Melanie Lochore


Registered Architect
BArch (1st Class Honours) The University of Auckland
BAS The University of Auckland
Registered Architect
NZIA Member


Melanie has over 20 years’ experience in award-winning practices, both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She has been a registered architect since 2002, working on a diverse range of residential, public and commercial projects.

Melanie worked at Architectus from 2003 to 2006 and recently re-joined the practice after running her own architectural studio for 10 years where she undertook a variety of residential and small commercial projects.

Melanie has been a member of the Auckland Urban Design Panel since 2015 and is a current member of the Auckland Housing Project Design Review Panel. She is also a director of the New Zealand Architects Co-operative Society and Acanthus Ltd which provide professional indemnity insurance for architects.

Melanie’s broad architectural experience and expertise in communicating and working with people allows her to move confidently between many roles including design brief development, mana whenua and stakeholder engagement and strategic master planning.  Since her return to Architectus, Melanie has had a number of client-facing roles on key projects including the Auckland Airport Terminal Development, a project at King’s College, and the Bei Group Albany Estates Master Plan.