Meet Tom Kundig
“I often work with elemental materials such as steel, concrete, wood and glass in their raw states,” says Tom Kundig, Principal / Owner / Founder of bi-coastal US design firm, Olson Kundig.
“Creatives need to solve problems. A client comes to you with a brief which, in the end, is a problem to solve. And it’s only with different perspectives and backgrounds that you can solve complex problems,”
“What happens if, as an architect, you’re not only a draftsman, but also the designer of the tools that you design with?”
Architect Gabriela Carillo of TallerGabrielaCarrilo and Colectivo c733 brings deep introspection and the spirit, politics and culture of Mexico and Mexico City to her work. “I am in love with my work.
Mitchell Coll has been Director of Coll Architecture in Christchurch since 2009, but says his roots in the industry go back much further.
Born and bred in Palmerston North, Susie Elms has been serving the architecture and design needs of the Manawatu region for the last 35 years.
“I’m suddenly really into basketball again. I’m back into photography again,” says Dr Sarb Johal, clinical psychologist, consultant and Managing Director of Equanimity Limited.
Architectural Designer Mike Holmes founded the Lyall Bay studio which bears his name in 2010 and has been working to “create space and forms that are more than the sum of their parts” ever since.
“Our collective values are substantiated through the places we invest in building and so, by extension, architecture has the power to shape the way society sees itself.”
“To a lot of people, even in the building industry, the word facade just means glass, windows and cladding,” says Insol CEO Greg Simmons. “But we don’t do windows, we don’t do cladding, we don’t do weatherproofing.
Joseph Long and David Maurice have been designing for the Hibiscus Coast and the wider Rodney area with their firm LTD Architectural Design Studio for more than a decade.
With diverse interests and a passion for knowledge, UK-based Italian architect Margherita Cesca Nelder-Haynes had to learn early on how to squeeze everything in.