We are an NZIA practice based in Albany (Auckland) and Havelock North. With a multi-talented team, we have extensive experience in education, commercial, community, residential and interior design projects. We can offer full consultancy services from assistance in developing a design brief, through to the various stages of design, tendering and construction to bring the project to fruition. We have a hardworking, resourceful in-house team, as well as a network of other consultants and engineers to deliver your project. Our education work includes early childhood centres, primary and secondary school developments, varying in size from the simplest of projects to whole school development plans. We also have extensive experience with upgrades and new buildings for education facilities catering for children with special needs. Our residential projects include the design of new residences and multi-unit developments, private townhouses, apartment developments, retirement villages, and social housing. With expertise in various forms of building upgrades, we can add value to your commercial and/or heritage/ earthquake strengthening projects and have completed weather tightness upgrades for commercial and larger residential projects
auckland Directors and consultant
B. Arch (Hons), ANZIA Registered Architect John was one of the founding directors of Fat Parrot (1999) and now consults to Fat Parrot. John has a wealth of experience in the commercial, educational and developmental sector.
B. Arch, ANZIA Registered Architect Graeme has had many years of experience in educational, retail, residential and other forms of Architecture. Graeme joined John at Fat Parrot Architecture in 2003.
Registered Architect Judith has specialised in early childhood kindergarten design, as well as other commercial, educational and residential projects. Judith joined as a director in 2013.
Registered Architect Paul has also had wide-ranging experience in many architectural building typologies. Having worked with Fat Parrot Architecture since 2004, Paul became a director in 2013.
Hawke’s Bay Directors
Pierre du Toit
B. Arch Cape Town, ANZIA Registered Architect With over 25 years of experience, Pierre is a founding director of Fat Parrot. He has had wide-ranging experience in commercial, residential and heritage projects. Pierre started the Hawke’s Bay office in 2000, having discovered and appreciated the joys of living in the Bay, which had a feel of the Paarl region in South Africa, from where Pierre originates.