tim nees

As an experienced design architect, I am committed to working closely with individual clients. Together we develop designs that will enhance the quality of their lives, that respect the community they are a part of, and that engage positively with the local environment. Additionally, dialogue with the past and with architectural culture is an essential ingredient if I am to produce buildings that contain meaning, as well as serve a purpose.

Since early 2013 I have been working in Christchurch on a wide range of commercial, healthcare, multi-housing and residential projects. In August 2014 I was appointed the inaugural Architect in Residence at the College of Engineering, University Of Canterbury, which enabled me to re-establish the architectural studio I first ran in Wellington, since 1993. I am busy with projects not only in Christchurch but throughout New Zealand.

I have led New Work Studio / Tim Nees Architects for more than twenty years. Over that time, my practice has received twenty NZIA Architecture Awards, included the coveted National Award for Excellence in Architecture. I am also a Fellow of the NZ Institute of Architects.

With an ongoing interest in the visual arts, I was also a partner in one of Wellington’s highly-regarded contemporary art galleries, running it as a complementary business to my architecture. I maintain strong connections with the arts community. My continual exposure to fine arts practice has contributed positively to my own creative practice.

I prefer working in an open studio environment. My architecture practice has always emphasized the value of collaboration, with clients an integral element in that collaboration. Central to my philosophy of ‘thinking space, loving architecture’, great design happens when there are many minds at work around the table.

Find me on Facebook, Linked In, ArchiPro, Twitter, Instagram, and NZIA







new work studio / tim nees architects
Phone 021 846 333  tim@timneesarchitect.com
139 Taylor’s Mistake Road PO Box 3223 Christchurch 8140 New Zealand