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NZRAB Registered Architect

Due to a growing demand in Medium Density Residential and Multi-house developments we are seeking a Registered Architect to join our team in a design and project oversight role. 

HWA is a small bespoke architectural practice with a focus on delivering for clients in the residential sector. We’re at the beginning of a significant growth phase, winning projects and solving tricky design problems for clients throughout the wider Wellington region. Our ambitions are to continue expanding the scope and scale of our projects over the next five years.

To help us achieve our goals we’re looking for someone exceptional to add value to our current residential services and assist in our ambition to win and deliver large scale residential projects efficiently through the maximisation of our digital capabilities.

The Architect in this role will be an energetic and creative person who can bring creativity and be open to innovation. HWA will ably assist the Architect within the studio with proficient technical staff and digital creatives to enable the delivery of concepts and documentation to rival any architectural firm. 

There will be an opportunity to work both individually and within a wider team depending on project size and complexity. The ideal candidate will have an expert knowledge of building products, a keen eye for beautiful construction detailing and a thorough understanding of compliance regulations.

This role requires the ability to communicate effectively with the full range of people involved in architectural practice and the construction industry, from clients and colleagues through to sales and tradespeople on site.

The Architect will be a critical member of our expanding team and will be a representative of the practice. High ethical standards, good judgement, leadership qualities, and the ability to be a ‘positive’ influence within the practice is essential to the success of the role.

Our expectation is the Architect will work proactively to look after our current clients and actively pursue opportunities that will develop and secure new projects and clients for the practice.

In order to excel in this role the ideal candidate will have:

  • An understanding of Revit Architecture,

  • Strong Inter-personal skills and the ability to network,

  • A thorough understanding of how the Building Code and New Zealand Standards work,

  • A track record of being pro-active and delivering for clients when it counts,

  • The desire to compete with the best in respect to delivering outstanding client service, inspiring design outcomes and completed building satisfaction. 

Continuous Incremental Improvement is key to our success. As the successful candidate you can expect to:

  • Work closely with the principal designer,

  • Be integral in the success of the practice,

  • Be exposed to VR, AR, BIM, AI and relevant training,

  • Continue with your on-going professional development,

  • Gain an insight into the running of an architectural practice,

  • Have exposure to clients and construction sites.

We’re after the right people and family is a big part of what we do so we’re open to discussing options of full time employment, contracting or part time employment situations.


Remuneration will be inline with your skills and ability.


In order to apply for this role send us an up to date C.V., some exemplars of your work and some imagery of architecture you find inspiring to

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