Sector Leader Public

Melanie Lochore

Auckland Wellington

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


Melanie has over 25 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 urban design, public, education and residential projects.

Melanie worked at Architectus from 2003 to 2006 and re-joined the practice in 2019 after running her own architectural studio for 10 years where she undertook a variety of residential and small commercial projects.

Melanie is a director of the New Zealand Architects Co-operative Society which arranges professional indemnity insurance and risk management. She was a member of the Auckland Urban Design Panel from 2015- 2020 including a role advising on the Auckland Housing Project Design Review Panel.

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 NZ Police Hub at Te Puna Hapori, Whanganui, projects at King’s College, Sacred Heart College and Saint Kentigern College, and the Eke Panuku Northcote Community Hub.