Originally from Waikaremoana, Brendan moved to Auckland to pursue his passion for architecture. After graduating from Unitec in 2005, he worked for Leuschke Group Architects, RTA Studio and Studio Pacific Architects, developing his design expertise across New Zealand’s two major urban centres with a primary focus on community projects such as the Motat Aviation Museum.
Since starting at Jasmax in 2010, Brendan’s most notable project has been Tuhoe Tu Uru Taumatua. This project challenged Brendan to design according to the utmost standards of
sustainability, whilst simultaneously ensuring complete loyalty to the iwi’s unique cultural identity. The Tuhoe Building has been a resounding success, and gained a purple pin for the Nga Aho award at the respected Designers Institute of New Zealand awards.Brendan enjoys raising cultural awareness within Jasmax, for example hosting several powhiri, composing a Jasmax waiata and holding in-house te reo Maori lessons.