Lianne Cox


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Principal - Heritage Architecture

Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

As a well-recognised and respected heritage expert and advocate in New Zealand, Lianne ably leads the Studio’s heritage work.

She has been a Registered New Zealand Architect since 1997 and was appointed to the role of Principal – Heritage Architecture in 2019. Known for her attention to detail and technical knowledge, Lianne understands the essence of heritage building work and can clearly articulate the strategies and rationale of conservation, significance, preservation and restoration.

Lianne has substantial experience as a Project Architect in restoring, refurbishing, and designing changes to heritage buildings. She is also highly experienced in heritage assessments, maintenance plans and conservation plans.

Lianne is involved with all Studio projects that have a heritage component, and her work ranges from conservation plans, to documentation of heritage project and onsite observation, to assessment of new buildings in heritage areas.

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Auckland University
  • New Zealand Registered Architect
  • Associate of New Zealand Institute of Architects
  • Member of ICOMOS
  • Member of Heritage New Zealand
  • Member of Heritage Aotearoa
  • Member of National Association of Women in Construction
  • Alumni of Canberra Summer School in ‘Conservation of Heritage Building Materials 2009’, and of the Attingham Trust ‘English Country House Study Tour 2012’


  • Architecture