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OUR PEOPLE

  • Darryl Carey
    Director, Registered Architect

    I am passionate about the power of design thinking and hugely enjoy collaboration with others on projects in complex and sensitive circumstances.

    In my work on most major health projects in NZ, I strive to find the ideal blend of building function, performance and design quality - real architecture that really works. As founding chair of the NZ Health Design Council, I am committed to supporting the development of health design knowledge, skill and experience in this country.

    darryl.carey@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6463
  • Maurice Kiely
    Director, Registered Architect

    My background in architecture and environmental psychology, and my concern for the experience of the end-user, come together in the process of design and ‘place-making’.

    For me, consideration of film; writing; art; philosophy; music; the natural world and their interrelationships  act as design influencers. I believe the outcome enriches human identity, culture, habitation and well-being for the projects and people I am involved with. As Chair of Chow:Hill’s Board I actively promote our strategic objectives, company identity and our sustainability agenda.

    maurice.kiely@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6464
  • Brian Squair
    Board Chair, Director

    My wide range of practical design and construction industry expertise in New Zealand and Australia - large scale master planning through commercial architecture to interior fit-outs - brings a benefit to our clients.

    This experience allied with a client-centred approach keeps me enthusiastic about innovative and smart ways to deliver successful projects for stakeholders. I have a particular skill in seeing opportunities to make projects happen, bringing the right people together and designing unique pathways to overcome apparently obstinate problems and achieve client goals.

    brian.squair@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1648
  • Simon Woodall
    Director, Registered Architect

    My experience has been wide-ranging, with new-build and refurbishment and projects across residential, educational, commercial fit-out, health and aged care project sectors.

    My approach to design is based on the premise that teamwork, collaboration and transparency are key ingredients in delivering successful outcomes for our clients. I am a strong believer in effective leadership and being disciplined in the execution of the design process. This approach is founded on many years experience in the detailed design and execution of built projects.

    simon.woodall@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6465
  • Stuart Mackie
    Director, Registered Architect (UK)

    I am primarily involved in larger scale place-making, master-planning and site development projects in public and private sectors.

    The latter often relate to large institutional sites, such as with aged care. I focus on high quality design outcomes from urban scale to the design of buildings and landscape architecture. Relating to this, I am skilled at challenging assumptions and identifying approaches to problem solving that meet project needs, rather than simply following normal rules. Clients enjoy working with me because of my passion for generating elegant ideas and commitment to delivering resolved outcomes.

    stuart.mackie@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6484
  • Anner Chong
    Director, Registered Architect

    I have worked in Hong Kong and New Zealand in commercial, residential and major healthcare projects, the latter since joining Chow:Hill.

    I play an active role in user group facilitation and client liaison in healthcare and laboratory projects including master planning. I am also a housing research architect, experienced in community-based projects and consultation. I have participated in a large-scale housing research project in Cape Town, South Africa and have developed skills in field research and proposal development within complex socio-economic conditions.

    anner.chong@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6415
  • Brian Rastrick
    Director, Registered Architect

    I aim to deliver innovative design solutions, working creatively with clients and colleagues to produce diverse solutions across a broad range of disciplines.

    I am a registered architect and have been with the Hamilton studio since 2006. Since joining Chow:Hill I have completed successful projects within the Education, Commercial and Office Environment sectors. My practical background and interest in sustainability leads me to provide environmentally sustainable solutions which are vibrant and functional places to work, live and learn, and that also inspire society.

    brian.rastrick@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1677
  • Jane Hill
    Director, Registered Architect

    I have a keen professional and personal interest in creating dynamic, sustainable and inspiring student centric learning environments. As registered Architect I am committed to delivering highly responsive client service and creative design solutions.

    I first joined Chow:Hill in 2002, following three years working on a mix of residential and educational architectural projects in London I returned to our Hamilton office in 2010. Since then I have been focused on the continual enhancement of Chow:Hill's knowledge and skill base in areas of student centric learning and work place strategies with a number of innovative projects now completed in these increasingly blended environments.

    jane.hill@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1642
  • Kalpana Reddy
    Chief Executive Officer

    I AM A SKILLED BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL WHO BRINGS A WIDE RANGE OF MANAGEMENT SKILL SETS HAVING WORKED IN VARIOUS SERVICE INDUSTRIES IN SOME CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS.

    My role is to ensure that the business has solid foundations thus allowing the Directors and Professional Team members to concentrate fully on the various design disciplines of the practice. A critical element of my role is working closely with the key stakeholders to ensure that we develop our human resource to meet the diverse needs of both our existing and prospective clients.

    kalpana.reddy@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6478
  • Chris Thom
    Principal, Registered Architect

    I am passionate about healthcare architecture, recognising that it provides a unique range of challenges, and requires a combination of creative thinking, technical expertise and relationship skills.

    I have focused on healthcare planning and design, having been closely involved with the user groups and stakeholders of health and other facilities in developing, planning and detailing technical solutions to the many specialist requirements that these require. My recent experience on hospital projects in Asia gives me an international perspective and a wide range of experience to benchmark against.

    chris.thom@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 975 9104
  • Arthur Joe
    Associate, Registered Architect

    I have extensive experience in the commercial and institutional sectors, with a strong background in project delivery.

    My specialty lies in creative solutions for clients with an emphasis on looking at the wider issues, looking to create cost effective and sustainable solutions to clients needs. Our clients value my strategic thinking, clarity of vision and leadership qualities. I am highly committed to quality outcomes for clients.

    arthur.joe@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1649
  • Lynda Zgierski-Boreyko
    Associate

    I operated a contracting company for many years, gaining experience in residential work – private dwellings, apartments, multi-unit developments and retirement villages, commercial, educational and healthcare projects.

    This gave me a firm understanding of all aspects of the design, documentation and construction process. Since joining the Chow Hill healthcare team in the co-ordination of a large hospital project, I have continued with other projects in that sector, bringing excellent technical knowledge and skills. My passion is to document the creative process in a way that is easily understood by our clients and construction contractors.

    lynda.boreyko@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 21 959 512
  • Neil Kaiser
    Associate, Senior Architectural Technician

    I have immense experience with industrial, commercial, retirement village, apartment and healthcare clients.

    Having over 15 years experience in architecture, services co-ordination and structural design, I’m primarily involved in large-scale hospital projects at present. This is where my team leadership and design management skills provide the greatest benefits for our clients. My background in records management, software integration and CAD systems enables our documentation teams to deliver high quality information to design and construction participants. My involvement creates enjoyable and effective project delivery for all.

    neil.kaiser@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6471
  • Paul Overdevest
    Associate, Registered Architect

    I have extensive experience in the construction industry, with strong design and construction leadership abilities. I have a strong focus on health planning and health sector architecture design.

    I endeavor to clearly communicate built form through design, from initial concepts to detailed drawings, providing architectural and design management services. Ensuring team deliveries to agreed quality, program and budget is important to me. So, too, is collaboration between our clients, contractors and consultants. Through his experience and character, Paul has a strong ability to lead and coordinate with the consultant team.

    paul.overdevest@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1643
  • Phillip Kempster
    Associate, Senior Architectural Technician

    I enjoy working on a wide variety of projects, and as an Associate at Chow:Hill I have experience in Health, Education, Commercial, Residential, Laboratory and Government projects.

    I have strong skills in rendering and development of presentation images which our clients find to be a valuable communication tool. I am responsible for full project documentation, and bring to my projects strong technical skills, an ability to function in a teamwork environment and a wide knowledge across project types. I undertake construction observation of selected projects.

    phillip.kempster@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1672
  • Albert Jee
    Architectural Graduate

    Studying in New Zealand and Singapore to complete Bachelor of Architecture; I have an eye for detail and a willingness to learn from the rest of the team and those we collaborate with.

    During a volunteer trip to Indonesia I had the opportunity to help with the design and construction of a library and bridge, not only was this a great practical experience but also a way of being able to give back to the surrounding community.

    albert.jee@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1602
  • Alex Phillips
    Commercial Support

    I joined Chow:Hill in 2015 after being in the financial industry for 6 years.

    I hold a BMA in Digital Design and am inspired by new ideas, creativity and forward thinking. I have a flair for design and photography and am always looking for new and innovative ideas to create quality in all that I do. I am passionate about customer service and will make sure any visitor to the Hamilton studio is greeted with a smile.

    alex.phillips@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1678
  • Alison Tsoi
    Architectural Graduate

    I have completed a Masters degree of Architecture with Honours and joined the Chow:Hill team with work experiences in both Auckland and Shenzhen.

    I have been involved in a range of residential housing projects, including the Auckland public housing Right Size project, large-scale suburban design in China and a number of interior fitout projects. I am enthusiastic about the growth and customisation of architecture to adapt to the diversity of social structures. I aim to add value to our Chow:Hill team with my good understanding of detailing and documentation, while striving to achieve a high standard of creative planning and design solutions.

    alison.tsoi@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6477
  • Ally Huang
    Finance Manager

    I joined Chow:Hill as Finance Manager, bringing with me a number of years experience as a management accountant in the Telecommunication industry, and 4 years experience as a qualified Chartered Accountant.

    In my work, I focus on accuracy, efficiency and integrity. I go beyond the numbers to support executive decision making by interpreting trends and implication of financials. I also lead Chow:Hill's Commercial Team and believe strongly in its innovative and creative people, as well as its vision and principles.

    ally.huang@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6462
  • Amy Land
    Graduate Interior Designer

    I graduated from Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, with a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts (Interior Design).

    My final project focused on compact residential design and high density living, proposing a complex of apartments to be developed within an existing Brownfield site, in Auckland City. Since joining Chow:Hill, I have worked on the Interior Design and documentation of a number of healthcare and aged care projects. I enjoy the challenge of creating functional, yet engaging interiors in which the user feels a sense of belonging and connection with their surroundings.

    amy.land@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6483
  • Ana Maria Sima
    Architectural Graduate

    A registered Architect in Romania, I have recently settled in Hamilton after having moved from Romania to New Zealand in 2014.

    In my past experience I have worked on a number of projects in a range of sectors, including: commercial office buildings, restaurants, schools, and wind farm urban planning. I am thoroughly enjoying immersing myself in local design and construction practices and am eager to learn more about design in the education sector.

    ana.sima@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1646
  • Andy Lee
    CAD/BIM Manager

    I have experience on a number of large-scale commercial BIM projects abroad, in addition to working as an architectural technician in NZ for 6 years.

    My primary role is to provide Chow:Hill an optimised CAD environment for efficiency and productivity on design process and project delivery. I aim to develop the most effective way to achieve this. I also look for knowledge and skills for high-end technology in order to respond to BIM demand in the AEC industry.

    andy.lee@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6413
  • Ben Parker
    Intermediate Technician

    After 4 years of residential construction in Hamilton,

    I obtained a National Diploma in Architectural Technology at Unitec. The next 3 years were spent practicing as a technician before I joined the Chow:Hill  team in 2016. With this previous experience, I aim to produce clear and accurate documentation and strive to bring both practical and technical knowledge to the Chow:Hill team.

    ben.parker@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1640
  • Bridget Trevena
    Architectural Graduate

    I joined Chow:Hill after graduating with my Masters in Architecture (Prof) from Unitec Institute of Technology.

    My final year project focused on Architectural Education and its distance between the profession. Breaking down the boundaries between the public, private and industry was a main focus. Creating a dialogue between the three sectors while establishing an exchange of ideas, knowledge and creativity. As we as Architects are creating spaces and places for people; particularly for people who may not know how architecture may affect them. Design is a bespoke response creating something incredible.

    bridget.trevena@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6482
  • Brigid Conroy
    Commercial Support

    Qualified to create conversations and connect people, I'll make sure your visit to our studio is an awesome one.

    I hold a Bachelor of Communications in Marketing and have an extensive experience in “customer comes first” service. In charge of Commercial Support in our Hamilton Studio, I am incredibly passionate about people, creativity and good coffee.

    brigid.conroy@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 0348
  • Caroline Redstone
    Architectural Technician

    with a Diploma of Architectural Technology, I  bring  leading skills and techniques to the Chow:Hill team.

    My key design strengths are in problem solving and in developing solutions and systems. With a previous experience in Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Media Arts (Graphic Design) I provide a fresh perspective to the team. I have a real desire to create the best design solutions for our clients. My background in service management means that I am always ready to listen to our clients so we can deliver the best service.

    caroline.redstone@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1361
  • Catherine Stormont
    Senior Interior Designer

    I have extensive experience in a broad range of commercial interior design sectors - primarily workplace, hospitality, multi-residential, aged care, healthcare, and exhibition.

    A methodical designer with a strong analytical ability and attention to detail. I can respond to differing corporate philosophies, and able to gather and extrapolate data with ease to develop the optimum solution. Very much a team player and take pride in delivering projects that are skillful, creative and productive solutions that meet all stakeholders’ expectations.

    catherine.stormont@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6479
  • Chien Chow
    Consultant, Registered Architect

    Co founding Chow:Hill Architects in 1992, my main emphasis was in business development.

    My skill in capturing a client's aspirations and articulating dreams by way of powerful graphics has contributed to business success historically. Add to this my continuing input to design reviews and mentoring of staff in the Hamilton Studio, I remain making a positive contribution to the growth and development of the Company.

    chien.chow@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1641
  • Chris Croton
    Senior Architectural Technician

    I bring to the Chow:Hill team a NZ Certificate in Architectural Design - NZCD Arch, and am a registered Licenced Building Practitioner in Design D3.

    Orginally from Chritchurch, I have just over 20 years experience in the building industry, designing a variety of buildings across the entire spectrum in the built environment throughout New Zealand, from houses, schools, medical facilities, warehouses, to commercial and industrial buildings and interior fitouts. I bring to the Hamilton Studio of Chow:Hill a wealth of practical knowledge and 3D CAD skills across multi platforms which will help enhance the conceptual visual experience for our clients.

    chris.croton@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1369
  • Christina Schregel
    Architectural Graduate

    I completed my professional studies in Germany, and have gained experience there and also in New Zealand, having joined Chow:Hill in 2007.

    The area of design and client engagement that provides me with the greatest personal and professional satisfaction is the successful delivery of effective project processes in support of client aspirations. I have developed and continue to build on my experience within the field of Health Architecture and Community-based design projects. To all my projects I bring enthusiasm, optimism and energy. The feedback I receive from Clients is that they appreciate my approachability, creativity, reliability and they respect my ability to understand their needs.

    christina.schregel@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1362
  • Corinne Lee
    Architectural Graduate

    With a background in health and architecture, I am interested in how thoughtful design can affect the people that use a space; particularly for those who mightn’t ordinarily expect to encounter one.

    My final year Masters of Architecture research thesis investigated how a therapeutic space could be implemented in a post-disaster scenario in Central Java. In practice, I am currently involved in healthcare planning and design, working to find creative solutions that both support medical practice and enhance patient well being, to ultimately facilitate the process of healing. Regardless of the typology, I’m a believer that good design should be accessible by all; an architecture for the people.

    corinne.lee@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6474
  • Donna Kane
    Architectural Graduate

    I have been part of the Chow:Hill Hamilton team since 2013 and have been mainly involved in the documentation of commercial and education buildings around the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.

    Before this, study and other work experiences had me living in Auckland, Australia and the UK. My experience to date has immersed me in working through socially responsive design solutions, demanding thoughtful and functional creativity. While abroad I worked on multi-residential buildings and precincts, public transport facilities and also the education sector. I have had experience working and leading teams of different technical consultants and have also gained technical knowledge in a variety of differing climates. Specific individual client needs also brought me to gain experience in a variety of different construction procurement options.

    While returning to work back in Hamilton and the greater region I value the opportunity to be involved in enhancing the local urban landscape with solutions of sustainable, socially responsible and creative architecture.

    donna.kane@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1645
  • Doug Robinson
    Architectural Technician

    I have been part of the Chow:Hill team since mid 2009. Educated and practising as an Architectural Technician over the past 10 years, my experience and understanding of construction methods contributes greatly to our success in achieving high performing buildings.

    Working on a wide variety of projects including commercial, residential and educational, I strive to produce quality & extensive detailed design documents, resulting in positive project outcomes during the construction process, and to the benefit of our clients.

    doug.robinson@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1365
  • Edith Chan
    Architectural Graduate

    I'm an Aucklander who focuses my attention on designing for occupants. I'm interested in refreshing and improving daily experiences, and designing spaces that are effortlessly occupied and utilised.

    I am a graduate from the University of Auckland, and since my graduation I've been involved in a range of projects, including high-value residential and multi-unit development, waterfront baches, and also commercial interior fit-outs and warehouse development.

    edith.chan@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6468
  • Friedrich Strey
    Senior Architect

    I am a passionate believer that Architecture is critical to better our living, working, learning, healing and extra curricular environments. Design team and End-user collaboration and discourse is key to creating meaningful architecture, to improve our lives and suit our needs.

    I am a registered, hands-on type of architect, with design and build experience in a vast array of building typologies, scales and construction methodologies, in many countries. I am passionate about creating inspirational, practical, flexible, vibrant and sustainable spaces, for all to optimise and enjoy for many lifetimes. Creativity, 'passive design', sustainability, durability, good aesthetics and a lot of practicality, should be a given to every project.

    friedrich.strey@chowhill.co.nz
    +649 522 6476
  • Grace He
    Senior Landscape Architect

    Talented landscape architect excellent in design and project management.

    I bring to Chow:Hill over 9 years of experience on a wide range of projects including mixed-use development, streetscape, multi-residential design and urban public space. My diverse design background has enabled me to develop specialist landscape architectural and urban design skills, including spatial and social analysis, concept design, along with technical skills in detailing and documentation. I have a tangible passion for creatively approaching through many perspectives to promote the best design solutions.

    grace.he@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6496
  • Harbans Singh
    Architectural Technician

    I joined Chow:Hill after years of experience in Christchurch working on small-medium sized projects.

    These included residential, commercial, aged care developments and also post-earthquake building repairs. Prior to living in Christchurch I worked in the Pacific and elsewhere overseas with clients involved in large scale Resorts and Spas, Healthcare, and Master-planning projects. I value strong practical construction knowledge with a focus on producing documentation that is easily interpreted by clients, authorities and builders. Here at Chow:Hill I am enjoying working on large-scale commercial projects and being part of a supportive, friendly team.

    harbans.singh@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1671
  • Ida Ibrahim
    Architectural Graduate

    I joined the Chow:Hill team from Wellington, having graduated from Victoria University.

    My research for my final year thesis involved socially responsible architecture in the urban environment. The thesis aimed to integrate Somali refugees into Wellington City by designing appropriate spaces for them in an existing heritage building in the central city. My architectural experience thus far includes residential, aged care, school, and home renovations for people with disability.

    ida.ibrahim@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6416
  • Jacqueline Middleton
    Architectural Graduate

    I have a Bachelors degree in Architecture with First Class Honours from Auckland University and have been working for a number of years at a small structural and geotechnical engineering firm. 

    I gained invaluable knowledge regarding the construction and structure of residential and small commercial buildings. I joined the Chow:Hill team from an architectural trip exploring parts of Europe. I look forward to working on some larger commercial projects and creating sustainable, practical and socially conscious architecture.

    jacqueline.middleton@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6485
  • Kate Amor
    Senior Interior Designer

    My extensive design portfolio includes working with clients in healthcare, customer service environments, commercial retail/sales fit-outs, and corporate office design and space planning.

    My background in hospitality and commercial retail design, and management, has allowed me to specialise in space planning, work place ergonomics, layouts and systems as well as people and change management. I bring a unique design thinking to each project to create the ultimate design solution for the brief, budget, market place, brand or purely client expectation.

    kate.amor@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 0348
  • Katie Dickens
    Architectural Graduate

    I joined Chow Hill after completing my Masters of Architecture at Victoria University in Wellington.

    My research for my final year thesis was in response to the Christchurch earthquake and how it has affected the outlying suburbs. The shortage of housing has put added strain onto residents and a sense of community was lost. My response was a medium density housing development which addressed the problems surrounding urban sprawl, community wellbeing, public versus private space and the separation of the pedestrian and vehicle. So far at Chow Hill I have learnt a vast majority of knowledge and hope to further my skill set in the upcoming projects, as well as adding value to the architecture team.

    katie.dickens@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 975 9112
  • Leslie Lewis
    Registered Architect

    I am a registered architect and a graduate of the Auckland University School of Architecture with a wide range of experience in NZ and the UK including houses, apartments, hospitals, churches, retirement communities and school design.

    I have a history of providing creative planning solutions which make the most of the unique features of a site and have developed new housing types and innovative urban planning. I am particularly interested in delivering architecture which transcends the ordinary and creates inspirational environments.

    leslie.lewis@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6481
  • Malcolm Sharpe
    Registered Architect

    As a Registered Architect I have been responsible for managing the successful outcome of projects meeting client briefs, budgets and programme requirements.

    I work closely with clients to achieve the successful realisation of their projects. Over the last 25+ years I have been involved with a wide range of architectural projects large and small both in New Zealand & Australia. Within the last 15 years I have specialised in projects related to the retirement industry. Some of these projects have received both Australasian and New Zealand industry and design awards. With considerable experience in the architectural profession I have an important mentoring role within Chow:Hill.

    malcolm.sharpe@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6472
  • Meagan Wrinch
    Registered Architect

    I am a registered Architect and have been with Chow:Hill since 2013.

    My experience has a broad range from the education sector to mixed commercial projects, refurbishments, and fit-outs. 
    I am passionate about architecture and delivering designs that are well thought out and are flexible to adapt to their future potential. 
    I enjoy developing presentation and imagery that assists the client to understand the vision and potential outcomes of their projects.  

    meagan.grounds@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1366
  • Megan Smylie
    Architectural Graduate

    I live for creativity. I bring a fresh, youthful design perspective and an eye for detail to every job. I have a Bachelor Degree in Architectural Design, from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.


    I joined the Chow Hill Hamilton studio upon returning home to New Zealand in 2016. As a visual artist and rower in my spare time, creativity and attention to detail are both essential. To me, architecture represents the perfect hybrid of the two skills. I have a particular interest in urbanisation and how we will develop well-designed, future-proofed city-scapes for a population that continues to densify.

    megan.smylie@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1366
  • Michael Davis
    Senior Architectural Technician

    As an architectural technician, I apply construction and technical knowledge to bring the architect's concept to life. 

    On joining Chow:Hill (in 2016) I'm adding 24 years experience to our team, 14 as a technician on top of 10 years 'on the tools'. I love great architecture; it can be such a positive factor in people’s lives. We're all affected in some way by the homes we live in, offices where we work, hospitals, schools and all the buildings we interact with. That has a lot to do with why I want every building I'm involved in to be the best it possibly can.

    michael.davis@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6475
  • Nathan McNaull
    Architectural Technician

    I joined Chow:Hill Architects Auckland after completing the National Diploma of Architectural Technology at Unitec Institute of Technology.

    I strive to always produce accurate documentation which clearly represents the data required for construction. I strongly believe it's important to maintain the high level of care and detail that our clients require in their projects.
    nathan.mcnaull@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6414
  • Neha Miriyal
    Architectural Graduate

    I am a qualified Architect and Town Planner from Pune University, India. My experience comes from houses, apartments, commercial and industrial buildings and urban design, etc. 

    As an architect and planner, I make a conscious effort to evolve design solutions that are functional, innovative and sustainable for users. I strive to make the project journey, from concept to completion, enjoyable for clients and colleagues, which gives me professional satisfaction.

    neha.miriyal@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6466
  • Nicole Clark
    Project Support

    A love for creativity, design, and people has lead me to pursue architecture.

    I have completed a Bachelor in Architectural Studies and have experience in customer service roles, which has lead to my hybrid position here at Chow:Hill.

    nicole.clark@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 0348
  • Olga Macagon
    Commercial Support

    This person is looking a little mysterious right now - their profile will be here soon.

    olga.macagon@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6460
  • Olivia Vaassen
    Commercial Support

    I am on the Commercial Team in our Auckland studio to assist the CEO, Finance Manager and oversee the general management of the studio.

    I bring a Bachelor of Communications, which informs my involvement in our website, submissions, social-media and other forms of communication. No two days are the same as I juggle administrative support and any other ad hoc projects that are thrown my way. Always happy to meet new faces, I look forward to seeing you in our studio one day soon.

    olivia.vaassen@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6460
  • Richard Hill
    Consultant, Registered Architect

    When I co-founded Chow:Hill in 1992 my depth of experience on large international architectural projects had convinced me that the creative principles of design could also be applied to business, project management and processes. This all embracing Total Design philosophy has seen the company develop into one of New Zealand’s significant design practices.

    Previously, as managing director I ensured Chow:Hill constantly focussed on the future, and effective succession planning was always a key consideration and as chairman, I encouraged the sharing of accumulated wisdom as part of the personal and professional development and mentoring programme for the company’s new leaders.

    My role as a Design Consultant is project-focused with special emphasis given to developing project strategies in support of client’s commercial objectives.

    richard.hill@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1640
  • Ryan Chambers
    Architectural Technician

    I hold a National Diploma in Architectural Technology. I bring knowledge and skill in using the latest technology to produce efficient, accurate work.

    Also with a qualification in Interior Design, I have an ability to bring design flair as well as technical knowledge to the Chow:Hill team.

    ryan.chambers@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1675
  • Sam Thomas
    Registered Architect

    I have over 6 years in the Architecture industry working in both New Zealand and Australia. I have international and local experience in Commercial, Health, Education and Residential projects.

    My strengths are in concept design, design development, technical detailing, client communication and consultant coordination. I develop high quality visual representations of architectural concepts and preparation of presentation material to assist our clients in fully understanding the architectural outcomes of their projects.

    sam.thomas@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1673
  • Sarah O'Halloran
    Commercial Support

    Kia ora koutou, ko Sarah ahau. I have lived in the Waikato for 14 years and have a background in teaching and administration.

    I joined Chow:Hill in 2016 part time in a Commercial Support role after 10 years as a stay-at-home parent. As the 'face' of our Hamilton studio, it's likely to be me that greets you as you walk in the door! I'm passionate about making a good first impression and I strive to bring a warm, customer-centric welcome to our visitors and clients.

    sarah.ohalloran@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 0348
  • Scott Manning
    Architectural Graduate

    I joined Chow:Hill after completing my Masters of Architecture at Unitec in 2012.

    My final project focused on the potential future addition of a rail network into the Auckland motorway systems. The project addressed issues of peak oil, obsolescent infrastructure and urban sprawl whilst focusing on the design and integration of a central railway station in and around a functioning motorway interchange. I am contributing my valuable academic experience and design talent to community projects within our architectural team.

    scott.manning@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6480
  • Suchi Undevia
    Architectural Graduate

    I am inspired by the growing conviction that there is a need to pursue fresh and innovative approaches to hospital design.

    Propelled by the idea of reviving the image of hospitals in society, and suturing the severed physical and social connections to the city, my thesis project explored architecture's role in achieving these aspirations in health care design.

    Hospitals are a legacy of humanity's deepest compassion. They embody our society's values and culture. I strive to bring my academic research and my experience in aged care to the planning and design of our health care projects with the aim of achieving a more architecturally expressive and empowering image of healthcare.

    suchi.undevia@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6470
  • Susanne du Bruyn
    Architectural Technician

    Passionate about producing quality results for our clients and supporting our team through detailing and documentation; I am an integral part of the Chow:Hill team in Hamilton. 

    With over ten years of international experience in South Africa; I then moved to New Zealand to settle and raise my family. Upskilling with the latest changes in industry technology, I returned to my passion in Architecture in 2013. Over the years, I have enjoyed working on projects across all sectors and collaborating with our team to make each project a success.

    susanne.dubruyn@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1363
  • Tammy Ashley
    Senior Architect

    My 16 plus years experience ranges from education through retail, commercial and apartments to lifestyle villages and aged care.

    While the sectors vary, the common elements across the projects are the people, the buildings and the inter-relationship between the two, how we move into, around and within a building and how the spaces and forms support and increase our quality of life. As an architect I strive to bring buildings to life from the requirements and aspirations of those engaging us to provide a great outcome for the users. I do this by combining the often intangible with the everyday technical requirements needed to bring a building from concept to completion. I work across all the phases of a project from initial briefing to building completion and enjoy working with our client, consultant and contractor teams in a proactive manner through the life of a project.

    tammy.ashley@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6410
  • Todd Collis
    Architectural Technician

    I joined Chow:Hill to become a part of the architectural team and contribute to their wide range of projects.

    After completing three years in residential design, following my Bachelor of Architectural Studies in Christchurch, I joined the practice to bring my experience into the commercial realm. My experience gives me a wide understanding of the design, detailing, and construction of projects. I am passionate about creating liveable spaces that improve and enrich the lives of the users.

    todd.collis@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6495
  • Vatra Bandur
    Architectural Graduate

    I graduated with a degree in Architecture from the University of Zagreb in Croatia and moved to New Zealand, starting work in a small Architectural office.

    I joined Chow:Hill in 2007 and my work here has centered mainly on health and aged-care projects. This represents a change in direction for me as I had beforehand mainly worked on residential projects. I have been involved in a variety of projects phases ranging from early consent stages, through construction to project administration. I gain particular satisfaction when after a great team effort our project finally comes to life.

    vatra.bandur@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6460
  • Vicky Feng
    Registered Architect

    I have 10 years project delivery experience in commercial / education / community sectors. Currently I am working on the Aged Care sector.

    My passion lies in making positive impacts on different phases of the project delivery process: concept design, developed design, detail documentation, coordination with clients, consultants and contractors, contact administration and site observation. In addition to the competence and skills gained from work, my personal experiences in humanitarian aid and associated research have also given me a deep understanding of the importance of architecture and its role in society.

    vicky.feng@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6467
  • Werner Van Schalkwyk
    Intermediate Architectural Technician

    I joined Chow:Hill in 2016 after working in a number of New Zealand practices since graduating from Unitec.

    My experience ranges from residential to commercial projects, and with an eye for detail I apply my construction knowledge to deliver the highest standard to every project. I believe as architectural professionals we have the ability and responsibility to shape and improve the communities we are involved in. It is because of this greater context than I have developed a passion for good design and detailing. At Chow:Hill we work hard towards adding value to all projects, while at the same time putting our client's needs first.

    werner.vanschalkwyk@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6497
  • Darryl Carey
    Director, Registered Architect

    I am passionate about the power of design thinking and hugely enjoy collaboration with others on projects in complex and sensitive circumstances.

    In my work on most major health projects in NZ, I strive to find the ideal blend of building function, performance and design quality - real architecture that really works. As founding chair of the NZ Health Design Council, I am committed to supporting the development of health design knowledge, skill and experience in this country.

    darryl.carey@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6463
  • Maurice Kiely
    Director, Registered Architect

    My background in architecture and environmental psychology, and my concern for the experience of the end-user, come together in the process of design and ‘place-making’.

    For me, consideration of film; writing; art; philosophy; music; the natural world and their interrelationships  act as design influencers. I believe the outcome enriches human identity, culture, habitation and well-being for the projects and people I am involved with. As Chair of Chow:Hill’s Board I actively promote our strategic objectives, company identity and our sustainability agenda.

    maurice.kiely@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6464
  • Simon Woodall
    Director, Registered Architect

    My experience has been wide-ranging, with new-build and refurbishment and projects across residential, educational, commercial fit-out, health and aged care project sectors.

    My approach to design is based on the premise that teamwork, collaboration and transparency are key ingredients in delivering successful outcomes for our clients. I am a strong believer in effective leadership and being disciplined in the execution of the design process. This approach is founded on many years experience in the detailed design and execution of built projects.

    simon.woodall@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6465
  • Stuart Mackie
    Director, Registered Architect (UK)

    I am primarily involved in larger scale place-making, master-planning and site development projects in public and private sectors.

    The latter often relate to large institutional sites, such as with aged care. I focus on high quality design outcomes from urban scale to the design of buildings and landscape architecture. Relating to this, I am skilled at challenging assumptions and identifying approaches to problem solving that meet project needs, rather than simply following normal rules. Clients enjoy working with me because of my passion for generating elegant ideas and commitment to delivering resolved outcomes.

    stuart.mackie@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6484
  • Anner Chong
    Director, Registered Architect

    I have worked in Hong Kong and New Zealand in commercial, residential and major healthcare projects, the latter since joining Chow:Hill.

    I play an active role in user group facilitation and client liaison in healthcare and laboratory projects including master planning. I am also a housing research architect, experienced in community-based projects and consultation. I have participated in a large-scale housing research project in Cape Town, South Africa and have developed skills in field research and proposal development within complex socio-economic conditions.

    anner.chong@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6415
  • Kalpana Reddy
    Chief Executive Officer

    I AM A SKILLED BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL WHO BRINGS A WIDE RANGE OF MANAGEMENT SKILL SETS HAVING WORKED IN VARIOUS SERVICE INDUSTRIES IN SOME CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS.

    My role is to ensure that the business has solid foundations thus allowing the Directors and Professional Team members to concentrate fully on the various design disciplines of the practice. A critical element of my role is working closely with the key stakeholders to ensure that we develop our human resource to meet the diverse needs of both our existing and prospective clients.

    kalpana.reddy@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6478
  • Chris Thom
    Principal, Registered Architect

    I am passionate about healthcare architecture, recognising that it provides a unique range of challenges, and requires a combination of creative thinking, technical expertise and relationship skills.

    I have focused on healthcare planning and design, having been closely involved with the user groups and stakeholders of health and other facilities in developing, planning and detailing technical solutions to the many specialist requirements that these require. My recent experience on hospital projects in Asia gives me an international perspective and a wide range of experience to benchmark against.

    chris.thom@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 975 9104
  • Lynda Zgierski-Boreyko
    Associate

    I operated a contracting company for many years, gaining experience in residential work – private dwellings, apartments, multi-unit developments and retirement villages, commercial, educational and healthcare projects.

    This gave me a firm understanding of all aspects of the design, documentation and construction process. Since joining the Chow Hill healthcare team in the co-ordination of a large hospital project, I have continued with other projects in that sector, bringing excellent technical knowledge and skills. My passion is to document the creative process in a way that is easily understood by our clients and construction contractors.

    lynda.boreyko@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 21 959 512
  • Neil Kaiser
    Associate, Senior Architectural Technician

    I have immense experience with industrial, commercial, retirement village, apartment and healthcare clients.

    Having over 15 years experience in architecture, services co-ordination and structural design, I’m primarily involved in large-scale hospital projects at present. This is where my team leadership and design management skills provide the greatest benefits for our clients. My background in records management, software integration and CAD systems enables our documentation teams to deliver high quality information to design and construction participants. My involvement creates enjoyable and effective project delivery for all.

    neil.kaiser@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6471
  • Alison Tsoi
    Architectural Graduate

    I have completed a Masters degree of Architecture with Honours and joined the Chow:Hill team with work experiences in both Auckland and Shenzhen.

    I have been involved in a range of residential housing projects, including the Auckland public housing Right Size project, large-scale suburban design in China and a number of interior fitout projects. I am enthusiastic about the growth and customisation of architecture to adapt to the diversity of social structures. I aim to add value to our Chow:Hill team with my good understanding of detailing and documentation, while striving to achieve a high standard of creative planning and design solutions.

    alison.tsoi@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6477
  • Ally Huang
    Finance Manager

    I joined Chow:Hill as Finance Manager, bringing with me a number of years experience as a management accountant in the Telecommunication industry, and 4 years experience as a qualified Chartered Accountant.

    In my work, I focus on accuracy, efficiency and integrity. I go beyond the numbers to support executive decision making by interpreting trends and implication of financials. I also lead Chow:Hill's Commercial Team and believe strongly in its innovative and creative people, as well as its vision and principles.

    ally.huang@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6462
  • Amy Land
    Graduate Interior Designer

    I graduated from Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, with a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts (Interior Design).

    My final project focused on compact residential design and high density living, proposing a complex of apartments to be developed within an existing Brownfield site, in Auckland City. Since joining Chow:Hill, I have worked on the Interior Design and documentation of a number of healthcare and aged care projects. I enjoy the challenge of creating functional, yet engaging interiors in which the user feels a sense of belonging and connection with their surroundings.

    amy.land@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6483
  • Andy Lee
    CAD/BIM Manager

    I have experience on a number of large-scale commercial BIM projects abroad, in addition to working as an architectural technician in NZ for 6 years.

    My primary role is to provide Chow:Hill an optimised CAD environment for efficiency and productivity on design process and project delivery. I aim to develop the most effective way to achieve this. I also look for knowledge and skills for high-end technology in order to respond to BIM demand in the AEC industry.

    andy.lee@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6413
  • Bridget Trevena
    Architectural Graduate

    I joined Chow:Hill after graduating with my Masters in Architecture (Prof) from Unitec Institute of Technology.

    My final year project focused on Architectural Education and its distance between the profession. Breaking down the boundaries between the public, private and industry was a main focus. Creating a dialogue between the three sectors while establishing an exchange of ideas, knowledge and creativity. As we as Architects are creating spaces and places for people; particularly for people who may not know how architecture may affect them. Design is a bespoke response creating something incredible.

    bridget.trevena@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6482
  • Catherine Stormont
    Senior Interior Designer

    I have extensive experience in a broad range of commercial interior design sectors - primarily workplace, hospitality, multi-residential, aged care, healthcare, and exhibition.

    A methodical designer with a strong analytical ability and attention to detail. I can respond to differing corporate philosophies, and able to gather and extrapolate data with ease to develop the optimum solution. Very much a team player and take pride in delivering projects that are skillful, creative and productive solutions that meet all stakeholders’ expectations.

    catherine.stormont@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6479
  • Corinne Lee
    Architectural Graduate

    With a background in health and architecture, I am interested in how thoughtful design can affect the people that use a space; particularly for those who mightn’t ordinarily expect to encounter one.

    My final year Masters of Architecture research thesis investigated how a therapeutic space could be implemented in a post-disaster scenario in Central Java. In practice, I am currently involved in healthcare planning and design, working to find creative solutions that both support medical practice and enhance patient well being, to ultimately facilitate the process of healing. Regardless of the typology, I’m a believer that good design should be accessible by all; an architecture for the people.

    corinne.lee@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6474
  • Edith Chan
    Architectural Graduate

    I'm an Aucklander who focuses my attention on designing for occupants. I'm interested in refreshing and improving daily experiences, and designing spaces that are effortlessly occupied and utilised.

    I am a graduate from the University of Auckland, and since my graduation I've been involved in a range of projects, including high-value residential and multi-unit development, waterfront baches, and also commercial interior fit-outs and warehouse development.

    edith.chan@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6468
  • Friedrich Strey
    Senior Architect

    I am a passionate believer that Architecture is critical to better our living, working, learning, healing and extra curricular environments. Design team and End-user collaboration and discourse is key to creating meaningful architecture, to improve our lives and suit our needs.

    I am a registered, hands-on type of architect, with design and build experience in a vast array of building typologies, scales and construction methodologies, in many countries. I am passionate about creating inspirational, practical, flexible, vibrant and sustainable spaces, for all to optimise and enjoy for many lifetimes. Creativity, 'passive design', sustainability, durability, good aesthetics and a lot of practicality, should be a given to every project.

    friedrich.strey@chowhill.co.nz
    +649 522 6476
  • Grace He
    Senior Landscape Architect

    Talented landscape architect excellent in design and project management.

    I bring to Chow:Hill over 9 years of experience on a wide range of projects including mixed-use development, streetscape, multi-residential design and urban public space. My diverse design background has enabled me to develop specialist landscape architectural and urban design skills, including spatial and social analysis, concept design, along with technical skills in detailing and documentation. I have a tangible passion for creatively approaching through many perspectives to promote the best design solutions.

    grace.he@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6496
  • Ida Ibrahim
    Architectural Graduate

    I joined the Chow:Hill team from Wellington, having graduated from Victoria University.

    My research for my final year thesis involved socially responsible architecture in the urban environment. The thesis aimed to integrate Somali refugees into Wellington City by designing appropriate spaces for them in an existing heritage building in the central city. My architectural experience thus far includes residential, aged care, school, and home renovations for people with disability.

    ida.ibrahim@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6416
  • Jacqueline Middleton
    Architectural Graduate

    I have a Bachelors degree in Architecture with First Class Honours from Auckland University and have been working for a number of years at a small structural and geotechnical engineering firm. 

    I gained invaluable knowledge regarding the construction and structure of residential and small commercial buildings. I joined the Chow:Hill team from an architectural trip exploring parts of Europe. I look forward to working on some larger commercial projects and creating sustainable, practical and socially conscious architecture.

    jacqueline.middleton@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6485
  • Katie Dickens
    Architectural Graduate

    I joined Chow Hill after completing my Masters of Architecture at Victoria University in Wellington.

    My research for my final year thesis was in response to the Christchurch earthquake and how it has affected the outlying suburbs. The shortage of housing has put added strain onto residents and a sense of community was lost. My response was a medium density housing development which addressed the problems surrounding urban sprawl, community wellbeing, public versus private space and the separation of the pedestrian and vehicle. So far at Chow Hill I have learnt a vast majority of knowledge and hope to further my skill set in the upcoming projects, as well as adding value to the architecture team.

    katie.dickens@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 975 9112
  • Leslie Lewis
    Registered Architect

    I am a registered architect and a graduate of the Auckland University School of Architecture with a wide range of experience in NZ and the UK including houses, apartments, hospitals, churches, retirement communities and school design.

    I have a history of providing creative planning solutions which make the most of the unique features of a site and have developed new housing types and innovative urban planning. I am particularly interested in delivering architecture which transcends the ordinary and creates inspirational environments.

    leslie.lewis@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6481
  • Malcolm Sharpe
    Registered Architect

    As a Registered Architect I have been responsible for managing the successful outcome of projects meeting client briefs, budgets and programme requirements.

    I work closely with clients to achieve the successful realisation of their projects. Over the last 25+ years I have been involved with a wide range of architectural projects large and small both in New Zealand & Australia. Within the last 15 years I have specialised in projects related to the retirement industry. Some of these projects have received both Australasian and New Zealand industry and design awards. With considerable experience in the architectural profession I have an important mentoring role within Chow:Hill.

    malcolm.sharpe@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6472
  • Michael Davis
    Senior Architectural Technician

    As an architectural technician, I apply construction and technical knowledge to bring the architect's concept to life. 

    On joining Chow:Hill (in 2016) I'm adding 24 years experience to our team, 14 as a technician on top of 10 years 'on the tools'. I love great architecture; it can be such a positive factor in people’s lives. We're all affected in some way by the homes we live in, offices where we work, hospitals, schools and all the buildings we interact with. That has a lot to do with why I want every building I'm involved in to be the best it possibly can.

    michael.davis@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6475
  • Nathan McNaull
    Architectural Technician

    I joined Chow:Hill Architects Auckland after completing the National Diploma of Architectural Technology at Unitec Institute of Technology.

    I strive to always produce accurate documentation which clearly represents the data required for construction. I strongly believe it's important to maintain the high level of care and detail that our clients require in their projects.
    nathan.mcnaull@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6414
  • Neha Miriyal
    Architectural Graduate

    I am a qualified Architect and Town Planner from Pune University, India. My experience comes from houses, apartments, commercial and industrial buildings and urban design, etc. 

    As an architect and planner, I make a conscious effort to evolve design solutions that are functional, innovative and sustainable for users. I strive to make the project journey, from concept to completion, enjoyable for clients and colleagues, which gives me professional satisfaction.

    neha.miriyal@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6466
  • Olga Macagon
    Commercial Support

    This person is looking a little mysterious right now - their profile will be here soon.

    olga.macagon@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6460
  • Olivia Vaassen
    Commercial Support

    I am on the Commercial Team in our Auckland studio to assist the CEO, Finance Manager and oversee the general management of the studio.

    I bring a Bachelor of Communications, which informs my involvement in our website, submissions, social-media and other forms of communication. No two days are the same as I juggle administrative support and any other ad hoc projects that are thrown my way. Always happy to meet new faces, I look forward to seeing you in our studio one day soon.

    olivia.vaassen@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6460
  • Scott Manning
    Architectural Graduate

    I joined Chow:Hill after completing my Masters of Architecture at Unitec in 2012.

    My final project focused on the potential future addition of a rail network into the Auckland motorway systems. The project addressed issues of peak oil, obsolescent infrastructure and urban sprawl whilst focusing on the design and integration of a central railway station in and around a functioning motorway interchange. I am contributing my valuable academic experience and design talent to community projects within our architectural team.

    scott.manning@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6480
  • Suchi Undevia
    Architectural Graduate

    I am inspired by the growing conviction that there is a need to pursue fresh and innovative approaches to hospital design.

    Propelled by the idea of reviving the image of hospitals in society, and suturing the severed physical and social connections to the city, my thesis project explored architecture's role in achieving these aspirations in health care design.

    Hospitals are a legacy of humanity's deepest compassion. They embody our society's values and culture. I strive to bring my academic research and my experience in aged care to the planning and design of our health care projects with the aim of achieving a more architecturally expressive and empowering image of healthcare.

    suchi.undevia@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6470
  • Tammy Ashley
    Senior Architect

    My 16 plus years experience ranges from education through retail, commercial and apartments to lifestyle villages and aged care.

    While the sectors vary, the common elements across the projects are the people, the buildings and the inter-relationship between the two, how we move into, around and within a building and how the spaces and forms support and increase our quality of life. As an architect I strive to bring buildings to life from the requirements and aspirations of those engaging us to provide a great outcome for the users. I do this by combining the often intangible with the everyday technical requirements needed to bring a building from concept to completion. I work across all the phases of a project from initial briefing to building completion and enjoy working with our client, consultant and contractor teams in a proactive manner through the life of a project.

    tammy.ashley@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6410
  • Todd Collis
    Architectural Technician

    I joined Chow:Hill to become a part of the architectural team and contribute to their wide range of projects.

    After completing three years in residential design, following my Bachelor of Architectural Studies in Christchurch, I joined the practice to bring my experience into the commercial realm. My experience gives me a wide understanding of the design, detailing, and construction of projects. I am passionate about creating liveable spaces that improve and enrich the lives of the users.

    todd.collis@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6495
  • Vatra Bandur
    Architectural Graduate

    I graduated with a degree in Architecture from the University of Zagreb in Croatia and moved to New Zealand, starting work in a small Architectural office.

    I joined Chow:Hill in 2007 and my work here has centered mainly on health and aged-care projects. This represents a change in direction for me as I had beforehand mainly worked on residential projects. I have been involved in a variety of projects phases ranging from early consent stages, through construction to project administration. I gain particular satisfaction when after a great team effort our project finally comes to life.

    vatra.bandur@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6460
  • Vicky Feng
    Registered Architect

    I have 10 years project delivery experience in commercial / education / community sectors. Currently I am working on the Aged Care sector.

    My passion lies in making positive impacts on different phases of the project delivery process: concept design, developed design, detail documentation, coordination with clients, consultants and contractors, contact administration and site observation. In addition to the competence and skills gained from work, my personal experiences in humanitarian aid and associated research have also given me a deep understanding of the importance of architecture and its role in society.

    vicky.feng@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6467
  • Werner Van Schalkwyk
    Intermediate Architectural Technician

    I joined Chow:Hill in 2016 after working in a number of New Zealand practices since graduating from Unitec.

    My experience ranges from residential to commercial projects, and with an eye for detail I apply my construction knowledge to deliver the highest standard to every project. I believe as architectural professionals we have the ability and responsibility to shape and improve the communities we are involved in. It is because of this greater context than I have developed a passion for good design and detailing. At Chow:Hill we work hard towards adding value to all projects, while at the same time putting our client's needs first.

    werner.vanschalkwyk@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6497
  • Brian Squair
    Board Chair, Director

    My wide range of practical design and construction industry expertise in New Zealand and Australia - large scale master planning through commercial architecture to interior fit-outs - brings a benefit to our clients.

    This experience allied with a client-centred approach keeps me enthusiastic about innovative and smart ways to deliver successful projects for stakeholders. I have a particular skill in seeing opportunities to make projects happen, bringing the right people together and designing unique pathways to overcome apparently obstinate problems and achieve client goals.

    brian.squair@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1648
  • Brian Rastrick
    Director, Registered Architect

    I aim to deliver innovative design solutions, working creatively with clients and colleagues to produce diverse solutions across a broad range of disciplines.

    I am a registered architect and have been with the Hamilton studio since 2006. Since joining Chow:Hill I have completed successful projects within the Education, Commercial and Office Environment sectors. My practical background and interest in sustainability leads me to provide environmentally sustainable solutions which are vibrant and functional places to work, live and learn, and that also inspire society.

    brian.rastrick@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1677
  • Jane Hill
    Director, Registered Architect

    I have a keen professional and personal interest in creating dynamic, sustainable and inspiring student centric learning environments. As registered Architect I am committed to delivering highly responsive client service and creative design solutions.

    I first joined Chow:Hill in 2002, following three years working on a mix of residential and educational architectural projects in London I returned to our Hamilton office in 2010. Since then I have been focused on the continual enhancement of Chow:Hill's knowledge and skill base in areas of student centric learning and work place strategies with a number of innovative projects now completed in these increasingly blended environments.

    jane.hill@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1642
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  • Arthur Joe
    Associate, Registered Architect

    I have extensive experience in the commercial and institutional sectors, with a strong background in project delivery.

    My specialty lies in creative solutions for clients with an emphasis on looking at the wider issues, looking to create cost effective and sustainable solutions to clients needs. Our clients value my strategic thinking, clarity of vision and leadership qualities. I am highly committed to quality outcomes for clients.

    arthur.joe@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1649
  • Paul Overdevest
    Associate, Registered Architect

    I have extensive experience in the construction industry, with strong design and construction leadership abilities. I have a strong focus on health planning and health sector architecture design.

    I endeavor to clearly communicate built form through design, from initial concepts to detailed drawings, providing architectural and design management services. Ensuring team deliveries to agreed quality, program and budget is important to me. So, too, is collaboration between our clients, contractors and consultants. Through his experience and character, Paul has a strong ability to lead and coordinate with the consultant team.

    paul.overdevest@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1643
  • Phillip Kempster
    Associate, Senior Architectural Technician

    I enjoy working on a wide variety of projects, and as an Associate at Chow:Hill I have experience in Health, Education, Commercial, Residential, Laboratory and Government projects.

    I have strong skills in rendering and development of presentation images which our clients find to be a valuable communication tool. I am responsible for full project documentation, and bring to my projects strong technical skills, an ability to function in a teamwork environment and a wide knowledge across project types. I undertake construction observation of selected projects.

    phillip.kempster@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1672
  • Albert Jee
    Architectural Graduate

    Studying in New Zealand and Singapore to complete Bachelor of Architecture; I have an eye for detail and a willingness to learn from the rest of the team and those we collaborate with.

    During a volunteer trip to Indonesia I had the opportunity to help with the design and construction of a library and bridge, not only was this a great practical experience but also a way of being able to give back to the surrounding community.

    albert.jee@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1602
  • Alex Phillips
    Commercial Support

    I joined Chow:Hill in 2015 after being in the financial industry for 6 years.

    I hold a BMA in Digital Design and am inspired by new ideas, creativity and forward thinking. I have a flair for design and photography and am always looking for new and innovative ideas to create quality in all that I do. I am passionate about customer service and will make sure any visitor to the Hamilton studio is greeted with a smile.

    alex.phillips@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1678
  • Ana Maria Sima
    Architectural Graduate

    A registered Architect in Romania, I have recently settled in Hamilton after having moved from Romania to New Zealand in 2014.

    In my past experience I have worked on a number of projects in a range of sectors, including: commercial office buildings, restaurants, schools, and wind farm urban planning. I am thoroughly enjoying immersing myself in local design and construction practices and am eager to learn more about design in the education sector.

    ana.sima@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1646
  • Ben Parker
    Intermediate Technician

    After 4 years of residential construction in Hamilton,

    I obtained a National Diploma in Architectural Technology at Unitec. The next 3 years were spent practicing as a technician before I joined the Chow:Hill  team in 2016. With this previous experience, I aim to produce clear and accurate documentation and strive to bring both practical and technical knowledge to the Chow:Hill team.

    ben.parker@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1640
  • Brigid Conroy
    Commercial Support

    Qualified to create conversations and connect people, I'll make sure your visit to our studio is an awesome one.

    I hold a Bachelor of Communications in Marketing and have an extensive experience in “customer comes first” service. In charge of Commercial Support in our Hamilton Studio, I am incredibly passionate about people, creativity and good coffee.

    brigid.conroy@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 0348
  • Caroline Redstone
    Architectural Technician

    with a Diploma of Architectural Technology, I  bring  leading skills and techniques to the Chow:Hill team.

    My key design strengths are in problem solving and in developing solutions and systems. With a previous experience in Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Media Arts (Graphic Design) I provide a fresh perspective to the team. I have a real desire to create the best design solutions for our clients. My background in service management means that I am always ready to listen to our clients so we can deliver the best service.

    caroline.redstone@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1361
  • Chien Chow
    Consultant, Registered Architect

    Co founding Chow:Hill Architects in 1992, my main emphasis was in business development.

    My skill in capturing a client's aspirations and articulating dreams by way of powerful graphics has contributed to business success historically. Add to this my continuing input to design reviews and mentoring of staff in the Hamilton Studio, I remain making a positive contribution to the growth and development of the Company.

    chien.chow@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1641
  • Chris Croton
    Senior Architectural Technician

    I bring to the Chow:Hill team a NZ Certificate in Architectural Design - NZCD Arch, and am a registered Licenced Building Practitioner in Design D3.

    Orginally from Chritchurch, I have just over 20 years experience in the building industry, designing a variety of buildings across the entire spectrum in the built environment throughout New Zealand, from houses, schools, medical facilities, warehouses, to commercial and industrial buildings and interior fitouts. I bring to the Hamilton Studio of Chow:Hill a wealth of practical knowledge and 3D CAD skills across multi platforms which will help enhance the conceptual visual experience for our clients.

    chris.croton@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1369
  • Christina Schregel
    Architectural Graduate

    I completed my professional studies in Germany, and have gained experience there and also in New Zealand, having joined Chow:Hill in 2007.

    The area of design and client engagement that provides me with the greatest personal and professional satisfaction is the successful delivery of effective project processes in support of client aspirations. I have developed and continue to build on my experience within the field of Health Architecture and Community-based design projects. To all my projects I bring enthusiasm, optimism and energy. The feedback I receive from Clients is that they appreciate my approachability, creativity, reliability and they respect my ability to understand their needs.

    christina.schregel@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1362
  • Donna Kane
    Architectural Graduate

    I have been part of the Chow:Hill Hamilton team since 2013 and have been mainly involved in the documentation of commercial and education buildings around the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.

    Before this, study and other work experiences had me living in Auckland, Australia and the UK. My experience to date has immersed me in working through socially responsive design solutions, demanding thoughtful and functional creativity. While abroad I worked on multi-residential buildings and precincts, public transport facilities and also the education sector. I have had experience working and leading teams of different technical consultants and have also gained technical knowledge in a variety of differing climates. Specific individual client needs also brought me to gain experience in a variety of different construction procurement options.

    While returning to work back in Hamilton and the greater region I value the opportunity to be involved in enhancing the local urban landscape with solutions of sustainable, socially responsible and creative architecture.

    donna.kane@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1645
  • Doug Robinson
    Architectural Technician

    I have been part of the Chow:Hill team since mid 2009. Educated and practising as an Architectural Technician over the past 10 years, my experience and understanding of construction methods contributes greatly to our success in achieving high performing buildings.

    Working on a wide variety of projects including commercial, residential and educational, I strive to produce quality & extensive detailed design documents, resulting in positive project outcomes during the construction process, and to the benefit of our clients.

    doug.robinson@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1365
  • Harbans Singh
    Architectural Technician

    I joined Chow:Hill after years of experience in Christchurch working on small-medium sized projects.

    These included residential, commercial, aged care developments and also post-earthquake building repairs. Prior to living in Christchurch I worked in the Pacific and elsewhere overseas with clients involved in large scale Resorts and Spas, Healthcare, and Master-planning projects. I value strong practical construction knowledge with a focus on producing documentation that is easily interpreted by clients, authorities and builders. Here at Chow:Hill I am enjoying working on large-scale commercial projects and being part of a supportive, friendly team.

    harbans.singh@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1671
  • Kate Amor
    Senior Interior Designer

    My extensive design portfolio includes working with clients in healthcare, customer service environments, commercial retail/sales fit-outs, and corporate office design and space planning.

    My background in hospitality and commercial retail design, and management, has allowed me to specialise in space planning, work place ergonomics, layouts and systems as well as people and change management. I bring a unique design thinking to each project to create the ultimate design solution for the brief, budget, market place, brand or purely client expectation.

    kate.amor@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 0348
  • Meagan Wrinch
    Registered Architect

    I am a registered Architect and have been with Chow:Hill since 2013.

    My experience has a broad range from the education sector to mixed commercial projects, refurbishments, and fit-outs. 
    I am passionate about architecture and delivering designs that are well thought out and are flexible to adapt to their future potential. 
    I enjoy developing presentation and imagery that assists the client to understand the vision and potential outcomes of their projects.  

    meagan.grounds@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1366
  • Megan Smylie
    Architectural Graduate

    I live for creativity. I bring a fresh, youthful design perspective and an eye for detail to every job. I have a Bachelor Degree in Architectural Design, from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.


    I joined the Chow Hill Hamilton studio upon returning home to New Zealand in 2016. As a visual artist and rower in my spare time, creativity and attention to detail are both essential. To me, architecture represents the perfect hybrid of the two skills. I have a particular interest in urbanisation and how we will develop well-designed, future-proofed city-scapes for a population that continues to densify.

    megan.smylie@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1366
  • Nicole Clark
    Project Support

    A love for creativity, design, and people has lead me to pursue architecture.

    I have completed a Bachelor in Architectural Studies and have experience in customer service roles, which has lead to my hybrid position here at Chow:Hill.

    nicole.clark@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 0348
  • Richard Hill
    Consultant, Registered Architect

    When I co-founded Chow:Hill in 1992 my depth of experience on large international architectural projects had convinced me that the creative principles of design could also be applied to business, project management and processes. This all embracing Total Design philosophy has seen the company develop into one of New Zealand’s significant design practices.

    Previously, as managing director I ensured Chow:Hill constantly focussed on the future, and effective succession planning was always a key consideration and as chairman, I encouraged the sharing of accumulated wisdom as part of the personal and professional development and mentoring programme for the company’s new leaders.

    My role as a Design Consultant is project-focused with special emphasis given to developing project strategies in support of client’s commercial objectives.

    richard.hill@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1640
  • Ryan Chambers
    Architectural Technician

    I hold a National Diploma in Architectural Technology. I bring knowledge and skill in using the latest technology to produce efficient, accurate work.

    Also with a qualification in Interior Design, I have an ability to bring design flair as well as technical knowledge to the Chow:Hill team.

    ryan.chambers@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1675
  • Sam Thomas
    Registered Architect

    I have over 6 years in the Architecture industry working in both New Zealand and Australia. I have international and local experience in Commercial, Health, Education and Residential projects.

    My strengths are in concept design, design development, technical detailing, client communication and consultant coordination. I develop high quality visual representations of architectural concepts and preparation of presentation material to assist our clients in fully understanding the architectural outcomes of their projects.

    sam.thomas@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1673
  • Sarah O'Halloran
    Commercial Support

    Kia ora koutou, ko Sarah ahau. I have lived in the Waikato for 14 years and have a background in teaching and administration.

    I joined Chow:Hill in 2016 part time in a Commercial Support role after 10 years as a stay-at-home parent. As the 'face' of our Hamilton studio, it's likely to be me that greets you as you walk in the door! I'm passionate about making a good first impression and I strive to bring a warm, customer-centric welcome to our visitors and clients.

    sarah.ohalloran@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 0348
  • Susanne du Bruyn
    Architectural Technician

    Passionate about producing quality results for our clients and supporting our team through detailing and documentation; I am an integral part of the Chow:Hill team in Hamilton. 

    With over ten years of international experience in South Africa; I then moved to New Zealand to settle and raise my family. Upskilling with the latest changes in industry technology, I returned to my passion in Architecture in 2013. Over the years, I have enjoyed working on projects across all sectors and collaborating with our team to make each project a success.

    susanne.dubruyn@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1363
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