Glen Cornwell

Senior Associate AKL, Principal TANZ, Auckland

Senior Associate, Avery Associates Team Architects
B Arch Unitec, ANZIA, NZCD Arch
Registered Architect


Having started his career as a junior architectural draughtsman and subsequently gaining a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Glen has that rare combination of design flair and practical construction knowledge. With hands-on experience through all project stages, he understands how a building goes together and has a 20-year track record of providing cost-effective and visually appealing design solutions.

Recently his focus has been on commercial and industrial developments, but Glen also has extensive experience in residential design, automotive showrooms, sports and entertainment facilities, retail and luxury lodges. His most notable recent projects include redesign of the Jaguar, Landrover and Volvo Car showrooms for Giltrap Group. Glen has also designed and managed a number of successful multi-unit industrial/office developments around Auckland.

Reliable, solutions-focused and calm under pressure, Glen has built strong, enduring relationships with his clients and with a trusted network of contractors and industry professionals. Clients value his approachable, genuine manner, solid work ethic, and ability to deliver with well-considered and practical design solutions. Glen guides and mentors younger staff and is well respected at Avery Associates Team Architects. He is also a director of Team Architects.

A high achiever and ‘active relaxer’, Glen is a keen sportsman who has competed in more than a dozen Ironman and Half Ironman events around the world, and represented New Zealand at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. He also enjoys mountain biking and swimming, plays guitar, and is a pretty handy with a hammer. 

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