ABOUT US

As a practice Design Culture aspires to create elegant designs that seamlessly blend into their surroundings. Our main focus is on improving the experience of those who inhabit the spaces while delivering a cost-effective solution. As a firm, we believe in designing creative architectural solutions whilst crafting practical outcomes.

 

Design Culture was founded in Hamilton in 2016 and works on an array of projects varying from private houses, holiday retreats, house renovations, and specialized educational projects. Our goal is not only to create stunning structures but to help achieve our client's architectural vision.

ABOUT THE CREW

The People Who Make it Happen

JASON SMITH

Director

I began in the construction and design industry 17 years ago by working as a builder and completing a building apprenticeship. Once completed, and to further my education, I moved to Hamilton and trained as an Architectural Technician. Over the past 10 years I have worked on projects ranging from high end houses through to large educational facilities.

Jason not only has the architectural and documentation experience with a variety of different educational projects but his carpentry and building experience is invaluable to the exceptional development of practical and robust design.

OCTAVIO MORENO

Architectural Designer

I regard myself as a hardworking, responsible and creative person. I am always looking for opportunities to acquire more knowledge about the architecture industry. I’ve finished my Bachelor’s in Architecture in 2012 at the Faculty of Architecture & Design from Colima’s University in Mexico. After studying I began my career in architecture in Mexico by working on various residential and commercial projects as a supervisor, project manager and designer.

Over the last seven years, Octavio has shown a range of different skills found within the construction industry. His diverse range of experience influences his designs making them efficient as well as contemporary.

SHRIYA NAIDU

Architectural Graduate

I recently completed my Master of Architecture Professional at the University of Auckland. I am an outgoing, hardworking individual whose competitive drive makes me eager to learn and continually develop myself. Since I have graduated, I have started to gain experience in high-end residential houses, education facilities and compact and space utilising designs.

During the past two years, Shriya has gained experience in both residential and educational architecture. As a recent graduate, she brings a unique and fresh preceptive to her designs.

ANDREW KISTLER

Architectural Designer

I am a tech nerd, science fiction geek, car & gamer enthusiast, and coffee addict.

I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, USA and moved to New Zealand in 2017.

In Columbus, I completed my Associate's Degree in Architecture and a Bachelors Degree in Applied Management. I have moved cities and countries multiple times which has allowed me to gain a variety of experience in building types, building codes and industry software. With five years of experience, I obtained my LBP Design 1 license in 2019. I am continuously seeking to refine my knowledge and design identity.

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