Richard Archbold (Arch) is an expert project architect and a highly motivated team leader. With extensive experience in the design and project management of residential, commercial and mixed-use built environments, Richard has a proven record of successfully leading teams from the concept to completion of long-term and large-scale projects.
The common characteristics of his projects are their complexity and their duration. He is skilled at understanding how the different elements of the design process come together, applying a long term strategic view to realise the design vision.
With the aptitude to adapt across the evolving stages of a project, Arch applies strategy and skill to bring a design to life, to resolve technical components, and to deliver the final built form.
Arch builds relationships that are strong, authentic and enduring; essential in delivering projects over a long building cycle. He interacts with clients, contractors, internal teams and regulatory bodies to ensure an idea is resolved to its utmost potential. He believes that a successful project is based on clear communication, and understanding the different needs within the team.
Above all, Arch loves what he does. He brings this zeal and commitment to his projects, to the practice of architecture, and to the students he mentors. Arch is actively involved in teaching at tertiary institutions, to help build knowledge in the next generation of architects, and to reconnect with his own learning and ideologies. He also co-hosts the 76 Small Rooms architecture podcast, actively promoting the awareness and discussion of architecture in the public sphere.
Arch was appointed as a Principal of Warren and Mahoney in 2014. He first joined practice in 1999, as a graduate architect, and returned in 2010 following spending four years obtaining further professional experience in the United Kingdom. In 2018, Arch was made Performance Lead for the Auckland studio and became a registered Greenstar Practitioner.