Chris Brown: Architectural Designer & Team

Architectural Designer Chris Brown formed “Chris Brown Design Ltd” in 2010, and the business quickly flourished. The company has continued to grow steadily.

The business now includes Chris Brown –  Architectural Designer, Luke Sygrove –  Architectural Technician and Justine Brown –  Office Manager.

Chris believes the key to his success is keeping the team as a small tight-knit group – that way he is able to maintain a personal service as well as ensure a strict quality control process, ultimately producing designs that time and again delight his clients.

Embracing the entire design process, from residential to commercial, Chris equally enjoys the thrill of starting with a blank canvas and creating a home from scratch, or the challenge of re-creating a space or extending an existing building, without upsetting the delicate balance of the established dwelling.

Chris Brown

Director - Architectural Designer

After graduating 1993 with a NZ Certificate in Architectural Draughting, Chris Brown returned to Tauranga where he gained invaluable experience as an architectural draughtsman for a local design company. Wishing to expand his repertoire further he travelled to Canada and England. Here he was immersed in a wealth of design diversity, and extended his skills in the building trade by working on the practical side of the business as a carpenter/builder. This experience has subsequently given Chris an in depth and invaluable understanding of all aspects of the construction process.

Returning to NZ in 2002 Chris initially worked as Senior Architectural Technician for Shanahan Architects in Auckland, where the remit of the design process varied once more. In 2006 he moved back to Tauranga to take a senior position at Davista Design; this ultimately led to the decision in 2010 to start his own practice.

Justine Brown

Office Manager

Justine has been with the business since inception, and is a vital cog in the back office machinery. Taking care of the accounts, sales, marketing and office management, she is the ‘go to’ for the nitty gritty. A background with both large and small corporations allows Justine to bring the efficiency that is needed to run a big business, and infuse it with the friendliness and personal touch that is vital to the success of a small business.


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“Chris Brown has always been amazing with his approach to what we want to achieve. He always considers the end customer and what their budget, wants and future needs are. I can’t speak highly enough of Chris and the whole team at Chris Brown Design for their professionalism, punctuality and price.”
Miranda Knapton

Blue Summit Construction

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