People

Young Architects (originally Life+Style+Architecture) was established in 2003.  After having an office in the Christchurch CBD, we moved closer to our local community and earthquake client base.  We have again moved into the CBD, and are enjoying being a part of the re-emerging city vitality. 

GREG YOUNG

Registered Architect, NZRAB 4937

NDAT, ADNZ, ANZIA, Managing Director, Young Architects Limited

greg@young.co.nz

Architect member of New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA)
Chair of Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ) Canterbury Westland Region (2012-2014)
CCC CBD City Plan Advisory Panel (2011)
New Zealand Youth Skills Olympics, CAD (1997)
RNZAF Pilot UT - E1006461


Greg is an award winning architect, and has been involved in over 20 award winning NZIA and ADNZ projects.  Greg established Young Architects (initially Life Style Architecture) in 2003 as a progression of his design career, after leaving one of New Zealand’s most prominent architectural firms.

Throughout his career, Greg has gained experience in every aspect of the architectural industry, from structural and architectural draughting, steelwork and concrete fabrication detailing, 3D modelling, and design. He has worked on industrial, residential and commercial projects ranging from small baches to multi-million dollar homes.  This work has included a full range of architectural genres included Gothic Revival, Arts and Crafts, and Modernism.  Greg has also been involved in some prominent civic projects, including the New Zealand Parliament Buildings, and the Christchurch Town Hall.

Greg is very involved in the Christchurch earthquake rebuild, working with insurance companies and on a number of community and industry groups to help the residents of Christchurch.  As part of the Insurance Watch advocacy group, Greg was awarded a civic Christchurch Earthquake Award by the Christchurch City Council for acts of kindness, service or heroism during the earthquakes.

ANDY McLEOD

Diploma of Architectural Design

Professional member of Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ)

andy@young.co.nz

Andy is an experienced architectural designer having been involved in the architectural and commercial interior sectors for nearly twenty years.  Andy has a particular interest in incorporating workmanship and craft into his clients projects, and his work and style reflects a respect for detail and creative use of materials, light, and space.

His extensive portfolio of work includes architectural and interior design projects in the hospitality, commercial, and residential sectors.

BLAKE McCUTCHEON

Bachelor of Architectural Studies  

blake@young.co.nz 

Blake started with us as an intern in 2013, and is now an experienced member of our team, working as an architectural technician and designer.  Blake is very proficient technically and has a thirst for learning more and progressing in architecture.

John (JP) McGloin

Bachelor of Architectural Studies 

jp@young.co.nz

JP started with us as a Graduate Architect after completing his degree, and is working as an architectural technician.  JP is highly skilled in our CAD packages, and is a very talented artist producing wonderful presentations.

HENRY MANSON

Bachelor of Architectural Studies 

henry@young.co.nz

Henry has recently joined us as a Graduate Architect us after completing his degree, and gaining some experience within the industry.

SEAMUS McARA YOUNG

Irish Terrior

studio@young.co.nz

Seamus is in charge of customer relations, meeting everyone enthusiastically at the door, and helping with site inspections.

The team at Young Architects has over 50 years of combined experience in top-end architecture (although Seamus doesn't really contribute much), and you can trust them to complete your project to the highest level, accurately and efficiently.