Peter Chibnall

Principal, Hamilton

B Arch.,  University of Auckland

NZCD  Architectural Technology, Wintec

Registered Architect #1947

Fellow NZ Institute of Architects

An experienced and respected Principal Architect in our Hamilton office, Peter began his career as a sole practitioner in the mid ‘80s and is now an award-winning designer with many international projects to his name. Peter truly enjoys the design and delivery process, and his energy and enthusiasm are evident in both his work and his professional interactions.

During his many years in the industry, he has collaborated with clients and industry professionals of types, and built up a substantial project portfolio of building solutions throughout New Zealand, and across Asia and into India. These projects range from specialist planning developments, and building delivery in single-dwelling and multi-unit residential, through to tourist accommodation, and commercial, industrial and educational facilities. Peter also has extensive experience in hospitality, sacred architecture, sport facilities and project management.

During his 35-year career, he has received more than 40 design awards from the NZIA and Registered Master Builders. Among these are the 2015 NZIA Branch Award for Public Architecture for the iconic Avantidrome cycling and high performance centre in Cambridge; and Master Builders and NZIa awards for Hamilton’s Lasik Laser Eye Clinic. In 2014, Peter also won the Sustainable Design Award – Platinum Leed Rating (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) for the Encube Office in Goa, India. 

Peter has been a NZIA Branch Committee member for many years and became a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects in 2009.

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