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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Brett Forgesson

BE Civil Hons, MIPENZ, MBA
Senior Structural Engineer

We get involved in a wide variety of projects and our inter-disciplinary approach makes that particularly interesting for us and provides great outcomes for our clients.


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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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Jeremy Harnett

Bachelor of Resource Studies, Bachelor of Environmental Management (Honours)
Environmental Scientist – Kaikoura Office

Smart Alliances are a friendly team with a high level of skill. It’s great having the intellectual resources at hand to cover such a wide range of engineering, architecture and resource management issues.


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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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Resource Management

Mark Batchelor

Planning and Resource Management Consultant

My experience has been that working collaboratively can achieve better, quicker and less costly positive results, more certain outcomes and new or better opportunities.


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