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

People

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

Ramon Elepano

SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN

Kate Russell

Marketing + PR

Susan Askew

Office Manager

Tania Edwards

Receptionist

Services

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

BIM - Building Information Modelling

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

News

Heritage and Commercial Projects Win at Colour Awards

Resene Colour Awards 2017

Acland House and Hills Road Dairy won accolades at the New Zealand Resene Total Colour Awards.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Enriching Spaces

Dalman Architects Turns 20

In 2017, we celebrated 20 years of award-winning architecture and interior design. Founded by Richard Dalman and Brett Ridley in 1997, the studio is proud of what they have achieved over the years.

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Careers

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 providing creative and functional solutions that enrich the way people live, work and play, please send your CV and portfolio to us at employment@dalman.co.nz or telephone the Office Manager at +64 3 366 5445.

Current Positions

  • Registered Architect - Christchurch

    We are currently accepting applications from intermediate to senior registered architects with New Zealand experience.

  • Christchurch and Auckland Studio

    We are currently seeking expressions of interest from intermediate to senior technicians and experienced interior designers.

Registered Architect - Christchurch

We are looking for a registered architect to join our Christchurch studio. With a strong reputation and a range of residential, multi-unit and commercial projects, we are a growing company that can offer exciting projects to a client focused candidate with strong design and leadership skills.

The Role
The architect will be responsible for leadership and oversight of projects from initial concept through to completion on site. You will be expected to hold your team – and yourself – to high standards of documentation and design and to bring projects in on time and on budget.

The Requirements
To be considered for this role you will be a registered architect with a minimum of 4 years post-registration experience, including substantive work in New Zealand. You will be proficient in ArchiCAD and have demonstrable experience in leading teams, with a high level of design, documentation and contract administration skills. You will be confident in managing multiple projects and able to communicate effectively with both staff and clients.

The Practice
Dalman Architects, with offices in both Christchurch and Auckland, offers a supportive and collegial work environment where successes are celebrated and staff are encouraged to give their best and to grow within the profession. We are committed to excellence in design, documentation and service whilst focusing on our clients’ needs and priorities. Our design approach is to provide creative and functional solutions that enrich people’s lives.

Apply
If you would like to take the next step in your career and be part of our growing practice, please forward your CV and portfolio in confidence to Susan Askew, Office Manager at employment@dalman.co.nz.

Awards

  • Resene Total Colour Heritage Award - Acland House
  • Resene Total Colour Commercial Exterior Colour Maestro Award - Hills Road Dairy
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - Chapel Street Centre
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - Knowles House
  • Asia Pacific Property Awards - Best Hotel Architecture, New Zealand - Te Waonui Forest Retreat
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - Acland House
  • Canterbury Heritage Award - Commended - Acland House
  • NZ Society of Engineering Earthquake Strengthening Awards - Highly Commended - Residential - Acland House
  • The Property Council Special Purpose Property Award - Excellence - Chapel Street Centre
  • Trends International Design Award NZ Architect-Designed New Home - Highly Commended - Sliding House
  • NZ Institute of Architects Presidents Award - Richard Dalman
  • Mix It Up In Pita Kaik Competition Peterborough Village - Filter
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - Te Waonui Forest Retreat
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - Franz Josef Hot Pools
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - Crowne Plaza Queenstown
  • Designers Institute of NZ BEST Awards - Finalist - 360 Restaurant and Bar - Crowne Plaza Queenstown
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award and Resene Colour Award - Stromboli Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - Rangatira Apartments
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award and Resene Colour Award - McSherry Building
  • NZ Built Environment Awards - Finalist - Sydenham Square
  • Dulux Colour Award - Mantra Indian Restaurant
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award and Resene Colour Award - Dunedin City Hotel
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award and Resene Colour Award - Oasis Restaurant and Bar
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - Dalman House
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - Muskoka Cottage
  • NZ Institute of Architects Resene Colour Award - Heaton Normal Intermediate Performing Arts Centre
  • Dulux Colour Award - Dunedin City Hotel
  • Designers Institute of NZ BEST Awards - Finalist - Lumiere Retail Store
  • Dulux Colour Award - Hynds Pipes
  • Designers Institute of NZ BEST Awards - Finalist - Dalman Architecture Offices, Durham Street
  • Dulux Colour Award - Dalman Architecture Offices, Durham Street
  • IES Lighting Design Award - Dalman Architecture Offices, Durham Street
  • Affordable House Competition - Commendation - Housing NZ National Competition
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award and Resene Colour Award - Dalman Architecture Offices
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award and Resene Colour Award - Flinders on Hardy
  • Designers Institute of NZ BEST Awards - Highly Commended - Plaza International, Burbury's Grille

Press & Media

  • 2016
    Arch Daily

    Christchurch North Methodist Church

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  • 2015
    Urbis Magazine

    Rural living: Sliding House

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