Peggy Russell

BAS, MArch (Prof)

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Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Peggy is a Registered Architect in New Zealand with over 8 years’ experience. Peggy joined Studio Pacific in 2013 following completion of her Masters degree at Victoria University of Wellington.

Peggy believes that good design has the ability to positively influence peoples lives,  enhancing connectivity and helping to strengthen sense of community. 

Peggy’s practice has a strong focus on medium-density housing across a range of typologies and a variety of scales, from large master plans through to smaller superlot developments. She also has experience in complex residential renovations, and the urban design of public open space.

Peggy enjoys projects with an integrated delivery of masterplanning and urban design, architecture and landscape architecture. Recently, she has worked as the project architect on multiple social housing projects for Kāinga Ora, as part of the Eastern Porirua Regeneration, which involved master planning & urban design, architecture and landscape architecture. 

Peggy demonstrates the ability to build strong collaborative relationships with those in the project team, from clients to consultants, and believes good communication is foundational to the delivery of a successful project. 

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Masters of Architecture (Professional), Victoria University of Wellington, 2013
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, 2011
  • New Zealand Registered Architect
  • Certified Mental Health First Aider


  • Architecture
  • Urban Design