Kerry Avery

Principal, Auckland

B.Arch, University of Auckland

Registered Architect

Fellow NZIA

Practical, client focused, with keen analytical skills and broad experience, Kerry is the principal and director of Team Architect’s Auckland office.

Over his 40-plus year career, Kerry has created an enviable portfolio of projects nationwide. They represent a wide selection of building types, from houses and apartments to medical centres, hotels, lodges, theatres, and shopping centres. All are characterised by design versatility and flair, and delivered in a professional manner.

Among his more recent high-profile projects are Auckland’s EMA Employment Hub, the award-winning Zone 23 mixed-use development, The Rees lakeside apartments in Queenstown, Kauri Cliffs Golf Club & Lodge in Kerikeri, and Rosedale Park Stadium. Kerry also designed the Remuera Eye Clinic, Bruce Mason Theatre and the Unitec Student Learning Complex, all in Auckland, and the Penticton Hotel in British Columbia, Canada.

As a pioneer of the New Zealand pole house in the 1970s, Kerry made the most of sites that were previously considered unbuildable, designing homes on cliffs, in gullies and even on former tip sites.

Kerry has received a raft of design awards from organisations such as the NZIA, the NZ Property Council, Master Builders Association, BOMA (now the Property Council of NZ) and Parafed. His professional involvement includes judging on numerous awards juries. He has been chairman of the NZIA Auckland branch and on the organising committee of the NZIA 100-year conference.

A father of five, Kerry is a keen international traveller, an active tennis player and golfer and a wine enthusiast and Bordeaux collector.

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