TEAM PROFILES

GEOFFREY R. HOOKE

director/ senior architect/
project manager

Bachelor of Architecture, Melbourne University

Registered Architect ARBV

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects

Geoff studied architecture at Melbourne University and has had extensive experience in both the public and private sectors of the construction industry.

Geoff established the practice of De Jong Hooke and Associates Pty Ltd. which was highly regarded for its achievements in medium density housing & residential architecture. His abilities in this field have been acknowledged by the Master Builders Association award for the 1993 Home of the Year.

In 1994 Geoff joined with his enduring friend & colleague Stewart Handasyde to form the practice of Hooke Handasyde Architecture which broadly recognised for its contribution to the architecture of Sports & Leisure facilities. In recent years, since 1999, Geoff has been managing the practice of Hooke Architecture which has been fortunate enough to work with various State Government Departments on a variety of health, educational & residential projects including:

– Family Housing & Older Persons Units & Other residential projects.

– Specialist Disability Accommodation & Nursing homes

– Children’s Centres & Schools

– Justice Department Facilities

Hooke Architecture has established a solid reputation for delivering a highly professional service throughout all stages of the construction process from Sketch Design to Contract Administration.

The challenges presented by rapid population growth in the major cities has seen a boost to the resources applied to higher density forms of residential projects. This has created a new series of challenges for the architects & planners including issues of:

– Social equity, sustainability & affordability.

– Innovative & housing models to suit the evolution of urban renewal patterns.

– Simplification of development controls to encourage efficient forms of housing & restrict the urban sprawl

– The establishment of agreed standards for access, amenity, privacy and security in a congested housing environment.

– Political leadership to address the competing demands of Community benefit & commercial greed to meet the future demands of population growth.

Government sponsored and private residential developments have an equal investment in this process to ensure a successful outcome.

Geoff has also had extensive international experience with substantial projects in the United Kingdom, China, the U.A.E and Singapore.

RONALD TOH

project leader/ co-ordinator

Bachelor of Architecture, Melbourne University 2003

Bachelor of Planning & Design, Melbourne University 2000

Ronald developed an interest in architecture while working in a small practice in Singapore. He transferred to Melbourne University to complete his studies. Ron’s early experience as a drafts person has underpinned his documentation skills. He has worked on the design & documentation of many local & international projects in Singapore, China & Dubai.

Ron is extremely gifted with computer generated graphics & unquestionably the office expert with the preparation of presentation drawings.

Ron is also widely experienced in managing the documentation & contract administration stages of Department of Health & Human Services projects for a period in excess of 15 years.

In addition to his graphic & documentation skills Ron also has the responsibility of managing the office computer systems & running the administration of several construction projects. His past experience includes planning & experimental design research as well as apartment towers, commercial warehouses & many residential projects.

ALISON HOOPER

office manager

Accounts Certificate in Office Skills, 1996

Alison is the longest serving member of our team, having worked for Hooke Architecture for over 15 Years. After completing her studies in Melbourne, she moved to Sydney for 3 years where she gained experience working in a variety of office roles, preparing her well for her multi-tasked role at Hooke Architecture.

Alison has over 20 years of experience assisting with the Contract Administration stage of Department of Health & Human Services projects.

DOREEN SOH

associate/ interior designer

Bachelor of Architecture, Melbourne University 2002

Bachelor of Planning & Design, Melbourne University 2000

Doreen has over 15 years in the construction industry.

In the early 1990’s Doreen was awarded a scholarship from the Construction Industry Development Board in Singapore. This was her introduction to the world of international design & fashion.

From her early experiences in Singapore she transferred to Melbourne University to complete her studies in Australia.

Her interest in art, architecture & business has given her a rich & diverse experience over many years. In addition to her architectural work her passion for design has led her to explore the world of fashion & retail marketing. Her experiences with these activities have given her confidence to believe in her design ability & develop her interest in Interior Design.

Doreen has vast experience with residential & commercial projects including childcare & disability services facilities. Doreen has been responsible for multi disciplinary teams that have taken projects from design through to completion.

SALAR ROFOO

associate/ project manager

Director of Entire Design Studio

Registered Building Practitioner

Bachelor of Architecture 1990

Building Construction Diploma, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE

Business Management, Monash University

Salar has a strong appreciation of architectural service delivery which has developed through extensive projects experience & an active interest in ongoing professional development. Salar applies his skills from design to construction & has special experience in project management, contract administration.

Salar has worked extensively within the architectural & building construction industry for more than 20 years & his experience has included architectural documentation, project management, construction management, site supervision & technical support & development.

Salar has a passion for his work & for fostering these skills of the other team members in the practice. He has a genuine interest in construction principles & ensuring the design intent is carried through the projects delivery process. His brief background as a builder supports his site experience.

Salar has worked on major projects both locally & internationally. He has the ability to manage large multi disciplinary teams & to work tirelessly to maintain his high standards of quality & deliver the products to meet the projects deadlines.

JANON TERNURA

PROJECT ARCHITECT

Bachelor of Architecture, RMIT University 2004

Registered Architect ARBV

Diploma of Building Design & Technology, Box Hill Institute of TAFE 2009

Influenced and inspired by sustainable design and community architecture, Janon joined Hooke Architecture with a keen interest in working on SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) projects.

A versatile all-rounder architect with over 15 years’ experience in the architectural industry, he brings BIM technology into the practice proving its design accuracy through virtual working models and efficiency through its parametric capability.

Janon has gathered extensive experience previously in well-known architectural firms in Melbourne including Woods Bagot and Clarke Hopkins Clarke working in all project phases and exposed to project types including multi-res, mixed-use, high-end residential, retail, public and civic projects.

He now has a newfound interest in working for a smaller practice with the opportunity to develop as an architect by working closely and collaboratively with the director and a close-knit team.

Janon continues to apply all his accumulated experience as an architect and as a BIM advocate in leading Hooke Architecture into the future.

ROGER SCHIMDT

PROJECT LEADER

Director of Schimdt + Pang

Registered Architect ARBV | A.I.A

Bachelor of Architecture

Roger is an award winning architect having received credit nationally and interna­tionally for conceptual projects. He creates innovative design solutions for projects and incorporates environmental principles in design.

He has 18 years experience in the design and delivery of many building types; residential and multi-residential housing, school, university and TAFE buildings, rail, bridge and infrastructure as well as master plans ranging in size from schools to towns. He works closely with clients in order to develop an open and honest relationship in order to find the best outcome

MARTIN TRIBE

PROJECT leader

Director of Urban Design Architects

Registered Architect ARBV | A.I.A

Bachelor of Architecture

Martyn brings extensive international experience to his 18 years as principal and director of Urban Design Architects Pty Ltd. His contribution to major projects ensures that each design is efficient in planning well considered and aesthetically pleasing to the client and users of the building. Martyn is acknowledge as a respected Melbourne architect delivering significant urban projects of quality and style.  

NAOMI PANG

PROJECT LEADER

Director of Schimdt + Pang

Registered Architect ARBV | M.A.I.A

Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Environmental Design

Naomi will attend all meetings and co-ordinate the works within the office of Schmidt and Pang Architects. Naomi is responsible for program coordination, quality management & office systems, providing design considerations, quality assurance documentation and contract administration.

Naomi has 15 years experience through the residential sector varying from boutique one-off houses, townhouse developments and multi-unit developments. Her experience in planning, documentation and construction management ensures a successful outcome. As a Malaysian Chinese background, she is fluent in English, Malay, Mandarin and Cantonese.