Our People

Kevin Brewer leads the urban design team at Brewer Davidson. Peter Davidson leads the architectural design team at Brewer Davidson. Alec Couchman is our newest Director at Brewer Davidson.

Kevin Brewer

Kevin BrewerB.Arch (Hons) FNZIA Reg. Arch

  • 2013 - Fellow NZIA
  • 2007 - NZ Transit Register Preferred Urban Designers
  • 2006 - Manukau Urban Design Panel 
  • 2004 - Auckland City Urban Design Panel 
  • 1998 - Judge Urban Gaze Competition
  • 1997 - Judge NZ Retail Design Awards
  • 1993 - Director Brewer Davidson Architects
  • 1991 - Registered Architect - New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB)
  • 1980 - 1984 B.Arch (Honours), University of Auckland

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  • Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (FNZIA)
  • Auckland Council Urban Design Panel

Kevin is a registered architect in New Zealand with over 30 years experience having previously worked for Sinclair Group Architects, Hames Sharley International and William Simpson & Associates in the US, before establishing Architecture Brewer Davidson with Peter Davidson in 1993. Kevin, of Nga Puhi descent, is one of the this country’s most respected traffic planners/ urban designer/ urban planner/ strategic planner having worked on a variety of award winning urban design and masterplanning projects across New Zealand and more recently, competition winning masterplanning tertiary and commercial developments in Vietnam. Just some of the projects are:

  • Ormiston Town Centre, Auckland
  • Wakatipu Transportation Strategy
  • Te Kauwhata Structure Plan
  • PetroVietnam University Master Plan, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • SH20 Waterview Tunnel Review
  • Basin Reserve Transport Improvements, Wellington
  • Binh Xuyen Masterplan, Vietnam
  • Three Kings Housing Development
  • New Lynn Rail Station Precinct
  • Paraparaumu Structure Plan, Kapiti District Council
  • Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative
  • Auckland City High Street Urban Design
  • Dominion Road Urban Design Framework
  • Takapuna Grammar School Masterplan
  • Symonds Street Central Connector, Auckland
  • Rotorua CBD Framework
  • 1995 - Clarendon Health Club, Christchurch; NZIA Local Award
  • 1996 - Warkworth Community Centre; NZIA Local Award
  • 1997 - Orewa Library; NZIA National Award
  • 1998 - Harbour Edge Public Competition – Winning Entry
  • 2001 - Waitemata Waterfront Competition, Auckland City - Winning Entry
  • 2002 - Auckland Domestic Koru Lounge; DINZ Best Award
  • 2003 - Auckland Girls Grammar Gymnasium, NZIA National Award
  • 2003 - Auckland Domestic Koru Lounge; NZIA Local Award
  • 2004 - NZIA New Zealand Award - Auckland Girls Grammar Gymnasium
  • 2005 - Khartoum Place Competition for Auckland City – Winning Entry
  • 2006 - Master Builders Gold Award Phillips House, Pauanui
  • 2009 - Architecture New Zealand: Architects of the Year
  • 2011 - New Lynn Rail Station, NZIA National Award
  • 2011 - Kura Kaupapa Ranui, NZIA National Award
Alec Couchman

Alec CouchmanB.Arch ARB (UK) ANZIA GBCA GSNZ Assessor

  • B.Arch (University of Auckland) 1987
  • Registered Architect NZ and UK
  • Associate NZIA
  • Green Building Council of Australia Assessor
  • Green Star NZ Assessor
  • Director NZ Architects Co-operative Society
  • NZ Green Building Council Faculty Member

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  • New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) - Architect Member
  • New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) – Faculty Member

Alec is a registered architect in New Zealand and the United Kingdom with 25 years experience working in Canada, USA, Germany, the United Kingdom and Korea working for practices such as Hamilton Associates, DEGW and Warren and Mahoney.

He is the only New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) and Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) Accredited Professional and is one of New Zealand’s leading experts on Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD). He is a member of the NZGBC Assessment Panel and Faculty Member. As a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, he lectures around NZ and overseas on issues relating to design and sustainability, most recently at the Canadian Green Building Council 2009 Conference. Alec has been the Project/ Design Architect for a number of commercial, office, justice, education and community projects, including:

  • North West Cluster Masterplan, Christchurch
  • Clayton Park School Masterplan, Auckland
  • Onehunga High School Masterplan, Auckland
  • University of Waikato Academy of Performing Arts
  • Waterview School Masterplan, Auckland
  • Manukau District Court Upgrade
  • Birkdale North Special Needs Unit
  • Otumoetai College Masterplan, Tauranga
  • Redhill School Masterplan, Papakura
  • MIT Campus Student Centre and Transport Interchange
  • Tranzrail Call Centre, Telstra Clear Business Park, North Shore
  • University of Auckland Kate Edger Information Commons
  • University of Auckland School of Creative and Performing Arts
  • University of Waikato Student Centre and Library
  • University of Auckland Library Lecture Theatre Refurbishment
  • Glen Eden Library and CAB Centre, Glen Eden, Auckland
  • Whangaparaoa Community Library, Whangaparaoa, Rodney

Alec has also been a Sustainability Consultant on a number of commercial and education buildings, including the $NZ100 million Deloitte Office Tower in Auckland, the first 5 GreenStar rated high rise office building in New Zealand (completed October 2009) and the $NZ30 million 5 GreenStar rated University of Waikato Student Centre

As a member of the NZGBC Faculty he advises on a variety of sustainability issues and is a Green Star Accredited Assessor. Alec has been involved in the development of a number of the NZGBC Design/ Build Rating Tools including the NZGBC Education, Office and Custom Rating Tools. He also consults businesses and local authorities on sustainable practices both within their organisations and services including Genesis Energy, Fletcher Building, Wattyl Paints, Bank of New Zealand, Natural Habitats, Aspect Interiors and Auckland Council.

  • 2012 – Chairperson - 1st Annual Retrofit and Refit Conference, Auckland
  • 2008 – 2012 - Guest Senior Lecturer/ Tutor: University of Auckland, Massey University, Wellington, Victoria University, Wellington
  • 2010 - 3rd Annual Green Buildings & Facilities Conference Auckland - New Zealand’s first Greenstar Rated Education Building
  • 2009 - 5th Green Building Festival, Toronto, Ontario Canada - Reinventing the Gen- Y Library
  • 2009 - University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada Guest Lecture – Information Commons and the New Learning Experience
  • 2007- NZSSES Conference Paper Auckland - Environmentally Restorative Architecture in the 21st Century
Roy Blok

Roy BlokB.Arch (Hons) NZIA Reg Arch

  • 2014 - Associate, Brewer Davidson, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1996 - 2014 Associate Principal, Jasmax, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1994 - Registered Architect - Architects Registration Board Netherlands (BNA)
  • 1992 - 1995 Architect Takenaka Corportation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1990 - Architect Overman Zuiderveld Architects, Perth, Australia
  • 1989 - Registered Architect - New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB)
  • 1986 - 1989 Andrews Scott Hill Architects, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1981 - 1986 B.Arch (Hons), University of Auckland

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  • New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) - Architect Member

Key Education Projects

  • Western Springs College (Master planning and Concept Design)
  • Opawaho Cluster LCCP Masterplan, Christchurch (Master planning)
  • Te Puke High School (Substantial Rebuild MLE)
  • Clearview Primary Stage 2 (New Build, 300 Student MLE)
  • Elim Christian College - Junior Campus Stage 1, 2, 3, Transitional MLE)
  • Elim Christian College - Senior Campus (Master planning)
  • Albany Senior High School (1300 Student New Build MLE)
  • Albany Senior High School Initial Campus (250 Student Transportable MLE - now at MIT)
  • Te Whanau o Tupuranga (Maori Bi-Lingual High School, 300 Student MLE)
  • Baverstock Oaks Primary School (1000 Students, Early MLE)
  • Massey High School Technology Block
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate, Otara (New Build and Refurbishment, Early MLE )
  • Point View Primary School (New Build School)
  • Mt Roskill Grammar (Science Faculty, Administration, Student Services)
  • Long Bay College (New Languages faculty)

Key Library Projects

  • Wellsford War Memorial Library
  • Te Matariki Clendon Library
  • Whangarei Central Library

Key Commercial Projects

  • ASB C: Drive Albany (Modern Workplace Environment)
  • Ford Motor Company, Manaukau City (Modern Workplace Environment)
  • Camera & Camera Queen Street
  • 2013 – Conference Speaker, Modern Learning Environments – CoreED Expo, Christchurch
  • 2013 – Workshop Leader - CEFPI Conference, Auckland
  • 2011 – 2012 - Guest Tutor: University of Auckland
Peter Davidson

Peter DavidsonB.Arch ANZIA Reg Arch

  • 2012 Construction Information Limited (Masterspec) Director
  • 1993 Director Brewer Davidson
  • 1991 Registered Architect - New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB)
  • 1982 - 1988 B.Arch, University of Auckland

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  • New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) - Architect Member

Peter is a registered architect in New Zealand with over 30 years experience. Peter had previously worked for some of the leading design firms in the UK and New Zealand, including Manning Mitchell, Manning Associates and Jasmax, before establishing Architecture Brewer Davidson with Kevin Brewer in 1993.

Peter is a solutions focussed architect working closely with clients needs and brings his 32 years of experience to all aspects of architectural design, documentation and project management. Much of Peter’s current and recent work has specialised in the design of commercial, education and civic buildings, developing them through from Master Planning to completion of individual buildings, facilities and landscaping. Recently completed projects include masterplans for Western Springs College and Waterview Primary School, Gymnasium, Teaching Block and Technology Block at Auckland Girls Grammar along with a Performing arts Block and an Arts and Technology Block at Takapuna Grammar. A measure of the success of the firm is the continued development of facilities at these two schools with the firm currently designing a Library, Student Services and Teaching Block at Takapuna Grammar and a rebuild and extension of the library at Auckland Girls Grammar. The most recent of these projects involving the assessment and inclusion of environmentally sustainable design (ESD) principles.

Further work for the Ministry of Education includes the design of the award winning, innovative and cost effective primary and secondary school buildings that are fit for purpose. These have gone on to win awards over various sectors, the most recent being the 2010 NZIA Auckland Architecture Award for the Art & Maths Block, Auckland Girls' Grammar and the 2011 NZIA Auckland Architecture Award for Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Kotuku School in Ranui.

Peter has also designed many award winning civic buildings including the Orewa and the Warkworth Public Libraries. The practice has a wealth of experience in the urban design field as one of the principal architects advising the former Rodney District Council on a variety of projects.

  • 1995 - Clarendon Health Club, Christchurch; NZIA Local Award
  • 1996 - Warkworth Community Centre; NZIA Local Award
  • 1997 - Orewa Library; NZIA National Award
  • 1998 - Harbour Edge Public Competition
  • 2002 - Auckland Domestic Koru Lounge; DINZ Best Award
  • 2003 - Auckland Girls Grammar Gymnasium, NZIA National Award
  • 2003 - Auckland Domestic Koru Lounge; NZIA Local Award
  • 2005 - Winner: Khartoum Place Competition for Auckland City
  • 2009 - Architecture New Zealand Architects of the Year
  • 2010 - Art & Maths Block, Auckland Girls' Grammar, NZIA National Award
  • 2011 - Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Kotuku, Ranui, NZIA National Award
  • 2013 - Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Kotuku, Ranui, NZ Property Award
Stuart Whitfield

Stuart WhitfieldB.Arch ANZIA Reg Arch

  • 1999 - Registered Architect - New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB)
  • 1994 - present Brewer Davidson
  • 1993 - 1994 Peek Exhibition, Design & Display - Designer 
  • 1988 - 1995 B.Arch, Auckland University

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  • New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) - Architect Member

Stuart is a NZ Registered Architect with 20 years’ experience. He has developed skills and experience in a wide variety of architectural projects including commercial, retail, residential, public spaces and education. Stuart has an affinity with technology and manages all the IT requirements at Brewer Davidson. He has been using ArchiCAD for 22 years starting at his first employer where he was one of the first users in Auckland. Stuart is considered an industry an expert on this package and is invited to participate in new release testing and is currently on Masterspec's BIM review panel. Stuart prides himself on the quality, accuracy and timely creation of construction documentation and Virtual Building Information Models in our projects.

  • Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Pukemiro, Kaitaia
  • Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Kotuku
  • Auckland Girls Grammar Gymnasium
  • Orewa Public Library
  • 2014 - Khartoum Place Stage 2
  • 2013 - Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Pukemiro, Kaitaia
  • 2012 - Hingaia Peninsula School, Papakura
  • 2011 - Auckland Girls Grammar Information Centre
  • 2008 - Snell’s Beach Primary School
  • 2007 - Takapuna Grammar School Library and Social Sciences Building
  • 2006 - Takapuna Grammar School Visual Arts & Technology Building
  • 2005 - Khartoum Place Stage 1
  • 2004 - Auckland Girls Grammar Maths & Art Block
  • 2003 - Takapuna Grammar School Performing Arts Centre
  • 2002 - Auckland Girls Grammar Technology Block
  • 2000 - Suzuki House, Queenstown
  • 1997 - Heinz Wattie Head Office, Parnell
  • 1995 - Auckland Girls Grammar Gymnasium
  • 1994 - Orewa Public Library
James Dawe
Architectural Graduate

James DaweB.Arch

  • 2013 - present Brewer Davidson
  • 2010 - Masters of Architecture (prof), Unitec
  • 2006 - 2008 B.Arch, Unitec

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  • NZIA Graduate Member

James is a graduate architect and has worked at Brewer Davidson since 2013. He has also worked as a carpenter and brings that experience into his design, documentation and site observation work as an architect. He is a past participant of the Architectural Association of Australia’s Summer School and Masterclass lead by Rick Leplastrier and Glenn Murcutt. James has worked extensively on education projects at Brewer Davidson including masterplanning of school campuses as well as architectural building projects.

  • 2014
    • Waterview Primary School Masterplan
    • Phillip’s Alterations, Point Wells
  • 2013
    • Te Hihi School Masterplan
    • Clayton Park School Masterplan
    • Onehunga Primary School Masterplan
    • Birkdale North School Masterplan
    • Botany Hop Card Service Centre
    • Downtown Ferry Terminal Electronic Ticket Gates
    • Housing New Zealand Housing Alterations
Danielle Pulham

Danielle PulhamB.Arch ANZIA Reg. Arch, B.Des. (Hons)

  • 2019 – Registered Architect, Brewer Davidson, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2003 - present Architectural Graduate -Brewer Davidson Architects
  • 2003 – 2009 - Bachelor of Architecture – Unitec
  • 1998 – 2002 - Bachelor of Design (Honours) - Unitec

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  • New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) – Architect

Danielle is an Architectural Graduate and Interior Designer with over 10 years’ experience at Brewer Davidson. In this time she has had experience in the residential, commercial, infrastructure and education fields. Danielle has extensive experience in Contract Administration and Observation with a number of different construction typologies and scales. Her unique skills, with both an architectural and interior focus, enable her to take a project through construction and interior detailing, building on the overall architectural concept.

  • Halswell School Redevelopment
  • Auckland Girls Grammar School - Information Centre
  • Sky Television - Continuing Redevelopment
  • Dasent House
  • Kingsland Station Redevelopment
  • Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Pukemiro, Kaitaia
  • Takapuna Grammar School - Ralph Roberts Centre
  • Takapuna Grammar School - Sir Peter Blake Arts & Technology Centre
  • Air New Zealand, Koru Lounge, Dunedin Airport
  • Air New Zealand, Auckland Domestic Fitout
Victor Eng
Architectural Graduate

Victor EngB.Arch (Hons)

  • 2013 – present Brewer Davidson
  • 2008 – 2013 Cantilever Architects
  • 2002 - 2008 B.Arch (Hons), University of Auckland


  • New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) – Graduate Member

Victor is an architectural graduate in with 5 years’ work experience. He has experience in masterplanning of town centres and residential projects. His strengths in quickly constructing Sketchup three dimensional models allows clients to understand their projects and facilitate Council consenting meetings. Victor is an adept designer and good team communicator in large multi-disciplinary projects.

  • Ormiston Town Centre Masterplan, Auckland
  • Highgate Business Park Masterplan, Silverdale
  • Highgate Special Housing Area Masterplan and Resource Consent, Silverdale
  • Link Crescent Masterplan, Whangapararoa
  • Kapiti Centres and Connectors, Kapiti District Council
  • Marewa Road Office Development, Greenlane, Auckland
  • Market Place, Kapiti Coast Airport
  • Kapiti Coast Airport Masterplan
Betty Chung
Registered Architect

Betty ChungBArch ANZIA Reg. Arch

  • 2015 – Registered Architect, Brewer Davidson, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2012 – Registered Architect  - Australia Registered Board of Victoria (ARBV)
  • 2010-2015 Cox Architecture, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2008-2010 Opus Architecture, Auckland New Zealand
  • 2002-2008 B.Architecture (Hons), University of Auckland


  • New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) – Registered Architect
  • Australia Registered Board of Victoria (ARBV) - Registered Architect

Betty Chung is a Registered Architect both in New Zealand and Australia. She has developed her skill base through a wide variety of project types, including Education, Commercial and High-end Multi-Residential. She has trained and developed her design flair whilst working co-operatively with world-class architects. Betty is competent and able to see a project from concept design to contract administration phases.

In her spare time, Betty takes great joy and interest in the design and creation of Ceramics, sculpture, painting and drawing. Her ceramic work can be found in Cafés and private residences in both Melbourne and Auckland.

  • Sheraton Hotel and Convention Centre, Desaru, Malaysia.
  • Puteri Harbour, Hotel and Convention Centre, Malaysia
  • Batu Ferrangi, Service Apartments, Malaysia.
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground – Smart Stadium Upgrade
  • Chelsea Apartment, Abbotsford Melbourne
  • Presbyterian Ladies College, Resource Learning Centre, Melbourne
  • Presbyterian Ladies College, Year 7 Learning Centre, Melbourne
  • Presbyterian Ladies College, Junior school Redevelopment, Melbourne
  • Presbyterian Ladies College, Science Laboratory, Melbourne
  • Massey University, Resource Learning Centre
  • Newmarket Train Station, New Zealand
  • Mangere Refugee Resettlement, New Zealand
  • BNZ Partners – Flagship fit-out
Peta Smith
Architectural Graduate

Peta SmithM.Arch (prof.)


  • New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) - Architect Member

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Reuben Sue
Architectural Graduate

Reuben SueB.Arch LBP


Christophe Barkalaya
Architectural Designer

Christophe BarkalayaBArch(Hons) BA


Laureline Guillou
Architectural Graduate

Laureline GuillouHMO Architect (FR) M.Arch


Danny Inglis
Architectural Graduate

Danny Inglis B.Arch (Hons)

  • 2016 – Present: Brewer Davidson Architects, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2005 – 2016: Stephen Matthews Architects Ltd.
  • 2001 – 2002: Garry Cullen Architects Ltd
  • 1999 – 2000: Salmond Reid Architects

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  • New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) - Graduate Member

Danny is a graduate architect with 10yrs work experience. Having recently joined the Brewer Davidson team, he brings with him experience in a variety of project types including hospitality, community work and residential housing. He carries a positive work attitude and enjoys working in a team environment.

Ryan van der Westhuizen
Architectural Graduate

Ryan van der WesthuizenM.Arch (Prof.)


Arvin Chu
Architectural Graduate

Arvin ChuB.Arch


Simon Dodd

Simon DoddB.Arch (Hons)


Bruce Steenkamp
Architectural Graduate

Bruce SteenkampPrArch Tech, HD. CPUT


Wesley Twiss
Architectural Graduate

Wesley TwissBAS, M.Arch (Prof)


Amruta Rahate Dolas
Architectural Graduate

Amruta Rahate Dolas B.Arch, M.Arch

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Cara Allen
Office Manager

Cara AllenB.A.S, M.Arch (Prof), M.UrbPlan (Prof) (Hons)


Cameron Russell
Senior Architectural Graduate

Cameron Russell B.Sc, Pg. Dip. Architecture (UK)

Certified Passive House Designer


Amanda Mesquita
Architectural Graduate

Amanda MesquitaB.A.S





We all worked in large architectural firms earlier in our careers.



At Brewer Davidson we have been recipients of many awards since 1995.



Brewer Davidson has an industry leading level of experience in sustainable design and consulting.



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