Hiromi Lauren (née Shiraishi)

MPIA 44496 / Architect NSW 8848
Director, Project Director, Project Architect

Hiromi was born in Osaka, Japan, where after graduation she worked as project architect on large residential complex developments and government projects.

After migrating to Australia in 1994, she joined Harry Seidler and Associates, where she became an associate and worked side by side with Harry himself on many competition schemes and design developments.

During this period, Hiromi acted as the project team leader, administrator and head documentor for the North Apartments development in Goulburn Street, Sydney, on the George Street Meriton Tower and on the Clarence Street Alliance Française Centre in the Sydney CBD.

In 2007, after Harry’s death, her design for the tower of a 7-star hotel in Tripoli, Libya was submitted for a competition on behalf of the office.

In conjunction with Collins and Turner Architects, MBMO Architects’ Sven Ollmann and Plus Minus Design’s Phillip Arnold, Hiromi was a key team member for their shortlisted design scheme for Mirvac’s 200 George Street redevelopment.

Hiromi brings a balanced blend of creativity and thoughtfulness to projects through her experience, gained as a leading architect, designer and planner.

Her expertise in design development, construction oversight, service coordination and abilities to liaise with clients, builders and local government authorities will ensure a smoothly run program from inception to completion.

Qualifications and professional affiliations:

Bachelor Engineering and Architecture, Osaka, Japan.
University of Technology Sydney, Master in Architecture (Town Planning).
University of Technology Sydney, Post Graduate Dip, Law (Dispute Resolution).
Architect NSW 8848.
Registered 1st Class architect (Japan) JFA187809.
Member of Planning Institute Australia as Accredited Planner (Urban Design) 44496.

 

Graham Lauren

Director and General Manager

Find more about my credentials and capacity to work on connected intellect-related projects and briefing at this link.

Graham comes to Shiro, obviously as Hiromi’s husband, but also having previously worked in London as marketing manager for Aukett plc, then a large publicly listed commercial architectural practice, and subsequently in a similar role for the UK distributor of the architectural design software ArchiCAD.

In Australia, he has worked as a business journalist and sub-editor (with the Australian Financial Review newspaper group at Fairfax Media, and at ACP Magazines, now Bauer Media) and manages Shiro’s non-design activities in its marketing, communications, business management and strategy formulation.

Graham also holds an MBA (Technology) from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, whose forward-looking focus is on creating the organisations of the future, through the management of organisational strategy, knowledge, innovation, new product development, sustainability, people, culture and change, as driven by technology.

Through the combination of his experience, education and skills he has established a modern-age, knowledge-based building design briefing system drawing on the emergence of universal internet social literacy among those with property interests. This is based on his work on the applications of this pervasive social capacity to organisational learning at The Learning Economy.

Qualifications and professional affiliations:

Tertiary and post-graduate UK qualifications in business and marketing (Bournemouth University) and journalism (London College of Printing)
MBA (Technology), UNSW, Sydney
 
Contact Graham: 0416 171724, or via graham@shiroarchitects.com. #connectedintellect