Paul Goldsmith

Consultant, New Plymouth

B.Arch, FNZIA, NZCD Arch 

A creative thinker and experienced problem-solver, Paul is an architect with specialist skills in design, strategic master-planning, and analysing the commercial viability of potential projects.

From 1995 to 2008, he was the senior director of BGBBTA architectural practice. With 25 staff, it was then the largest provincial architecture practice in New Zealand. In this capacity, Paul led large teams working to deliver complex and effective design and urban solutions across a diverse range of communities. These ambitious projects incorporated varying degrees of risk (often related to cost) and Paul adeptly managed them from concept stage through to construction.

More recently, Paul has been a full-time ‘architect at large’ for Team Architects’ Taranaki branch, working as project lead architect, project finder and mentor to staff at the practice.

Paul has worked with an array of government, private and corporate clients during the course of his career. They have included the New Zealand Government, numerous local councils from Whangarei down to Christchurch, Harvey Normal, TSB Bank, Woolworths New Zealand Ltd, Ford New Zealand, and McDonalds.

Over the past 20 years, Paul has held a number of leadership and governance positions. He has been an examiner on the New Zealand Registered Architects Board and is signatory to the Ministry for the Environment Urban Protocols. Within the Team Architects group of practices, Paul holds the position of ‘Urban Champion’ as the leader in urban design. He has been a councillor for WITT Polytechnic, and from 2012 to 2017, Paul was the founding chair and a trustee of the Te Karaka Foundation, an endowment fund established to meet the needs of the Taranaki community.

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