Who Abri Are

  • John Durkin, BArch University of Auckland ANZIA

    I love to question, see things differently, explore ideas and reveal hidden opportunity.

    I do this through architecture and coaching, photography and writing — and by advocating for people to make their lives better.

    My golf is a work in progress, and my passion for Liverpool Football Club a certifiable genetic malaise.

  • Nicola Ransley MArch Unitec

    I love creating things and architecture allows me to indulge my passion for all things design and to see that come to life.

    I enjoy adventure travel and am a keen scuba diver.

  • Naomi Tate NDAT BAS Unitec

    I enjoy gardening and great cups of English Breakfast tea.

    I find the context behind the site and building fascinating, and enjoy the problem solving that comes with analysing each site and coming up with a unique solution that will improve the environment in that location.

  • Penny Du Preez BArch University of Natal South Africa Registered Architect (RSA)

    What a privilege it is to translate people's needs and desires into a built form.

    I believe that when your heart, head and hands are aligned, you can create amazing beauty in all forms.

    I love the built environment and I am aware of its impact on our lives, therefore it is important to execute our work with skill, diligence and intuition.

    I enjoy travel and reading, but my passion is growing, developing and loving my children.

  • Larissa Stevenson NDAT BSc University of Otago

    I enjoy hiking, travel, learning about different cultures, and spending time with friends and family.

    I appreciate that every project is unique, and enjoy the problem solving phase that takes place, to turn an idea into reality.

  • Jonathan Lapham M.Arch (Prof) B.Bldg.Arts NMMU Registered Architect (RSA)

    I am committed to providing innovative design solutions that result from a highly investigated design process and a studied analysis of construction methods. I strive to enrich experience of space, light, context, materials & craftsmanship through the experience of architecture.

    Outside of architecture, I enjoy playing golf, travelling and time with my family.

  • Sam Lawrence, BArch Unitec

    I believe that our lives and the built environment can be improved by functional beauty, by way of thoughtful, quality design on all scale.

    I have a passion for all facets of design, and enjoy using mechanical and physical mediums to explore and solve problems.

    I'm a fan of Charles & Ray Eames for their masterful integration of mechanical simplicity, function and beauty, and have a fascination with Saabs and their alternative yet logical approach to design and engineering.



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