Brendon Monk



Senior Associate

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Brendon is a registered Architect in New Zealand with over 25 years’ work experience in architecture, urban design, and interior design.

Brendon operates with the simple overriding desire to produce buildings of poetic beauty and place. “We have a responsibility to create buildings and urban development that respond to and engage with people and landscape, both visually and sustainably”. His designs have won NZIA awards in the Residential, Community, Sustainable, Education and Interior Architecture categories. He has also served as a judge for the NZIA Awards. 

Brendon has carried out extensive research into sustainable urban design and development and views this area as critical to New Zealand’s ability to cope with the climate and social challenges facing us.  

Living in Japan strongly influenced his design philosophies, and he has given NZIA presentations on Japanese architecture, urban response, and culture.

Brendon has experience in commercial and residential projects that range in scale and type from restaurants, retail, community centres, medium density housing developments, through to bespoke new houses and baches, and smaller renovation work on existing houses. He also has experience in education projects ranging from large new schools to smaller redevelopment projects.

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Auckland, 1996


  • Architecture