Who we are
Salmond Reed Architects is an award winning architecture and conservation practice founded by Jeremy Salmond. We have a dedicated team of internationally qualified professionals and we understand our clients' values and aspirations. This is fundamental to our approach and we create new and distinctive buildings and conserve nationally significant places, through close collaboration.
New design challenges are taken up by our architects with imagination and flair. Given the opportunity we apply fresh thinking together with a knowledge of details from designs past - allowing us to be both progressive and respectful with our work.
Our heritage architects and chartered building surveyors skilfully apply their training, expertise and experience to heritage and conservation based works – be it reports or plans, consultancy advice or comprehensive documentation and specification services.
Salmond Reed Architects is a member of:
- New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA)
- Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
- New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS)
- International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS NZ)
- DOCOMOMO New Zealand
- New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials (NZCCM)
- Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) UK
Jeremy Salmond sadly passed away in 2023. He was the founding director of Salmond Reed Architects and a practising architect who specialised in the conservation of historic buildings. In 2007, he was awarded the Queen’s Service Order (QSO) for his contribution to the preservation of New Zealand’s heritage of significant buildings. In 2018 he was awarded the NZIA Gold Medal in Architecture and in 2020 the University of Auckland recognised Jeremy with the Distinguished Alumni Award for his contribution to conservation and architecture in New Zealand.
A grandson of the well-known Dunedin architect, Louis Salmond, he was brought up in Gore and studied first in Dunedin and then Auckland. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Auckland, he worked in England and New Zealand, before resuming studies for a Master of Architecture degree, finally establishing his own Devonport practice - the forerunner of Salmond Reed Architects today.
With wide practical experience in design, research, conservation and contemporary architecture, he was one of only a few architects in New Zealand qualified by training in conservation work. He was especially interested in the application of modern building technology to resolve conservation problems, and the role of design in the conservation process.
He had direct project experience with major projects to rehabilitate and adapt important heritage buildings, including the former Auckland Jewish Synagogue, Auckland’s Civic Theatre, the Pompallier Printing House in Russell, St Matthew in-the-City Church Auckland, Sacred Heart Cathedral Wellington, the former Auckland Chief Post Office and Auckland War Memorial Museum. He was the heritage architect for the Britomart Precinct in Auckland.
In addition to these projects, Jeremy prepared many conservation plans, and heritage analyses for various territorial authorities, to identify significant regional historic heritage and to assist in the development of regulatory and protective mechanisms in district plans. Jeremy regularly appeared as an expert witness at resource consent hearings and in the Environment Court, and spoke at conferences and to special interest groups in the conservation field.
His thesis for his Master of Architecture degree in 1982 was subsequently published as: Old New Zealand Houses: 1800-1940. This landmark publication is now in its 8th edition and he continued to write extensively on heritage conservation and to contribute essays to various professional publications. In 2010 he co-wrote Villa: from Heritage to Contemporary.
He was a member of Heritage New Zealand, the NZ Professional Conservators’ Group, and a member of New Zealand Institute of Architects. He was a former Chairman of ICOMOS NZ and was an alternate member of the Auckland Council Urban Design Panel. In 1991 he was elected a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects for his “outstanding contribution to the conservation of historic buildings", and in 2002 he was elected as a Fellow of the Auckland Museum, for his contribution to the practice of building conservation in New Zealand.
Lloyd joined Salmond Architects in 1993 increasing the staff numbers dramatically, from 2 to 3 people! In 2000 the practice became Salmond Reed Architects with fellow architect Peter Reed bringing his experience and knowledge of materials and detailing to compliment the design skills of others in the growing office. In 2003 Lloyd became a Director.
A practising architect skilled in all facets of design, Lloyd has been a key figure in many of Salmond Reed’s larger scale design projects, from initial conceptual planning through to detailed design, contributing to larger projects including Government House Auckland, Sacred Heart Cathedral Wellington, the Auckland Domain Wintergardens, to name a few.
Over the years, Lloyd has continued to build on a large body of residential design projects, again, from concept through to detailed design.
For 20 years Lloyd has contributed to Salmond Reed Architects’ marae and church conservation and new development projects, arranging and carrying out condition assessments, feasibility studies, design and documentation.
Lloyd’s position in the 20-strong practice continues to evolve. While he keeps a close eye on the design of projects large and small, he shares the responsibility of general business matters with fellow Directors Rosalie Stanley and Philip Graham.
Of late, Lloyd is increasingly active as a heritage consultant in assisting other architects and clients with successfully integrating new architecture with old in the adaptive re-use of heritage buildings throughout New Zealand.
A registered architect with more than twenty-five years’ experience in all facets of design, Rosalie is currently the Salmond Reed Architects Practice Manager. Her introduction to architecture was by way of training and working as a draftsperson.
In this role she developed a passion for design which led her to further study and a degree in architecture, completed in 1991. She first joined the Salmond Reed Architects practice in 1994 and became a Director in 2003.
Rosalie is particularly drawn to residential alteration and renovation work where her strong grasp of historic form and detail comes to the fore. She develops excellent relationships with her clients – especially important in residential work –and is committed to the idea that open communication between architect, client and contractor is the key to achieving quality results which exceed expectations.
Building on her skills in the management of the residential alteration process Rosalie has extended her expertise to encompass heritage related commercial work and the financial management and marketing demands of the diverse Salmond Reed Architects practice.
She is a member of both the New Zealand Institute of Architects and Heritage New Zealand.
Dr. Phillip Hartley
Dr. Phillip Hartley
Phillip qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1988 (UK), following seven years of study with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). In 1990 he joined the first intake of a two-year RICS Diploma in Building Conservation, and subsequently became one of the first to be formally accredited in conservation by the RICS. During this time he worked for the newly formed Historic Royal Palaces Agency based at Hampton Court Palace, where he became Head of Conservation within the Department of Surveyor of the Fabric. The organisation sponsored his study for a master’s in Architectural History at Keele University between 1995 and 1997, and after ten years managing conservation projects for the Agency, he left in 2000 to establish a dedicated historic buildings practice in South West England.
Phillip immigrated to New Zealand in 2005, where he initially worked for Alexander & Co., Building Surveyors in Auckland who specialise in the diagnosis of defects, cladding failures and weathertightness assessments, remedial works design and implementation, and dispute resolution cases. He joined Salmond Reed Architects in 2007, where he is one of three associates with responsibility for co-managing the conservation team, which comprises specialist architectural conservation graduates, architects and surveyors from New Zealand and overseas. The team was established to co-ordinate surveys, condition assessments, repair specifications and project management for heritage buildings, located within the north and south islands.
He is a board member for ICOMOS NZ, chair of Docomomo NZ, and currently teaches the conservation of materials module for the School of Architecture at Auckland University. His contribution to the surveying profession was recognised in 2017 when the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors offered the status of Affiliate for "good professional standing and character who the Executive agree has the ability to assist in the advancement of good professional practice in the construction industry”.
Phillip has overseen major heritage repair projects for more than ten years, including the former Auckland Railway Station, Hampton Court Apartment Block, Vulcan Buildings, the Bank of New Zealand façade, Scenic and Heritage Hotels (formerly the Mutual Life Assurance Co. Ltd. Building, and Farmers Department Store), St Francis de Sales Catholic Church, St Benedict’s Church and St Patrick’s Cathedral and Presbytery, and completed works to more than a dozen buildings within the University of Auckland city campus.
Tracey qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1990 (UK), then specialised and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in building conservation at the Architectural Association in London in 1994. In 2000, she was formally accredited as a heritage conservation professional by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Tracey has worked for multi-disciplinary architectural practices, as a regional building manager for the largest conservation organisation in the UK, the National Trust, and ran a conservation practice for seven years with Phillip Hartley before immigrating to New Zealand.
Tracey’s expertise include defects analysis, preparing illustrated condition survey reports and specifications, project management, contract administration, maintenance programming, setting conservation policies. At Salmond Reed Architects she is one of three senior associates with responsibility for co-managing the conservation team, which comprises specialist architectural conservation graduates, architects and surveyors from New Zealand and overseas. She has recently been appointed to advise the Ministry of Culture and Heritage on the conservation of nationally significant structures. Tracey is a member of ICOMOS NZ, and NZCCM (NZ Conservators of Cultural Materials). Tracey keenly promotes the use of traditional techniques and materials (particularly lime), and sustainable methods of repairing heritage buildings.
Tracey joined Salmond Reed Architects in 2006 and has worked on many important heritage buildings, including Auckland War Memorial Museum, Dilworth Building, Mansion House, Kawau Island, Highwic, Civic Theatre, Auckland Domain Wintergardens, Iona Presbyterian Church Port Chalmers, Seddon Memorial and many monuments nationwide.
Philip is a registered architect, skilled in many aspects of design. He has commercial, retail, interior fit-out, conservation and residential experience and has practised as a project architect on many award-winning residential projects, both large and small.
Philip worked for Stevens Lawson Architects for six years before joining Salmond Reed Architects in 2011 and before that he was employed by Crosson Clarke Architects, Gascoigne Associates, and Creative Spaces.
His advanced design, detailing skills and extensive experience in residential and commercial work led to his engagement with Salmond Reed Architects.
He was part of the team that delivered the award-winning Allendale House and Annexe project, primarily responsible for the detailed design of the new-build portion of that work.
He has been involved in a second award-winning project, the re-developments at the Turangawaewae Marae in the Waikato.
High quality residential work continues to be a focus of his input and in this area his work has included the refit of a seventh floor apartment in Auckland's iconic Dilworth building, and, at the other end of the spectrum, the development of a contemporary residential retreat on an isolated and sensitive coastal property north of Auckland.
Philip's excellent 3D computer graphics presentation skills have proved an invaluable tool in communicating design intent for many of Salmond Reed Architects' architectural projects.
Ali de Hora is Royal Institute of British Architects trained and has been registered by the Architects Registration Board UK since 1996, with a post graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation completed in 2001. Ali worked for architectural practices in London and the southwest of England for twelve years in report writing, design, documentation and management of a number of projects involving mainly listed and historic buildings, including adaptive re-use of heritage buildings, and has contributed to conservation plans.
In 2012 she joined Salmond Reed Architects and her expertise has been employed in a prime role and key person responsible for the managing of capital repair projects and the large programme of maintenance at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Her skills include detailed drawings, specification writing, planning and contract administration and she has knowledge of specialist materials and techniques.
In addition to a major role at the Museum, she also provides assistance with condition reports and major projects on a variety of important heritage buildings in Auckland and is a member of ICOMOS NZ.
Rachel graduated with a M. Arch in 2010 and her early work experience was in residential additions and alterations. She joined Salmond Reed Architects in 2014 and has been integral to the practice’s renovation and restoration of existing air-force housing at Hobsonville Point, part of the continuing residential development in this expanding part of Auckland.
Rachel has also contributed to the redevelopment of Ellison Chambers, an historic office building in the Auckland CBD. With this commercial work, Rachel has gained an appreciation of complex heritage issues as well as consolidating a broader understanding of contract planning, administration and management.
Pamela is a registered architect and has spent her architectural career working in heritage related design and conservation projects. Pamela worked for Jackie Gillies + Associates in Queenstown as a graduate before joining Salmond Reed in 2015, where she has maintained her passion for heritage buildings, in particular traditional materials and repair techniques, and projects involving alterations and additions, adaptive reuse and conservation. Most recently, Pamela has been promoted to an Associate in recognition of her dedication to heritage related projects with Salmond Reed.
Pamela has developed her skill-set to support those who wish to repair, alter or add to their cultural heritage properties. Projects range from residential character homes to large-scale commercial repairs and maintenance schemes and seismic upgrades where material compatibility and cost-management is of upmost importance. This includes 3D CAD modelling, high-level technical drafting, condition assessments, specifications, and project administration for works on site. These skills are reinforced with the education she received as a recipient of the prestigious annual scholarship with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) in 2018. A course which focuses on providing practical training for professionals in traditional building techniques, the philosophy of building conservation and the art of the country house over a 9-month full time period, and spread throughout the United Kingdom.
Pamela is currently studying to become a passive house designer and consultant to help advise clients on environmentally sustainable design for energy efficiency to both new and old buildings. She is also the current Chairperson for ICOMOS New Zealand, where she collaborates with committee members on legislation and policy matters, advocacy for nationally significant heritage, and technical training. Pamela is a member of the NZIA, Building Limes Forum (NZ Chapter), EBANZ (Earth Building Association of NZ) and SPAB (in perpetuity).
In her now 10 years of professional experience, Pamela has been part of major projects such as the Christchurch Cathedral, Cadburys Factory (Dunedin), Auckland Civic Theatre, Scenic and Heritage Hotels (formerly the Mutual Life Assurance Co. Ltd. Building, and Farmers Department Store), Old Government House (University of Auckland) as well as many other UoA campus buildings, Warkworth Historic Lime Kilns, King’s College Heritage Precinct buildings, Pukekohe War Memorial Town Hall, The Guardian Building, and residential alterations and additions in both Queenstown and Auckland.
Peter joined Salmond Architects in 1993 and was a founding Director of Salmond Reed Architects Limited.
A practising architect specialising in the conservation of heritage buildings, Peter relinquished his directorship role in 2010 but retains a very important consultant and mentoring role within the practice, particularly in his specialist areas of conservation, building pathology and the diagnosis and repair of construction defects.
Peter’s professional conservation experience has been diverse; from West Coast gold mining remnants to cathedrals in each of the four main New Zealand centres, and from the reconstruction of a coral building in Rarotonga, to lighthouses. His M. Arch thesis examined the tradition of rammed earth construction in Bhutan and he has subsequently undertaken specialist overseas training in a range of conservation techniques and the application of conservation methods to materials and building fabric.
His technical knowledge and experience place him at the forefront in the field of conservation and the adaptive re-use of heritage buildings while his project management skills have been a significant factor in the success of a number of important heritage projects, including the restoration of St Matthew-in-the-City and St Benedict’s churches in Auckland.
Peter is a member of Heritage New Zealand, and an Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.
Sebastian joined Salmond Reed Architects in 2016 and has consolidated his skills as he worked towards his architectural registration which he achieved in 2022. He has assisted the design team with a number of important projects, including redevelopment works to the historic Melanesian Mission Building, completed and re-opened, and the Duke of Marlborough Hotel in Russell, Bay of Islands – a staged project involving the re-modelling of the existing verandah and new additions to the rear of the building, with the upgrading of all systems and services.
Arne gained his bachelor degree in architecture from the University of Auckland School of Architecture in 1986. He established his own sole practice and successfully worked on mainly residential projects for 25 years before joining Salmond Reed Architects. With his master carpenter father, he worked “hands on” over many building adventures, developing a deep affinity for the “art” of building which runs deep in his paternal whakapapa. From “mucking in” at foundation level to hand building kauri staircases, he has first-hand experience with most building elements.
Since 2011, this practical knowledge and experience has proved invaluable in his role as a specialist in detailed design, contract administration and site observation with Salmond Reed Architects. He has a natural rapport with clients, consultants and contractors, is fair minded and meticulous. Recently, this skill set has seen him involved in the preparation of condition assessments and feasibility studies for a number of heritage buildings.
Notable projects since joining Salmond Reed Architects have been the repairs and restoration to Christ Church in Ellerslie, Auckland, the façade repairs and new lighting installation designed to mark the Centennial of Auckland’s Ferry Building, the development of the Sunbeams Private Kindergarten in Western Springs, Auckland and the refurbishment of the Whare Tipuna at Maketu Marae in Kawhia as well as a number of other residential, commercial and marae projects.
Now domiciled in the Wairarapa, Arne continues to work remotely for the practice and is looking forward to enjoying what the Wairarapa has to offer towards a work/lifestyle balance and where his passion for flyfishing and the outdoors can be more fully explored.
Candida Rolla has a Masters in Architecture for Restoration and Heritage Conservation (Cum Laude) from the Politecnico di Torino (ITALY), and a degree in Architectural Restoration from the Universita’ degli Studi di Genova (ITALY).
She joined the conservation team at Salmond Reed Architects in 2015 and assists with many projects, principally in on site survey work and the creation of photographic rectified elevations incorporating the mapping of materials, defects and remediation works. Her projects have included churches, the University of Auckland, St Patrick’s Cathedral Presbytery, University of Otago and Heritage Hotel, Auckland. Candida is a member of ICOMOS NZ.
Thomas has a Master of Architecture (Professional) and Heritage Conservation (Built Heritage) degree from the University of Auckland. Since joining Salmond Reed Architects in 2018, Thomas has worked across conservation and architectural projects, including the former Chief Post Office, Auckland Domain Wintergardens, and the University of Auckland Clock Tower Building.
Baxter joined Salmond Reed Architects in 2010. He is a valued member of the team due to his excellent listening skill and warm disposition.