About Us

Joshua Farkash is the founder and principal of Joshua Farkash & Associates. A prominent and well known active Architectural practice in Sydney for over 25 years.

Joshua Farkash studied 1st year of Architecture in University of Florence, before graduating from the School of Architecture Technion in Haifa, Israel in 1977. Joshua also attended an Urban Design postgraduate course in University of Manchester, England in 1978. Joshua has lived and worked in New York, as assistant to the commissioner of New York State (Parks & Recreation) working on the adaptive reuse of Mt McGregor in upstate New York. In Tel Aviv, Joshua's last commission at his own practice was the design of the Australian Consulate in Tel Aviv and overseeing its construction. After practising Architecture in Israel until 1980 Joshua migrated to Sydney, Australia.

In 1980 - 1981 Joshua was employed as an Architect in what is now known as "Collaborative Design" in Sydney with Architects Terry Burns, Michael Newstein & others. In 1981 Joshua was appointed General Manager of the Building Division of Pongrass Industries (a public company active in design and development Australia wide). In 1984 Joshua commenced practising Architecture on his own as a registered Architect. Joshua's completed works in Sydney during the 80's were published by Sydney City Council as fine examples & guide for adaptive reuse of existing buildings such as Stellar House Surry Hills (36 apartments & retail complex) & Dalgety Plaza Pyrmont (330 apartments, retail & commercial complex) and 74-80 Reservoir St Surry Hills (50 apartments & retail complex) in a booklet published by Sydney City Council.

Joshua's completed works include private residences, apartment buildings, commercial buildings, heritage buildings, adaptive reuse, business parks, master planning and urban design projects in NSW and Victoria.

More recently noted works are:

In 2012, Joshua's work was selected by the Department of Planning NSW as one of four examples in the good design for medium density living, published by the department.

Joshua Farkash & Associates P/L is a specialist Architectural and Urban Design consultancy, committed to achieving clients' objectives and offering a high level of personal service.

Our desire is to create architectural statements which respond to the clients' brief and incorporates the consulting team input.

We achieve this through creating practical design solutions that respond to budget and time constraints.

Our core values are a strong commitment to: