“I am often inspired by the innovative thinking and design firsts that Kiwi projects manage to achieve.”
BRIAN WHITE ASSOCIATE brianw@ignitearchitects.com

It’s so important to understand how people read drawings.

I’m inspired by architecture that works so well we don’t even notice it. Where buildings just feel right and put us at ease.

As senior technician, I have a role to play in this seamless architecture. After 20 years in the industry, I have a keen intuition for documentation that allows me to recognise what needs detailing so that the architects’ vision is maintained and brought to life.

During my time in the UK, I worked on large projects like glass roofs at Westfield London and bomb-proof glass the new office for The Football Association at Wembley Stadium.

I am often inspired by the innovative thinking and design firsts that Kiwi projects manage to achieve. I like to see projects that are built and detailed in the simplest way, so we have a good amount of budget left over for interesting areas like façades.

Drawing is at the heart of why I do this as a career. And even as I move further into management positions, I will always ensure I can balance both roles.

New Zealand offers us so many beautiful natural environments to visit and explore. I am inspired by the wild landscapes of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island, especially the incredible design and engineering of the hydroelectric scheme.