Thanh Nguyen

Associate / Design Technology Manager, New Plymouth

B.Arch (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington


Green Star Associate (GBCA)

A senior architect with 15 years’ project experience, Thanh is passionate about ensuring quality design outcomes and meeting client expectations from the start to the completion of a project. He has a successful track record in managing multiple stakeholders at both local and central levels, and working with external consultants and contractors to achieve complex project objectives.

Thanh began his career in Wellington, where he worked for five years before gaining valuable overseas experience as a senior architect and BIM leader in Melbourne. He is now based in New Plymouth.

Among Thanh’s specialist areas are transportation and infrastructure, master planning, urban design, civic and community projects, mixed-use, commercial, and residential medium-density developments. He has worked in New Zealand and Australia on projects ranging from hospitality, commercial, and education to infrastructure and community architecture.

Among his high-profile local projects are the new $7 million multipurpose facility at Clifton Park for North Taranaki Sport and Recreation Inc and the 5 Star Green Star tertiary education facility for Victoria University ($45 million).

While based in Australia, he worked on the design and project leadership teams for numerous multimillion dollar projects. These included the $1 billion Sydney International Convention Centre project at Darling Harbour, the Footscray Deer Park Regional Rail Link project in Melbourne ($3 billion), and the new Perth Stadium Transport Infrastructure Project in Western Australia.

Thanh is also a highly experienced Building Information Modelling (BIM) leader with expertise in all aspects of BIM and the collaborative design and construction process. He has worked alongside contractors and consultants in BIM management teams to deliver major government projects.

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