meet the team
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.
senior architect & project leadA 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
senior architect & project leadEwan 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
head of documentation & QARob 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
senior architect & project leadA 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.
senior architect & project leadA 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.
senior designerTrained 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.
senior designerCraig 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.
senior designerAngela’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.
designerJeff 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.
graduate architectSasathorn 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.
office managerKate is responsible for the smooth running of our office and looks after all our invoicing, marketing and team support.