Enter Projects is a design firm that sits at the forefront of technologically aided design. It utilizes radical 3D design programs, in conjunction with sketches and physical models, to revolutionize modern living. Enter’s philosophy is to be in a constant state of exploration. This is so that it can continually search and play with architectural styles that, although always engage with their social and local surroundings, are dynamic and expressive. With a detailed R&D stage for each project feeding into the design process, it evolves the understanding of the space and form, to produce results with high design integrity on a diverse scale.
Enter Projects is based in Edgecliff in Sydney's East, just 3 km from the City Centre. Edgecliff is the 'engine room' where specialized skills sets are implemented to bring the design concepts to life. We also have offices in Perth, Western Australia and most recently opened in Phuket, Thailand in order to better service the growing South East Asian market.
Patrick Keane - Director
Patrick Keane, a seventh generation Australian who has lived significantly in 5 different continents, has allowed his global travels to translate back into the workplace. He uses his experiences and knowledge to introduce forward thinking approaches in Australia by using new technology in a creative environment to explore space and form. Patrick achieved his Bachelor of Environmental Design Degree at the University of Western Australia before setting his sights on the University of Princeton USA, graduating with a Masters in Architecture. Career highlights include founding Enter Projects, back in 2005. With offices in both Sydney and Perth, he has led the Enter Project team to create award-winning designs for the Edgecliff Medical Centre, Frasers Suites in Bangkok, Thailand and Lot.1 York Street.
In the latter, Patrick played an intrinsic role in the internationally published, luxury Fraser development where he designed and modelled the geometrical arcs that were used on all facades of the 33 storey residential suite tower. In Patrick’s spare time, he has a passion for technological advances in the automotive and marine industry and has a special interest for classic cars.
Patrick Keane is a Nominated Architect Registered No. 10378.
Rene-Paul van Leeuwen - Design Manager
Rene-Paul is a Designer with extensive design and detailing skills across a wide range of projects. He has degrees in Technical Engineering, Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences which gives him a unique understanding of the relationship between design and detail. He uses extensive software and 3D modelling programs including Rhinoceros, 3D Studio Max, AutoCAD, VRay Render and Grasshopper.
Whilst still in his homeland of the Netherlands, Rene worked with the Government Building Agency in the departments of Urban Planning, Architecture and Project Management. Working on large scale projects for five years a change occurred when he decided to relocate to Australia where he designed Indigenous Architecture in Arnhem Land, The Northern Territory, in collaboration with UTS Sydney.
Residing permanently in Sydney he has worked as a Design Manager and Project Architect on approximately 80 projects; ranging from master-planning, high-rise, residential, commercial and interior.
Max Xiaoxiao Zhang
Max has three years architecture design and project management experience in China. With a Bachelor degree of Construction Management from TongJi University, Shanghai, he moved to Australia to obtain his Master Degree of Architecture from UTS.
At Enter Projects Max’s value lays in form finding, algorithm design, and the manufacturing approach. He believe, in this office, that traditional craftsman spirit can meet new technology to shape a unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else. Recently, he was awarded the second prize by the Spanish Embassy for their competition of designing a courtyard pavilion.
Wells, the upcoming architecture generation, is from China. After completing high school studies, he moved to Sydney to study for his Bachelor Degree in Architecture at Sydney University. After graduating, Wells has continued onto further his studies toward a Masters in Architecture. Working for Enter Projects while studying, has enabled Wells to put his knowledge straight into action. With an already well-used passport, he has recently returned from a six month internship in Shanghai, China. Wells enjoys traveling and exploring new places.
Archana Kadaba Ramesh completed Bachelors in architecture from Bangalore, India, following that she went on to pursue Masters degree in Advanced Architecture from IAAC, Barcelona. She was part of the designing team for various projects in India before shifting to Australia. She is a trained carnatic classical singer and has keen interest in photography.
William Keeler - Enter Project's fabrication expert.
Austin Atherton - 3D Visualisation Artist.
Catherine Long - Senior Business Development Specialist.
Harry Sonella - Research and Development.
Brett Boardman - Photography
Peter Murphy - Photography
Byron Keane - Photography, Video and Film
Gavin Perrin - Critic and Writer
Martin is our Engineer of choice when it comes to non-generic solutions. He has a wealth of experience across the world in small to large scale construction projects. He understands what our objectives are and creates solutions that sit in harmony with our concepts and the clients visions.
Damian O’Toole Town Planning Pty Ltd have worked closely with Enter on many sensitive projects, providing professional advice that understands the projects objectives, and reduces negative impacts on design. We look forward to an onward working partnership.
William Keeler is our fabrication expert and has extensive experience within the field of file-to-factory. He is part of Enter Projects from the concept stage until the actual build. His knowledge and expertise are fully used when the building starts. Billy is our main consultant to get the design intent realized.