Adele King

Registered Architect (UK) - Associate Principal

Architecture, Auckland

Qualifications & Affiliations

  • De Montfort University, Leicester DipArch - Architecture
  • De Montfort Univeristy Leicester PGDipArch - Architectural Practice
  • De Montfort University, Leicester BA · Architecture (Hons)
  • Registered Architect (UK) ARB - Associate Principal

An architect with over 15-years’ experience, Adele’s core strengths lie in her proven leadership of multidisciplinary project teams, in her deep technical expertise, attention to detail, expansive construction knowledge and ability to sustain long-term client relationships.

Adele permanently settled in NZ 11 years ago. She has practiced both in Auckland and Christchurch and has spent the last three years delivering the 8,000 sqm new build plus 10,000sqm refurbishment of the University of Otago’s Dental School in Dunedin as part of an international design team.

Adele is currently the Delivery Lead within the Health Practice Group at Jasmax, overseeing all Health projects to ensure QA processes are adhered to, projects have the right resources, the right delivery plans, and that any potential issues may be identified as early as possible. Prior to being part of the Health team, Adele worked on large-scale project such as the mixed-use development, The Terrace in Christchurch, and ASB North Wharf.

Adele studied Architecture at De Montfort University, Leicester, not long after the Queens Engineering Building was finished. The building was a prime example of how sustainable buildings can get it so wrong. The naturally ventilated, naturally lit, cutting-edge building was always very cold, dark and a miserable place to attend lectures. This lead Adele to interrogate better ways of achieving environmentally sustainable and psychologically sustainable buildings, something she is still passionate about; she works now with the Jasmax Green Team to ensure all her projects meet the highest possible sustainability standards. Adele’s is also an active contributor to the Jasmax Knowledge & Innovation team, responsible for ensuring Jasmax projects reflect international best practice.

“Sustainability for me is as much about how people react to the building and spaces as the systems in place to protect the environment. In order for a building to be completely sustainable it has to be able to create a stimulating and exciting environment for the people using the space. It must also be adaptable for the future when the use the building was created for no longer exists.”

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