meet the team

Workspace Architects is a New Zealand owned, NZIA registered Architecture practice and we are experts in office design and workplace strategy, earthquake strengthening and building refurbishment. We have been delivering commercial architecture projects for over 25 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.

We are based in Wellington, but complete projects throughout New Zealand for public, private and government clients. Our expertise covers historical buildings as well as modern office towers.

our directors

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.
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.
kate mcluskie

kate mcluskie

designer

Kate has a Diploma in Architectural Technology and is a Revit expert. Prior to joining our team, she worked for 5 years across a range of projects at a structural engineering firm and brings a wealth of experience to her role.
raydita anggady

raydita anggady

designer

Raydita has a degree in Interior Architecture from Victoria University of Wellington. She is a real asset to our team, communicating solutions to clients through her extensive skills in 3D modelling and presentations.
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.
workspace architects

workspace architects

Our office is in the heart of the Wellington CBD close to many of our clients. Most of our work is in Wellington, but we complete projects throughout the country.

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