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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 formative architectural design studies and academic research come together in the process of design and place-making, and sit as background to my concern for the experience and well-being of individuals and groups in their environments.

    A fundamental question for me is, 'How does the place where you live allow you to be the person you want to be, and how does design enable or hinder this? My current research and project focus is on 'community living' - contributing to the design and development of thriving and sustainable communities through social and affordable housing, co-housing, and the continuum of private housing, integrating these with community facilities and infrastructure. As a Director I actively promote our strategic objectives, company identity and our sustainability agenda and am responsible for the publishing of our annual Company Sustainability Report.

    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
  • Phillip Kempster
    Principal, Senior Architectural Technician

    I enjoy working on a wide variety of projects, and as an Principal 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
  • 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
  • Sam Thomas
    Associate, 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
  • 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 1641
  • Alex Dunnigan
    Design Support / Interiors

    FROM SPATIAL PLANNING THROUGH TO FINISHES I ASPIRE TO CREATE COHESIVE, UPLIFTING ENVIRONMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS.

    With Chow:Hill for 3 years, I have been involved in both interior design and project support in a range of sectors; along with assisting the company with various commercial needs, particularly our website. I hold a Bachelor of Media Arts in Digital design and am passionate about creating digital imagery showcasing concept design enhanced by potential finishes. I enjoy assisting Project Architects and clients with workplace strategy, working to capture both the functional and aspirational goals of each project and applying sympathetic design outcomes. 

    alex.phillips@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1678
  • Amy Land
    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
  • Andrea O'Connor
    Registered Architect

    I am a Registered Architect with New Zealand and international experience.

    I have professional expertise in education, environmentally sustainable design, aged care, commercial architecture, residential, hospitality and interior design. My passion is the delivery of well-designed spaces that result in inspiring living, working and learning environments. Architecture ought to address the environment as our daily existence is shaped by our surroundings and therefore how we live. By designing sustainably, we can create a built environment, which is vibrant and dynamic yet respectful to our landscape. Previously working in Melbourne, Australia on various aged care, tertiary and commercial projects. On return to New Zealand I have worked on residential and educational projects with the intermittent commercial fit-out.

    andrea.oconnor@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1643
  • Ben Mikkelsen
    Architectural Graduate / Senior Technician

    I am an architectural graduate with a technical background, providing an eye for design and a mind for buildability.

    A new member to the Chow hill team, coming with 10 years experience involving a range of projects including educational, commercial and residential design. Bringing to the table robust technical knowledge and design capabilities to deliver a wide variety of projects.

    Ben.Mikkelsen@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1364
  • 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
  • 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 07 834 0348
  • Chris Croton
    CAD/ BIM Manager /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.

    Originally 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, along with 3D, VR and CAD skills across multiple platforms which help enhance the conceptual visual experience for our clients.

    chris.croton@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1369
  • 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 0348
  • 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
    Registered Architect

    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 beaches, and also commercial interior fit-outs and warehouse development.

    edith.chan@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6468
  • Emily Wu
    Architectural Graduate

    I joined Chow:Hill healthcare team with my passion in healthcare architecture. I believe a good design will not only support the doctor and the patients but also response to the potential transformation of the healthcare system in the future

    I graduated from University of Auckland and I have been working in the NZ architecture field for 5 years before I joined ChowHill. My previous experience includes new build residential houses, large-scale housing developments, motel, residential extension, alterations and commercial fit-outs

    emily.wu@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6417
  • 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 10 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 6418
  • Graeme Campbell
    Senior Architect

    When you experience a building and it gets to you. It sticks in your memory and your feelings. I guess that's what I am trying to do. Peter Zumthor

    I am passionate about architecture and how considered and responsible design can enrich lives. Well-conceived design can help things run more fluidly, improve people's well-being, and make life more enjoyable. I encourage the pursuit of design excellence. It depends on more than the individual and it grows with collaboration that pushes thinking. Excellence is achieved by a continuous state of reinvention that is driven by the participants in the process. It is essential to our work. The early part of my career was involved with hospitality and institutional work in large practices. Private practice followed and I was primarily delivering bespoke residential work that required close working relationships with clients to assist them in realising their dreams. While this work was immensely satisfying my interests expanded and I grew a desire to bring my skills to a larger practices and work with teams to deliver

    graeme.campbell@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6481
  • 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
  • Jaune-Marie van der Merwe
    Architectural Designer

    I completed my Master's degree in Architecture in 2013 at Tshwane University of Technology in South-Africa.

    In addition to my academic qualifications, I have 5 year's international work experience in both South Africa and Canada, focusing mainly on institutional and commercial projects with some residential involvement. Through this experience, I have developed a comprehensive understanding of location-specific design and construction principles, coupled with the ability to respectfully interact and communicate across several social and cultural borders. My love for imagery and design drives my passion for creating beautiful, purposeful buildings.

    jaunemarie.vandermerwe@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1362
  • Julie Baker
    Financial Manager

    I have had a diverse range of experience with many different sectors in NZ and the UK and am excited to join the Chow Hill team working alongside dedicated professionals.

    My role is to provide commercial support to the team and deliver financial information to assist with important decision making and growth. I am keen to embrace new and exciting challenges, build relationships and hopefully learn about architecture along the way.

    julie.baker@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6462
  • 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
  • Kerryn Higgins
    Graduate Architectural Technician

    I have a New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology.

    I strive to complete projects with excellence and pride, whilst always up for a challenge. 

    As a new member of the Chow:Hill team, I am willing to learn and widen my skills alongside the input of other team members. I am passionate about seeing dreams come to life by outstanding designs and collaboration.

    kerryn.higgins@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1676
  • Leon Roper
    Architectural Graduate

    I graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2012.


    I am interested in how buildings shape the activities within our lives, and inversely how activities shape our buildings, the Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong is a fascinating example. Restricted only by the hard edges of the city surrounding it this largely ungoverned anarchic outgrowth became an almost direct expression of the multiplicity of human needs of the people which existed within its boundaries – an entangled network of spaces, supporting a wide variety of activities. The Kowloon Walled City is an inspiring case study in considering the restrictions of site and space. Following graduation I have worked in New Zealand and Australia on a range of projects including heritage buildings, seismic upgrades, motor trade buildings, a student accommodation, and town house developments. Other experiences include teaching English in Shanghai, China. 
    I joined Chow:Hill as an architectural graduate upon returning to New Zealand after several years living and travelling abroad.

    leon.roper@chowhill.co.nz
    + 64 9 522 6480
  • Linus Goh
    Architectural Graduate

    Exploring a plethora of creative practice 

    Throughout my masters' of architecture (professional) degree at the University of Auckland I enriched my approach to imagining innovative and tangible spatial experiences in shaping the places and faces that make up our lived environment.
    This creative penchant of mine has ultimately molded a polymath approach to design, facilitating provocative spaces on the intersection of architecture and various disciplines, leveraging story-telling, fabrication, interactive and graphic design.

      
    With substantial work experience in the fields of digital fabrication, graphic design, cutting-edge interactive technology and as a design & media tutor in university, I am interested in the trans-disciplinary role architects are to play in this world of social, political and technological flux.


    linus.goh@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 975 9111
  • Lloyd Atherfold
    Landscape Architect

    I am passionate about outcomes of space that treat a diverse section of society, that delve into how we make safer public space and successful communities, ultimately social capital alongside environmentally friendly solutions.

    I have 15+ years design experience in a variety of landscape projects that include the public open space and the streetscape, housing developments, educational facilities, environmental rehabilitation and award winning commercial design.

    The diversity of experience I have garnered over the last thirty years, collaborating across the multiple disciplines has given me a unique set of skills capable of leading a project from creative concepts to construction completion, a prerequisite to successful relationships and landscape completion. 


    lloyd.atherfold@chowhill.co.nz
    09 522 6496
  • 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
  • Margaret Maney
    Communications & Strategy Co-ordinator

    THIS PERSON IS LOOKING QUITE MYSTERIOUS AT THE MOMENT BUT THEIR PROFILE WILL BE HERE SHORTLY.

    margaret.maney@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1674
  • Mark Owens
    Registered Architect

    With over 20 years as an Architect in New Zealand and England I am passionate and committed to Architecture to enhance people's daily experiences in the home, at work and in the public realm.

    I have worked on numerous projects in the education and residential sectors as the lead architect. I enjoy embracing all the aspects of the brief and collaborating with the client, my colleagues, consultants and contractors to create a building that meets the brief in an innovative way and that all users can enjoy for many years.

    mark.owens@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1646
  • 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.wrinch@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 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
  • Michelle Cantor
    Architectural Graduate

    I graduated with a degree in architecture from Universidad Jose Cecilio del Valle in Honduras in 2014 and moved to New Zealand in 2016.

    Prior to coming to New Zealand my main focus was working on projects to enhance public spaces for communities to enjoy. 

    Since arriving in New Zealand, I have acquired experience working in the education and residential sectors. I joined the Chow:Hill Team in 2019 and I believe an accurate design should respond to people’s needs but also integrate with the environment.

    michelle.cantor@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1670
  • 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
    Architectural Technician

    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 7 959 1360
  • Parampal Singh
    Architectural Technician

    I have diploma in Architectural technology from Unitec institute of Technology.

    In my 11 years working as an Architectural Technician I have worked on multi unit housing, social housing, industrial, offices, student accommodation, aged care facilities, and commercial fit-outs. 
    For me working collaboratively within the team enables me to provide quality documentation and achieve client satisfaction. Seeing our projects upon completion is very rewarding and satisfying.

    parampal.singh@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 975 9109
  • Paul Kamstra
    Senior Architectural Technician

    I joined the Hamilton team after being away from Chow:Hill for over 10 years.

    Previously I was in their Christchurch office. As a senior architectural technician, I have wide ranging and varied experience in a broad variety of residential and commercial projects, both in NZ and UK. With over 40 years' experience in the industry I have been involved from concept to completion on projects ranging from residential to large scale commercial. The residential projects include; private residences, group housing and social housing developments. The commercial projects include; educational, retail, industrial, hospitality, health and offices. Before joining the Hamilton studio I worked in Christchurch and also for 4 years in London. While in Christchurch I was self-employed as an architectural designer for nearly 10 years.

    paul.kamstra@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 8341647
  • Raina Singh
    Architectural Graduate

    I joined Chow: Hill Architects after completing my Master of Architecture (Professional) degree at Unitec.

    My research for my final year of thesis was in response to the needs of a community and its environment, socially, culturally and physically. This project develops an architectural intervention that aims to capture the value of urban green spaces as assets for creating a liveable neighbourhood, which will also become a catalyst for the revitalisation of the area by reconnecting people to the natural landscapes of their community. This is achieved by creating a community-orientated architecture to support local and regional transport and to connect local and civic spaces. Good architecture is about understanding and responding to the needs of people and, the environment which is my greatest strength.

    raina.singh@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6477
  • Rajan Hira
    Registered Architect

    Architecture is about those who live, work and play in the spaces that we create. People are the key to this and this is where I focus my creative energy.

    Over the last 10 years, I have worked on primary & secondary schools, airports, commercial fit outs, social housing, university projects and aged care facilities. I became a Registered Architect in 2015. I enjoy working on all parts of a design problem - from the engagement with clients and users to the ease of construction, the beauty of design to the functionality of the solution. I work to blend these things together to create architecture for people.

    rajan.hira@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6485
  • 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 0348
  • Rochelle Harker
    Architectural Technican

    I believe that architecture directly influences the way we live, through the way we use, feel and live in the space.  Great architecture changes lives for the better.

    I joined Chow Hill at the beginning of 2019, bringing with me a background of design for educational spaces and studies in Engineering. I am passionate about challenging the way buildings and spaces are designed and built.  

    I strive to provide accurate and well detailed documentation to all projects and enjoy working with diverse teams and industries.

    rochelle.harker@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1644
  • Rosie Luo
    Graduate Landscape Architect

    I completed a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture with Merit from Unitec Institute of Technology and joined the Chow: Hill Auckland team with several years of work experience in China.

    I have been involved in a wide range of landscape projects including residential, commercial, subdivision and school design. From my perspective, professional skills, creative thoughts and close cooperation within a multi-disciplinary team which includes clients, Urban Planners, Architects and Engineers, are all essential for projects to succeed. I am passionate about creating attractive, inspirational and sustainable spaces for people to use. I am also quite interested in exploring how Landscape Architectural strategies can be used to respond to a range of different problems caused by rapid urbanization in a sustainable and innovative way.

     

    rosie.luo@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6411
  • 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
  • Samuel Wong
    Architectural Graduate

    My aim is provide a sense of place and strong identities within the diverse sphere of the built environment.

    I grew up in Auckland and completed my Masters in Architecture (Prof) in 2015. My career has involved experience in residential developments which involved projects from bespoke homes to multi-unit developments. I joined Chow:Hill motivated and driven in architecture, to focus on creating memorable places. I enjoy involving myself in projects in ways which can provide positive outcomes to those who use it, whether the space is used for short period of time, or long term.

    samuel.wong@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6491
  • Sandra Flynn
    Accounts Assistant

    THIS PERSON IS LOOKING QUITE MYSTERIOUS AT THE MOMENT BUT THEIR PROFILE WILL BE HERE SHORTLY.

    sandra.flynn@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6473
  • Shanita Elliot
    Architectural Graduate

    I joined Chow: Hill after completing my Masters in Architecture (Prof) and Urban Design from The University of Auckland.

    For my final project, I designed an approach for the integration and regeneration of under-utilised industrial spaces in Auckland. As the city continues to expand and intensify, I believe brownfield redevelopment opportunities will enrich a sense of place, diversify our urban experiences and create new ways to live and work. My studies taught me the importance of integrating different disciplines and methodologies to create a cohesive outcome that encompasses various urban scales. By applying both an architectural and urban design perspective, I seek to creatively enhance and improve the urban environment for its users.

    shanita.elliot@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6410
  • Stephanie Hallett
    Commercial Support Hamilton Studio

    Passionate about people, great first impressions and customer service I am part of the reception and commercial support team at Chow Hill.

    With experience in various customer focused roles and a Bachelor of Business with majors in marketing and retail, I am the face you are most likely to see when you walk in the door at our Hamilton studio.

    Stephanie.Hallett@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 0348
  • 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
  • Teresa Munro
    Architectural Graduate

    Creativity and a passion for beautiful and thoughtful design lead me down the career path of architecture.

    Making a positive difference to people’s lives through clever buildings, landscapes, and places is important – I’ve joined the Architectural Team at Chow:Hill, to work on a series of projects centred around social housing and the idea of community. A graduate of the University of Auckland, I have almost five years’ experience in the industry, with a general focus on residential architecture. Throughout my career I have been involved in various stages of building projects, from early concept work through to detailed design and documentation. I’m looking forward to broadening my skills at Chow:Hill and to working towards registration as an Architect in New Zealand.

    teresa.munro@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6416
  • 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 6412
  • 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
  • Xanthe Johnson
    Intermediate Designer

    THIS PERSON IS LOOKING QUITE MYSTERIOUS AT THE MOMENT BUT THEIR PROFILE WILL BE HERE SHORTLY.

    xanthe.johnson@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6487
  • 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 formative architectural design studies and academic research come together in the process of design and place-making, and sit as background to my concern for the experience and well-being of individuals and groups in their environments.

    A fundamental question for me is, 'How does the place where you live allow you to be the person you want to be, and how does design enable or hinder this? My current research and project focus is on 'community living' - contributing to the design and development of thriving and sustainable communities through social and affordable housing, co-housing, and the continuum of private housing, integrating these with community facilities and infrastructure. As a Director I actively promote our strategic objectives, company identity and our sustainability agenda and am responsible for the publishing of our annual Company Sustainability Report.

    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
  • Amy Land
    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
  • 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
    Registered Architect

    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 beaches, and also commercial interior fit-outs and warehouse development.

    edith.chan@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6468
  • Emily Wu
    Architectural Graduate

    I joined Chow:Hill healthcare team with my passion in healthcare architecture. I believe a good design will not only support the doctor and the patients but also response to the potential transformation of the healthcare system in the future

    I graduated from University of Auckland and I have been working in the NZ architecture field for 5 years before I joined ChowHill. My previous experience includes new build residential houses, large-scale housing developments, motel, residential extension, alterations and commercial fit-outs

    emily.wu@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6417
  • 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 10 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 6418
  • Graeme Campbell
    Senior Architect

    When you experience a building and it gets to you. It sticks in your memory and your feelings. I guess that's what I am trying to do. Peter Zumthor

    I am passionate about architecture and how considered and responsible design can enrich lives. Well-conceived design can help things run more fluidly, improve people's well-being, and make life more enjoyable. I encourage the pursuit of design excellence. It depends on more than the individual and it grows with collaboration that pushes thinking. Excellence is achieved by a continuous state of reinvention that is driven by the participants in the process. It is essential to our work. The early part of my career was involved with hospitality and institutional work in large practices. Private practice followed and I was primarily delivering bespoke residential work that required close working relationships with clients to assist them in realising their dreams. While this work was immensely satisfying my interests expanded and I grew a desire to bring my skills to a larger practices and work with teams to deliver

    graeme.campbell@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6481
  • Julie Baker
    Financial Manager

    I have had a diverse range of experience with many different sectors in NZ and the UK and am excited to join the Chow Hill team working alongside dedicated professionals.

    My role is to provide commercial support to the team and deliver financial information to assist with important decision making and growth. I am keen to embrace new and exciting challenges, build relationships and hopefully learn about architecture along the way.

    julie.baker@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6462
  • 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
  • Leon Roper
    Architectural Graduate

    I graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2012.


    I am interested in how buildings shape the activities within our lives, and inversely how activities shape our buildings, the Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong is a fascinating example. Restricted only by the hard edges of the city surrounding it this largely ungoverned anarchic outgrowth became an almost direct expression of the multiplicity of human needs of the people which existed within its boundaries – an entangled network of spaces, supporting a wide variety of activities. The Kowloon Walled City is an inspiring case study in considering the restrictions of site and space. Following graduation I have worked in New Zealand and Australia on a range of projects including heritage buildings, seismic upgrades, motor trade buildings, a student accommodation, and town house developments. Other experiences include teaching English in Shanghai, China. 
    I joined Chow:Hill as an architectural graduate upon returning to New Zealand after several years living and travelling abroad.

    leon.roper@chowhill.co.nz
    + 64 9 522 6480
  • Linus Goh
    Architectural Graduate

    Exploring a plethora of creative practice 

    Throughout my masters' of architecture (professional) degree at the University of Auckland I enriched my approach to imagining innovative and tangible spatial experiences in shaping the places and faces that make up our lived environment.
    This creative penchant of mine has ultimately molded a polymath approach to design, facilitating provocative spaces on the intersection of architecture and various disciplines, leveraging story-telling, fabrication, interactive and graphic design.

      
    With substantial work experience in the fields of digital fabrication, graphic design, cutting-edge interactive technology and as a design & media tutor in university, I am interested in the trans-disciplinary role architects are to play in this world of social, political and technological flux.


    linus.goh@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 975 9111
  • Lloyd Atherfold
    Landscape Architect

    I am passionate about outcomes of space that treat a diverse section of society, that delve into how we make safer public space and successful communities, ultimately social capital alongside environmentally friendly solutions.

    I have 15+ years design experience in a variety of landscape projects that include the public open space and the streetscape, housing developments, educational facilities, environmental rehabilitation and award winning commercial design.

    The diversity of experience I have garnered over the last thirty years, collaborating across the multiple disciplines has given me a unique set of skills capable of leading a project from creative concepts to construction completion, a prerequisite to successful relationships and landscape completion. 


    lloyd.atherfold@chowhill.co.nz
    09 522 6496
  • 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
  • Parampal Singh
    Architectural Technician

    I have diploma in Architectural technology from Unitec institute of Technology.

    In my 11 years working as an Architectural Technician I have worked on multi unit housing, social housing, industrial, offices, student accommodation, aged care facilities, and commercial fit-outs. 
    For me working collaboratively within the team enables me to provide quality documentation and achieve client satisfaction. Seeing our projects upon completion is very rewarding and satisfying.

    parampal.singh@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 975 9109
  • Raina Singh
    Architectural Graduate

    I joined Chow: Hill Architects after completing my Master of Architecture (Professional) degree at Unitec.

    My research for my final year of thesis was in response to the needs of a community and its environment, socially, culturally and physically. This project develops an architectural intervention that aims to capture the value of urban green spaces as assets for creating a liveable neighbourhood, which will also become a catalyst for the revitalisation of the area by reconnecting people to the natural landscapes of their community. This is achieved by creating a community-orientated architecture to support local and regional transport and to connect local and civic spaces. Good architecture is about understanding and responding to the needs of people and, the environment which is my greatest strength.

    raina.singh@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6477
  • Rajan Hira
    Registered Architect

    Architecture is about those who live, work and play in the spaces that we create. People are the key to this and this is where I focus my creative energy.

    Over the last 10 years, I have worked on primary & secondary schools, airports, commercial fit outs, social housing, university projects and aged care facilities. I became a Registered Architect in 2015. I enjoy working on all parts of a design problem - from the engagement with clients and users to the ease of construction, the beauty of design to the functionality of the solution. I work to blend these things together to create architecture for people.

    rajan.hira@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6485
  • Rosie Luo
    Graduate Landscape Architect

    I completed a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture with Merit from Unitec Institute of Technology and joined the Chow: Hill Auckland team with several years of work experience in China.

    I have been involved in a wide range of landscape projects including residential, commercial, subdivision and school design. From my perspective, professional skills, creative thoughts and close cooperation within a multi-disciplinary team which includes clients, Urban Planners, Architects and Engineers, are all essential for projects to succeed. I am passionate about creating attractive, inspirational and sustainable spaces for people to use. I am also quite interested in exploring how Landscape Architectural strategies can be used to respond to a range of different problems caused by rapid urbanization in a sustainable and innovative way.

     

    rosie.luo@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6411
  • Samuel Wong
    Architectural Graduate

    My aim is provide a sense of place and strong identities within the diverse sphere of the built environment.

    I grew up in Auckland and completed my Masters in Architecture (Prof) in 2015. My career has involved experience in residential developments which involved projects from bespoke homes to multi-unit developments. I joined Chow:Hill motivated and driven in architecture, to focus on creating memorable places. I enjoy involving myself in projects in ways which can provide positive outcomes to those who use it, whether the space is used for short period of time, or long term.

    samuel.wong@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6491
  • Sandra Flynn
    Accounts Assistant

    THIS PERSON IS LOOKING QUITE MYSTERIOUS AT THE MOMENT BUT THEIR PROFILE WILL BE HERE SHORTLY.

    sandra.flynn@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6473
  • Shanita Elliot
    Architectural Graduate

    I joined Chow: Hill after completing my Masters in Architecture (Prof) and Urban Design from The University of Auckland.

    For my final project, I designed an approach for the integration and regeneration of under-utilised industrial spaces in Auckland. As the city continues to expand and intensify, I believe brownfield redevelopment opportunities will enrich a sense of place, diversify our urban experiences and create new ways to live and work. My studies taught me the importance of integrating different disciplines and methodologies to create a cohesive outcome that encompasses various urban scales. By applying both an architectural and urban design perspective, I seek to creatively enhance and improve the urban environment for its users.

    shanita.elliot@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6410
  • 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
  • Teresa Munro
    Architectural Graduate

    Creativity and a passion for beautiful and thoughtful design lead me down the career path of architecture.

    Making a positive difference to people’s lives through clever buildings, landscapes, and places is important – I’ve joined the Architectural Team at Chow:Hill, to work on a series of projects centred around social housing and the idea of community. A graduate of the University of Auckland, I have almost five years’ experience in the industry, with a general focus on residential architecture. Throughout my career I have been involved in various stages of building projects, from early concept work through to detailed design and documentation. I’m looking forward to broadening my skills at Chow:Hill and to working towards registration as an Architect in New Zealand.

    teresa.munro@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6416
  • 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 6412
  • 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
  • Xanthe Johnson
    Intermediate Designer

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    xanthe.johnson@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 9 522 6487
  • 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
  • Phillip Kempster
    Principal, Senior Architectural Technician

    I enjoy working on a wide variety of projects, and as an Principal 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
  • 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
  • Sam Thomas
    Associate, 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
  • 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 1641
  • Alex Dunnigan
    Design Support / Interiors

    FROM SPATIAL PLANNING THROUGH TO FINISHES I ASPIRE TO CREATE COHESIVE, UPLIFTING ENVIRONMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS.

    With Chow:Hill for 3 years, I have been involved in both interior design and project support in a range of sectors; along with assisting the company with various commercial needs, particularly our website. I hold a Bachelor of Media Arts in Digital design and am passionate about creating digital imagery showcasing concept design enhanced by potential finishes. I enjoy assisting Project Architects and clients with workplace strategy, working to capture both the functional and aspirational goals of each project and applying sympathetic design outcomes. 

    alex.phillips@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1678
  • Andrea O'Connor
    Registered Architect

    I am a Registered Architect with New Zealand and international experience.

    I have professional expertise in education, environmentally sustainable design, aged care, commercial architecture, residential, hospitality and interior design. My passion is the delivery of well-designed spaces that result in inspiring living, working and learning environments. Architecture ought to address the environment as our daily existence is shaped by our surroundings and therefore how we live. By designing sustainably, we can create a built environment, which is vibrant and dynamic yet respectful to our landscape. Previously working in Melbourne, Australia on various aged care, tertiary and commercial projects. On return to New Zealand I have worked on residential and educational projects with the intermittent commercial fit-out.

    andrea.oconnor@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1643
  • Ben Mikkelsen
    Architectural Graduate / Senior Technician

    I am an architectural graduate with a technical background, providing an eye for design and a mind for buildability.

    A new member to the Chow hill team, coming with 10 years experience involving a range of projects including educational, commercial and residential design. Bringing to the table robust technical knowledge and design capabilities to deliver a wide variety of projects.

    Ben.Mikkelsen@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1364
  • 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 07 834 0348
  • Chris Croton
    CAD/ BIM Manager /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.

    Originally 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, along with 3D, VR and CAD skills across multiple platforms which help enhance the conceptual visual experience for our clients.

    chris.croton@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1369
  • 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 0348
  • 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
  • Jaune-Marie van der Merwe
    Architectural Designer

    I completed my Master's degree in Architecture in 2013 at Tshwane University of Technology in South-Africa.

    In addition to my academic qualifications, I have 5 year's international work experience in both South Africa and Canada, focusing mainly on institutional and commercial projects with some residential involvement. Through this experience, I have developed a comprehensive understanding of location-specific design and construction principles, coupled with the ability to respectfully interact and communicate across several social and cultural borders. My love for imagery and design drives my passion for creating beautiful, purposeful buildings.

    jaunemarie.vandermerwe@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1362
  • 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
  • Kerryn Higgins
    Graduate Architectural Technician

    I have a New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology.

    I strive to complete projects with excellence and pride, whilst always up for a challenge. 

    As a new member of the Chow:Hill team, I am willing to learn and widen my skills alongside the input of other team members. I am passionate about seeing dreams come to life by outstanding designs and collaboration.

    kerryn.higgins@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1676
  • Margaret Maney
    Communications & Strategy Co-ordinator

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    margaret.maney@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1674
  • Mark Owens
    Registered Architect

    With over 20 years as an Architect in New Zealand and England I am passionate and committed to Architecture to enhance people's daily experiences in the home, at work and in the public realm.

    I have worked on numerous projects in the education and residential sectors as the lead architect. I enjoy embracing all the aspects of the brief and collaborating with the client, my colleagues, consultants and contractors to create a building that meets the brief in an innovative way and that all users can enjoy for many years.

    mark.owens@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1646
  • 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.wrinch@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 959 1366
  • Michelle Cantor
    Architectural Graduate

    I graduated with a degree in architecture from Universidad Jose Cecilio del Valle in Honduras in 2014 and moved to New Zealand in 2016.

    Prior to coming to New Zealand my main focus was working on projects to enhance public spaces for communities to enjoy. 

    Since arriving in New Zealand, I have acquired experience working in the education and residential sectors. I joined the Chow:Hill Team in 2019 and I believe an accurate design should respond to people’s needs but also integrate with the environment.

    michelle.cantor@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1670
  • Nicole Clark
    Architectural Technician

    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 7 959 1360
  • Paul Kamstra
    Senior Architectural Technician

    I joined the Hamilton team after being away from Chow:Hill for over 10 years.

    Previously I was in their Christchurch office. As a senior architectural technician, I have wide ranging and varied experience in a broad variety of residential and commercial projects, both in NZ and UK. With over 40 years' experience in the industry I have been involved from concept to completion on projects ranging from residential to large scale commercial. The residential projects include; private residences, group housing and social housing developments. The commercial projects include; educational, retail, industrial, hospitality, health and offices. Before joining the Hamilton studio I worked in Christchurch and also for 4 years in London. While in Christchurch I was self-employed as an architectural designer for nearly 10 years.

    paul.kamstra@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 8341647
  • 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 0348
  • Rochelle Harker
    Architectural Technican

    I believe that architecture directly influences the way we live, through the way we use, feel and live in the space.  Great architecture changes lives for the better.

    I joined Chow Hill at the beginning of 2019, bringing with me a background of design for educational spaces and studies in Engineering. I am passionate about challenging the way buildings and spaces are designed and built.  

    I strive to provide accurate and well detailed documentation to all projects and enjoy working with diverse teams and industries.

    rochelle.harker@chowhill.co.nz
    +64 7 834 1644
  • 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
  • Stephanie Hallett
    Commercial Support Hamilton Studio

    Passionate about people, great first impressions and customer service I am part of the reception and commercial support team at Chow Hill.

    With experience in various customer focused roles and a Bachelor of Business with majors in marketing and retail, I am the face you are most likely to see when you walk in the door at our Hamilton studio.

    Stephanie.Hallett@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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