Just like our behaviours, our buildings are always evolving. To respond to this evolution and create excellent design, I believe that you must first listen and observe. Great architecture is more than just masterful design – it stems from meaningful co-creation and the willingness to learn. It takes a combination of all skills and knowledge from different stakeholders to realise the vision of a building. I thoroughly enjoy this exchange of knowledge. It means we can take our clients on the design journey. It is a real team effort.
Over my 20+ year career, I have significantly contributed to the built environment of New Zealand. Working with high-calibre clients both here and overseas, I champion collaboration, resilience, and sustainability. This approach also underpins my own research.
I love putting pen to paper. Sketching stimulates my thoughts and facilitates unexpected creativity, which can help unlock a site’s potential. The years I spent in Germany early in my career has inspired my appreciation for simple and durable detailing.
Lighting Design has the power to transform environments, evoke emotion, and draw attention to key design features. In this article, Richard Voss unpacks the power of lighting design, exploring the principles that impact positively on wellness. With a passion for photography, Richard has captured the corresponding black and white images in this article.