We offer our people exciting, ever-changing and diverse opportunities to develop their careers. That’s due to our strong culture of creativity, collaboration and innovation, and the way we work as ‘one studio’ across our seven Australasian locations.

Projects range from advanced indigenous design to market-leading work in sustainability, customer experience design and high-tech visualisation. Our portfolio of work proudly reflects and shapes culture includes hundreds of award-winners.

Stories from our team

Fiona Short

Associate, Christchurch

"Sustainability is important to me because I care about what we leave for future generations. We need to design buildings people love so they are kept longer and serve others well into our low-carbon future.

Having built up my experience in sustainable design, I now help guide our teams to design and deliver better long-term outcomes.
Our practice is made up of a lot of talented individuals who work closely in project teams and become like family. The culture here is a unique mix of creative excellence, professionalism and adventurousness. These elements come together in different ways across projects, social gatherings and everyday life."
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James Morgan

Associate, Sydney

“I was really surprised when I started here by how dynamic the studios feel. There are always people working on projects in different studios so you feel part of a larger connected whole. It creates an outward and international focus which is inspirational and aspirational.

I transferred from Auckland to Sydney, where there was the chance to work on larger projects in a more intimate ‘family’ environment, and to contribute to the culture and growth of the studio.

I’ve made lifelong friendships at Warren and Mahoney. You get to work alongside extremely talented and experienced people – some of the most generous with their time and knowledge that I’ve met."
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Julia McPherson

Principal, Wellington

"Flexibility means sometimes I’m at home doing emails and calls on my day off – but it also means I can leave early to do things with my daughter. We have a really strong culture of trust around here and a number of people work flexibly.

We’re very focused on planning and resourcing projects well and sharing workload across studios. We all muck in and help our colleagues. Plus the reward is working on incredible projects – the projects of your life.

As a leader now, I have regular one-on-one catchups with my team, and they know they can come to me with any issues. I look for opportunities for them to work across our ‘one studio’ network, and position them to take these."
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Francis Falani

Senior Technician, Auckland

"Some people may feel intimidated by Warren and Mahoney’s size and reputation as a top New Zealand firm. But you’re never alone here, and there are amazing networks and mentors to support and guide you to be successful.

In my seven years here I’ve been able to work on exciting and challenging projects. I’ve been promoted to Senior Technician and now, with excellent mentoring and support, I’m on the path to becoming registered as an Architect.

Warren and Mahoney has also provided me with amazing workplace flexibility, with opportunities to start and finish early and work from home to tie in with my family commitments."
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Olivia Wong

Architectural Graduate, Auckland

"As a new graduate, I joined Warren and Mahoney so I could work for a large practice on projects with real public reach and impact. Since then I’ve worked closely with a design leader and really valued and benefitted from that mentorship.

I’ve worked on submissions and competitions in fast-paced environments with people from a range of sectors. Now I’m on a long-term project that will give me the experience to get my registration."
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Jonathan Goss

Senior Interior Designer, Queenstown

“High levels of creativity are really valued here compared to other practices. Values, identity and authenticity are core principles in the creative work we do and an important part of who we are.

I’ve had the opportunity to step out of my previous design specialism – food and beverage – to become a sector lead in hotels and tourism. It’s been great for my career development to broaden my experience like this in a new area.

Technology like screen sharing allows us to work on documents alongside colleagues in real time. I’m based in Queenstown and have been working on a project in Auckland. I’m still connected and just as productive as if we were in a room together."
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Richard Weinman

Principal, Melbourne

“I’ve always enjoyed mentoring and fostering creative talent, seeing people develop and creating environments where they can fully express themselves. That really is the ultimate joy in being an architect.

We’re a highly interactive workplace – you know everyone, you’re part of a team, all working towards the common goal of creative practice. We have a strong culture of co-operation and collaboration to produce fantastic work by harnessing talents across multiple studios rather than just one.
To enjoy the moments of creativity, to enjoy the wonderful moments of success – that’s what defines a practice, and it’s something we genuinely do well."
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Jason Howden

Associate Principal, Digital Innovation Lead

"I’ve always enjoyed solving complex problems and have a deep passion for technology and innovation. Modern buildings are extremely complex, and with the emergence of BIM workflows and new technologies at the turn of the millennium, it was a natural fit for me. I joined Warren and Mahoney because it is at the forefront of digital technologies in the built environment.

Our real-time 3D visualisation tools are enabling design teams to collaborate and solve complex construction problems, long before physical works have started on site. The technology we are using today is reducing risk on projects and saving our clients valuable time and money, while empowering our design teams to push the creative envelope turning ideas into reality. Warren and Mahoney doesn’t just say they collaborate, we live it through every facet. The ‘One Studio’ approach is a breath of fresh air and is practiced not only on large-scale projects, but is the foundation upon which our studios, projects and people come together. W+M openly encourages all staff to collaborate, internally and externally, bringing a richness of diversity and thought into every project."
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Nadine Kirk

“I came into Warren and Mahoney as a temp on reception in our Christchurch studio and knew I wanted to work here permanently on the first day. Since that day, I have been given opportunities to advance my career and am now the Operations Manager. When I realised our Australian studios needed more support, and I recognised that I wanted a change and a new challenge, I put my hand up and was transferred to our Sydney studio.

The people are what I enjoy most about working here. Warren and Mahoney has managed to bring together such great people in every type of role. I’ve made lifelong friends while I’ve worked here.”
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We're ambitious for you

Within our ‘one studio’ structure, there’ll be chances to tackle varied, challenging, creative projects across cities and locations. Our ongoing portfolio includes once-in-a-generation public projects, ground-breaking sustainability and masterplanning projects, and our work is frequently recognised with awards.

We'll help you grow

We’ll give you every opportunity to expand your skills and build your career. We offer support for graduate architects seeking registration, in-house mentoring, on-the-job training and formal training in both technical and soft skills. We offer plenty of scope for flexible and remote working, so our people can pursue passions, raise families, and still advance their careers.

The extras

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We have seven beautiful, high-tech studios, all in great locations. Our active social culture includes sports teams, Friday drinks and plenty of other opportunities to get to know your colleagues.

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We pay your KiwiSaver employer contribution on top of your salary, offer discounted medical insurance and have an employee assistance programme if you or your family are in difficulty. Plus all the little things – great coffee, fresh fruit, morning and afternoon snacks – that perk up your day.

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We want all our people to continuously learn and grow. You’ll get regular on-the-job feedback, plus formal Career Conversations twice a year. We offer mentoring and training programmes for both soft and technical skills, and pay for all our registered architects to attend their National Institute's annual conference.

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Done something amazing? We like to recognise outstanding performance in the moment with valued rewards – for example, restaurant vouchers, or a weekend away. We also acknowledge loyalty through our long-service award programme.

Positions hiring

WM Auckland Studio 69

We are looking for a dynamic Executive Assistant to support our Managing Director, based in Auckland. This is a fantastic opportunity working alongside a talented team of architects and designers in a creative studio setting.

Your key duties will include:

  • Correspondence and diary management
  • Coordinating and preparing reports, including quarterly Board reports
  • Assisting with project invoicing
  • Co-ordinating and booking travel
  • Communicating with CEO and equivalent roles at client and stakeholder organisations
  • Minute taking and attendance at Group executive and other meetings

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have at least 8 years’ experience as a PA/EA
  • Demonstrate excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Be a very strong relationship builder
  • Have a proactive, responsive and can-do attitude
  • Be able to multi-task to work in this ever-evolving environment
  • Have some experience in event management
  • Work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Have excellent computer literacy

Experience in professional services, Board processes and using In-Design software is desirable but not essential.

In return, you will be joining a dynamic team in an agile, vibrant and social work environment, with an open and collaborative approach across all studios to create a ‘one studio’ culture. Our people are valued for their contribution to the success of the practice and individual career development is an important aspect of this success.

If this sounds like you, please email your CV to [email protected] All applicants must be NZ permanent residents or hold a valid NZ work permit. We look forward to hearing from you.

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We are looking for a Legal Counsel to work alongside our Chief Operating Officer in Auckland and provide legal and company secretarial advice and services for our studios in Australia and NZ. This role will have a varied workload, including reviewing, negotiating and providing commercial advice to management on contracts with our clients and sub-consultants, legal compliance, risk management and corporate governance.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a current practising certificate and have 4 - 8 years’ post qualification experience
  • Have extensive experience reviewing and negotiating contracts, ideally with a background in commercial or construction law
  • Have experience in company secretarial responsibilities
  • Enjoy working in a high performing environment
  • Be curious and adaptable with strong problem solving skills
  • Be client focused
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)

In return, you will be joining a dynamic team in an agile, vibrant and social work environment, with an open and collaborative approach across all studios to create a ‘one studio’ culture. Our people are valued for their contribution to the success of the practice and individual career development is an important aspect of this success.

This role, while having an Australasian ambit, is based in the Auckland studio and is required to work Monday to Friday - however there may be flexibility in the hours worked on those days.

If this sounds like you, please email your CV to [email protected] All applicants must be NZ permanent residents or hold a valid NZ work permit. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Write to us

People & Culture
Warren and Mahoney
PO Box 91517
Auckland 1142

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