Who are we

ABOUT US

Meet our Team

about us

Supported by a team of over 30 passionate and dedicated architects, designers, technicians, and support staff, Pacific Environments is dedicated to architectural design excellence.

There is a long and rich history within the office, celebrating over 50 years of creating ‘fit for purpose’ built solutions for our clients.

OUR HISTORY
Formerly Dodd Paterson + Bukowski Rehm, and then ADP Architects, the practice was originally formed in 1960.

The current practice, Pacific Environments NZ Ltd, was formed in June 2006 when Peter Eising (previously a founding director of the highly acclaimed Architects Patterson) merged with the renowned and successful ADP Architects. In 2013, Grant Neill from Grant Neill Architects merged his business with Pacific Environments, bringing his wide range of architectural and urban design experience.

Pacific Environments is led by three directors and one principal:

Pete Eising – Managing Director / Registered Architect
With over 40 years’ experience – locally, nationally and internationally, Pete has a hands-on involvement in projects across the wider building industry. As Managing Director, Pete enjoys working at the front-end of business development, while directing and leading the team of talented design professionals at Pacific Environments.

Clive Chapman – Director / Registered Architect
Clive is a member of the NZIA and is a registered architect. He has worked in the education sector for many years and finds it both challenging and rewarding. Clive is a Green Star New Zealand Accredited Practitioner, CPTED Professional and member of the Associates for Learning Environments. 

Grant Neill – Director / Registered Architect, Urban Designer
Grant is a registered architect with over 23-years experience in the industry. He is a member of the NZIA and has a First Class Honours Degree in Urban Design. As well as specialising in Urban Design, Grant has experience in master planning, contextual site analysis and CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design).

Phillip Howard – Principal Registered / Architect
Phil personally firmly believes the success of most projects and his point of difference is his ability to listen and respond to client’s specific requirements. He never underestimates the value a client can bring to their own project. His passion is in delivering you buildings of enduring, spiritually uplifting, functional, and financial value.

Everything we design, we do with the betterment and wellbeing of people,
community and environment in mind.

OUR VALUES
Our values identify what is important to us as an organization and provide common purpose and understanding.

our team

INTRODUCING

OUR TEAM

PetePete

Peter Eising

Managing Director
Life style and Retirement Portfolios.

BArch, NZIA

CliveClive

Clive Chapman

Director
Education Portfolio

BArch, NZIA, GSAP

GrantGrant

Grant Neill

Director
Urban Design and Masterplanning Portfolio

BArch, NZIA, MUrbDes

PhilPhil

Phillip Howard

Principal
Community and Sports Portfolios

BArch, NZIA, GSAP

LynLyn

Lyn Maltby

Associate

BArch, NZIA, GSAP

TaneTane

Tane Pratt

Associate

BArch, NZCAD, NZIA

AnthonyAnthony

Anthony Gibbs

Associate

BArch, NZCAD

MirandaMiranda

Miranda Chang

Associate

BArch, BAS, NZIA, GSAP

Caroline FCaroline F

Caroline Farnan

Associate

MArch, BArch, PG Dip Arch, ANZIA

 

AneelaAneela

Aneela

Registered Architect

MArch(prof)

BrentBrent

Brent

CAD Technician

NDAT

Claudia

Registered Architect

MArch(prof)

Caroline PCaroline P

Caroline

Practice Manager

 

ClaireClaire

Claire

Junior Interior Designer

BDes (Spatial) (Hons)

 

RachelRachel

Rachel

Architectural Designer

BArch

DavidDavid

David

Architectural Designer

BArch

DebDeb

Deb

Office Manager

BCom

EllaElla

Ella

Architectural Designer

BArch, BAS

MatMat

Mat

Architectural Designer

MArch(prof)

MorganMorgan

Morgan

Architectural Graduate

BAS

NathalyaNathalya

Nathalya

Registered Architect

BArch, BAS

PaulPaul

Paul

CAD Manager

NZCAD

Roger FRoger F

Roger

Architectural Designer

BArch

Sara 1Sara 1

Sara

Interior Designer

BDes, MADes (Hons 1st Class)

SarahSarah

Sarah

Graphic Design

BDes

StellaStella

Stella

Architectural Graduate

MArch(prof), BAS

FionaFiona

Fiona

Architectural Designer

 BA.Int.Arch

RichardRichard

Richard

Senior Architectural Technician

HND 

ThomasThomas

Thomas

Architectural Graduate

BAS, MArch(prof) (Hons)

YulianaYuliana

Yuliana

Architectural Graduate

BAS, MArch(prof) (Hons1)

Emily

Registered Architect

ARBV

Marcio

Architectural Technician

NDAT

Kelly

Administrative Co-ordinator

AWARDS

Committed to
Architectural
Design
Excellence

2020

Hawkes Bay Health & Sports Institute
NZ Property Council Award

2016

Sir Owen Glenn National Aquatic Centre
NZ Property Council Award

Waiheke Library
NZ Property Council Award

2015

Waiheke Library

  • Overall Supreme Winner NZ Wood Resene Timber Awards
  • Commercial Architectural Excellence NZ Wood Resene Timber Awards
  • Shortlisted Dulux Colour Awards
  • Shortlisted NZ Property Council Award

2013

Millennium Institute of Sport and Health
NZ Property Council Award

Papatoetoe Multisport
Most Outstanding Facility NZ Recreation Association Awards

2010

Yellow Treehouse

  • NZ Property Council Award
  • D&AD Award (UK)

2009

Yellow Treehouse

  • Gold Best Award
  • NZIA Auckland Branch Award
  • NZ Institute of Building National Excellence Award
  • Finalist World Architecture Awards
  • NZ Timber Design Society Award

TriStar Gymnastics
Highly Commended NZIA

2006

Ormiston Road Business Park
Master Builders Awards

2005

West Plaza
NZIA National Award

2004

West Plaza
NZIA Local Branch Award

2003

Awatea Chalets Ohakune
Master Builder Award

2002

Massey Library and Leisure Centre

  • Ernst and Young Special Purpose Award
  • Finalist Energywise Commercial Building Award
  • Premier Creative Spaces Award
  • Highly Commended EECA
  • Finalist NZIA Local Awards

Waitakere Gardens Retirement Village
NZ Property Council Award

2000

Sileni Winery and Estate
NZIA Hawkes Bay Branch Award

1999

Vinotica
Retail Merchants Top Shop

Gulf Harbour Primary School
Finalist NZIA Auckland Branch Award

Mt Albert Grammar School
Finalist NZIA Auckland Branch Award

1995

Papakura Police Station and District Headquarters
AHI Environmental Award and Scolarship

Happy Valley Bistro
NZIA Bay of Plenty Branch Award

1992

Great Lakes Centre Taupo
NZIA Bay of Plenty Branch Award

1988

ASB Stadium (Chase Stadium)

  • NZIA Auckland Branch Award
  • Commended AHI Environmental Design Award
  • 10 Best Buildings Award

1986

Auckland Harbour Board Building

  • NZIA National Award
  • Bronze Medal for Excellence RAIA and Australian Library Council

1983

East Coast Bays Library

  • Highly Commended AHI Environmental Design Award
  • NZIA Auckland Branch Award

James Hardie Admin Centre
NZIA Auckland Branch Award

1974

Mitchell Residence
NZIA Auckland Branch Award

Raines Residence
NZIA Auckland Branch Award

Johnson Wax Admin Centre
NZIA Auckland Branch Award