Richard Harris


Architecture, Auckland

Qualifications & Affiliations

  • BArch (University of Auckland)
  • Registered Architect (New Zealand Architects’ Act 2005)
  • Fellow, New Zealand Institute of Architects
  • Australian Institute of Architects (Hon)
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Richard has been a Principal at Jasmax since 1989. His specialist expertise lies in large-scale projects, particularly found within the Public Sector. Richard became Jasmax’s first managing director in 1995 and has been Chairman since 2000. He specialises in leading architectural teams in the design and delivery of projects that have a bias towards significant public use. He has also worked in numerous successful joint venture projects.

He has been especially active in the education sector, which is characterised by many and varied stakeholders for each project. His relaxed communication style has helped him relate well to these diverse clients – evidenced by his relationship with AUT University, which has been ongoing for over 20 years.

Recently, Richard led the architectural team on the Auckland University of Technology’s award-winning $100m Sir Paul Reeves Building.Richard has led a number of Auckland’s most prominent architectural heritage projects; being the principal in charge of the refurbishments to the Auckland Town Hall and the Civic Theatre. He led the Auckland Hospital, Sylvia Park and the AUT Business School projects.

Richard is the Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects and is a board member for the Committee for Auckland. He is a former chairman of the Architects’ Education and Registration Board, and in 2009 he chaired the Government’s Urban Task Force.

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