TOA Architects

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson

Associate Director / Studio Lead

I believe that architects have a responsibility of kaitiaki or guardianship of the way buildings both public and private interact with the community.

Craig has over 18 years of experience working in commercial, multi-residential, healthcare, residential and Infrastructure projects. 

Craig believes that architects have a responsibility of kaitiaki or guardianship of the way buildings both public and private interact with the community. He believes that this is achieved through meaningful engagement with your staff, future users, clients, iwi, stakeholders and grounded within the community through the principles of Co-Design. 

At TOA Craig has delivered a number of award winning projects including Tuarangi Whare, Te Kotukutuku Kainga for the Mahitahi Trust and Whiti Ora for the Starship Foundation. From concept to construction these project have been founded in the history a narratives of the whenua which has been woven into all aspects of the projects and combined with innovative building technologies and attention to detail to produce outcome that have surpassed the clients aspirations.

Craig is also adept at taking on the challenges of large and complex projects including Te Aratukutuku (Wynyard point) and Onehunga Wharf for Eke Panuku, Auckland Light Rail and the masterplans for Hawkes Bay, Wairoa and Palmerston North Hospitals. In these projects complex issues of context, narrative, values and outcomes are created, developed, and engaged with while achieving the scope, deliverables and program of the project.

Prior to joining TOA, Craig worked at Klein Architects where he specialised in all aspects of medical architecture. This has given him experience in complex projects from master planning to concept, all the way through to documentation and construction in the health sector.

Craig also has a passion for new and innovative building technologies including prefabrication. His keen interest in cross laminated timber has been translated in it being used extensively in the design of his own house, completed in 2018, in Grey Lynn which won both an NZIA award and the supreme award at the Timber Design Awards.

  • 2005 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Auckland
  • 2003 Bachelors of Architectural Studies, University of Auckland
  • NZ Health Design Council Member
  • PREFAB New Zealand Member