A Kiwi architectural designer with a wealth of international success.
Jason’s intention was to explore the world and broaden his design skills with a desire to bring new and exciting ideas back to New Zealand.
Starting the journey in Manchester, Jason moved around the world, living in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur. His earlier design experience served him well and he lead a number of high-profile international projects including Shanghai’s 5-star Novartis R & D Campus where he worked alongside 2016 Pritzker award-winning architect Alejandro Aravena, and world- renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma among others.
After 15 years away, Jason believes that New Zealand really is the best country in the world. In fact, when he stepped off the plane, he laughs, “I felt like kissing the ground."
Jason is now Lead Designer and Director at KiwiDesigNZ, a company servicing the local Coatesville market, along with the rest of Auckland. He believes that good design influences and enhances a sense of well-being, and this is the inspiration behind all their projects.
JASON K WARD, M: 021 281 2388, www.kiwidesignz.co.nz