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Pacific Environments is committed to architectural design excellence in creating inspiring, ‘fit for purpose’ built environment solutions for our clients. Sustainability, lifestyle and the creation of enduring investment value is core to our design philosophy.


Phillip Howard
+64 9 308 0074

Peter Eising
+64 9 308 0078

Clive Chapman
+64 9 308 0075

Grant Neill
Urban Designer

George Paterson

Consulting Director

John Rehm
Consulting Architect

Lyn Maltby
Registered Architect

Tane Pratt
Registered Architect

Donna Mason
Office Manager

Office Support

Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer

Architectural Designer


Registered Architect


Architectural Designer


Architectural Designer


Graphic Designer


Architectural Designer

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We are on the lookout for a Registered Architect and a Senior CAD Technician.


Pacific Environments is an award winning midsize professional architecture studio, with four Directors, based in Auckland, New Zealand. The Directors have many years’ experience successfully designing both specialised and more general buildings. They are supported by a core of 25-35 highly skilled architects and design team members, with the flexibility to resource additional project staff as needed.


Pacific Environments have a policy of employing the best. There is a strong studio culture of collaboration in a studio environment, sharing creative ideas and learning from each other. The Directors take an active role on projects within the office.


How we spend our day is of course, how we spend our lives.”

-Annie Dillard



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We are currently on the lookout for a Registered Architect and a Senior CAD Technician. If this is you, please send your CV and cover letter by email



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Pacific Environments NZ Ltd can be found in their studio on the top floor of a building they have designed in Eden Terrace, just shy of the Auckland CBD.

They are strong believers in pushing the limits of design, developing environmentally sensitive outcomes, which will act as a catalyst for the public imagination. Their aim is to preserve and enhance the environment we live in, whilst architecturally interacting with it for maximum harmony and human enjoyment. Pacific Environments are recognised pioneers qith over 50 years experience in environmentally friendly and energy conscious design. Pacific Environments NZ Ltd believe in low-cost sustainability as a core feature of all designs and members of their staff are BREEAM Green Star,and Homestar accredited practitioners.  Within their sphere of influence they the best and most cost effective methods to create the spaces needed with minimal environmental impact.

Their diverse portfolio and current workload finds them working over a broad range of projects - from small to large scale, mixed budgets, renovations to new developments, across the spectrum of architectural design.

Projects are characterised into four categories: LIVE residential houses, renovations, retirement villages, apartments, social housing. WORK offices, commercial. PLAY restaurants, cafes, treehouses, sports and tourism. LEARN schools, libraries and community centres.

The Pacific Environments team genuinely love what they do, and this is clearly visible in the detail, time and creative thinking they put into each individual project. Their positive, energetic and ‘hands on’ approach along with a focus on understanding their clients’ needs means that they deliver real tailored solutions in a fun-filled process. 


Pacific Environments is led by three directors: Peter Eising, Clive Chapman and Grant Neill; and Principal Phillip Howard, with John Rehm and George Paterson having stepped back recently to act as Consultants for the practice. We also have three Associates: Lyn Maltby, Tane Pratt, and Dr Hugh Byrd who is an internationally acknowledged architect, researcher and academic in the field of sustainable building design. The practice has eight registered architects with considerable experience in all aspects of architecture, as well as a policy of employing students who show talent and enthusiasm.  An Interior Design Team, Graphic Designer,  and Practice Manager, Office Manager and Administrator complete the multi talented team..

Our environment, the totality of circumstances surrounding us, especially the combination of the built external physical condition, affects and influences the growth, development, and survival of the human race. We live in a unique and scenically breath-taking pacific environment. Our goal is to enhance those natural assets.

phone us +64 9 308 0070

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visit us L2, 6 Basque Rd, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1150

post something to us PO Box 8807, Symonds St, Auckland 1150

phone Grant Neill +64 9 425 9200

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visit us BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 16 Mill Lane, Warkworth

post something to us PO Box 8807, Symonds St, Auckland 1150