About Arthouse

We’re a creative, collaborative studio of innovative design thinkers. 

We believe that good design isn’t about us - it’s about our clients. We use our expertise to interpret your brief, develop innovative solutions, and give you all the information you need to make design decisions. The end result is a uniquely beautiful space that suits the way you live and work. 

We foster a design-led team approach, working alongside our clients and bringing their contractors and consultants into the fold. Working collaboratively with builders, landscape architects, sculptors and artists is integral to what we do.

Context and sustainability are fundamental to our design approach, integrating innovative methods of dealing with passive cooling and heating, natural ventilation, daylight management and energy use.

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Our Team

Arthouse has been delivering successful projects since 2001. Over that time the team has grown considerably, enabling us to provide an experienced team to deliver your project.
We are a founding member of the Diversity Agenda, and our team’s broad range of backgrounds and experiences strengthens our design work. 

Internal collaboration is one of our focuses, and all of our design work is influenced by multiple members of our creative studio.

Our backgrounds are as Registered Architects, Architectural Graduates, Technicians, and support staff. Within this we have specialists in the Medical, Green Building and Interior fields. 

All members stay current with any changes in the industry, including legislation, design principles and product development.

jorgen andersen

Jorgen Andersen

Director/Registered Architect

rachel dodd

Rachel Dodd

Director/Registered Architect

Alison Yates

Office Administrator

Brian Riley

Registered Architect

Chanel Marett

Administration Assistant

David Wallace

Registered Architect

Graeme Whimp

Health Facility & Architectural Designer

Jonathan Callaghan

Architectural Technician

Kate Cooper

Architectural Technician

Katy Phillips

Architectural Graduate

Louise Carey

Registered Architect

Louise Seyb

Architectural Designer

Nick Reeve

Architectural Technician

Patrick Avery

Registered Architect

Pierre Hammond

Overseas Architect

Renée Williamson

Registered Architect

Rebecca Bannan

Registered Architect

Sarah Burns

Architectural Graduate

Sarah Redwood

Studio Manager

Shrutika Pol

Architectural Technician

Sybrand de Waal

Architectural Technician


We are a major sponsor of Te Ramaroa – Nelson Light Festival, and our sponsorship fund allows us to support fantastic New Zealand organisations including KidsCan and St John. We’re also active in our local communities, supporting sports teams and grassroots organisations.

As architects and designers we donate time and expertise, and our studio space is used for a variety of projects.

If you are involved with a project or organisation and feel there may be an opportunity for us to align, please get in touch.