ABOUT
US

The TeamWhat CLIENTS SAY
Our clients’ success is paramount to what we do, and we are always seeking the best possible design response to enable it. You talk; we listen.

We provide complete master planning, urban design, architectural and interior design services, with extensive experience locally and internationally. We're confident innovators and we pride ourselves on our breadth of experience and depth of knowledge across disciplines.

Our principals Malcolm and Lindy drive forward a fifth generation practice with a team that's diverse, focused and vibrant.
WE'RE A CREATIVE BUNCH, BUT WE'RE EFFICIENT TOO. OUR TEAM IS BIG ENOUGH TO DELIVER SUCCESS ACROSS SCALES, YET SMALL ENOUGH
TO BE FRIENDLY AND COLLABORATIVE.
Malcolm Ewart

Malcolm Ewart

BArch ANZIA RIBA

Principal

Lindy Ewart

Lindy Ewart

BArch (Hons) ANZIA

Principal

Alastair Kay

Alastair Kay

BArch ANZIA

Associate

Lisa Middleton

Lisa Middleton

BDes Interiors

Associate

Thyra Nelson

Thyra Nelson

BArch MArch (Herit Cons) ANZIA

Architect

Craig Greig

Craig Greig

NZCAD

Technical Manager

Chin Leong

Chin Leong

Law Associate

Nic Bonaventure

Nic Bonaventure

BArch (Hons) ANZIA RIBA

Architect

Stu Penno

Stu Penno

March (Prof) (Hons) BCom

Architectural Graduate

HELEN Simmonds

HELEN Simmonds

Office Administrator

JOHN Babatugon

JOHN Babatugon

March (Prof)

Architectural Graduate

TANYA LIM

TANYA LIM

BDES (HONS)

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Michelle Pirret

Michelle Pirret

Dip.App Interiors

Interior Designer

Susannah Howlett

Susannah Howlett

BAS

Architectural Designer

Shanker Kumaracheliyan

Shanker Kumaracheliyan

BAS BHSc NDAT

Architectural GRADUATE

Desmond Lam

Desmond Lam

MArch (Prof) (Hons)

Architectural Graduate

Tricia Ware

Tricia Ware

BARCH ANZIA NZCD (Arch)

Architect

Rasha AL Assafi

Rasha AL Assafi

MArch (Prof) (Hons)

Architectural Graduate

Brett Roake-Barefoot

Brett Roake-Barefoot

MArch (Prof)

Architectural Graduate

Megan Stewart

Megan Stewart

NDAT

Architectural Technician

Natasha Tulp

Natasha Tulp

BAS

Architectural Designer

Jade March

Jade March

March (Prof) (Hons)

Architectural Graduate

Elena Solo

Elena Solo

BArch (Hons)

Architectural Graduate

Daniel Young

Daniel Young

MArch (Prof)

Architectural Graduate

Shiman Singh

Shiman Singh

BArch (Eq), Dip. Teaching, BTech: Arch

Architectural Graduate

Cecilia Galigniana

Cecilia Galigniana

Dip. Architect

Architectural Graduate

Julius Conmigo

Julius Conmigo

BArch (Hons)

Architectural Graduate

Juno

Juno

Customer Relations

WE'RE A CREATIVE BUNCH, BUT WE'RE EFFICIENT TOO. OUR TEAM IS BIG ENOUGH TO DELIVER SUCCESS ACROSS SCALES, YET SMALL ENOUGH TO BE FRIENDLY AND COLLABORATIVE.

Here's what our clients are saying about us.

'Ministry are natural team players. The nature of projects in which they have been involved is that they are large, complex, inherently dynamic and frequently challenging. Ministry’s “…whatever it takes!” attitude is an embedded and valued part of their company culture, and is a significant consideration in client discussions relating to the composition of potential teams for important projects.'

Anthony Flannery
Director: Re-Imagine Ltd

‘The best thing about working with Ministry was the easy communication, in depth resources to support the project and access to a wide range of experiences to enable different perspectives and solutions to be brought to the project.’

Dominic Foote
General Manager: Operations
NZ Housing Foundation

‘Ministry of Architecture + Interiors combine quality and an attention to detail with a pragmatic focus on the needs of the client. Their grasp of the technical, contract and legislative requirements are excellent. Above all they provide good value and prompt service in a field where both are often lacking.’

Greg Loveridge
Director: Robt. Jones Holdings Ltd

The design was true to classic principles of elegance and simplicity: both form and function (as it is now proving) entirely meeting the brief and exceeding expectations of the client group.’

Kelston Deaf Education Centre

‘The proposal met all our requirements, and more than met our expectations in relation to the design and use of innovative approaches. It also exceeded our expectations in its highly innovative provision for cultural elements.’

Archives NZ


‘The work you guys have done over the last 10 days to take their early B&L form (which was resembling a chemical weapons facility) and turn it into the masterpiece it is now, is exceptional. Your attention to detail and the speed with which you operate diligently as a team is commendable. This is how it should be!’

David Nixon
Director: Modus Group

‘Working with Ministry has been an enjoyable process from the beginning to end. I have no hesitation in suggesting them as ‘one of the best’ in all areas of design through to contract administration.’

Colin Tucker,
Building and Property Management Services

‘We were impressed with how Ministry of Architecture + Interiors integrated appropriate levels of detail at all stages, and the resulting output exceeded expectations at all levels.’

Rakesh Patel,
East Tamaki Healthcare


We have found Ministry to be very good in regards to their design capabilities, efficiency and knowledge of technical requirements and commitment to delivering projects within budgets and site constraints. Their attitude, and their 'whatever it takes' approach to deliver a project from concept through to completion, is reassuring.

Mark Schiele,
Oyster Management Ltd