David Pugh

Principal - Wellington Studio Co-Lead - Registered Architect
David Pugh

David Pugh is a Principal, Senior Architect and the Co-Leader of Jasmax’s Wellington Studio, with more than 25 years of local and international experience. His expertise lies in the design of city-shaping public projects that define their context, spanning art galleries, theatres, and libraries, as well as international award-winning commercial developments.

David believes the arts and culture sector plays a significant role in bringing communities together and creating a strong collective identity while also becoming increasingly important to Aotearoa New Zealand’s social and economic success. Therefore, urban realms that welcome and represent the communities they serve are essential. David is currently working on the 1,300-seat Waikato Regional Theatre, which will redefine and transform Hamilton’s cultural precinct while reconnecting the site with the iconic Waikato River.

David believes that considered analysis of a client’s values and needs, together with early design clarity, are essential for the delivery of a successful project. He is an expert in the planning, development and delivery of complex projects and has great enthusiasm for the creative potential of each project within its broader context.

Selected Projects