From the beginning, I had a vision to start up and be part of a reputable award-winning architectural practice. A practice recognised by clients and peers alike for providing high quality design and documentation, from residential to commercial projects, whilst offering great customer service.
Creative Arch is that Practice.
Hi, I'm a Westie, and I spent most of my childhood in Oratia, close to stunning West Coast beaches - you can't beat them.
I joined Creative Arch in 2004, enjoying many new opportunities and challenges. Creative Arch has a great relaxed atmosphere and has significantly expanded my knowledge of technical and design aspects of architecture.
Born and raised in China, I moved to New Zealand in 2001. I completed my Architectural Diploma in NDAT and then a Bachelor of Architectural Studies at Unitec in Auckland. This has provided a solid foundation for my personal and professional development with architecture. An enriched understanding of both Eastern and Western cultures gives me broader insights and experience with clients.
Architecture has always been my passion. I love helping clients achieve their dream home, and believe that design can have a positive influence for clients, the environment, and society. I’ve worked on a wide variety of projects, and offer a broad range of experience and knowledge.
As an architect, I am passionate about creating good architecture. I believe in designing spaces that enhance people’s lives and the natural environment they inhabit.I’ve been fortunate to have a number of years working on exciting and innovative projects in both London and Sydney. New Zealand is home and I am loving the amazing opportunities Creative Arch has to offer.
Senior Architectural Technician
My desire is to help ensure that we can deliver good design, and I enjoy knowing that clients have gotten something better than they hoped for at the outset. Many years of experience on complex commercial projects have given me an appreciation of attention to detail.
I started off studying fine art. Over the years, working in design and print, my interests became more focused on the technical until I decided to take the plunge into architecture. After getting my NDAT at Unitec I have ‘learnt the ropes’ in small architectural practices and I am now learning from, and contributing to the great team at Creative Arch.
Before settling in NZ and studying Architectural Design, I worked as an interior designer in Shanghai for 5 years. I have a range of experience in residential projects - everything from terrace houses to a luxury homes. I love design and solving complex problems throughout the process gives me a full sense of achievement.
Fong Kwong Fon
Originally from Sarawak of Malaysia, my passion in travel has brought me to Aotearoa. I'm always interested in exploring Architecture, both conceptually and practically. My accumulated experiences from Malaysia and New Zealand, with involvement in high density residential schemes, benefits my designing and planning for the upcoming local housing trend.
I am passionate about creating well-built spatial environments that strive to connect the surroundings, the built, and the users together. Since graduating I have been involved with a variety of residential and light commercial projects. Having also been a part of the practical aspect of architecture has strengthened my understanding of theoretical practices. I enjoy problem-solving and the process of developing a client’s dream from inception through to completion.
Born in South Korea and raised in Auckland, I entered the workforce early on whilst I was studying for my Honours and completed my Masters of Architecture in 2020.
My passion for architecture lies in creating simple, practical and elegant designs which form meaningful experiences that connect people and place. Through my project experiences in both the commercial and residential fields, I came to enjoy the design process of finding creative solutions to complex problems and witnessing how projects can change and evolve from start to finish.
I have lived in New Zealand for over 15 years. After graduating from Unitec with a Diploma in Architectural Technology, I went on to the University of Auckland to pursue a Bachelor of Architectural Studies.
I’m passionate about interpreting a client’s vision into reality and finding solutions to a project’s obstacles. I would like to share my years of experience in the land development industry and my professional architectural services.
Whilst completing my Architectural degrees at Unitec as well as residential work, I have found I enjoy designing an extensive range of projects utilising the textural relationships between raw materials. Whether a low-cost build or a comprehensive design, the client can expect thoughtful and considered design to their brief and the environment.
Originally from China, I moved to New Zealand and studied my National Diploma in Architectural Technology at Unitec. My vision is to bridge the gap between the architect and the client’s brief by focusing on detailed documentation and drawing techniques. I receive great satisfaction and accomplishment from translating designs into compliant buildings, contributing to the built environment and the collection of detailing that goes into architecture and design.
I have worked in different industries over the years and it is always fascinating to learn something new. I have been with Creative Arch since joining the team in 2015, and loved every moment of it. Working here has given me the opportunity to learn about the architectural industry.
I started my working life as a journalist, and spent 5 years in London before returning to New Zealand to study Architecture, which has always been a passion of mine.