Michael Davis

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  • Michael Davis
  • BArch (Hons), BBSc, ANZIA
  • Senior Principal

Appointed to the position of Senior Principal in 2014, Michael has been with Studio Pacific Architecture since 1996.

Michael is a registered architect with over 30 years’ work experience and he contributes to the studio in many ways from the preparation of bids through to assisting with solving tricky problems that show up during construction.

He has a deep knowledge of the design of office buildings and their associated workplace interiors. His experience includes project work, either leading the base-build or the fitout team, and has grown into consultancy work in the evaluation and selection of premises. His other area of particular interest is education facilities and the new pedagogy that informs the design of these.

Michael has led some of the Studio’s major projects and his skills include space-planning, technical detailing, project management, contractual issues, and general quality management.

He has a particular interest in environmentally responsible design and aims to inform all of his projects with this as a foundation.

His most recent project work has been for feasibility studies for new accommodation at Parliament.

Michael is also a director of the New Zealand Architects Cooperative Society and the Acanthus Insurance Company which are involved in the provision of professional indemnity insurance for architects.

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Bachelor of Building Science, Victoria University, 1982
  • Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), Victoria University, 1984
  • New Zealand Registered Architect
  • Member of New Zealand Institute of Architects
  • Director of the New Zealand Architects Cooperative Society
  • Director of Acanthus Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law NZ Inc.
  • Site Safe Passport Holder


  • Architecture
  • Interiors
  • Urban Design