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Executive Director
BArch FNZIA, Registered Architect

Richard Naish founded RTA Studio in July 1999. He is responsible for the design philosophy and strategic direction of the practice. A graduate of the University of Auckland School of Architecture, he worked at top practices in Auckland and London before launching RTA Studio.

Under his design leadership the practice has won over 60 local, national and international architecture awards, including the New Zealand Architecture Medal.

An active fellow member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects, Richard is convenor of the New Zealand Architecture Awards, 2013, and has been a judge on international juries. In 2009 he was adjunct professor of architecture at Unitec, Auckland.

We are a practice that focuses on delivering exceptional design with a considered and personal service. Our work aims to make a lasting contribution to the urban and natural context by challenging, provoking and delighting.

Our studio is constantly working within the realms of public, commercial and urban design as well as sensitive residential projects.

We are committed to a sustainable built environment and are at the forefront developing carbon neutral buildings.