Adam Haddow from SJB

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Adam Haddow is a Director and Owner at SJB, a 160-person practice of architects, interior designers, planners and urban designers with offices in Melbourne and Sydney.

In this episode, Adam and I chatted about:

  • How SJB’s unique ownership structure presents both challenges and opportunities for the practice as it grows.
  • The different ways SJB go about winning new projects, the pros and cons of each channel, and why Adam likes working with clients who have skin in the game.
  • The importance of relationship building, and Adam’s approach to establishing and strengthening his professional relationships, and how he tailors his approach to clients in different age groups.
  • Why Adam believes saying “yes” to requests, being generous with time and knowledge, and promoting peers doing good work are all key traits of accomplished architects.

If you’d like to learn more about SJB, you can visit or follow them on Instagram at @aboutsjb. You can also follow Adam on Instagram @adamhaddow.

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