Nordon Jago Architects: Experts in Intelligent Designs and Strategic Architectural Advice

Sachin Wakhare, Director

Nordon Jago Architects (NJA) is a seasoned architectural firm that echoes the philosophy, ‘God is in the details.’ This principle, immortalized by the American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, underpins the firm’s 34-year journey toward creating spaces that blend functionality with aesthetic finesse.

At the heart of NJA’s success is a deeprooted understanding of individuals and communities. This understanding drives the firm to deliver solutions that meet and exceed expectations. From bespoke residences to cuttingedge commercial environments, it employs a mix of strategic insight, creativity, and collaboration. This approach ensures versatility and adaptability, key traits that allow it to navigate the complexities of design and construction with agility.

Sachin Wakhare, with an academic background from the University of Mumbai, India, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Sydney, has cultivated over 23 years of extensive experience in the architecture field. His expertise spans various sectors, including residential, commercial, and master planning in Australia and India.

With a keen eye for detail and a knack for exploring innovative architectural concepts, Sachin brings his projects a unique blend of creativity and practicality.
From initial design stages to construction documentation and administration, he is deeply involved in every aspect of the project lifecycle.

His passion for sustainable building solutions is evident in his work. Sachin’s dedication to environmentally conscious design was recognized when his own home, designed in 2020, was shortlisted as a finalist in the Sydney Design Awards.

As the director of NJA, Sachin encapsulates the firm’s ethos: “We’re committed to not just hearing but truly understanding clients’ vision, ensuring we deliver exactly what they seek, anywhere in the world.” This client-centric philosophy has cemented NJA’s reputation, resulting in majority of their business stemming from repeat customers—a testament to their unwavering dedication to client satisfaction.

Operating from Australia, NJA’s expertise transcends geographical boundaries. The firm has made significant strides in various sectors, including healthcare, hospitality, residential, commercial and education. Its contribution is noteworthy in addressing Australia’s housing crisis. Focusing on the multi-unit residential sector, including affordable and social housing, NJA designs sustainable solutions for build-to-rent markets, thus contributing to community well-being.

NJA’s primary service revolves around design, catering to various projects, including single homes, large-scale apartment complexes, hospitals and childcare centers. Additionally, it excels in assisting clients from the initial concept design phase onwards.
This early-stage design is followed by more detailed designs for council approval, outlining the project’s specifics for regulatory review. Once approved, NJA develops comprehensive construction documentation, which provides builders with all the necessary details to bring the design to life.

We’re here to listen to your needs, understand your vision, and deliver precisely what you want anywhere in the world

For instance, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a reevaluation of aged care delivery in Australia, leading to design-led changes recommended by a Royal Commission. Punchbowl Aged Care, commissioned by Deicorp and designed by NJA’s Architects, exemplifies this shift with its homely 80-bedroom facility, blending into the streetscape. The facility prioritizes comfortable, well-considered spaces for residents and visitors, featuring diverse living and dining areas and ample natural light. State-of-the-art amenities include a commercial kitchen, a hair salon, and a theatrette, complemented by outdoor terraces and gardens. The design also minimizes noise impact and promotes passive surveillance. Overall, Punchbowl Aged Care offers a nurturing environment that enhances the local community’s amenity.

A culture of retention and mentorship is the key to NJA’s success. Many of its team members have been with the company for over a decade, a testament to its supportive and nurturing environment. As an award-winning company, its ambition is to expand its reach to a global scale.