Jasmax Announces Four New Principals

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Dawn McMath & Sarah Rothwell

We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Jerome Buckwell, Sarah Hayden, Neil Martin and James Whetter as Principals, with effect from 1 July.

In steering our practice towards continued and future success, these appointments acknowledge the outstanding commitment each has made to our clients, to strengthening the Jasmax culture and recognising how their individual talents have enhanced our areas of specialisation.

Marko den Breems, Jasmax Managing Principal, comments “As Jasmax continues to strengthen in design talent and numbers, we’re pleased to recognise the measurable and valued contribution that these four individuals have made to both project delivery and to the Jasmax culture.

“All four have demonstrated a leadership ability that continues to inspire their studio teams, cultivating and encouraging innovation, and providing a specialist expertise, which has demonstrably worked to reinforce Jasmax’s position within the industry. I am pleased they will now join our leadership team as we continue to shape the future of the practice.”

The appointments are as follows:

Jerome Buckwell leads the Design Technology team within Jasmax who are a highly-skilled team focussed on four key areas of business: Design, Quality, Process and Innovation. Jerome has a broad background across residential and commercial architecture, most recently delivering the award-winning mixed-use precinct Merchant Quarter and the innovative Samsung Home Smart Home. With a passion for design excellence and delivering quality architecture, Jerome utilises his architectural experience to streamline, improve and inspire the delivery of architecture within the practice.

Sarah Hayden has an enviable track-record in the delivery of high profile, large scale healthcare projects across New Zealand. Drawing on her vast and varied experience, Sarah is currently designing and overseeing the delivery of the University of Otago’s new Dental School, and Christchurch’s landmark Burwood Hospital redevelopment. Sarah’s ability to manage complex and technically demanding projects along with equally complex project teams is a particular individual strength which consistently enables Sarah to deliver successful project outcomes.

Neil Martin is a highly successful architect and project leader with a proven track record of delivering large scale cultural and civic projects, both locally and internationally. Currently delivering the new masterplan for Auckland’s iconic War Memorial Museum, Neil’s previous track-record includes one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed project in recent years, the Auckland Art Gallery. Receiving the 2013 World Building of the Year award, this project demonstrated New Zealand’s strength in architecture to the attention of designers across the world.

James Whetter has played a crucial role in developing Jasmax’s residential portfolio, working to shape the residential offering in Orakei, and currently overseeing the delivery of Auckland’s newest student accommodation offering in the CBD. His 18 years’ experience has developed his strength in commercial and tertiary education architecture. James has seen particular success in delivering commercially viable success for his projects; a strength that he continues to apply to his work today.

Coverage: ArchitectureNow

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