Curriculum Vitae

Name: Peter I Parkes

Nationality: New Zealander

Profession: Architect

Specialisation Strategic Architecture Design
Cultural Production
Concept Design
Campus Development Plans
Domestic and Health Architecture
Office buildings and fit-out
Architecture Design
Design Management
Architectural Research
Cultural Analysis and Critiques
Building Design Studies
Post-Occupancy Evaluations
Space and Accommodation Audits/Reviews
Space planning
Sustainable Design and Resilient Community Development
Expert Design Witness
Building Procurement
Fire Stations

Years of Experience 25

Qualifications Bachelor of Architecture (Hons)
Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture (UWIST - Cardiff, Wales)
Registered Architect

Professional Affiliations Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Architects
Member of the Massey University Cultural Studies Group (SITES)
Member of the Wellington Architectural Centre
Member Stout Research Centre Victoria University of Wellington
External Examiner of Post Graduate Research (Ph.D and Masters).
Trustee for Futuna Charitable Trust Inc

Language Capability English

Employment :


Director of Architecture practice specialising in the strategic development of building infrastructure, and public and domestic architecture.

1997- 2000 Opus International Limited, Wellington

Consultant Architect responsible for business development through out New Zealand in the areas of Health, Office Accommodation, Fire Service and University campus development planning. Also undertaking the management of large projects and specialist research.

1993 - 1997 Works Architecture, a Division of Works Consultancy Services Ltd, Wellington Office.

Manager Architecture (Wellington Office) responsible for the management and financial performance of the Wellington Office of Works Architecture comprising 10-15 staff. As well as leading business development of the office, project work as outlined below under the former role of Principal Architect, is undertaken.

1990 - 1993 Works Consultancy Services Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand

Principal Architect responsible for the management of architecture staff working in the design, refurbishment and conservation of complexly serviced and planned institutional buildings. These facilities included civic buildings, courts, Parliamentary and Embassy accommodation, Fire and Police Stations, Universities and secondary schools.

Architect and specialist design practitioner in conceptual design.

The project principal for the management of research projects in architectural design through out all the Architectural offices of Works Consultancy (150 staff).

1988 - 1990 Works and Development Services Corporation (NZ) Ltd, (WORKS), Works Consultancy Services, Wellington, New Zealand (Formerly Ministry of Works and Development)

Research Architect responsible for the co-ordination, development and undertaking architectural research activities in all the seven architecture offices of WORKS. The research projects included a range of design based studies (from Post-Occupancy Evaluations to technical investigations and design reviews).

The role included acting as a design practitioner specialising in the production and development of design concepts for complex building projects.

1987 - 1988 Ministry of Works and Development, Wellington, New Zealand

Senior Architect responsible for undertaking specialist design projects such as a new Parliamentary Services Building.

1981 - 1986 Study Leave on a Public Service Scholarship

Doctorate research in Contemporary Architectural Theory from a cultural perspective at the Welsh School of architecture in Cardiff, Wales.

1979 - 1981 Ministry of Works and Development, Wellington, New Zealand

Architect, responsible for undertaking design projects including Government office accommodation, fire stations, office refurbishment, restoration of Maori meeting houses, periodic detention centre, community college and secondary schools.

Project Experience