Justin Wright and Louise Wright Assembly Architects

Assembly is an Arrowtown architecture practice delivering bespoke architecture with personality, environmental engagement and considered construction.  While most recognized and awarded for our houses in Queenstown and Wanaka, we are also involved in small-scale hotels, commercial and civic projects.   We have a reputation for innovative use of materials and collaboration with builders and makers, which results in a diverse body of built work.

Assembly is also well known for the design of public and commercial buildings in the North Island; including the Wellington Zoo hub, the Britomart showcases in Auckland, and prefabricated buildings for marae and schools.

Registered Architects Louise Wright and Justin Wright established Assembly in Wellington in 2005, and have operated in Arrowtown since 2012.  Louise and  Justin are personally involved in all projects from the big idea to the finest detail.  They are ably assisted by a talented and diverse team of architects, architecture graduates, architectural technicians and practice administration support.  

Assembly is a New Zealand Institute of Architects practice.


Louise Wright Registered Architect, ANZIA, B.ARCH (1st class hons)

Justin Wright Registered Architect, ANZIA, B.ARCH (1st class hons), B.BSc

Emma Schmitz B.Arch

Simon Khouri Registered Architect, ANZIA, B.Arch

Catarina Peeters  Dip. Arch Tech

Sandy Kong B.Arch

Ryan Cardno B.Arch

Marcus Kirk B.Arch

Will Gorton B.Arch


James Norman Registered Architect, ANZIA


B.ARCH (1st class hons), B.BSc

Registered Architect (NZ)

Architect member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (ANZIA)

BArch: Bachelor of Architecture, 1st Class Hons

BBSc Bachelor of Building Science Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

2015- Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure Standing Panel (formerly the ANZ APAP Standing Panel)

2011- Registered Architects Board CPD Review Panel

1999 Architecture Schools Award Finalist

1997 Penn State University Rome Exchange Deans List


Registered Architect (NZ) New Zealand

NZ Registered Architects Board member 2015-current

2017 Convenor NZIA New Zealand Architecture Awards

NZIA Awards Advisory Board

Jack’s Point Design Review Board

Architect member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (ANZIA)

B.ARCH (1st class hons) BArch: Bachelor of Architecture, 1st Class Hons Victoria University of Wellington

1999 Penn State University Rome Exchange (Deans List)

2000 Architecture Schools Award Finalist

2006 Te Pokaitahi Reo Rumaki, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiārangi

2010 Te Ara Reo Māori L4, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Te Arawa (Ng. Whakaue, Ng. Rangiwewehi), Tuwharetoa (Rauhoto), Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-ā-Māhaki, Te Aitanga-ā-Hauiti

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