The importance of communication cannot be overemphasised. As a designer, the biggest challenge is to forget your own values and pre-sentence, even to abandon the rules, but to listen to the clients’ need with respects. And assist the client to turn their needs into professional and pragmatic design goals. Regardless how much experience our clients have, we enjoy growing with our clients during the projects. We are proud and grateful to be a listener.
We are willing to listen
The construction industry in Australia is relatively mature, which makes the time management to be the key factor of a project. We constantly polish our internal working process, to have created a quick response, problem prejudgment and personnel backup system. The process and system ensures that we can identify and solve problems in a timely manner.
We response quickly
We have passion in designing, with spirit of craftsman. We are demanding on ourselves, and strictly design our internal collaboration system according to ISO9001, obtaining high scores in the evaluation. We strive to condense our team, and control the growth pace. All these are derived from our dedication and love to high quality. We expect that all our dedication can become clients’ profits, which can also encourage our long term development.
We pursuit the quality
DirectorShu is a registered Building Designer with rich experience in Construction and Property development since early 2000, over Australia, China and New Zealand. Previously Shu worked for Mofcom for years after he obtained an Economic degree in UIBE in Beijing, China. Ever since Shu started SGA Design in Melbourne in 2007, the firm has experienced fast growth, thanks to the prosperous property development market in Australia and large demand from overseas and local investors. Now Shu is endearing himself in team building, quality assurance, and customer satisfaction.
Financial Manager, (CPA Australia, CGA Canada)Chang has over 15 years experience in accounting, financial planning, financial analysis and management, financing and taxation. Before founding SGA Deign with Shu, Chang was the youngest CFO in Citic Group in China for over 5 years, then worked in accounting, financial management and taxation area in Australia for over 4 years. Except for looking after daily accounting and financial management of SGA Design, Chang also provide financial consulting and management support to clients' development project.
Design Team LeaderFrancis has graduated and taught design at University of Melbourne. At SGA, he is responsible for design across all stages, with a strong focus on feasibility studies, town planning, and concept design. He also oversees projects throughout documentation and construction stages to ensure design quality are delivered to its original intention. Francis is a professional of multi-cultural influence. Having been educated and worked in both Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne, he understands cultural specifics of Asian heritage and at the same time he is well-versed in cross-cultural liaison and appreciate interactions of diverse communities. He has strong command in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay. He is also active academically and has been teaching design and construction in the University of Melbourne. His main subject is contemporary Japanese design, with a strong interest in space and relationship with nature. He enjoys mentoring young talents in the education setting. He enjoys outdoor living and likes to drive his Mini Cabrio to the site for work, to the beach for play and to see his beloved clients.
Architectural GraduateJean-Richard has been in the Architectural industry for the last five years. Combined with a background in residential design and home modifications for people with disabilities, J.R is well equipped in developing projects from concept to completion stage with complex conditions. During his journey in the Architectural industry, he has also been involved in high-end residential projects including restoration/ extension of Victorian terrace houses across South Melbourne.
Along with a recognised Architecture degree, J.R also possesses a very good command of French.
As a classical musician, J.R believes that Architecture and Music are quite similar; “as they both are the result of the composer’s expression and which bring people together”
DesignerDaria has joined the company in the middle of 2017 after finishing Advanced Diploma of Building Design course in Holmesglen TAFE. She is also holding a Bachelor Degree in Engineering Design, and had worked for 15 years in multinational design companies before changing the career path to architecture. She has direct experience in renovations, extensions and developments as part of the family business. Before moving to Australia more than 10 years ago Daria had lived in Moscow, Russia. Travelling around Russia and Europe got her lots of cultural experience, which she brings over to her design. In the free time Daria enjoys reading, handcrafting and gardening.
DesignerOriginally from China, Eric holds a Bachelor Degree in Landscape Architecture from Tianjin Construction University and a Master Degree in Landscape Architecture from RMIT. He is an experienced building designer who has a broad understanding in all aspects of design, documentation and project management and has worked for numerous projects in Australia. He is mainly interested in residential projects such as design of townhouses for town-planning purposes, as well as commercial and industrial projects in both public/private sectors.
Eric has expertise in high-end residential projects, resorts, cost-effective construction, industrial design, subdivision and edible landscaping. He loves gardening in his spare time.
Architectural GraduateSharon graduated from University of Tasmania, Australia with a Bachelor of Environmental Design and, a Master of Architecture with Honours from The University of Newcastle, Australia.
She joined SGA Design in early 2018. Prior to commencing work at SGA Design, she worked at a series of small practices across Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Brunei Darussalam, gaining experience in residential and commercial projects. Influenced by her upbringing in Malaysia and her working experience in Brunei, she is interested in how Feng Shui can be incorporated in the architectural design and strongly believes that Feng Shui could be an alternative theory for the betterment of the built environment. Other than that, she is also interested in how people think or feel the space and the way they like to live within the space as it helps to inspire to create a good and unique architectural design.
Design & Development AssistantJayden joined SGA Design in 2017 with his career pursuit in property development and building design. Being a recent graduate, Jayden brings his skills and knowledge to the team and has been actively assisting in various projects since his joining. His main interest lies in the full life-cycle management of residential projects. And he believes running any successful projects is no difference from building the structure of a skyscraper, in which having a solid foundation and maintaining a step-by-step progress are the key factors. He is dedicated to assisting in establishing new projects, managing existing projects and communicating with clients, as well as design drafting and contract administration on a daily basis.
Jayden is an engineering graduate from the University of Melbourne. He enjoys going on road trips in his leisure time.
Appreciation to everyone who has worked with us.Past employee list
Luke ／ SukHui ／ Kenneth ／ Sophie ／ RuRu ／ Yong ／ Mahsa ／ Fariborz ／ Frank ／ Ivy ／ Kang ／ Rita ／ Shihhao ／ Sinead ／ Tilly ／ Vincent