Our People

Our practice, lead by four Directors, are supported by a team of architects, technicians and interior designers.

Our team has extensive experience and knowledge in design, documentation and construction. Their backgrounds and their areas of expertise differ, but as a team we have the breadth and depth of experience required to deliver a first class built environment.

When working with us you will soon appreciate that we are people who have a passion for architecture and a strong desire to find the best solution for our clients.

 

Directors
Ken Collins

Ken Collins

Registered Architect - BBSc, BArch (Hons), APEC Registered Architect, ANZIA
"The key to developing a strong relationship with clients is through building trust and respect.  I believe open communication, particularly listening and keeping the client informed are essential...

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Ron Pynenburg

Ron Pynenburg

Registered Architect - BBSc, BArch (Hons), PPNZIA, Life Member FNZIA
"Building a robust long term relationship with the client helps us not only better understand their needs but also their thinking, the ethos of their business, those who work there, and the environment that they want to create...

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Joanne Kelly

Joanne Kelly

Registered Architect - BBSc, BArch (Hons), ANZIA
"I enjoy the challenge of creating meaningful architecture. Working as part of a team where we have the opportunity to improve someone's environment, through good architectural design."

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Jody Seabright

Jody Seabright

NZCD (Arch)
"To create a quality built environment is our reason to exist as design professionals. Not only are the lives and businesses of the users directly enhanced, but indirectly the lives of our communities as a whole...

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Staff
Melissa Edwards

Melissa Edwards

Associate & Registered Architect - ANZIA, BAS, BArch

"A relationship with a Client begins by listening to the Client's needs and gaining an understanding of how they live and work. This allows us to develop creative solutions that both respond to those needs and also enhance the experience of the built environment through design."

Mark Holmes

Mark Holmes

Associate & CAD Drawing Manager - NZDIP (Arch)

"There is something deeply satisfying in working with clients to develop buildings and spaces that more than meet their needs, but also gets them excited about creating a better environment in which to live and work."

Simon Blencowe

Simon Blencowe

Registered Architect - BA Arch, Dip Arch, MA, ANZIA

"As a traditional modernist architect, I believe "form follows function". The plan is key. It develops, questions and informs the brief. By working closely with our clients and informing them at all key stages, we ensure they are fully involved in the design process from concept to construction. As architects, we are driven to deliver a design that is not only fit for purpose but will inspire and excite its users and enhance the surrounding environment."

Nigel Ball

Nigel Ball

Registered Architect - BArch (Hons), ANZIA

"Architecture" is result of optimising the use of available resources to achieve maximum value, functionality and quality. Working with a clear brief, considering human, environmental and technical factors allows the creation of buildings and spaces that are efficient, enduring and bring joy to the users and community."

Carol Stewart

Carol Stewart

Senior Architectural Technician - NZCD (Arch), BA

"I enjoy the problem solving aspect of design work in which I strive to achieve an outcome that I can be proud of."

Richard White

Richard White

Senior Architectural Graduate - BBSc, BArch (Hons)

"It is important that the architectural solution provided not only meets (or exceeds) the functional and practical requirements of the Client but that it also creates spaces which provide an on-going sense of delight.  Not only should the solution create delight, but the process of achieving the solution should be a delight as well."

Nathan Horne

Nathan Horne

Senior Architectural Graduate - BArch (Hons)

"Architecture is the enrichment of the built environment. We aim to enhance the experience and atmosphere of built space through the application of our knowledge and skill. This includes understanding psychological ideas of volume, materiality, and light, as well as the practical foundation from which the concept becomes a reality."

Henry Fisher

Henry Fisher

Senior Architectural Graduate & Sustainable Design Consultant - BA (Hons), BSc (Hons RIBA pt 1), MArch (RIBA pt 2), MPhil cantab, Dip TARM

"I believe successful architecture begins with understanding people: their current needs and future aspirations. Being aware of the bigger picture, as well as the workings of the details, naturally leads to positive spaces that are relevant, adaptable, affordable and integrated into the physical environment. Communication is key to a tailored solution that fits your project, and adding delight along the way."

Macaela Ward

Macaela Ward

Interior Designer - BDes (Interior)

"I am committed to presenting an engaging, colourful, inspiring environment that excites the building occupants."

Jim Saunders

Jim Saunders

Architectural Technician - BA, Dip TP, Dip Arch Technology

"I've always been a fan of architecture - over the last 11 years it has been fascinating be involved in the detail at the core of the process. While there are many compromises, the premise that the design process adds value holds true."

Phillip Laas

Phillip Laas

Architectural Technician

"I have a passion for creating detailed documentation to produce the best solution for each individual. With this we can provide a complete architectural experience for each project."

 

Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

Architectural Technician - BSc (Hons), Architectural Design Technology

"I understand the client’s needs and drivers for accuracy and efficiency when it comes to producing architectural drawings. I strive to meet tight deadlines and able to work well with engineers and architects to produce working drawings to a high standard."

Michael Cockroft

Michael Cockroft

Architectural Graduate - BArch (Hons), NDAT, NDQS, NDCM

"Great people make great spaces, great space makes great architecture."

Kelsi Borren

Kelsi Borren

Architectural Graduate - BAS, MArch (prof)

"Architecture does not belong only to its inhabitants, but to everyone who observes and experiences it."

Jessica Castro

Jessica Castro

Architectural Graduate - BSc (Hons) Architecture and Urban Design

"In even the smallest detail, architecture can become functional art that changes spaces, bringing pleasure to our lives and our relationships."