Three words sum up John Choi’s approach to architectural design: relevance, collaboration and legacy.
John is a founding partner, alongside Tai Ropiha and Steven Fighera, of Sydney-based practice CHROFI, which enjoys a stellar reputation for its major urban projects.
CHROFI stepped into the international spotlight with its work in New York’s Times Square and has since put its name to many high-profile community projects in Australia, such as the Ian Potter National Conservatory, the award winning Maitland Riverlink, the Echo Point Visitor Information Centre and the Sutherland Entertainment Centre.
Heritage sensitivity blended with modern needs
Its refurbishment work on the iconic Surf Life Saving Club at Tamarama demonstrates CHROFI’s deft touch in the sphere of heritage architecture – this project is adapting a much-loved but tired building to the needs of the 21st century, improving its functionality and accessibility.