People

Andrew
Patterson

Director — B Arch (hons), BAS

Andrew heads the conceptual design function of the practice.

In 1988 Andrew represented New Zealand at the New Breed Architectural Exhibition in Sydney and received his first National Award for Architecture in the same year. During his career he has won New Zealand National Awards for Architecture five times.

Andrew approaches people, architecture and the environment as interlinking identities underpinned by the assumption that if a building logically belongs in its ecology, both environment and social, then the people that use that Architecture will feel they belong there.

He is a vivid architectural storyteller with a passion for Maori history and mythology and is a great advocate for Architecture that responds to this history, the landscape and sense of place.

In May of 2012, Andrew was named by the world’s most searched architectural journal, London based World Architectural News, as one of five Architects “whose directional ideas are helping to shape the future of world Architecture”. This achievement is unprecedented in New Zealand’s creative community.

Andrew was received as an Auckland University Distinguished Alumni in 2013 and he is a Guest Professor at Unitec. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (FNZIA) and is currently a member of the Auckland and Queenstown Urban Design Panels and President of the Auckland Architecture Association.

Andrew brings the following particular expertise:

  • The design of authentic New Zealand sense of place
  • Proven ability in managing stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstrated success and experience in project design and relationship management
  • Acknowledged expertise and celebrated design talent.

Andrew
Mitchell

Director — B Arch (hons), BAS

Andrew heads the Commercial team in the practice.

Andrew was the leading University of Auckland Architectural Graduate of 2000. Before joining Pattersons in 2005, Andrew practiced at some of London’s leading architectural firms.

Andrew is a New Zealand trained Project Director at Pattersons. He has over 20 years experience in commercial design, detailing and leading large internal and external project teams. Andrew co-ordinates multiple professionals and sub-consultants to create cohesive successful projects delivered on time and budget that transition into long-term commercial successes for his clients. He brings calm leadership qualities, an eye for detail and construction experience to all projects.

Andrew brings the following particular expertise:

  • Concept design – planning, spatial, urban design
  • Architectural Resource Consent documentation
  • Sustainability and green building
  • Quality Assurance
  • Development design
  • Material assessment and testing
  • Structural concept design
  • Construction methodology
  • Interdisciplinary consultant coordination and documentation.

Davor
Popadich

Director — B Arch (hons), BAS

Davor heads the Special Project, Interior and Residential team in the practice.

Davor holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree with 1st class honors from The University of Auckland School of Architecture. Davor’s sound industry knowledge, combined with a discerning eye for detail and uncompromising design quality was exemplified in his role as Project Architect for the Supreme-Award-Winning Hills Clubhouse in Queenstown (2007) and National-Award-Winning Local Rock House (2010).

Davor was presented a Fellow Award from the New Zealand Institute of Architects and is an inaugural member of the Board of Studies at The University of Auckland, School of Architecture.

Davor’s professional involvement extends to fine arts and digital media. His collaborative works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in selected institutions: Te Whare Toi City Gallery (Wellington), Sue Crockford Gallery (Auckland), Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand (Wellington), Künstlerhaus Wien (Vienna), ARTPLAY Design Center (Moscow), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki (Auckland), Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Plymouth), Artspace Gallery (Auckland, Chelsea Art Museum (New York).

Davor brings the following particular expertise:

  • Concept design
  • Developed Design
  • Interior and Furniture Design
  • Continuing Education
  • Quality Assurance
  • Material and product specification, assessment and testing
  • Structural concept design
  • Construction methodology
  • Interdisciplinary consultant coordination and documentation.

Surya
Fullerton

Senior Associate – B Arch (hons), BAS

Surya heads the Detailed Design and Procurement position in the practice.

Surya graduated in 2000 from The University of Auckland. Surya has 13 years’ experience working in the commercial sector in the United Kingdom, Japan and New Zealand and has been involved in a diverse range of projects including public, workplace, domestic and multi-unit residential, healthcare and education.

Surya is fully competent in all stages of the design and construction process from preliminary design through to site observation. Notable expertise in the coordination of challenging structural and services solutions has allowed him to deliver larger and complex buildings. An excellent knowledge of materials, architectural detailing and construction system combined with his team player attitude and skill in managing and liaising with consultants allows him to deliver the best possible result for the client.

Surya brings to the project the following particular expertise:

  • Ability to manage stakeholder relationships though planning and consultation
  • Experience and expertise in Design and Build projects
  • Advocate for quality assurance systems and practices
  • A broad understanding of compliance issues, both statutory and client specific.

Luke Douglas

Associate
B Arch (hons)

Luke heads research and development for the practice. Luke began working with Andrew Patterson in 2004, after graduating from the University of Auckland School of Architecture.

Working across all stages of the design and construction process has honed Luke’s skills in delivering the beauty and clarity of an initial concept through to execution on site.

Luke takes the role of Project Lead for projects of varying size and complexity, from boutique retail fit-out, residential, and multi residential/commercial projects. His skills range across Concept and Developed Design, Design oversight throughout detail development and he has a special interest in materiality and pattern language.

Luke brings to the project the following particular expertise:

  • Concept design – planning, spatial, urban design
  • Architectural Resource Consent documentation
  • Sustainability and green building
  • Development design
  • Detailed Design
  • Material assessment and testing
  • Structural concept design
  • Construction methodology
  • Interdisciplinary consultant coordination and documentation
  • Research and development

Shane Taylor

Senior Associate
NZCAD, LBP-Design

Shane heads the CAD and IT for the practice. Shane qualified as an Architectural Draftsman in 1993 and first joined Pattersons in 2001. After a five-year sabbatical working at one of Brisbane’s premier practices, he returned and is now also the practice CAD and IT Manager.

Working at Pattersons has allowed Shane to work on some of New Zealand’s most iconic architectural projects, something he is very proud of.

Shane brings to the project the following particular expertise:

  • Developed Design
  • Detailed Design
  • CAD and BIM Management
  • Quality Assurance

Wider team

As a team united by architectural innovation, we bring our diverse expertise together to form a collaborative working environment.

A broad range of disciplines support our architectural work; including resource management strategies, model making and digital technologies, landscape architecture, sustainable design initiatives, urban planning and interior design. Our wider team include a mix of new graduates and experienced architects who have been at Pattersons for over many years.

The team structure has relatively few layers of hierarchy with the whole team contributing to the design process.