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Grant Harris

Principal Architect

B.Arch (Hons.) Registered Architect

Grant has spent most of his thirty years in the building industry as an employee in some of the most respected architectural companies in NZ. He originally trained as a draftsman before entering the Auckland School of Architecture where he graduated with honors.

Warren and Mahoney Architects employed Grant for a total of fifteen years where he worked on many award-winning buildings.

On leaving Warren and Mahoney Grant joined the now Ignite Architects where he also completed a number of award winning buildings.

Grant was a Director at Ignite and was part of the management team responsible for running a practice of fifty plus people as well as architect responsible for the design and delivery of projects.

During this time he was also involved with lecturing at Auckland University – School of Architecture – and attended the Glenn Murcutt Master Class at Newcastle University.

In 2007 Grant left Ignite Architects and moved to Whangarei where he partnered with Ian Butt to form Harris Butt Architecture Ltd. During the past twelve years Grant has jointly worked on a number of projects including the Waitangi National Trust museum at Waitangi, the Knoll Ridge Café on Mt Ruapehu and the new golf club house for the Peninsula golf club. He also is involved with the design and development of the Salvation Army Whangarei and the new museum for 28 Maori Battalion at Waitangi and the development of the Hundertwasser Art Centre.

Grant is the sole director / Architect with an overview of design, documentation and project delivery.