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Residential demand driving growth at Construkt

Award-winning architecture and masterplanning practice Construkt has continued its recruitment drive and appointed two new staff, bringing the headcount to 18.

Mon, 07 Dec 2015

Award-winning architecture and masterplanning practice Construkt has continued its recruitment drive and appointed two new staff, bringing the headcount to 18.

Construkt director David Gibbs says the practice is growing in response to the substantial demand in the residential market, which is particularly strong in Auckland as it strives to overcome the housing shortage.

“The estimated backlog in Auckland is somewhere between 30,000 and 70,000 houses; on top of that we need an additional 13,000 houses per year. It’s going to take Auckland some time to get on top of the housing crisis,” says Mr Gibbs.

Construkt is well-positioned to support Auckland’s housing push. The practice has considerable expertise in the residential space with capabilities spanning masterplanning, urban design and architecture. Mr Gibbs says the new appointments will bolster the practice’s existing team.

Details of the appointments are:

Newly appointed architect Courtney Kitchen is a registered architect with 10 years’ professional experience in commercial, mixed-use and retail architecture – in New Zealand and offshore. Courtney enjoys a passion for civic and social design, and has worked and studied in India, the USA and Argentina. Courtney is a dynamic member of the profession: she sits on the NZ Institute of Architects Auckland Branch Committee and assists the NZ Registered Architects Board with education accreditation as a standing member of the National Visiting Panel. Notably, Courtney was selected to represent the NZIA Auckland Branch in the Committee for Auckland's Future Auckland Leadership programme.

Architect Zornitsa Stavrova has over eight years’ experience in the architecture industry and has been registered with the Bulgarian Architects Board since 2006. Her experience includes small- to medium-density housing, and commercial and industrial projects. Zornitsa is skilled in concept design, developed design to documentation, and has a strong interest in both sustainable and urban design.

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