Assembly Studio

Assembly is an Arrowtown based architecture practice delivering bespoke architecture with personality, environmental engagement and considered construction.  We have a reputation for innovation and collaboration, resulting in a diverse portfolio of residential, commercial, public and tourism projects.  

We have designed several rammed earth homes, with the rammed earth house in Wanaka becoming a finalist in the Terra Awards; the
first international prize for earthern architecture, as well as an NZIA Award and finalist in NZ HOME of the Year.

Registered Architects Louise Wright and Justin Wright established Assembly in Wellington in 2005, and moved to Arrowtown in 2012.  The studio includes a diverse and talented team of architects, architecture graduates, architectural technicians and administrative support.

Assembly is a New Zealand Institute of Architects practice.

STUDIO

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

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

Emma Schmitz Associate – 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

JUSTIN WRIGHT, Director

  • Registered Architect (NZ)
  • B.ARCH (1st class hons), B.BSc
  • 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
  • 2011- Registered Architects Board CPD Review Panel
  • 2015- Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure Standing Panel (formerly the ANZ APAP Standing Panel)
  • 1999 Architecture Schools Award Finalist
  • 1997 Penn State University Rome Exchange Deans List

LOUISE WRIGHT, Director

  • NZ Registered Architects Board member 2015-current
  • B.ARCH (1st class hons) BArch: Bachelor of Architecture, 1st Class Hons Victoria University of Wellington
  • Registered Architect (NZ) New Zealand
  • Architect member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (ANZIA)
  • Te Arawa (Ng. Whakaue, Ng. Rangiwewehi), Tuwharetoa (Rauhoto), Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-ā-Māhaki, Te Aitanga-ā-Hauiti
  • NZIA Awards Advisory Board member
  • Jack’s Point Design Review Board member
  • 2017 Convenor NZIA New Zealand Architecture Awards
  • 2010 Te Ara Reo Māori L4, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
  • 2006 Te Pokaitahi Reo Rumaki, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiārangi
  • 2000 Architecture Schools Award Finalist
  • 1999 Penn State University Rome Exchange (Deans List)