Brendan Himona

Originally from Waikaremoana, Brendan moved to Auckland to pursue his passion for architecture. After graduating from Unitec in 2005, he worked for Leuschke Group Architects, RTA Studio and Studio Pacific Architects. He developed his design expertise across New Zealand’s two major urban centres with a primary focus on community projects such as the Motat Aviation Museum.

Since starting at Jasmax in 2010, Brendan’s most notable project has been Tūhoe's Te Kura Whare. This project challenged Brendan to design according to the utmost standards of sustainability, whilst simultaneously ensuring complete loyalty to the iwi’s unique cultural identity. The Tūhoe building has been a resounding success and gained a Purple Pin for the Ngā Aho award at the respected Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards.

Brendan enjoys raising cultural awareness within Jasmax, for example hosting several pōwhiri, composing a Jasmax waiata and holding in-house Te Reo Māori lessons.