Bret Thurston

BArch (Hons)

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Homes & Accommodation Lead


Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Brest is our Homes & Accommodation Lead. He has been with Studio Pacific Architecture since 2003 and brings over 20 years of experience across a wide range of key studio projects.

Bret's experience encompasses urban design projects at varying scales, multi-storey and multi-unit residential developments, commercial buildings, and residential projects. Bret is broadly skilled and able to contribute at all stages of a project.

Recently, Bret has contributed to several significant projects, including 30 Madden, a 150-apartment and townhouse development at Wynyard Quarter, and Launch Bay, a master plan for approximately 300 apartments and townhouses at Hobsonville Point. He also contributed to One Market Lane, a 42-apartment and boutique office development in Wellington city, and designed the unique Kumototo Public Toilets on Wellington Waterfront.

Bret has a particular interest in urban design, housing modes, and the development and sustainability of cities. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture with First Class Honours from Victoria University of Wellington and received a special commendation for his finalist entry at the Student NZIA Awards. Additionally, he was a finalist at the Archiprix International 2003 Awards, receiving an honourable mention out of 319 entries from around the world.