People

Ben Hayes

Managing Director
BA(Hons), Dip Arch(UCL), ARB(UK), ANZIA Registered Architect

Ben Hayes joined RTA Studio in 2004, after working in London in a senior role at ORMS architecture + design. Trained at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, Ben became an associate at RTA in 2005, and is now a director of the practice. He has over 24 years of experience in England and New Zealand with a variety of projects in the leisure, retail, residential, commercial, public, and local government sectors.

Ben’s role includes business and project management, utilising his strong design skills, technical experience and construction and Contract Administration. His role involves comprehensive Project and Design Team Management, Cost Management and Project Programming.

He is an exponent of RTA Studio’s design philosophy that ensures design is creative, durable, and buildable.

As project architect for Ironbank, Ben managed this landmark new-build office project through the NZGBC accreditation process culminating in the building being awarded the first 5 Star rated as-built Office Building in New Zealand. He maintains a keen interest in commercial mixed-use sustainable architecture.

Ben Hayes
Illia Ovsiiko
Senior Architect
Anne Thiermann
Registered Architect
Teresa Munro
Registered Architect
Casey Anderson
Project Lead
Roberto Jelash
Senior Technician
David Cook
Senior Architectural Graduate
Mitchell Jones
Senior Architectural Graduate
Neil-Craig Rodrigues
Senior Architectural Graduate
Nina Tyrrell
Senior Architectural Graduate
Thomas Keeler
Senior Architectural Graduate
Paul Gao
Senior Architectural Graduate
Kipp Nicholson
Senior Architectural Graduate
Anita Chin
Architectural Graduate
Elizabeth Cho
Architectural Graduate
Elly Wang
Architectural Graduate
Jarred Walker
Architectural Graduate
Maito Akiyama
Architectural Graduate
YJ Lee
Architectural Graduate
Nadia Rivai
Architectural Graduate
Julia Crowe
Architectural Graduate
Even Liang
Architectural Graduate