Jake Kellow

Jake Kellow

“Architecture is about people and creating sensitive, considered spaces for them to live, work and learn. Every design decision should create a space that leaves the world a better place than it was before.”

Graduate of Architecture

B. Design (Architecture) - University of Newcastle
AIA NSW Bachelor Graduate of the Year 2015
M. Architecture - University of Newcastle

Jake enjoys the variety each day brings at SHAC, from documenting a small house extension one day, to masterplanning a 3,000 student education campus the next. Inspired by architects Alejandro Aravena and Richard Rogers, Jake seeks an architectural language that is bold, material driven and always socially conscious.

Jake is a major contributor to SHAC’s education team, having worked on the award-winning St. Bede’s Catholic College, which he has followed from concept and developed design right through to delivery. Jake works closely with our education clients, including NSW Department of Education, to diversify, challenge and improve the way students interact with their learning environments now and into the future. 

Outside of SHAC, Jake works with Not for Profit Organisations to design facilities for schools and villages in Nepal. For Jake, architecture is centred around the lives of the people that will be enriched by pragmatic and thoughtful design. 

Jake is our resident adventurer. You will find him hiking mountains, watching the sunrise during a morning swim, road tripping out west or out hunting for his next iced coffee.