Jane Priest


Registered Architect
BArch (hons) University of Auckland
NZIA Member


Jane joined Architectus as a graduate in 1995 and has worked on a variety of commercial, workplace, residential and community projects. She obtained her architectural registration in 1999 and left Architectus to gain further work experience with Tim Hoosen, Esotero Architects and Bromhead Design. In these roles she undertook interior design fitouts for commercial developments and hospitality projects.

Jane rejoined Architectus in 2002, working with Patrick Clifford on the Parnell Trinity Apartment development and a new Health Camp in Pakuranga, Auckland. She left in 2006 and worked in private practice for 12 years, focussing on fitout and high-end residential projects throughout New Zealand.

Jane has recently been involved in the redevelopment of an NZ Historic Place Category 1 listed heritage building at the University of Auckland which will accommodate the Faculty of Education. The project responds to a brief to improve flexibility of spaces, legibility of form, circulation, accessibility, seismic and services upgrades – all with consideration of heritage values. She has also been working with Kāinga Ora to review and provide alternate schemes for quality public and private housing in Hamilton, as well as working with a government agency on their new accommodation to incorporate workplace design considerations which address a changing, progressive place of work.

Jane believes that communication is key to any successful project and has gained a wide range of experience working with different user groups throughout her career. She has also played an active part in the architectural industry by being a design tutor for the Bachelor of Architecture course at Unitec, juror for the NZIA Local Architecture awards and NZIA Awards Advisory Board member.