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Klein — The Practice

Welcome to Klein. We believe architectural thinking has the power to change lives for the better. In fact, we’ve been doing exactly that since 1991. Our award winning and people focussed practice has delivered transformative design services to government, private businesses and not-for-profit clients throughout New Zealand. It is what we are great at, and what we love doing.

The Practice

A practice for positive change.

With a talented and tight-knit team of nearly 40 staff, Klein is widely regarded as New Zealand’s most experienced and acclaimed health care practice.

It goes without saying that our success and our passion are one and the same. Driven by a love of life-enhancing architecture, we take great satisfaction in creating beautiful spaces that respect regional and cultural influences, and contribute in some way to the wellbeing of people and communities.

Our body of work has strong groundings in the health sector, branching over time into wellness-focused solutions for commercial organisations, universities, retirement facilities and multi-unit residential developments.

While we’re well known for delivering projects with considerable scale and complexity, we equally relish applying our architectural, urban design and interior services to smaller, more intimate environments.

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Specialist Sectors

Healthcare – public and private.

Comprehensive design solutions for hospital campuses, specialist medical facilities and clinical spaces.

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Senior and assisted living.

Full-service architectural services for self-care apartments, assisted living and residents’ facilities.

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Residential and community.

Innovative solutions and urban design for multi-storey apartments, community housing and communal spaces.

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Master Planning.

We intimately understand the role master planning plays in creating the bigger picture. By taking a visionary approach, our services provide clients with a clear path to future goals and objectives – allowing them to unlock potential incrementally over time.

Architectural Design.

Our talented designers bring project briefs to life with an inspiring mix of innovative and practical architectural ideas. Working to address setting, site, and cultural and regional influences, we deliver solutions to meet project scope, budget and any unique requirements.

Collaborative Design.

Collaborative design and inclusive planning are words with meaning for us; we actively engage and lead user group meetings and workshops with broad representation of users to support and challenge review of service delivery and design requirements.

Business Cases.

With extensive experience supporting significant health projects through the business case phases around the country Klein has a clear understanding of a 5-case process and the options and inputs required to inform them.

Health Planning.

With nearly 30 years in the field, Klein offers unparalleled experience in New Zealand hospital and healthcare facilities. Our expertise covers a full range of services and best practices from brief development right through to business case and project feasibility.

Clinical Planning.

Our in house knowledge allows us to support clients with the development of clinical services planning requirements, challenging and testing briefing, design functionality critical adjacencies and flows, schedules of accommodation and writing of functional briefs.

Our Team

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Dana Ambida

Architectural Technician

Daniel Barrington

Senior Associate | Registered Architect

Yen Chen

Architectural Graduate

Jo Clayton

Senior Interior Designer

Liliana Dori

Senior Registered Architect

Edward Duncan

Architectural Graduate

Nasim Faghih

Associate | Registered Architect

Joseph Gibbon

Associate | Senior Architectural Technician
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Steven Hayes

Information Systems Manager

Dustin Hogan

Senior Architectural Technician
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Nicola Hsu


Jane Keats

Associate | Spatial Designer

Jeff King

Senior Architectural Technician

Eva Luo

Health Planner
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Hamid Mojtabaei

Senior Architectural Technician
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Neesha Morar

Senior Architectural Technician | Interior Designer

Doug Oaks

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Louis Panszczyk

Architectural Graduate

Kiran Patel

Architectural Graduate

Sam Paterson

Registered Architect
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Rochelle Peckham

Administration Assistant

Dean Shanud

Architectural Technician

Sharon Shin

Architectural Graduate

Natalie Smaill

Associate | Health Planner

Michelle Smit

Architectural Technician

Anna Teo

Architectural Graduate

Julie Tse

Architectural Technician
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Rachel Vulinovich

Architectural Graduate

Karen Webster

Senior Associate | Office Manager

Sally Wills

Architectural Graduate | Urban Designer

Connie Zhang

Registered Architect
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