Peter Engstrom

Peter is a Principal in Jasmax’s Urban Projects team. He specialises in designing large-scale complex projects. Before returning to New Zealand to take up his position at Jasmax, Peter was a Principal at Aedas (a major international architecture practice).

Peter first studied architecture at Victoria University in Wellington, including an exchange scholarship at UCLA’s Graduate School of Architecture before his career took him to Singapore, London and Dubai.

Peter has been involved in major infrastructure developments across the world. With the current climate in New Zealand strategically reviewing how best to develop our transit networks and the built environment around them, his return to the country is timely. He has specialist knowledge of the funding, procurement and legislative mechanisms that have got what were perceived to be impossible projects off the ground and completed in other major cities across the world. This insider knowledge is invaluable to the planning departments that are tasked with making transformational city-making decisions in the near future.

His past-project experiences are unique in the New Zealand market. He is eager to leverage his experience to positively influence significant upcoming urban projects.

Key infrastructure projects where Peter has had a leading design role include nine station entrances on the new 22-station Thompson Line in Singapore. Peter was the lead designer for above ground structures including three iconic station entrances: Woodlands, Shenton Way and Gardens By The Bay. Peter was also involved in station planning for the five underground stations of the Melbourne Metro project (Continuum Consortium proposal); and the Water Transport Study, Abu Dhabi, UAE, which is a feasibility design study for a for a multi-modal transport system and Water Transport Study, comprising of three floating 'plug and play' station types developed for maximum flexibility.

His mixed-development design work includes the Lamp Eight Gate Development, a 37-storey mixed-use tower landmark in Syria, and the Tech Hub in Jakarta, Indonesia, a 50,000 sqm GFA, 43-storey mixed-use development designated to be the tallest building in the new BSD city masterplan, which incorporates office and retail, 300 apartments and 120 Soho 'work/live' units.

Peter's work has received numerous accolades, including:

- Winner, 'Integrated Transport Hub', International Design Competition, Land Transport Authority, Singapore, 2016

- Winner, 'Woodlands North Coast Master Plan', International Design Competition, JTC Corporation, Singapore, 2016

- Winner, the ‘Hong Kong Border Crossing Facility’, International Design Competition, Hong Kong Highways Department, 2010

- Best Mixed-Use Development, CNBC Property Awards 2009.