Associate Principal

Kirk David Smith


Registered Architect
NZIA Member
New Zealand Green Building Council Green Star Professional


Kirk is a certified New Zealand Green Building Council Green Star practitioner and leads Architectus’ Sustainability Working Group which champions our sustainability values, provides guidance and learning material to assist with and facilitate all aspects of sustainability across the practice at all project stages.

A registered architect, Kirk has over 20 years’ experience leading multi-disciplinary teams on complex, large-scale developments. He most recently led a team on the design, documentation and delivery of a large mixed-use development which was awarded a 6* NZGBC Green Star rating for Design and Built, showcasing world leadership in sustainability. He is currently leading the team on another commercial development which is targeting a 6* NZGBC Green Star rating as well as a WELL pre-certification rating and carbon neutral certification.

Kirk has extensive technical skills and expertise, and a particular interest in the integration of BIM into the traditional design and delivery process. With BIM increasingly being used to inform design decision-making around sustainable and climate change-responsive outcomes, Kirk lends his knowledge and expertise in BIM and sustainability as a member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects’ BIM Working Group. He is an active member of the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ), an independent specialist group driving the uptake of Life Cycle Assessment and Management in Aotearoa.

Additional Projects

The University of Auckland B113 Dance School Auckland

The University of Auckland B303 Tower Refurbishment