McLeans, Queenstown

"Thom Craig Architects is a boutique architectural practice based in Christchurch. Architecture for us is where critical ideas and their relationship to people and place are integral to our design. We believe that for meaningful architecture, solutions should not only test the array of social constraints but also provide a mirror to reflect contemporary cultures." (Quote from 581 Architects in the World) 

Our oeuvre covers:  

  • Medium to large scale commercial
  • Cultural projects
  • Live/ work mixed use
  • High-end bespoke houses
  • Winning competitions 


|  Academic & Professional Involvement


  • NZIA Fellow, NZIA Councillor, Chairman of Canterbury Branch NZIA. Masters in Architecture RMIT.
  • Guest lecturer & Guest Examiner, Auckland University School of Architecture, Practice director responsible for professional development and mentoring of staff architects.
  • Advisor to Government on housing. Chair of Judging Panels - Wools of NZ Design
  • Awards, Bathrooms & Kitchens Awards. Guest commentator in local media and national design magazines regarding architecture and design issues. 
  • Interviews on national television discussing both architectural ideas and specific buildings. 
  • Keynote guest speaker at NZIA national conference. 
  • Departmental/Faculty review of the Auckland School of Architecture. 



|  Client Profile


Airports  -  Railway Stations  -  Churches  -  Hospitals  -  Convention Centre  -  University Buildings  -  Stadiums & Arenas  -  Art Galleries  -  Concert Halls  -  Theatres  -  Commerical Offices  -  Interiors  -  Studios  -  Shopping Complex  -  Shops  -  Surgeries  -  Restaurants  -  Bars  -  Golf Club Houses  -  Sports Academy  -  Research Institute  -  Houses  -  Apartments  -  Hotels  -  Hostels  -  Factories  -  Warehouses  -  Showrooms  -  Schools  -  Wineries