Raised on the banks of te awa o Waitangi in the idyllic Bay on Islands, waylaid on the Tamaki Isthmus for over a decade, and now residing under te maunga Taranaki, Glenn has accepted the mantle of chair of Team Architects for the next two years. Glenn is managing director of BOON Team Architects, the groups largest office and based in Taranaki. Team Architects now has 10 offices throughout the land and some 90 staff comprising design managers, architects, interior architects, landscape architects, graphic designers, urban planners, building technologists, and project managers. “The national business covers significant territory – by location, project type, number of clients, and total value of project work being undertaken” says Glenn. “When all said and done, we are simply a bunch of talented professionals supported by some pretty clever technology. So when someone asks what makes Team Architects stand out from the crowd, it’s a pretty simple answer – CULTURE!”
The structure of Team Architects makes us unique. “We are a group of small to medium design practices and, like many SMEs, customer service is a necessity for survival and success. Add to that the shared intelligence of 90 dedicated staff, and you have all the wisdom, experience, and quality assurance of much larger firms but in a much more agile package. This is how TA operates and one of the key factors that allows us to attract and retain great people. My job as chair is to make sure our people continue to appreciate the opportunity we have, and how we can make a real and positive impact in the lives of others – today and for the future”.