Pynenburg & Collins Architects was established in 1981 by university friends Ron Pynenburg and Ken Collins. By 1990, we were a well-established Wellington CBD practice working on both commercial and residential architecture. In 2001 Tim Burns became a company director, serving for 14 years. More recently Joanne Kelly and Jody Seabright were appointed directors in 2015, after having been associates for a number of years.
During this time we have developed a unique reputation in specialist areas of architecture – remote and extreme-environment buildings, community and aged care facilities, and scientific and laboratory design. In 2001, we formed a sister company for our laboratory projects, and Lab-works Architecture has since become the leader for laboratory and scientific facility design in New Zealand.
In 2012 Ron Pynenburg and Simon Blencowe opened our Christchurch office, and today we have under 30 registered architects, architectural technicians, graduates, interior designers and support staff across the two locations.
Our directors have a solid reputation in the architecture and construction industries in New Zealand. Ron Pynenburg has served as president of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) and subsequently as chairman of the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) for a number of years.