People

Richard Naish

Executive Director/Founder
B.Arch, FNZIA, Registered Architect

Richard Naish founded RTA Studio in July 1999. He is responsible for the design philosophy and strategic direction of the practice. A graduate of the University of Auckland School of Architecture, he worked at top practices in Auckland and London before launching RTA Studio.

Under his design leadership the practice has won over 70 local, national and international architecture awards, including the NZIA New Zealand Architecture Medal, the NZIA Ted McCoy Award for Education as well as category wins at World Architecture Festival, Architizer and Architectural Review Future Projects awards.
An active fellow member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects, Richard has been Convenor of the New Zealand Architecture Awards and served as a judge on international juries. He is a regular speaker in New Zealand and overseas. He has been an adjunct professor of architecture at Unitec, Auckland, as well as a regular teacher and critic at architecture schools across the country. Richard is also member of the Auckland Urban Design Panel.

Richard Naish
Robert Letherby
Senior Architect
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
James Sievers
Senior Architectural Graduate
Mitchell Jones
Senior Architectural Graduate
Neil-Craig Rodrigues
Senior Architectural Graduate
Nina Tyrrell
Senior Architectural Graduate
Thomas Keeler
Senior Architectural Graduate
Anita Chin
Architectural Graduate
Elizabeth Cho
Architectural Graduate
Elly Wang
Architectural Graduate
Harley Borrell
Architectural Graduate
Janetha Rainbow
Architectural Graduate
Jarred Walker
Architectural Graduate
Maito Akiyama
Architectural Graduate
YJ Lee
Architectural Graduate
Nadia Rivai
Architectural Graduate
Karina Jenkins
Architectural Designer