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Team Philosophy


We are: grounded, self-assured yet modest when it comes to our own accomplishments. Responsible. Refined. Informed.

We are not: arrogant, egotistical, lightweight and difficult to deal with.

We speak: frankly, honestly, personably and in language our customers will be able to relate to.

We also listen.

Our team is derived of some of the most experienced and qualified architects in the business. Our approach is straightforward, down to earth, honest, and authentic. Our work and the process in which it is brought to life is accessible to customers through its brilliant clarity and the clear and simple way in which is it communicated.

Design

Technique

Terrence Barnes

Director

Terrence Barnes

Director

The building not only serves as a quality amenity for Hilton Queenstown and its patrons,...
About Hilton Queenstown
Terrence became a Director of Peddle Thorp in 1995 and has considerable experience in large scale projects. He has designed and run a wide range including the five star Hilton Queenstown, The Westin Hotel, Viaduct Harbour (now Sofitel), The Meridian Building, Wellington (in association with Studio of Pacific Architecture). Terrence has also completed major sports projects - the recent Taurama Aquatic Centre and the Sir John Guise Indoor and Outdoor Stadiums in Papua New Guinea for the 2015 Pacific Games and the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.

Terrence leads Peddle Thorp’s health team which has completed projects for Rotorua, Taupo, Nelson, Greenlane and Starship Children's Hospitals.
One of the challenging aspects for Peddle Thorp on this project was to undertake the...
About Meridian Building

Richard Goldie

Director

Richard Goldie

Director

The proposition at first brought a smile to our faces - how much floor area!!??...
About Zhengzhou
A unique blend of Peddle Thorp hotel knowledge and Fearon Hay insight. We look forward...
About Auckland Waterfront Hotel
Richard joined Peddle Thorp in 1997, becoming a Director in 2000. He has undertaken projects in Auckland city and throughout regional New Zealand, and they range from private housing and retail interiors to large scale commercial high rise. Many have received Professional and Industry awards.

His aim is to continue a developing mastery of architectural technology-craft as a working palette for the production of carefully scaled, authentic, enduring buildings.

Richard is widely involved in the Architectural community and served as an Associate Professor at Auckland University School of Architecture, on a number of NZIA AVP and VP panels, Chairman of the NZIA Auckland Branch, and has written Practice Notes on commercial practice areas. He is currently the Chair of the CIC Guidelines 2015 Review Committee.
Peddle Thorp's high rise experience helped the developer move into a new scale and project...
About Lumley Centre
The exterior we enjoy is a ‘case study in precast’. The lower level stonework was...
About Metropolis

Bradley Luke

Director

Bradley Luke

Director

Realising a design concept that was fundamentally sound was enjoyable.
About Hudson Brown
“The building will be a fantastic asset which will set the bar high not just...
About ANZ Centre, Christchurch
Brad joined Peddle Thorp in 1997 in Hamilton, where he worked on a range of education projects. He moved to the Auckland office in 2002 to lead a number of large residential and medium scale commercial projects. Brad worked in London between 2003 and 2005 for a large architectural practice working on major education projects.

In 2005 Brad returned to Peddle Thorp as an Associate to work on the Stamford Plaza Hotel and Apartments. He became a Director in 2011.

Brad has considerable experience and interest in technical design and detailing of complex projects.
The Stamford Residences project required a very high level of attention to build sequencing and...
About Stamford Residences
Realising the vision within tight cost parameters was challenging for all involved. The result...
About Hudson Brown

Miller Guirguis

Associate Director

Miller Guirguis

Associate Director

So often, it is the patient that never gets their needs heard during the design...
About Rotorua Hospital
The building's form is sculptured to respond to its surroundings and maximising the iconic views...
About Zurich House
Miller joined Peddle Thorp in 2007 and has worked on a wide range of projects including healthcare, commercial, apartment and residential projects. He has recently completed the substantial redevelopment of Rotorua Hospital.

Miller previously worked on the redevelopment of 21 Queen Street, a highly awarded 5 Star Green Star building.

Miller is an accredited Greenstar Professional and attained his Master of Architecture at Auckland University, specialising in façade designs and weathertightness solutions.
The redevelopment consolidates services together on the site which in turn results in increased flexibility...
About Rotorua Hospital
While the exterior design makes this building identifiable and unique, optimal working environment was achieved...
About TRG Imaging Shakespeare Road

Manuel Diaz

Associate Director

Manuel Diaz

Associate Director

The Redevelopment of the Sir John Guise Stadium will consolidate its position as an athletics...
About Sir John Guise Stadium, Papua New Guinea
Manuel joined Peddle Thorp in 2012 with over eleven years of experience in New Zealand, Australia and Argentina. In the five years prior, Manuel was Associate Director with HBO+EMTB Melbourne office, working as designer/project architect in a number of different areas, ranging across the industrial, commercial, residential and institutional sectors.

Manuel has a proven track record on the development and delivery of projects of all sizes, over the last few years concentrating on areas that require major infrastructure and ancillary services including rolling stock, aircraft maintenance facilities and transport such as rail network upgrade projects. He has a strong background on highly technical and engineered projects that require a holistic understanding of building technology, attention to detail and coordination with a strong focus on delivery.

Marcus Hogan

Associate Director

Marcus Hogan

Associate Director

Marcus originally joined Peddle Thorp in 2005 when he worked on the Stamford Plaza Hotel and apartments. After an eight year sabbatical to obtain professional experience in England, Marcus returned to Peddle Thorp in May 2014 as an Associate to work on the ANZ Centre and to head Peddle Thorp’s office in Christchurch.

While in England Marcus worked on a number of hotel projects including the complex rebuild of the Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane, the conversion of a historic monument into a Four Seasons Hotel in St Petersburg, the conversion of a Grade II listed Art Deco car garage into a hotel in Mayfair and the refurbishment of the Lanesborough Hotel, Hyde Park Corner. Having acted as the design custodian for a number of interior designers, including Pierre-Yves Rochon and Alberto Pinto, Marcus has a proven track record in the development and delivery of large complex builds where he combines his technical ability with a sensitivity for design.

Richard Atkins

Associate, Information Manager

Richard Atkins

Associate, Information Manager

Richard joined Peddle Thorp early 2012 and was recently appointed Associate │ Information Manager.

Previously, as senior architectural technician, he has been responsible for creating, coordinating and controlling contract documentation both internally and from external disciplines.

Richard also has extensive site experience and understands the importance of clarity of design in order to achieve the best result for project, client and the built environment.

Richard’s understanding and knowledge of quality systems will keep Peddle Thorp at the frontier of industry best practice.

Pierre van Tonder

Associate

Pierre van Tonder

Associate

Pierre has recently joined Peddle Thorp with over eleven years of experience in New Zealand working as designer/project architect in a number of different areas, ranging across the commercial, transportation and institutional sectors.

Pierre brings a client-centred approach, dependability and follow-through, efficiency, and commitment to excellence to the team. His broad experience covers a wide variety of project types; from airports and specialty containment laboratories to school master planning and design.

For Pierre coordinating different players and viewpoints is a catalyst for creativity as he explores how to make it all work. He believes that communication is fundamental in the design process; ensuring everyone is on the same page. His commitment to excellence and ability to anticipate design issues lead him to deliver projects that are durable, robust, and true to design

Brett Francis

General Manager

Brett Francis

General Manager

Andrew Looker

Architectural Graduate

Andrew Looker

Architectural Graduate

Andrew Simpson

Communications Executive

Andrew Simpson

Communications Executive

Andy Liu

Architectural Technician

Andy Liu

Architectural Technician

Brian Aitken

Registered Architect

Brian Aitken

Registered Architect

A major refurbishment of the old Auckland Customhouse in association with Charles Sparks, Architect for...
About DFS Galleria
A landmark commercial building, large floor plates and fantastic art work in the foyer. ...
About Vero Centre
Brian Aitken joined Peddle Thorp in Auckland in 1971 after completing a Masters Degree at Columbia University in New York and working for Fitzroy Robinson and Partners in London. In 1973 he became an Associate Director and in 1979, the Managing Director.

Brian has more than 40 years experience in the commercial field with specific expertise in the technological detailing and design of buildings with respect to building code requirements and industry standards. He has been involved in many landmark buildings in Auckland and Wellington. Brian is a member of the Auckland City Urban Design Panel and is aware of all design issues involved with the Resource Consent process. He was also a member of the Department of Building and Housing Weathertightness Programme Building Sector Reference Group.
The lobby project was challenging in that it was completed within a tight time frame...
About
An exciting project carried out while the Museum was fully operational, in association with Noel...
About Auckland War Memorial Museum

Emanuele Lisci

Architectural Graduate

Emanuele Lisci

Architectural Graduate

Georgia Brown

Graduate Interior Designer

Georgia Brown

Graduate Interior Designer

Hanan Hamoudi

Architectural Graduate

Hanan Hamoudi

Architectural Graduate

Hayley Oh

Architectural Graduate

Hayley Oh

Architectural Graduate

Hayley Subritzky

Architectural Technician

Hayley Subritzky

Architectural Technician

Jane Pike

Accountant

Jane Pike

Accountant

Jason Huang

Registered Architect

Jason Huang

Registered Architect

A transparent, green and shimmering glass box, transformed what was a heavy and dated office...
About Zurich House
A landmark building on the Mt Maunganui waterfront; its unique form is a response to...
About Tsunami Apartments

John Wardle

Registered Architect

John Wardle

Registered Architect

Jonathan Drinkwater

Senior Architectural Technician

Jonathan Drinkwater

Senior Architectural Technician

Jonathan Jordan

Architectural Graduate

Jonathan Jordan

Architectural Graduate

Union Green is an incredibly exciting project to be a part of. It is a...
About
Union Green is an incredibly exciting project to be a part of. It is...
About Union Green

Joshua Grant

Architectural Graduate

Joshua Grant

Architectural Graduate

Extraordinary design on an extraordinary site. This project required a high level of technical...
About Hilton Queenstown

Karishma Chhagan

Architectural Graduate

Karishma Chhagan

Architectural Graduate

Lana Lai

Architectural Graduate

Lana Lai

Architectural Graduate

Mark Hanlen

Architectural Technician

Mark Hanlen

Architectural Technician

Matt Smith

Architectural Graduate

Matt Smith

Architectural Graduate

Matthew Ryley

Architectural Graduate

Matthew Ryley

Architectural Graduate

May Langley

Interior Design

May Langley

Interior Design

This project delivered a great result for the Langham Auckland and offered guests an innovative...
About Eight at The Langham

Mercedes Gulliford

Architectural Technician

Mercedes Gulliford

Architectural Technician

Nicolau Domingues

Registered Architect

Nicolau Domingues

Registered Architect

Pat Tighe

Senior Architectural Technician

Pat Tighe

Senior Architectural Technician

Rei Chen

Architectural Graduate

Rei Chen

Architectural Graduate

Sarah McGowan

Architectural Graduate

Sarah McGowan

Architectural Graduate

Sean Belling

Architectural Graduate

Sean Belling

Architectural Graduate

The combination of raw materials, the lattice framework and the intricate planting scheme make this...
About Botanica

Stuart Grandin

Senior Architectural Technician

Stuart Grandin

Senior Architectural Technician

Tommy Cheng

Architectural Graduate

Tommy Cheng

Architectural Graduate

Zoran Michalcak

Architectural Graduate

Zoran Michalcak

Architectural Graduate