tim nees

Tim Nees is one of New Zealand’s highly respected architects, and a Fellow of the NZ Institute of Architects.

Tim has been in Christchurch since early 2013 working on a wide range of commercial, healthcare, multi-housing and residential projects. In August 2014 he set up his own architectural studio and is now engaged in projects not only in Christchurch but in Dunedin, Marlborough, Wellington and other parts of New Zealand.

Previously based in Wellington, Tim established and led New Work Studio Architects for nearly twenty years there. In that time, his design focused practice was awarded twenty NZIA Architecture Awards, included the coveted National Award for Ranger Point House, built on Wellington’s southern coast.

Tim was also a partner in one of Wellington’s highly-regarded contemporary art galleries, running it as a complementary business to his architecture. He maintains strong connections with the arts community and claims his continual exposure to creative thinking contributed positively to his own creative practice.

A natural connector and lateral thinker, Tim has also been recently appointed as Architect in Residence at the College of Engineering, University of Canterbury, working with engineering students, academics and professionals. His role is to promote closer collaboration between architects and engineers, and other professionals within the construction industry. He expects his regular exposure to structural practice will benefit his own architectural thinking, and he is looking forward to the creative collaborations that may ensue.

Tim prefers working in an open studio environment. His architecture practice has always emphasized the value of collaboration. Central to his philosophy of ‘thinking space, loving architecture’, Tim maintains great design happens when there are many minds at work around the table.

Over the years, clients, partner, employees, consultants and contractors have all made valuable contributions to New Work Studio’s projects. He would particularly like to acknowledge Justin Wright, Andrew Sexton, Uche Isichei, Ashley Cox, Rafe Maclean, Rodney Sampson, Earl Rutherford, Paki Maaka, Rachel Logie, and Kris Hansen. And he also recognizes the practices who have provided him with opportunities as an employee: Athfield Architects, Custance Associates, and Dalman Architecture.

Tim is delighted to be based in Christchurch, bringing his experience and talent to the Christchurch Rebuild and contributing to the local architectural and engineering communities. He is pleased by the response he’s had from former and new clients, and is looking forward to new challenges and fresh opportunities.

new work studio / tim nees architects
Telephone 03 365 4703   Mobile 021 846 333  tim@timneesarchitect.com
65 Cambridge Terrace, PO Box 3223, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand