Mason and Wales, award winning architects, Dunedin.

People

Team

The Architect Directors of Mason & Wales Architects are Ashley Muir, Francis Whitaker and Hamish Muir.

Mason & Wales Architects has a core team of key personnel who have been with the practice for a number of years and provide invaluable experience and expertise.

Mason & Wales Architects currently employs between 10-20 people in our Dunedin office of wide ranging age, experience and culture, offering a diversity and depth of experience in all facets of Architectural Practice.

Mason & Wales Architects has a policy of employing a high ratio of Architects to Technical Staff. The team currently includes; Registered Architects, Architectural Graduates, Architectural Draftsmen, Technicians and Students as well as Administration and Support Staff.

We have established arrangements to employ additional architectural staff on contract as necessary to fast-track the preparation of Drawings when required to produce construction documentation to meet compressed project programmes.

Architect Directors

C. Ashley Muir

Registered Architect
B. Arch, FNZIA
amuir@masonandwales.com

C. Ashley Muir graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Auckland in 1969, and joined Mason & Wales Architects in 1970.

Ashley has been a Councillor of the NZ Institute of Architects for three terms and, twice, Chairman of the Southern Branch of the NZ Institute of Architects, and is an elected Fellow of the NZ Institute of Architects.

Ashley has been responsible for the design of a large number of buildings of all types throughout New Zealand. 

His work has been recognised by a considerable number of New Zealand Institute of Architects, Design Awards including two New Zealand Institute of Architects, National Design Awards for the Administration Building at the Port Chalmers Container Terminal and the Otago Harbour Board, Head Office Building at Dunedin.

Ashley is involved in the management of the firm, and in all facets of architectural practice from briefing and design, through the preparation of construction documentation and contract administration.

Francis Whitaker

Registered Architect
B. Arch, FNZIA
fwhitaker@masonandwales.com

Francis Whitaker graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Auckland in 1977 and, after gaining overseas experience, joined Mason & Wales Architects in 1983.

Francis displays exceptional originality and creativeness in the design of a wide range of building types introducing human scale, visual interest and colour into the buildings for the enjoyment of building users and community.

He communicates his ability to conceptualise and ‘see’ buildings through excellent illustrations of the designs which are of great benefit to Clients in their understanding and development of the designs.

He has received numerous New Zealand Institute of Architects Awards and Master Builder Awards, including three Supreme Awards.

Francis is involved in all facets of architectural practice as well as the master planning and urban design, and planning and design of buildings for resorts, small towns, subdivisions and commercial environments.

Recent projects include work at Millbrook, Clearwater, Remarkables Park, Kingston, Ravenswood and Pegasus.

Hamish M. Muir

Registered Architect
B. Arch Hons, ANZIA
hmuir@masonandwales.com

Hamish M. Muir is a third generation Dunedin Architect. He studied Architecture at the University of Otago and Victoria University and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Architecture Honours degree.

He worked in an architectural practice in Wellington, on award winning residential projects, before travelling overseas and then returning home to Dunedin in 2005 to join Mason & Wales Architects.

Hamish became a Registered Architect in 2006 and is a Committee Member of the Southern Branch of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.

He is interested in the Environmentally Sustainable Design of buildings, and has completed Green Star Accredited Professional Training.

Hamish is involved in all facets of the design and construction of both commercial and residential buildings of all types, including new construction and additions and alterations.

Architectural Staff

Matt Barbour

Registered Architect
B Arch (Hons)

Ruth Whitaker

Registered Architect
DIP ARCH DES, M.ARCH, ANZIA

Zachary Blue

Registered Architect
M ARCH (Prof.)

Simon Adnitt

Registered Architect
B Arch (Hons)

Luke Melhop

ARCHITECTURAL GRADUATE
M ARCH (Prof.)

Meghan Tothill

Architectural Graduate
B Arch

Josh Bullen

ARCHITECTURAL GRADUATE
B ARCH

Poppy Wilson

Architectural Graduate
B Arch

Peter Tucker

Architectural Technician
Nat Dip Arch Tech

Karl Sasse

Architectural Technician
Nat Dip Arch Tech

Phil Dawson

Architectural technician

Sean Marr

Architectural Technician
Nat Dip Arch Tech

Nicki Swift

Office Manager

Karen Bainbridge

Office Administrator

Positions Available

Mason & Wales Architects are always interested to consider applications of people with relevant experience and the right attitude who are seeking long term career opportunities in Dunedin, and are able to hit the ground running.

Candidates who are New Zealand residents, or who hold a valid working visa, are welcome to express interest directly with CV and Portfolio of work to Architect Director, Hamish Muir, by visiting the office or via the contact page.

 

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