Jordan Curran

Partner, RAIA

Arch MELB, BA (Arch) UTS / UDIA NSW Smart Cities & Sustainable Built Environment Committee / AIA NSW Built Environment Committee / Property Council NSW Retail Committee


“The critical factor is to put money where there is bang for buck; in places where you can elevate the human experience.”

Jordan knows what goes into making a great place. As the leader of ClarkeHopkinsClarke’s mixed-use and retail team, he creates destinations that are commercially successful and that generate long-lasting value for the wider communities in which they are located.

For the last decade, Jordan has contributed to the visioning, masterplanning and delivery of complex mixed-use precincts, shopping centres, town centres and new smart cities, both across Australia and internationally.

He takes a unique approach to each project, designing timeless and sculptural form, embedding a strong sense of place that draws from local context and character to ultimately create landmark destinations that have people at their heart.

Sydney born and bred, Jordan has recently returned to his roots, establishing the practice’s new Sydney office and expanding our ability to provide a continuation of ‘on-the-ground’ design services to our clients in New South Wales.

Prior to becoming a registered architect, Jordan worked as a model maker and a building labourer. These skills have manifested into a hands-on approach to design. Resourceful, quick thinking and practical, his style is characterised by active problem solving and curiosity-led investigation into a site’s possibilities. He has the ability to translate a clients vision into three dimensional space that will maximise the opportunities of a site and his commercial nous helps to mitigate risks, allows targeted allocation of budget and enables a high level of buildability from the outset.

Beyond his work as an architect, Jordan is passionate about engaging with and inspiring the next generation. He has recently been working on introducing a new personal development and mentoring course to schools in Sydney’s southern suburbs which will be a part of their 2019 curriculum. The course connects kids from the ‘suburbs’ with visionary people to help them to set goals, clarify their values and push the limits of what is possible.

Selected Work

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Roche Street

Roche Street is a contemporary office building that utilises steel, glass and brick to reflect the industrial manufacturing heritage of the site and its context.