Juliet Barker

BArch (Hons), BBSc, ANZIA


Community, Education & Transport Lead


Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Juliet is our Community, Education & Transport Lead. She is a Registered Architect with a passionate interest in delivering high-quality education, transportation hubs, and community projects. She is our Community, Education & Transport Lead.

Juliet trained at Victoria University of Wellington, graduating with First Class Honours, and was the recipient of the Sinclair Knight Merz (Kingston Morrison) Study Award.

Juliet originally joined Studio Pacific in 2000 before heading overseas to work in Toronto and London, where she gained expertise in a wide range of project types and scales, including education, arts and theatre projects, commercial work, urban design, and masterplanning. She returned to New Zealand and Studio Pacific in 2010 and was appointed Associate in 2015, Senior Associate in 2019, and Principal in 2022.

Juliet has significant experience acting as Project Lead for a diverse array of projects and clients. These include work for the Ministry of Education (MoE), such as Newlands and Rāroa Intermediate Schools, the Nelson Airport Terminal—a national award-winning project that recently received the Timber Design Award for Innovation in Timber Engineering—and Te Ara Wai, an unbuilt proposal for Te Awamutu’s Discovery Centre, comprising a museum, gallery, and educational hub. With this extensive experience, Juliet leads the Community, Education, and Transport sectors within the studio.

During her time at Studio Pacific, Juliet has also been involved in masterplanning projects for intermediate schools in Wellington, Masterton Town Centre, Regatta Town Centre in Tripoli, Libya, and Wildbase, a new administration and wildlife hospital building for Massey Veterinary School. More recently, she has been the Project Architect on the Integrated Watersport Clubs Building, part of the Te Ara Tupua Ngāuranga to Pito-One Cycleway project.

Juliet enjoys working on projects from inception to completion. She has strong skills and experience in design development and in communications with clients and stakeholders. Juliet is driven by clear and beautiful design solutions that are meaningful to the context, place, and its people.

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington, 1999
  • Bachelor of Building Science, Victoria University of Wellington, 1996
  • New Zealand Registered Architect
  • Member of New Zealand Institute of Architects
  • Site Safe Passport Holder


  • Architecture
  • Practice Leadership
  • Urban Design