Klein Team 2021

Inspiration starts here.

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 45 staff, Klein is widely regarded as New Zealand’s most experienced and acclaimed health care design practice.

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


Karen Webster

Associate Director | Finance | People & Culture

Barry Williams

Senior Associate | Registered Architect (UK)
Klein Doug Oaks 2021

Doug Oaks

Senior Associate

Jane Keats

Senior Associate | Senior Spatial Designer | Laboratory Specialist

Joseph Gibbon

Senior Associate | Senior Architectural Technician

Sam Paterson

Senior Associate | Registered Architect

Connie Zhang

Associate | Registered Architect

Dean Shanud


Edward Duncan


Eva Luo

Associate | Senior Health Planner

Jeff King

Associate | Senior Architectural Technician
Klein Neesha Morar2020

Neesha Morar

Associate | Senior Spatial Designer

Sally Wills

Associate | Urban Planner
Klein Wendy Hunter

Wendy Hunter

Associate | Senior Healthcare Specialist

Sharon Shin

Klein Yen Chen 2021

Yen Chen

Klein Andy Savin

Andy Savin

Clinical Health Planner | Project Manager
Klein Aneez Khan

Aneez Khan

BIM Consultant
Klein Angela Watkinson

Angela Watkinson

Registered Architect
Klein Ben Nunnerley

Ben Nunnerley

Architectural Graduate
Klein Dana Ambida

Dana Ambida

Architectural Technician
Klein Hamid Mojtabaei

Hamid Mojtabaei

Senior Architectural Technician
Klein Jordan Pearce

Jordan Pearce

Registered Architect

Julie Tse

Architectural Technician

Kiran Patel

Architectural Graduate
Klein Lena Straub

Lena Straub

Architectural Technician - Graduate
Klein Melissa Rogers

Melissa Rogers

Planning & Production Manager

Michelle Smit

Architectural Technician
Klein Rachel Vulinovich

Rachel Vulinovich

Architectural Graduate
Klein Ri Williamson

Ri Williamson

Architectural Graduate
Klein Rochelle Peckham

Rochelle Peckham

Office Manager | Executive Assistant
Klein Roxanne Kirkpatrick

Roxanne Kirkpatrick

Registered Architect
Klein Saeron Yoon

Saeron Yoon

Architectural Technician - Graduate
Klein Sid Ohri

Sid Ohri

Architectural Technician
Klein Steven Hayes 2020

Steven Hayes

Operations and Information Systems Manager
Klein Tharuka Wick

Tharuka Wick

Architectural Technician - Graduate
Klein Tori Gibbs

Tori Gibbs

Spatial Designer
Klein Trevon Schubach

Trevon Schubach

Spatial Desiger
Klein Trystan vander Geest

Trystan van der Geest

Architectural Graduate
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Have a passion for life-changing architectural design? Looking for an architecture firm with excellent career development opportunities?

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