Jasmax Appoints 6 New Principals

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Sarah Rothwell

We’re pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Alistair Ray, Chris Jack, Chris Scott, David Pugh, Shirley Chin and Stephen Middleton as Principals with effect from 1 October. As we celebrate our 50th year in practice this year, we recognise the ongoing commitment of these individuals to our clients, and their dedication to maintaining the unique culture within the practice.

Managing Principal, Marko den Breems comments: “At Jasmax, our biggest asset is our people; their creative, diverse design talents are as important as the culture they imbue on the practice as a whole. As a result, it was these values in mind that the existing Principal group considered when making these appointments.”

We look forward to the new directions and opportunities that the diverse skills and characteristics of these six will bring to the Jasmax group. The appointments are as follows

Alistair Ray leads the Urban Design team at Jasmax; a team which he has grown since joining the practice in 2008. Bringing a diversity of thought and richness to debate, Al is one of New Zealand’s most accomplished urban designers, and recently has been involved in designing Christchurch’s City Central Masterplan. Find out more about Al.

Chris Jack joined Jasmax in 1997, and since then he has worked on number of high profile projects across New Zealand, including Auckland’s City Rail Link, and the Bay of Plenty’s International Cricket Pavilion. Find out more about Chris.

Chris Scott is a highly successful architect and team leader, with over 30 years’ experience. His most recent role as Lead Project Architect delivered Auckland’s multi-award winning AUT Sir Paul Reeves Building; a transformational project in the delivery of educational institutions. Find out more about Chris.

David Pugh is an architect with a proven track record, delivering such projects as the Auckland Art Gallery and the Airport’s commercial offices, Quad5. He has an exceptional understanding of highly detailed architectural technicalities, and is adept at translating these highly focussed design components to achieve the overall, and often highly complex, project vision. Find out more about David.

Shirley Chin is a highly personable and pragmatic leader within the Interiors team and the wider Jasmax. Her energy and ability to successfully manage a number of teams and the delivery of projects on time and to budget is a strength unmatched by many. Over the past 6 years Shirley has developed a number of projects with BNZ and Westpac.Find out more about Shirley.

Stephen Middleton is an open-thinker, mentor and highly diligent architect. Placing people as the imperative at the outset of his projects, Stephen is successful in designing large-scale complex projects at a humanistic level; a key example being The University of Auckland’s Grafton Boyle building. Find out more about Stephen.

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