BSc (Arch) (USYD)

Kate graduated from the University of Sydney in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science (Architecture).

With a love of construction and a love of organisation, she found her way into Construction Project Management. With a further need to organize, Kate embarked on a career change into Office Management and Bookkeeping, eventually finding her way to Fox Johnston in 2015. 

Her father holds out hope that she will one day become an architect.

Luxsina Thunyaprateep

Designer. BArch(design) RMIT M.Arch UTS 2014

Luxsina joined Fox Johnston in 2015 after completing several years working on large-scale multi-residential projects.

After finishing her undergraduate studies at RMIT in Melbourne, she moved to NSW for her Masters at UTS.

Between degrees, she returned to her home country of Thailand to gain experience in exhibition and museum design.

Although she comes from a tropical country, she loves cold weather and dreams of holidaying in Antarctica!

Jimmy Yan

Architect. BArchStud (UNSW) 2011 M.Arch (UNSW) 2012

A native of Fuzhou, China, Jimmy holds a Master of Architecture from University of New South Wales. He has called Sydney home for the past 10 years.  Jimmy has extensive experience in residential development across Sydney from townhouse design through to multi-residential apartments.

In Jimmy’s spare time he’s playing tennis, reading books or watching films at the cinema.

Stephanie Nasr

Graduate Designer. B.Arch, M.Arch (UTS) 2016

Stephanie joined the Fox Johnston team mid 2016 after gaining her Master of Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney.

During her time at UTS, she was selected to travel to the U.S. to study modern American architecture.

Stephanie is also a makeup artist and loves creating transformation in beauty.

Sreeja Basak

Graduate Designer. BAS, M.Arch (Prof) UoA 2016

Sreeja graduated from the University of Auckland with a Master of Architecture (Professional) in 2016, moving to Sydney and joining Fox Johnston shortly after.

While completing her studies, she worked at the University in various roles and had the opportunity to intern at Mitchell and Stout Architects.

Having moved from India to South Africa to New Zealand, Sreeja is curious to see if Australia can make her stay.

Stefanie Carr

Senior Designer. BAS Arch, M.Arch (UC) 2008

BAS Arch, M.Arch (UC) 2008

As a graduate Stef worked in Canberra and London on a range of projects including special needs housing, an early learning centre, primary and secondary schools, office buildings and aged care facilities.

Since moving to Sydney she has worked on small and large scale mixed use multi-residential projects. Stef joined the Fox Johnston team in mid 2016 and brings along her passion for construction and detailing.

Originally from a small town in NSW, Stef often misses the quiet nature of the countryside. Strangely enough she has a great fascination with the behavioural habits of pandas.