Kerry Reyburn

Associate, Senior Technician

Originally hailing from Whangarei, Kerry Reyburn has been involved in the building industry from a very early age. With his father a builder, and then a building officer, Kerry has worked as a draughtsman for over 30 years – over 22 of those years with the team at HB Architecture.

Kerry’s extensive practical understanding of the technical building process provides an integral perspective to HB Architecture’s projects, and with his eye for detail and precision, Kerry offers both quality onsite observation and detailed drawings.

The Knoll Ridge Cafe was an important project for HB Architecture to which Kerry contributed significantly. More recently, Kerry played a crucial role in the delivery of several key commercial projects, such as Te Kongahu Museum of Waitangi and Te Rau Aroha at Waitangi and the Hundertwasser Arts Centre, working closing with Grant Harris, and the new workshop and showroom for Keith Andrews Trucks, Te Rapa. He also worked on high-profile residential projects such as the Marsden Cove House. 

When not in the office, Kerry can be found out and about enjoying one of Northland’s many mountain bike tracks, or out camping, fishing and ‘getting away from it all’. As the current president of the Marsden Wheelers Road Cycling club, Kerry enjoys plenty of road cycling too; with a recent interest in running, having prompted him to buy an entry into the 2019 New York Marathon.

Kerry’s role within HB Architecture is quite varied with him taking on many different aspects of each project. Not only does he handle the technical aspect of design work, but he also produces quality drawings, carries out onsite observation, and oversees projects through to completion with contractors. This gives Kerry a unique perspective of the process from start to finish and means he can fluidly manage any issues that may arise.

In his (nearly non-existent) free time, Kerry coaches a Para-cyclist, and assisted them to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Luckily, Kerry likes to be thorough in his work and believes that keeping the pressure on actually improves his quality and output. With his current variety of projects, including the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Mt Ruapehu, and other award-winning designs, Kerry finds the level of high-profile work rewarding. Working on these significant projects with a small, dedicated team gives a personal connection with each project; and this is something that Kerry values highly.