Murray Robertson has left his role inside S&T to further grow his skills as a leading education designer. As part of this change he has stepped down as Principal from the end of January but he will continue to heavily support S&T’s education work through his new specialist education design consultancy. This role will ensure continuity of his projects and higher quality design outcomes for all our clients.
Murray joined S&T in 2005 and was made Principal in 2011. In 2015 he served as a board member. His early years saw him take on a range of roles including Project Architect on the multiple award winning MPI Multipurpose Building in Upper Hutt.
“Murray’s contribution to S&T’s design has been significant bringing a drive for good community buildings and sustainability. He has achieved more in his 10 years with us than many achieve in much longer timeframes. Seeing Murray grow his expertise in educative architecture has been fantastic and is something I’m glad to see he wants to take further. I’m looking forward to working more with him on bigger and better projects” Dennis Chippindale, Principal and Director at S&T
Murray has made a tremendous contribution to the world of education architecture, in 2014 he was made Chair of A4LE Wellington (previously known as CEFPI - Council of Educational Facilities Planners International), and he was recently made Chair Elect of A4LE for New Zealand. His recent projects include Kahurangi School that won a Commendation at the CEFPI Australia Awards and a Property Council, Award of Merit as well as Naenae Special Needs Unit that took out a NZIA Education Award and NZIA Resene Colour Award in 2015.
Delisa joined S&T as a Senior Architect at the end of 2015. Bringing with her almost 20 years’ experience, Delisa is a very competent, all-round architect with a thorough knowledge of the industry.
Delisa’s recent job saw her managing design teams for retirement and aged care communities throughout New Zealand. Previous to that, she set-up and managed her own architectural practice with a focus on residential projects.
Delisa brings a belief in the power of communication which she sees as the key to ensuring a satisfied team at all times. This is always her No.1 focus. Through putting such an emphasis on communication, Delisa is able to effectively contribute to a team environment, project manage including co-ordination of sub-consultants and is able to build and maintain strong client relationships.
Patricia first joined S&T in 2004 after receiving a Bachelor of Architecture (hons) from the University of Auckland. She was involved with projects at Auckland Airport, office and mixed use residential developments, and most notably the design of No. 1 Queen St café. She was appointed Associate in 2008.
Patricia left Stephenson & Turner in 2008 to gain overseas experience with an initial move to Melbourne where she was involved in projects at the RMIT. She became a registered architect in Australia in 2009. The travel bug was hard to shake off, and Patricia moved to Stockholm and joined Tengbom Group, the largest architectural office in Scandinavia, specializing in Hospital projects.
As well as the healthcare sector, Patricia has significant experience in Building Information Modelling (BIM). She is a Certified Revit Professional who believes in applying the best technology and software available to achieve the most efficient and sustainable results.
Patricia has returned to Auckland and re-joined S&T as an Associate Principal, leading our BIM strategy and Healthcare design units.