Peggy Russell

  • Peggy Russell
  • BAS, MArch (Prof)
  • Architect

Peggy joined Studio Pacific Architecture in 2013 after completion of the MArch (Prof) degree at Victoria University of Wellington.

Her thesis was centred on housing within the rural context of New Zealand. This explored the way in which the house mediates the relationship people have with their landscape.

Following submission Peggy practised within a small firm part-time before joining Studio Pacific. Predominantly she was working on residential projects including both small and large-scale alterations, and new housing. Most recently Peggy has been involved in urban design and high-density residential projects within the Studio.

Although Peggy’s recent studies and experience are focused within the residential sector, she is inspired to explore a variety of project types in the Studio. Peggy is most intrigued by the layers of architecture that come together during its production, tying together the social, cultural, and historic layers of a site.

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