A love of imagery and design drives Jaune-Marie van der Merwe’s passion for creating beautiful, purposeful buildings.
Jaune-Marie brings international experience to the Chow:Hill Hamilton/Kirikiriroa studio, having trained and worked as an architect in South Africa, then Canada, before establishing herself in New Zealand. This background has influenced her approach to design, as she strives to respectfully interact and communicate across multiple social and cultural borders.
Through her work on institutional and commercial projects, Jaune-Marie has developed a comprehensive understanding of location-specific design and construction principles. This skill set is reflected in recent projects she has undertaken, including Union Square, Ebbett Gateway, and Rototuna Library and Community hub.
Jaune-Marie is committed to opening up opportunities for communities to experience design and is actively involved in the annual NZIA Festival of Architecture as part of the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Branch Committee.