The Team


Richard Evans

Engineering Director

When you come to us with an idea, we will work with you through every step of the process, plans, consent, even managing the construction stage of your project. Nothing falls through the gaps between different service providers. Any questions or issues you have are resolved with one phone call.


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Martin O’Brien

Senior Structural Engineer

Our broad range of disciplines under one roof is a unique blend in New Zealand.


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Derek Wong Nam

Architectural Director

We deliver the best possible scenario for clients. Right from the outset the architectural design aesthetic, the site’s planning constraints and the structural engineering are being worked on together. Our clients get the full package all under one roof.


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John Gray

BArch, NZCD (Arch), FNZIA
Senior Registered Architect

I was super energised and ready to return to my great professional passion of architecture when the opportunity arose to join the Smart Alliances team


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Clare Carmody

BArch Hons
Architectural Graduate

I have a passion for the challenge of incorporating sustainable principles into my designs and providing build solutions for the unique sites that Blenheim and the Marlborough Sounds have to offer.


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Sonia Manson

Senior Architectural Technician

At Smart Alliances I enjoy learning something new every single day – new materials, products, technical information, ways of doing things … there’s always something different


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