Daryl Calder

BArch (Hons), BBSc, ANZIA


Senior Principal

Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Daryl Calder joined Studio Pacific in 1995 and now holds the role of Senior Principal. A registered architect in New Zealand since 1998, Daryl has been involved in a wide range of key studio projects, serving as Project Lead on many of the more complex undertakings.

Daryl has a wealth of architectural experience, currently specialising in commercial projects but also experienced in master planning, interiors, heritage upgrades, and complex residential buildings. A notable project Daryl led is the recently completed Tākina – Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre, the largest project undertaken by Wellington City Council since the Wellington stadium development in 2000. This project demonstrates Daryl’s ability to handle high-complexity projects with exceptional outcomes, especially in a typology new to the studio. Other key projects include the Ministry of Social Development fitout, One Market Lane apartments, and the Beaumont Quarter Masterplan and Stage 1 and 2 housing.

With a solid design and construction knowledge combined with excellent communication skills, Daryl is able to lead projects of any scale from concept stage through to completion.

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Bachelor of Building Science, Victoria University of Wellington, 1995
  • Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington, 1995
  • Member of New Zealand Institute of Architects
  • New Zealand Registered Architect
  • Site Safe Passport Holder


  • Architecture
  • Interiors
  • Urban Design