For 26 years our focus has always been on enriching the way people live, work and play through architecture.

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.

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.

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 20 years and became an Associate in 2013.

Ross Sweetman

Associate | Senior Designer

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

Kirsty Lawrence

Associate | Senior Interior Designer

Kirsty heads up the interior design team at Dalman Architects. She is experienced in hotels, restaurants and bars, commercial and retail projects in New Zealand and Australia.

Matthew Wang

Associate | Architect (UK)

Matt is an experienced architect and is based in our Auckland studio. He is a UK registered architect with valuable commercial experience in both the UK and New Zealand.

Lachlan Hamilton

Associate | Technical Lead

Lachlan has been part of the Dalman Architects team for seven years. He is a senior architectural technician and Licensed Building Practitioner with a Design licence in area of practice 2. Lachlan is the company’s Technical Lead.

James Mason

Practice Manager

Naomi O'Brien

Architectural Graduate

Paula Weir

Architectural Technician

Stephen Ducrot

Architectural Technician

Susan Askew

Administrator

Tania Edwards

Receptionist

Thomas Hogg

Senior Architectural Technician

Todd Thomas

Architectural Technician

Tom Chapman

Architectural Graduate

Wendy Tran

Senior Interior Designer

Marion Smart

New Business Consultant. Tourism, Hotel & Leisure Specialist

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 Practice Manager at +64 3 366 5445.

Current Positions

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

News

Westmere Presbyterian Memorial Church wins NZIA Western Architecture Award

2024 Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Local Architecture Award Winner

Westmere Presbyterian Memorial Church New Entry Building has been awarded a Te Kāhui Whaihanga NZIA Local Architecture Award for the Western region for Public Architecture.

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Building Boom

Projects in construction

Many of our projects are currently under construction and refurbishment around the country.

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Hotel Indigo & Apartments, Auckland

A new 41 level building in downtown Auckland featuring a 250 key hotel & 30 luxury apartments above

We are delighted to have been selected as the New Zealand architects for the new 41 level Hotel Indigo and Apartments building in downtown Auckland.

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Oxford Terrace House Wins New Zealand Architecture Award

2021 New Zealand Institute of Architects National Award Winner

Oxford Terrace House has won the NZIA National Award for Housing - Alterations & Additions.

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Water House wins House of the Year Award

2021 Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards

Water House was awarded Gold and Best in Category at the Master Builders House of the Year Awards.

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Two wins at the 2021 New Zealand Institute of Architects Canterbury Architecture Awards

2021 NZIA Canterbury Architecture Award Winners

94 Cashel Mall and Oxford Terrace House have each been awarded a NZIA Local Architecture Award.

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Awards

  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - Westmere Presbyterian Memorial Church
  • NZ Institute of Architects National Award - Oxford Terrace House
  • Registered Master Builders House of the Year - Best in Category + Gold Award - Water House
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award - 94 Cashel Mall
  • NZ Institute of Architects Local Award and Resene Colour Award - Oxford Terrace House
  • Commercial Project Awards - Commercial Fit Out Category - Silver - Dalman Architects Christchurch Studio
  • NZ Timber Design Awards - Commercial Design Award - Highly Commended - Haus Espresso Coffee Kiosk
  • Property Council NZ - Property Industry Awards - Tourism & Leisure Property Award - Excellence - Four Points By Sheraton Auckland
  • Commercial Project Awards - Tourism & Leisure Project - National Category Winner + Gold Award Winner - Four Points By Sheraton Auckland
  • Property Council NZ - Property Industry Awards - Civic & Arts Property Award - Merit - The Salvation Army
  • Commercial Project Awards - $5 - $15M - National Category Winner - The Homestead - Russley Village
  • Commercial Project Awards - Residential - Gold - The Homestead - Russley Village
  • NZ Institute of Architects National Award - Chapel Street Centre
  • 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
  • Property Council NZ - Property Industry Awards - 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

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