Alistair Ray

Principal - Senior Urban Designer
Urban Design
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
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With 30 years’ experience leading strategic masterplanning and urban design projects, Alistair Ray has built a reputation as one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most accomplished urban designers. He is a respected leader, advocate and educator in the field, contributing significantly to advancing the discipline and quality of urban design across the country.

Alistair works with both private and public clients and, with a particular interest in residential projects, has developed masterplans for numerous large-scale residential developments. With a background in planning, he understands the intricacies of New Zealand’s planning system and has advised Auckland and Christchurch City Councils on matters related to density and intensification. In addition to his project work, Alistair is currently a Chair on the Auckland Urban Design Panel and in 2023 was honoured with the Urban Design Award at the Auckland Property People Awards for his involvement in iconic projects that are transforming Auckland.

Currently, Alistair is working on the Beachlands South Masterplan, Wesley Neighbourhood Plan and other urban realm projects across the country. He is also playing a key role in establishing a professional accreditation for urban design through the Urban Design Institute Aotearoa.

Selected Projects