Owner - started Imagine in 2002
Principal architectural designer
Industry experience since 1993
International experience in Italy & Australia
NZCD (Arch) qualified
ADNZ Professional member
LBP area of practice "Design 3"
Tony has been involved in the building industry since 1993, owning his own design practice since 2002. Prior to starting his practice he worked for an Architect whose main client was a multi-national company. The role included the design, 3D visualisation, documentation and project management of nearly 160 projects for this one client in the seven years he worked there.
With the formation of Imagine Building Design in 2002 (re-branded to Imagine Architecture in 2021) his skills were evolved with a large amount of my work being new residential, civic facilities and accessible design. In addition to that work numerous commercial projects complete the portfolio.
He brings bring the necessary skills and experience to succeed in most building projects. In having a keen interest in architecture from a young age it is no surprise that he is passionate about quality design. Tony has a reputation of working hard for his clients to produce the best possible architectural solutions to meet their aesthetic, functional and budgetary requirements.
Tony is a Professional Member of ADNZ and served as a Director on the ADNZ National Board 2011-2018, serving as Chair for three years from 2014. Tony was an active contributor in the board meetings. He has been involved in many Policy reviews and recommendations. As Chair he was responsible in leading the Board in all matters of governance and strategic direction. That role saw him chairing at least eight board meetings per annum along with teleconferences. Tony worked closely with the CEO in providing strategic direction and support from a governance point of view.
Since 2006 I have contributed as a speaker at seminars on various architectural design and business development subjects. The highlight being the opportunity to share the stage with world renowned Architectural couple Lindsay & Kerry Clare on a one-week Design to Inspire speaking tour throughout New Zealand in 2012. As Chair of ADNZ I regularly presented to members, sponsors, central government and other stakeholders.
Outside of architecture my life revolves around my partner Jackie and our children. Tony plays club cricket and recently competed in the NZ Masters cricket competition.
“We love our house that Tony designed. We get so many positive comments from people about different features in the house. So, when we build again for ourselves we will give Tony a call.”
Bryce & Sandra Hunger