By Admin on 8 January 2018

We're back at work after a nice warm Christmas break - looking forward to getting stuck into all our projects.

Christmas Party

By Nicola on 14th December 2017

On Friday 1st December we had an enjoyable afternoon at Karioitahi Beach with a few rounds of Pistol Shooting at Castaways followed by a delicious lunch at Agave Restaurant.  Top shooter award goes to Jann!  


Looks who's is the paper!

By Admin on 5th December 2017

I would like to point out the "BIN" should read "BIM"


Welcome Emma

By Nicola on 23rd November 2017

Today we welcome Emma Fell who is joining us for 3 months.  Emma is a student at Victoria University and has just completed her 4th year - she is working towards a Master of Architecture (Professional) qualification.

Christmas Hours

By Nicola

Christmas is fast approaching..... 

Please note that our last day is Thursday 21st December (closing at midday) and we will be open again on Monday 8th January.

Office Celebration

By Nicola on 20 November 2017

Thanks to all of those who came to our office celebration last Friday.  An enjoyable evening was had my all. It was great to meet many of you and I know that Jann enjoyed catching up with clients past and present.  Here's to another 25 years!

Check out the before and after office picture.


Office Celebration!

By Nicola on 7th November 2017

On Friday 17th November from 4-6pm we are having an "office shout" to celebrate the opening of our new office and commemorate 25 years in the architecture business.

We are inviting all clients - past and present so if you would like to come along and have not yet received your invitaiton, please contact Nicola.

Maas Housewarming

By Admin on 27th October 2017

Our team were invited out to the house warming of the Maas’ recently completed build. Dan & Keri were excited to share how smoothly the process was, from design right through to completion and look forward to getting settled in their new home.


Well done Ray!

By Nicola on 3rd September 2017

As part of his own professional development, Ray has just completed a "COBie As-Designed" course from the University of Florida.  COBie stands for "Construction, Operation & Building info exchange".  This is a 6 month, self paced online learning course which Ray completed in his own time.  

Graduate Development

By Nicola on 31st July 2017

Recently Nickolas, Max and Marischka went on a course to get an introduction into the registration process of becoming a Registered Architect.  The course gave them some great ideas and enthusiasm about pursuing a career as a Registered Architect as the speakers, from a variety of practices imparted their knowledge and experience on our young graduates.  Our clients can begin to take advantage of the new skill sets our three graduates have brought back from this course and the the extended capacity for services Hurley Architects can provide.

Congratulations Liz!

By Nicola on 21st July 2017

Well done to Liz who has given birth to a daughter called Isabelle.  We wish Liz and Simon all the best with their new role as 1st time parents! 

Liz on Maternity Leave

By Nicola on 26th June 2017

Liz is now on maternity leave - we wish her well with the birth of her fist child and this new phase of life!

Taking over Liz's projects, we welcome Sharron Piner who joins us as as a Senior Project Leader.  Sharron comes with over 25 years experience in the construction industry in both the residential and light commercial sectors.  

New Staff Member

By Nicola on 22nd May 2017

Today we welcome Nickolas Morris as a Senior Architectural Technician.  Nick brings 5 years of experience in the retail/commercial sector.  When not in the gym, you will find him in and around Pukekohe looking for his first home.

Vacancy for Senior Architect

By Nicola on 1st May 2017

We are looking for a motivated, design focussed, preferably registered Architect with at least five years residential experience.  We support our staff's professional development, we work in a light and open studio environment and enjoy regular socialising with the whole team.   You will be working as part of an innovative and energetic team.  Your responsibilities will include taking projects from concept stage through to contract administration.  You will lead a small team including a technician and a graduate architect.  You will have excellent Archicad skills, thorough knowledge of NZ building codes, a keen interest in resolving complex details and the ability to produce documentation quickly and accuratel...

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Town House Development

By Jann on 28th April 2017

Changes to density rules under the unitary plan open up more possibilities for residential development.  We have worked on a project recently over two adjacent quarter acre sections.  We're excited to be involved in an intensive development offering residents choices beyond the single level brick and tile unit we've seen much of, which in the current climate fails to reach the full potential of a site.  We can also incorporate home star assessments into our designs to meet Special Housing Area requirements.


We are on the move!

By Nicola on 7th Apr 2017

On Monday 10th April, we will be moving into new premises.

Our new address is:  
1st Floor, 8 Roulston St, Pukekohe  
(this is the masonic building on the corner of Roulston St and Massey Ave).

We have been renovating the new offices over the last few months and are looking forward to moving in and having more space!

NZIA Conference

By Marischka on 13 Feb 2017

Earlier this month a number of our employees went along to the NZIA In:situ conference in Auckland.  It was a moving and inspiring event with speakers from all over the world who integrated both the physical and theoretical practices of architecture. Their work ranged from a conservative nature, to those who took risks and tried to break the norm, finding ways to sustain communities, encourage medium density housing and the carefree lifestyle.  Here is a link to the speakers - I hope that it will spark your interest as much as it did ours - ...

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Marischka Now Full Time!

By admin on 5-12-2016

Marischka Lieshout has now finished her studies and joins us as a full-time member of staff.  Marischka has been with us on a part-time basis now since December 2013.  We look forward to having her on board full-time as she continues to develop her skills and experience.

Christmas Hours

By Admin on 25-11-2016

Its coming up to that time of year again!  

Our office will be closed from Wednesday 21st December from midday and re-opening on Monday 9th Jan 2017.

We would like to take the opportunity to wish all our clients a happy and safe festive season.

BRANZ Roofing Seminar

By Henry Mullaly on 31-10-2016

Members of the design team attended the BRANZ Answers seminar on membrane roofing last week.  The seminar was well presented and attended by a wide cross section of architects/builders and related trades.  Membrane roofing has maintained a reputation for being complex and prone to failure.  Low and zero sloped roofs do not allow rainfall to move as quickly away from the roof surface as compared to traditional pitched roof constructions.  The aesthetic counterpoint to this however is that traditional pitched roofs dominate the geometry of a building above its walls.  Well constructed membrane roof surfaces allow the designer greater flexibility to design outside the form required for pitched roofs.  Apart from a...

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Max is now a Homestar Assessor

By Admin on 20-10-2016

This means that Max can now assess and certify homes for a Homestar rating.  For more information visit

Welcome Natasha Hutcheon

By Admin on 18-10-2016

Natasha now joins us two days a week.  She completed her Master of Architecture in London, through the University of Auckland.  After graduating she worked at Jasmax for a couple of years and gained valuable experience on large scale projects in the commercial sector.  She has since taken time out to start her family is now living in Mangatangi with her husband and two young boys.

Welcome Ray Mira

By Admin on 7-06-2016

Ray has joined us from Manila in the Philippines.  He brings to the company detailed technical knowledge of Archicad as well as residential and commercial documentation experience.  Ray has previously worked in the UK and USA.  He is now settling into New Zealand life with his wife and looks forward to exploring more of the country when it stops raining!

Welcome Henry Mullaly

By Admin on 16-05-2016

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Henry married a kiwi girl and lives in Mangatawhiri with his wife and three young children.  He completed is Bachelor of Architecture degree at Illinois Institute of Technology and is currently working toward Architectural Registration.  He has a commercial/specialist infrastructure planning background and an interest in urban/town planning/socially responsible housing.

Welcome Nicola Griffiths

By Jann on 22-01-2016

Nicola is joining us as our first Office Manager!  She is currently working 3 days per week.  Originally from South Taranaki, she now lives in Pukekohe with her husband and two children.  She has varied experience in accounts, payroll and office admin and has worked in several different industries mostly in Auckland and London.

Welcome Max Kostiuk-Warren

By Jann on 08-11-2015

We are please to welcome Max Kostiuk-Warren as a full time staff member. Max has finished his M.Arch(prof) degree at the Unitec School of Architecture, having started it in Wellington. We are going to make great use of his awesome presentation and design skills.


By Jann on 04-03-2016

Max has attended the NZ green Building Council Homestar practitioner course this week. We look forward to being able to offer you a Homestar rating on your new home design.

NZ Wood Timber Design Awards

By Admin on 10-08-2015

The House for a Grower, featured elsewhere on our website, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Resene Timber Design Awards for Residential Architectural Excellence. Credit must go to Damian's careful attention to detail at the documentation stage, continued by builder John Cocks of Precision Builders in the construction phase, as well of course to a wonderful client who entrusted to us the challenge of delivering an awesome design.

Welcome Charmaine

By Admin on 15-05-2015

We are excited to welcome Charmaine Hyland to our team. Charmaine has extensive experience across all aspects of architectural practice, including commercial design and interiors. She is returning to work in the Franklin area, where hope to put her skills to great use, extending our practice services into the commercial area.

Houses Magazine

By Jann on 06-03-2015

We are on the cover of Houses magazine autumn issue, as well as inside of course with some great shots of the Brae Barn kitchen. Thanks A&A for your efforts in making your home available and having the house look so great for the photos.

Welcome Liz

By Jann on 01-09-2014

We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth Honey to our practice, Elizabeth joins us from Koia Architects in Parnell. Now that she is living on a dairy farm in Bombay she's looking forward to less time on the motorway and we are looking forward to bringing you more design flair combined with practical knowledge for your rural home project.

Green Star

By Admin on 05-08-2013

Jann Hurley Architect Ltd is now a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council. Jann has recently passed the Green Star Accredited Professional exam. We can now offer Green Star Design services and take your project through the certification process. We are looking forward to getting involved in our first certification submission for a project underway in South Auckland. 


Brae Barn

By Admin on 03-05-2013

This fantastic new home was handed over to the clients today. A mix of industrial and rural architecture this home has exceeded even our expectations. We'll load more pictures when the landscaping has been established.


Master Builders Awards 2012

By Admin on 13-04-2013

A Whitianga canals home designed by Jann Hurley Architect and built by Ascension Homes won a Gold Award and the Lifestyle Award in the Master Builders House of the Year Awards for 2012.


Master Builders House of the Year | 3 Gold Awards in 2009 | 3 Awesome Builders | 1 Architect

By Admin on 19-09-2012

Every successful project is the result of good communication between the client, the architect and the builder. We take time to listen to your individual needs and solve design problems with creative solutions that enhance your lifestyle. Click here to view the three award-winning homes...

Hand-crafted Ararimu Home wins Gold at Master Builders Home of the Year awards

By Admin on 12-06-2012

Building a home on a windy, four-acre block requires a certain amount of planning. To take advantage of the rural outlook, the ideal scenario is to have the main living spaces and bedrooms oriented towards the view with, access to a large outdoor living area. But how do you provide adequate shelter from the elements? And what sort of structure will suit a rural section that is partly covered in bush? Click here to read more... Also featured on Garland Builders website here. ...

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