Rodney Sampson is a Wellington studio Principal and Studio Head of Design, and a central figure in the practice’s Wellington studio. His portfolio spans a wide range of project types; commercial, education, sports, workplace, transport, heritage, cultural and civic design, as well as seismic upgrades.
With the ability to manage large, complex teams, Rodney is skilled at encouraging collaboration and communication across the breadth of a project. Building trusting long-term relationships with clients is crucial to his practice. Above all, Rodney’s passion for design, enthusiasm, work ethic and leadership ensures the job gets completed to the highest international standard.
Rodney treats every project as a bespoke piece of design. He relishes diversity in projects, the innate differences between designing a national library, an airport, and a school of biology. He crafts each building thoroughly; from the first phases of a briefing, through the design, to the end build. Working with creativity in the design-focused environment of Warren and Mahoney, Rodney excels at exceeding challenging briefs, to create rewarding outcomes for clients and community.
Rodney was appointed Principal of Warren and Mahoney in 2011. He joined the Wellington team in 2005, after working as a founding member of his own architecture collaborative.
Specialisms Education + Research, Sports + Recreation
BArch (Hons) BBSc ANZIA Reg Arch
Portfolio Heke Rua Archives New Zealand Te Ramanui o Ruapūtahanga Otago Polytechnic Trades Training Centre Te Ohu Rangahau Kai - Joint Food Science Facility Bowen Campus Redevelopment Waihinga Martinborough Community Centre Suter Gallery Te Toki a Rata Building, Victoria University of Wellington National Library of New Zealand Wellington International Airport South Terminal Expansion Wellington International Airport (The Rock) Asteron Centre