Jim Koopman is an architect with a career spanning 40 years of which the last 10 have been as a Director of Architecture with AJ+C leading a wide variety of master planning and urban design projects for public and pri-vate sector clients .
His work has been acknowledged and published in Australia and overseas, including Graham Jahn’s Contempo-rary Architecture in Australia and A Guide to Sydney Architecture. He has been awarded many prizes in archi-tecture and urban design including the prestigious Wilkinson Award and Robyn Boyd National Award in 1992, the Washington Centre Honor Award for ‘Excellence on the Waterfront’ for the Honeysuckle Urban Design Framework in 1996.
Jim has extensive expertise in adaptive re-use and urban renewal projects and was shortlisted for the WAF Awards in 2012 for the Glass Loggia House and the Harris Street Studios. Recent urban design projects include work on the renewal of the North Eveleigh West rail heritage site, the TWT New Life Creative Precinct and the adaptive re-use of the iconic Bushell’s Factory on Snail’s Bay, Concord for mixed use neighbourhood develop-ment.
Jim has co-founded the AJ+C URBANBACKYARD Research Project that is currently investigating the ability of courtyard building forms to provide increased liveability for Australian families with children in high density urban environments.