meet the team

Workspace Architects has been delivering commercial architecture projects for over 20 years and we offer big architecture practice expertise with the personal touch of a medium sized practice. Our approach is hands on and collaborative and we’re passionate about delivering the very best solution for your project, creating places where people love to work.

our directors

 At Workspace Architects we protect the knowledge base of your project because one of our Directors works with you from start to finish to ensure unrivalled attention to detail and project delivery. All of our Directors bring extensive experience in commercial building design, workplace strategy, office design and working with contractors to get the build just right.

claire deacon

claire deacon

senior architect & project lead

A registered Architect, Claire leads the space planning and design development for organizations large and small. With a flair for client relations and problem solving, she works with organizations to optimize the design solution and maximize flexibility and value. Recent projects include:

  • The Treasury office fitout over 8,500m²
  • 1 Victoria Street base build refurbishment
  • The Law Commission fitout
  • New office space for EQC
  • New fitout for The Ministry for Culture and Heritage
ewan dellow

ewan dellow

senior architect & project lead

Ewan is a registered Architect and leads projects in building refurbishment and reuse, from designing total base build refurbishment to building mezzanine floors inside existing buildings, to breathing new life and purpose into spaces. Recent projects include:

  • New mezzanine floor development for Precinct Properties at AON building
  • New retail development for restaurants and shops at 44 The Terrace for Kiwi Property Group
  • New terminal at CentrePort for Bluebridge ferry
rob sinclair

rob sinclair

head of documentation & QA

Rob leads the documentation team in the office. His background as a carpenter and builder means that he delivers innovative construction solutions to complex earthquake strengthening and construction projects and works closely with the contractors who will build the solution. Recent projects include:

  • Justice Centre earthquake strengthening works
  • 113 The Terrace whole building refurbishment and integrated Wellington City Council fitout
  • 157 Lambton Quay earthquake strengthening
barryn westfield

barryn westfield

senior architect & project lead

A registered Architect, Barryn has a wide range of experience from tenancy fitouts and commercial new builds to hotels and residential apartments. With a flair for design and strong project delivery skills, he leads many of the larger integrated fitout projects, advising clients on the integration of base build works with specific tenancy requirements. Recent projects include:

  • Medical Council of New Zealand fitout integrated with the base build solution
  • Thomson Reuters turnkey solution for new office fitout
  • Cigna head office fitout across 3,500m²

our architects and designers

Our design team works closely with the Directors on all projects. They have a wide range of skills and experience to contribute to the project as it moves through from concept to completion. Most of the team has been with us for over 10 years.

john ercolano

john ercolano

senior architect & project lead

A registered Architect, John brings a wealth of experience across both construction and fitout, adding value by solving the complex construction issues to integrate the design and building infrastructure. He is also a leader when the project is onsite, working closely with the contractors to anticipate issues and resolve problems.
karys regalado

karys regalado

senior designer

Trained as an Architect in Venezuela, Karys brings great problem solving and ideas to all her projects. With more than 10 years experience she works closely with clients throughout the project to provide great solutions, documenting the works and taking a hands-on approach on site.
craig wagner

craig wagner

senior designer

Craig is the documentation power house in the office, detailing the design, selecting materials and finishes, and co-ordinating all the technical aspects of the project documentation. He models many of the design elements in 3D so that his design ideas can be communicated to both clients and contractors on site.
angela stockman

angela stockman

senior designer

Angela’s background is in interior fitout. Using Sketch-Up and Revit she brings the projects to life from the earliest stages, providing 3D models of design solutions so that clients can be involved. Angela is also responsible for detailing many of our larger fitout projects.
jeff wei

jeff wei

designer

Jeff is in his second career, the first being a professional photographer. He brings his design eye to the production of design drawings and detailing for the construction documentation. He is a Revit specialist and a key part of the documentation team.
sasathorn inthasuwan

sasathorn inthasuwan

graduate architect

Sasathorn is an expert in front end modelling to bring our ideas to life. She problem solves in the sketch design stages and works throughout the project, assisting right until the client moves into their new space.
kate galinski

kate galinski

office manager

Kate is responsible for the smooth running of our office and looks after all our invoicing, marketing and team support.
our office

our office

With our office in Wellington CBD we are easily accessible to many of our core clients. Our work is mainly in Wellington, however we complete projects throughout the country, from Invercargill to Auckland.

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