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About Us : Our History

We are innovative designers
recognised for shaping authentic places
and inspiring people.

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Who We Are

Inquisitive minds, a passion for client success, and a desire to reach potential – the pillars on which Chow:Hill was established have not changed during the company’s almost 30 years in design.

Founded in 1992 by Chien Chow and Richard Hill, Chow:Hill has grown into a multidisciplinary design company, with a portfolio of projects spanning the education, health, commercial, community, housing, civic and public realm.

Today, operating out of two studios in Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau, Hamilton Kirikiriroa and a project office in Christchurch Otautahi and with a dedicated staff of more than 60 registered architects, architectural technicians, landscape architects, urban designers and interior designers, the Chow:Hill team works with an adventurous spirit, continually pushing boundaries that blend function with design.

At Chow:Hill, we have always believed great design has the power to transform communities and turn spaces into places. That’s why, for almost three decades, we have placed people - our clients, users and our designers - at the centre of our design process.

We listen, we design, we succeed. We shape possibilities through collaboration and design thinking and create architecture with purpose.