Jane Rooney


Registered Architect
BArch (Hons)
NZIA Fellow
NZRAB Assessor


Jane rejoined Architectus in 2014 having first worked for the practice as a new graduate in the Auckland studio. She is a registered architect with over 25 years’ experience and was appointed a Principal in 2021.

She has a broad range of experience in the commercial, education, retail, and residential sectors in New Zealand as well as in the United Kingdom where she spent ten years working on a number of high profile commercial and mixed-use developments.

Jane has proven ability in the management of project teams, working closely with consultants and contractors while maintaining a strong client focus. She has worked in all stages of the design, development and delivery of projects and has expertise administering projects on site. She is also experienced in a variety of project delivery methods.

She is responsible for leading in-house teams to produce and deliver detailed design packages on multi-unit residential developments and education projects.

Jane was instrumental in the setting up of the Architecture + Women New Zealand group in Christchurch and played a key role in the RE-THINK Exhibition in 2013. She is also an industry advisor and visiting critic to the Ara Architectural Studies Programme. She regularly contributes to panel discussions, has been a member of the Auckland NZIA Local Branch Awards Jury and is a member of the Open House Christchurch Building Council for Te Pūtahi Christchurch. She was appointed to the NZ Registered Architects Board assessors panel in 2019 and became a Fellow of Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects in 2021.

Additional Projects

Spreydon School, Christchurch

West Rolleston School, Christchurch

Te Aratai Linwood College, Christchurch

Allenvale, Burnside Primary & Cobham Intermediate Schools, Christchurch