Our design culture is built around the open exchange of ideas. We work collaboratively, using the latest technology with experience and reason, to create places that respond to what people actually need.



Established in 2004, Wingates are a critically acclaimed, award-winning Architects and Interior Architecture studio with offices in Auckland, Bay of Plenty and Waikato.

We are Commercially astute with a reputation for being value driven with our design response, having a deep understanding of how to make meaningful architecture financially measure up, delivered on time, and provide the maximum value to the client, to the local environment and our community.

Our purpose is “To create places that truly matter”

Across all our locations , our multidisciplinary studios collaborate as one, reconciling ethics and aesthetics with commercial astuteness to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients and their communities. Specialising in built design and interiors over a wide range of typologies, we stand out for being courageously human.

At Wingates, we believe good design is an investment, and good design solutions are achieved through the application of informed and innovative thinking. We partner with people and organisations who share our passion for positively impacting life and landscape. Assuming the role of trusted advisors, we champion our clients, using creativity, innovative thinking and new technology to deliver consistent results that financially measure up and drive value for all.


The best reward is one where the result is fit for purpose and thoroughly enjoyed by all of its occupants however it is always meaningful to be acknowledged within the industry.

Our Team

Our team continues to challenge and embrace new ways of thinking and technology while maintaining our business’s founding principles.

Carole Maitre Interior Designer
David Maurice Principal • Strategy and Communication
David Wingate Managing Director • Architect
Elizabeth Mark Architect
Holly Beresford Architect
James Davis Architectural Designer
James Suter Associate • Registered Architect
Jonathan Gibb Director • Architect
Katie Marshall Accounts Assistant
Kelsey Black Marketing and Strategic Pursuits Manager
Manisha Rama Finance Manager
Meta Apuula Cultural Advisor
Michael Carter Architectural Designer
Michelle Teutenberg Principal • Architect
Miguel Hernandez Architectural Designer
Naomi Bartlett Design and Marketing Specialist
Natasha Baumgartner Associate • Architectural Designer
Oliva Jeung Architectural Designer
Oliver Rose Architectural Intern
Ornela Priotti Associate • Architectural Designer
Ricky Tung Architectural Graduate
Sarah Bryant Principal • Senior Interior Designer
Shane Forward Director
Stephen Crook Project Delivery Lead
Thomas Oki Associate • Architectural Designer
Tom Johnson Architectural Designer
Tracey Wingate Administration Manager
Troy Lu Senior Architectural Technician
Victor Chen Senior Designer
Xavier Apelinga Interior Designer
Join the team

Interested in joining the Wingates Whanau? We would love to hear from you.


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