John Hardwick-SmithJohn graduated from the Wellington School of Architecture in 1992. Since then he has been involved in the design and implementation of a wide range of architectural, urban design and landscape design projects across New Zealand. As a director of Athfield Architects Ltd since 2000, he has led design and/or collaborated with colleagues from Athfield Architects and others across a number of projects including education spaces, commercial buildings, libraries, civic/arts spaces, heritage conservation projects, urban infrastructure/parks, apartments/houses, and a National Memorial in London.

In recent years John has been involved mostly in the early design phase of projects with high interface between landscape, building and urban infrastructure, and balanced between public and private interests and initiatives.