The directors and key staff of JPW have been together since 1985. We have a pro-active and multi-disciplined design approach that seeks to turn constraints into opportunities and to develop highly innovative design solutions. The pursuit of professional excellence is our fundamental aim, which can only be achieved through responsible design, sound technical expertise and competent project management.

Graeme Dix


Graeme has expertise across diverse typologies and scales across Australia and internationally – from strategic masterplans for new urban centres to major new public and commercial buildings.

Graeme is known for his collaborative approach and creative ability to realise innovative solutions to complex challenges within budgets and timelines. He is frequently invited to sit on design excellence review panels and awards juries.

Graeme is leading major commercial projects in the heart of several Australian capitals and a new cultural building in regional NSW. His award winning projects include the Chau Chak Wing Museum, 6 & 8 Parramatta Square, and the Zelman Cowen Medal-winning National Portrait Gallery.

Kiong Lee


Kiong is highly regarded for his creative and collaborative approach to design and problem solving. Many of his projects involve designing for multiplicity of scales and diversity of uses.

He has led several award winning JPW projects including the Australian War Memorial’s Eastern Precinct – winner of the Sir Zelman Cowen Award, Romaldo Giurgola Award, Sir John Overall Award and the Canberra Medallion.

Kiong serves on the National Capital Design Review Panel and City of Sydney Design Excellence juries. He was the Jury Chair for the 2015 NSW Architecture Awards.

Mathew Howard


Mathew is a Director of JPW with extensive expertise in urban design, strategic planning, and architectural design, developed through a substantial portfolio of innovative and award-winning projects.

He is currently leading JPW’s London Quarter project in Canberra City, and the firm’s involvement in several city-making developments across Australia.

Completed projects include the award-winning 5 Martin Place, Sydney, and all stages of Parramatta Square – a $3.2 billion urban transformation project of vital significance to the future of Greater Sydney.

Mathew brings a highly skilled and collaborative approach to architectural practice, client and stakeholder engagement, and the delivery of design excellence.

Matthew Morel


Matthew has diverse expertise, developed over 25 years of architectural practice, across a range of prominent projects and awarded buildings.

He is currently leading the Martin Place Metro North Tower, the Sydney Opera House Strategic Building Plan Update and the renewal of Sydney’s first skyscraper.

Completed projects include hotels, multi-residential buildings, city-making masterplans and the award-winning 50 Martin Place – the renewal of one of Sydney’s most important heritage bank buildings as Macquarie Bank global headquarters.

All of Matthew’s work and approach to practice embodies strong analysis of brief and context, clear communication, creative collaboration, and innovative design.

Paul van Ratingen


Through his 35 years of international architectural practice, Paul has led a diverse range of projects that have been recognised with the highest international and national awards.

Passionate about cities, communities, and responsible building, his projects include new master planned communities, the renewal of significant heritage buildings, and large-scale hotel, residential and workplace projects.

Paul’s recent and current projects include the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project at Hyde Park, the revitalised Campbell’s Stores and Cove foreshore into a new entertainment precinct in the Rocks, the Martin Place Metro North Tower, and the renewal of Sydney’s first skyscraper.

JPW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country and honours their continuing connection to lands, waters, skies and communities.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging – as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work; and the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation on whose land our Studio is located.