For 20 years our focus has always been on enriching the way people live, work and play through architecture.


Richard Dalman

Managing Director

Richard is the managing director and principal architect of Dalman Architects. His main areas of expertise are in development planning, brief development, architectural and interior design, and hotel design.

Brett Ridley

Technical Director

Brett brings 40 years of experience to his role. His experience extends over a variety of building sectors, with skills in Project Management and Documentation.

John McGrail

Design Director

John has been in the industry for almost 25 years and has extensive design, documentation and contract experience gathered on a wide range of commissions undertaken in New Zealand and internationally.

Anton Tritt

Design Director

Anton joined Dalman Architects as a director in 2015. He is a senior project architect specialising in commercial and retail projects.

Ron Noordijk

Chairman, Board of Directors

Jennie Lee

Associate, Senior Architect

Jennie is a highly experienced registered architect and project leader responsible for a number of our significant projects. She has been with Dalman Architects for more than 10 years and became an Associate in 2013.

Owen Lamb

Associate, Senior Architectural Technician

Owen is a Senior Architectural Technician and has been an Associate since 2013. He has extensive experience working on a variety of projects including education, hotels, apartments and community buildings.

Ross Sweetman

Associate, Senior Designer

Ross is an experienced architectural designer having worked on significant large projects in New Zealand and overseas.

Mike Pepper

Senior Architect

Mike heads-up Dalman's Auckland studio. He has considerable experience in large apartment, hotel and commercial projects in Auckland and Berlin.

Phil Green

Senior Architectural Technician

Kirsty Hynd

Interior Designer

Ben Walshe

Architectural Technician

Brooke Browne

Architectural Technician

Chris Keen

Architectural Technician

Erica Kang

Architectural Technician

Kris Hansen

Architectural Graduate

Lachlan Hamilton

Senior Architectural Technician

Litiana Harding

Architectural Technician

Peter Andrews

Architectural Technician

Stephen Ducrot

Architectural Technician

Linda Wen

Architectural Graduate

Kate Russell

Marketing + PR

Susan Askew

Office Manager

Tania Edwards



Dalman Architects offers a full range of professional architectural and interior design services that include:

Feasibility studies

Brief development

Liaison with Territorial Authorities

Concept design

Preliminary and developed design

Building Consent and construction documentation

Contract administration, observation and quality controls


We can provide some or all of the above services, depending upon our client's particular requirements.


BreakFree on Cashel

The Story Behind the Design

The $30 million development offers a new breed of hotel for travellers to the garden city, and with 90 per cent of tourism activities back in operation after the canterbury earthquakes, the 263 room hotel fills a gap in the market for the modern traveller.

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Dalman Architects is a team of experienced registered architects, architectural technicians and interior designers. We have studios in Christchurch and Auckland.

We accept expressions of interest from candidates with strong design, documentation (ArchiCAD) and contract administration skills to apply to a range of exciting projects, including residential, commercial, hospitality and hotels, church and aged care. New Zealand experience, a strong work ethic and a client service focus are essential.

If you are interested in joining our award-winning team and in providing creative and functional solutions that enrich people’s live, send your CV and portfolio to us at or telephone the Office Manager at +64 3 366 5445.

Current Positions

There are currently no positions available.

If you are interested in joining our award-winning team please contact us.


  • Trends International Design Award NZ Architect-Designed New Home - Highly Commended - Sliding House
  • The Property Council Special Purpose Property Award - Excellence - North Methodist Church
  • Canterbury Heritage Award - Commended - Acland House
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - Acland House
  • Asia Pacific Property Awards - Best Hotel Architecture, New Zealand - Te Waonui Forest Retreat
  • NZ Society of Engineering Earthquake Strengthening Awards - Highly Commended-Residential - Acland House
  • NZ Institute of Architects Presidents Award
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - Te Waonui Forest Retreat
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - North Methodist Church
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - Knowles House

Press & Media

  • 2016
    Arch Daily

    Christchurch North Methodist Church

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  • 2015
    Urbis Magazine

    Rural living: Sliding House

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