John has 20 years experience and has a diverse and complementary portfolio of clients and projects. He is a graduate of the Auckland School of Architecture and has tutored extensivly at Unitec. He has completed a wide array of education and community work involving considerable liaison with Boards and user groups. He is an accredited Greenstar professional and employs environmentally sustainable design solutions as part of the design process.
His experience includes: Feasibility studies, Concept design, Site master planning, Competition submissions, Client presentations and liaison, Co-ordination of architectural and consultant teams, Resource planning, documentation and observation of works on site until completion.
John is currently working on an array of projects for Auckland Council involved in designing, documenting and administering small and large scale community facilities. Additionally John is involved with a number of residential projects, from alterations to new build houses, from initial client briefing to completion of works on site
The work the office is involved in at the moment is quite varied and consists of Local Authority and secondary educational projects with some recreational & sports projects. My work, as at March 2012 has mainly involved specialist theatre refurbishment work at The EDGE performing Arts & Convention Centre for the ASB Theatre and a mix of residential and local authority work.
Birkenhead Library which I completed in 2009 has won numerous awards at both National and local levels as well as some others such as timber design, Property Council and WANZ. The local community love their Library and we as the Architects are proud of the result. I am looking forward to a repeat performance for the new Devonport Library when this comes out in late 2012.
We are currently in construction for the refurbished ASB theatre with a large team of contractors and specialists on site and with a very tight time frame for stage one which concludes at the end of March 2012. The Theatre then is returned to the EDGE for performances until November 2012 when stage two commences. Our design for the theatre involves new seating replacement, a new stalls floor , new roof top plant room, new acoustics, lighting, HVAC ,and lobby upgrades should provide an exciting and increased customer experience and will allow the theatre to overcome past deficiencies and perform at its very best.
I have a strong interest in Architecture and design in New Zealand and have travelled extensively both locally and internationally - the last trip as part of the NZIA design series to present the Birkenhead library in all the main centers in NZ. I am a visiting critic at Auckland School of Architecture and Unitec School of Architecture . I am an assessor with the Registered Architects Board.
My student work for final year was exhibited Internationally as part of the Venice Biennale Schools of Architecture competition which was won by Auckland School.
I am interested in the result that can be designed by the relationship of architecture to its site in the New Zealand climate and how to engage fully with issues of tactility, form, material detailing , and special relationships related to a client’s brief so that the brief is extended and fulfilled