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James Daulton

James Daulton

Senior Associate


“I believe that the most important person in the design process is the client and that the client/architect relationship is an equal exchange of visions and ideas.”


James is a highly skilled and experienced Architectural Designer and Project Leader. Being based in Auckland for the past 18 years, his particular strengths are in urban design, Resource Consents, planning interpretation and implementation through design.

James takes pride in exceeding the expectations of the client, by way of design quality, built results or purely revealing and realising the potential of specific sites. He also helps clients negotiate complex consent processes and working with project teams to realise high quality outcomes.

He believes that the most important person in the design process is the client and that the client/architect relationship is an equal exchange of visions and ideas. This generates a better result than either party could have achieved in isolation.

James has had the opportunity to realise built projects across a range of building typologies Including commercial, educations and residential projects from single houses through to mixed-use medium and high density.

He has led large projects through design, documentation and observation of projects of 100 apartments, 195 stand-alone houses and has had involvement in design teams consenting of larger intensive developments.

  • 2004 Masters of Architecture, University of Auckland
  • 2000 Bachelor of Architecture (Hons.), University of Auckland
  • 1998 Bachelor of Architectural Studies, University of Auckland