MEET THE TEAM

GRAHAM PRICE - NZIA

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

First Principles Architects & Interiors is grounded on Graham’s own personality and approach to people and architecture

"I value the quality of time spent with people to develop long lasting relationships, which I believe is the essence of understanding a clients needs and vision. My interpretation, creativity and appreciation of spatial relationships and materials, together with the project’s financial feasibility and technical aspects of construction; all contribute to the design process and an exceptional outcome for all the stake holders."

Qualifications & Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Science (Arch) Hons Bath

  • Bachelor of Architecture Hons Bath

  • Registered Architect - NZIA

Recent Works

  • Mangatawa Head Office, Tauranga

  • Tauranga Intermediate School

  • Te Wharekura o Mauao Stage 2

  • Mount Central Retail, Mount Maunganui

  • Salt Multi Residential, Tauranga

  • Bethlehm Birthing Centre, Bethlehem

  • Tawa Street Commercial, Mount Maunganui

  • The Reserve Office Harington Street, Tauranga

  • Harcourts head office, 3rd Avenue, Tauranga

  • Aspire High Performace Gym, Bethlehem

  • Nga Hau Mangere Birthing Centre, Auckland

  • 17 Banks Avenue Offices, Mt Maunganui

KATE PRICE

Recent Works

INTERIORS & CO-OWNER

Salt Multi Residential, Tauranga

Katikati Library & Community Hub, Katikati

Bethlehem Birthing Centre, Tauranga

Adelpha Womens Health, Bethlehem

Great Spice Restaurant x 3, Tauranga

Mount Royale Apartments x 4, Mt Maunganui

Excelsa Bar & Restaurant, Papamoa

TCC Office Fitout, Tauranga

Pongakawa School, Te puke

Tauranga Intermediate School, Tauranga

Oceanz Accomodation, Mt Maunganui

Te Wharekura O Mauao, Bethlehem Stage 1 and 2

Mangere Birthing Centre, Auckland

Natadola Intercontinental Resort & Spa, Fiji

Warwick Conference Centre, Vanuatu

Kate has been involved in interior specification & design in the Bay of Plenty for the past 6 years. Her philosophy is simple, to add value to projects through creativity within budget, in close collaboration with the client and the architect. This provides a delivery of service that is independent of the supply chain and results in spaces that are inspiring, comfortable and, most of all, workable.

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RAY ATKINS

ASSOCIATE

Ray graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from Victoria University, Wellington. Ray draws on 10 years of experience backed up with 10 years of on site construction experience and significant university teaching involvement. He has gained professional experience on a wide range of commercial, boutique interiors and educational projects, along with delivering multiple residential architectural projects throughout New Zealand. Ray has extensive high level Revit and BIM modelling experience, controlling and co-ordinating 3D models from multiple consultants, thus ensuring the delivery of concise and accurate documentation.

Recent Works

  • Tauranga Intermediate School, Tauranga

  • Mangatawa Tari, Tauranga

  • Mount Central, Mount Maunganui

  • Salt Multi Residential Development, Tauranga

  • The Reserve Office Harington Street, Tauranga

  • Aspire Gym, Bethlehem

  • Coast Retail Development, Papamoa

  • Multi Storey Office Block, Tauranga Central

  • Mangere Birthing Centre, Auckland

  • Mount Pleasant Community Centre, Christchurch

  • Curtis House, Nelson

  • Montgomery House, Wellington

  • Tiri View House, Waiheke Island

  • Hamilton House, Waiheke Island

  • 5A Grace Avenue Houses, Mt Maunganui

  • McDonald House, Mt Maunganui

RONNEY VAN DEVENTER

Recent Works

SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN

Katikati Library & Community Hub, Katikati

Tauriko Business Park, Tauranga

Oceanz Accommodation, Mount Maunganui

Tawa Street Mixed Use Development, Mount Maunganui

15th Avenue Retail, Tauranga

15th Avenue Medical Centre, Tauranga

Retail and Commercial 121 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui

SH2 Office and Retail, Bethlehem

Paradise Coast Eco Estate - Security Village and Club houses, South Africa

Oaks on Main Shopping Centre, Knysna

Municipal Buildings, Knysna

Wilderness Dunes Timeshare Resort, George

Trefoil Square Medical Centre, George

Knysna Quays Shopping Centre & Residential

Pacaltsdorp Police Stations, George

Ronney joined us in 2016 from South Africa where he had 22 years of practical working experience within the building industry in South Africa. He has worked in a senior role on a wide variety of projects and has strong Project Management abilities. Since joining First Principles Ronney has worked on a variety of high value commercial projects and is now enjoying New Zealand life as a permanent resident.

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CHRIS DAVIES

ARCHITECTURAL TEAM LEADER

Chris joined First Principles in August 2016 while on a 12 month work holiday visa and has become a key member of our Team. Chris graduated with an Architectural Degree from the University of Kent in 2012 and has had 7 years work experience on various projects, including large multi residential developments, in the United Kingdom.

 

Chris has picked up the New Zealand Building Code and developed great skill in Revit based CAD since he has been with us. He is also skilled in Photoshop, Indesign and Sketchup.

Recent Works

  • Mount Surf Club, Mount Maunganui

  • Whaioranga Trust Offices, Welcome Bay

  • Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Orini, Whakatane

  • Excelsa Restaurant, Bar Fitout, Papamoa

  • Retail and Commercial 121 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui

  • Farm Street Townhouse Development, Mount Maunganui

  • The Reserve, Tauranga

  • Oceanz Accommodation, Tauranga

  • McVicar Family Home. Papamoa

  • Tauranga City Council Offices

  • Salt Multi Residential Development, Mount Maunganui

  • Pongakawa School Refurb, Te puke

  • Tauriko Primary School, Tauranga

MAURO FRANKE

Recent Works

SENIOR ARCHITECTURAL GRADUATE

17th Avenue Office development, Tauranga

Feathers Childcare Centre, Auckland

Frankley road townhouses development, New Plymouth

Mount Maunganui Tennis Club, Mount Maunganui

12 Skinner street house, New Plymouth

Tui Ora Family Medical Centre, New Plymouth

Piccolini Childcare Centre, Hastings

Small Fries Childcare Centre, Auckland

Kindercare Childcare Centre, Palmeston North

Piccolini Childcare Centre, Taupo

Little darlings Childcare Centre, Auckland

18 Joyce Street – Residential units, Elwood/Melbourne

Eskander Residence, Melbourne

Hoddle Street Residential units, Melbourne

Mauro joined us in 2018 after he had been working in New Zealand for 3 years, before that he worked in Melbourne where he had practical working experience within the commercial and residential architectural sector in Australia. He has also worked in Chile and Easter Island as senior role on a wide variety of projects and has strong Project Management abilities.
 

Since Mauro joined First Principles in 2018 and has become a valued member of our team. He is highly skilled in all aspects of CAD, Revit and rendering.

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KARIMA LOUW

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN

Karima joined First Principles in March 2019 and has quickly integrated to became a vital part of the team. Karima graduated from the Univeristy of Pretoria with Honours Degree in Architecture in 2014. Karima has had 4 years experience on Residential, Multi Residential & Commercial work.

Karima is highly skilled in Revit, Image Rendering, Photoshop and CAD documentation.

Recent Works

  • Tauriko Buisness Estate Retail Fitouts

  • New Zealand Commercial Projects

  • Combrinck & Coetzee Physio Works, Rustenburg

  • Residential Projects in Rustenburg

  • Lifestyle Square Alterations, Rustenburg

  • Mount Royale apartment fitout

  • Salt Residential

  • Tawa Street Mixed Use Development, Mount Maunganui

  • Gym Fitout, Papamoa

  • Head Office Fitout, Papamoa

COCO PRICE

Recent Works

TEAM SUPPORT

Where did this come from?

Odd places to nap

Whats behind this thing?

Most Instagram likes

best beard

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Coco joined the team in 2018 when after thorough vetting she was determined to be the cutest team support and mascot. Her skills include but are not limited to napping, relaxing, giving a friendly smile while wagging her tail and increasing team spirit and morale. 

We're looking forward to many future years with Coco by our side.

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