Simon Mrkusic

DIRECTOR

Simon is a registered architect with more than 30 years of international architectural, planning and project management experience encompassing master planning a new city in the UAE, designing and building corporate campuses for some of the  largest enterprises in the world and managing capital projects throughout New Zealand. He acted as Auckland Council’s Independent Reviewer for the Spark Arena.

Simon is a member of Property Council of New Zealand, NZ Institute of Architects, the Institute of Directors and is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional. His projects have received architectural, interior-design and environmental awards internationally.

Qualifications
  • B.Arch, University Of Auckland
  • Registered Architect NZ, USA, Ireland
  • Auckland Council Urban Design Panel Member
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Member of NZIA, AIA, MRIAI, PCNZ, NCARB
Expertise:
  • Site and city master planning
  • Architecture
  • Design Management
  • Project Management
  • Client Representation
  • Independent Review
Recognition/Awards:
  • NZIA Award, Commercial Architecture for St John Regional Headquarters 2011
  • NZIA Award, Sustainable Architecture for St John Regional Headquarters 2011
  • PCNZ Merit Award for St John Regional Headquarters 2011
  • Hammurabi Award, Molecular Probes, Oregon USA 2001
  • Oregon Interior Design Award for White Oak Campus, Virginia 1999
  • AIA Virginia Excellence in Architecture, White Oak 1998
  • Metal Architecture Design Award, White Oak Virginia USA 1998
  • Arizona Environmental Excellence for Architecture & Landscape, Intel Ocotillo 1997
  • Oregon Excellence in Concrete, Fujitsu Gresham 1997
  • Masonry Award, Intel Ocotillo 1996
  • International Achievement for Fabrics Architecture, Intel Ocotillo 1996
Employment History:
  • 2004 – Current Director, Pragmatix (NZ)
  • 1992 – 2004 Principal Architect IDC (USA)
  • 2001 – 2002 Department Manager, IDC (Ireland)
  • 1988 – 1991 Architect, Jasmax Ltd (NZ)
  • 1986 – 1987 Graduate Intern (Osaka, Japan)
  • 1979 – 1986 Construction and labouring (Antarctica, Europe and USA)
SELECTED PROJECTS:

Project Director, Business Development Manager, Project Manager, Commercial Advisor on various projects including:

Project Name Value Brief Description of Project Work
Browns Bay New World $15m New supermarket
Howick New World $15m New supermarket
Rendezvous Grand Hotel N/A Refurbishment and reinstatement
Clarence St Pak’n Save $14m Remodelled supermarket
Stonefield New World $18m New supermarket
St John Headquarters $10m Office headquarters and master plan
Papamoa PAKnSAVE $20m New supermarket
Remuera New World $12m Remodelled supermarket
Rakon, Shen Zen PRC $40m Crystal oscillator fabrication plant
Hillcrest New World $18m New supermarket
Turangi New World $14m New supermarket
Vector Arena $80m Multipurpose event centre
Mt Maunganui New World $20m New supermarket
Gate Pa New World $18m New supermarket
Dubai Silicon Oasis City Plan, UAE $1b Master plan for technology themed city
Grace Semiconductor, PRC. $300m+ 7 storey office and wafer foundry
Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia N/A Nanotechnology
ProMOS Campus Technologies, Taiwan $300m+ 9 story office and  wafer foundry
Alza, Cashel, Ireland $30m Laboratory for trans-dermal patches
Intel Campus Jerusalem, Israel N/A Master planning and conceptual design
Chartered Semiconductor, Singapore N/A Master planning and  conceptual design
TSMC Campus Tainan Taiwan $365m+ 6 story office and  wafer foundry
Infineon Semiconductor, Virginia USA $290m+ Master plan and architecture for new campus
OHSU Vaccine Center, Oregon USA N/A Primate research with BS3 and BS4 labs
Intel Ocotillo Campus, Arizona USA $500m+ Master plan and  architecture for new campus
Intel, Ronler Acres, OR USA N/A Data Centre
Kaist National Research Centre Korea $40m Nantechnology research laboratory
Molecular Probes, Oregon USA $8m Office and laboratory
Intel Campus, Leixlip, Ireland $500m+ 300MM wafer manufacturing
Axcelis Technologies Office, MA USA $25m Office headquarters, cafeteria and cleanroom
Genemedix Pharmaceutical, Ireland $10m Laboratory
Lower Albina Urban Renewal, OR USA N/A Urban renewal planning for industrial area
Motorola Office, Virginia USA $38m 30,000 sm corporate office and cafeteria
Intel Rio Rancho Office, NM USA $35m 32,000 sm corporate office and cafeteria
Fujitsu, Gresham OR USA $215m DRAM fabrication, test labs and office
Hewlett-Packard Seismic, Corvallis OR, USA N/A Office refurbishment
Philips, Singapore N/A Master planning and concept architect

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