Alistair Luke


Architecture, Wellington, Auckland

Qualifications & Affiliations

  • BArch (University of Auckland)
  • NZRAB Registered Architect
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“The client is central to the delivery process. My approach is based on a high level of fluent communication that ensures trust, transparency and a deep understanding of the processes involved in realising architecture.”

Alistair is a design-led architect with over 30 years’ experience in the New Zealand construction industry. Working alongside the Wellington studio leader Principal Evelyn Axten, he also works with the wider Jasmax team as a design leader and mentor.

His extensive 30-year career demonstrates a wealth of award winning design leadership in the civic and commercial sector. From his early work in the residential sector and after working in Italy and Austria, he went on to lead the design of the new terminal at Wellington Airport in the 1990’s. Alistair spent ten years as the co-leader of the Jasmax Wellington studio from 2002 – 2012, during which time he led a number of highly regarded projects such as the Sutch House restoration, the Carter Observatory, the Wellington Zoo Amphitheatre, the visitor centre at Zealandia, the Alan MacDiarmid Building at VUW, and the Maidstone Library.

His return to Jasmax in 2019 follows time as a Principal at Warren and Mahoney and Isthmus. As well as being an inspiring leader, ethical and inclusive, Alistair is known for consistently exceeding clients’ expectations.

“My pleasure in architecture comes from the process of its realisation. While I enjoy the outcomes, I relish much more all the steps along the way to them. I relish the relationships that are formed, the growth of skills and the negotiations and complexities of the entire process. Great architecture is difficult to realise, I believe it comes into being through great processes.”

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