Novak+Middleton is an NZIA award-winning architectural practice. We specialise in creating innovative and quality architecture, offering a comprehensive personalised service to our clients. The twenty-five year working relationship of the practice directors has grounded Novak+Middleton with extensive experience in all aspects of residential and commercial architecture, including large scale multi-unit housing, new homes, additions and alterations, and interior architectural design.

As an architectural practice we believe the strength of good design stems from a sensible and honest use of materials and space, combined together with a thorough understanding of a client’s objectives. These can then be integrated in a contemporary manner that is appropriate to each individual client.

Our team has considerable experience, offering design and technical excellence. Our professional service covers all facets of the build, from the initial meeting through to completion of the project.

While our experience is essential, so too is our commitment to each individual client and their community. The ability to provide a quality service with an outstanding result is paramount in the philosophy of our architectural practice.

NZ Registered ArchitectNZIA PracticePrefab NZ

Physical address

15 Everton Terrace
Wellington 6012
New Zealand

Postal address

PO Box 12 232
Wellington 6144
New Zealand


phone: +64 4 472 9729


Richard Middleton

BBSc, BArch (Hons), ANZIA

Richard believes the strength of good design stems from the expressive use of form, space and light, together with a thorough understanding of a client’s objectives. As a director Richard, along with Simon, maintains the practice’s vision - to be a leading architectural practice delivering excellence in both design and service. Richard is an assessor on the NZ Registered Architects Board.

Simon Novak


Simon maintains the vision for Novak+Middleton Architects being a leading design based practice that provides excellence in design, construction and management of projects. He is committed to achieving the best possible result, and like Richard, takes an active role in all aspects of each project to ensure that clients achieve an outstanding outcome. He takes pleasure in working amongst a highly talented team of architects.

Greg Lagoutaris

Senior Associate
BBSc, BArch (Hons), ANZIA

Working with the directors for over 25 years, Greg has been involved in the growth and development of the practice. He is committed to producing thorough documentation and project management with attention to detail. Greg is responsible for in-house continuing professional development and quality assurance and management programs within the practice.

Glenn Wilson

BBSc, BArch (Hons), ANZIA

With skills in detailing, documentation and contract administration, Glenn is able to interface closely with clients and contractors to get the best possible result. He enjoys contemporary design as well as exploring and enhancing the relationship between architecture and landscape it sits within. Glenn is also on the Wellington Branch committee of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.

Renée Cooper

BArch (Hons), ANZIA

Renee has a wide experience in residential architecture, including additions and alterations, new homes, as well as a number of community centred projects. Renee’s attention to detail and unique ability to multi-task throughout all facets of the architectural process ensures every client receives a high level of service.

Paul Barry

BBSc, BArch (Hons), ANZIA

Paul has a wealth of experience in furniture design, interiors, residential and commercial projects, with his real passion being those that incorporate green principles and technology. As well as working for many years in the New Zealand architectural profession, Paul has also had the valuable experience of working internationally including in Santiago and Madrid.

Emily Kerry

BArch (Hons)

Emily has over twelve years’ experience in hospitality and residential design, which she draws on to deliver bespoke architecture with integrity of form and materials from concept through to detail. Emily particularly enjoys working with clients to develop design excellence in context with the site and brief.

Campbell Sutton

BAS, MArch (Prof). ANZIA

Campbell completed his Diploma in Architectural Technology at Otago in 1998, extending his knowledge through completing his Architectural degree at Victoria University in 2011. Now a registered Architect with fifteen years’ experience, Campbell has worked on a diverse range residential and commercial projects. He has a particular interest in small space residential design, adaptive building re-use, furniture design, and timber craft.

Jina Yoon

BAE, BArch

Jina has an Architectural Engineering Degree from her home country of South Korea and a Bachelor of Architecture from Victoria University of Wellington. Over the years she has gained a broad range of experience in the residential, educational and commercial sectors, with a particular interest in innovative and arresting design.

Cleon Ferreira-Craig

BDes (Hons)

Cleon has an Honours degree in Spatial Design and is an LBP. She has over six years of working on and delivering award winning residential architecture. She believes the architectural profession has a responsibility in developing a more affordable and sustainable environment for future generations and looks to incorporate this into the projects she is involved in.

Joseph Bailey

BAS, MArch (Prof.)

As he works towards his architectural registration Joseph is relishing the opportunity to draw on the wide variety of experience and skills offered by colleagues in the Novak+Middleton team. He enjoys being hands-on, rolling up his sleeves on-site, to work through design challenges and detail with the contracting team.

Karen Flett

BDes, BAS.

Karen has strong background in a variety of creative fields as well as extensive experience in management and coordination. She has a strong passion for residential architecture, particularly utilising space efficiently within small homes and the use of modular prefabricated systems.

Vi Huynh

BAS, MArch (Prof.)

After having completed her Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Vi put her studies on hold and joined the team in an office administration role, gaining valuable experience working in an architectural practice. She has now graduated with her Masters in Architecture and has moved into an architectural graduate position, assisting on a wide range of projects within the practice.

Catherine Mooney

BAS, MArch (Prof.)

Since completing her Masters degree, Catherine has focused on developing skills that align with her passion for residential architecture. Catherine’s Masters Thesis addressed increasing density in suburbia - specifically infill housing, exploring how density can be achieved without disrupting amenities that people gain and enjoy from the more traditional suburban home.

Joshua Dubbeld

BAS, MArch (Prof.)

Since graduating Joshua has been working in both residential and educational architecture, where he has developed a passion for flexible and efficient use of space. He has a long-standing interest in how things are made and enjoys construction detailing, especially when working with the enduring qualities of simple and natural materials.

Henry Huang

BAS, MArch (Prof.)

After completing his Masters in Architecture from Victoria University of Wellington in 2015, Henry has gained a range of experience in residential, remediation and educational sectors. Now, a recently registered architect, he pursues his passion of design for infill housing projects and medium-density residential architecture.


Our team is central to our working environment and essential to delivering our high standard of architecture. Many of the team have over twenty years of experience in the field of architecture, and it is key to us to have a range of interests and specialisations within our team. It is also essential that we are influenced by bright young talent, bringing fresh perspectives and ideas. We are a practice that actively fosters young architectural graduates, through their registration and on to successful careers in architecture.



Current Vacancies:

At this time there are no current vacancies, if you are interested in opportunities that arise in the future, please forward through your CV and Portfolio (PDF format – no larger than 8mb) to: with the subject line:
‘Your Name – Application for future opportunities’


Timber Design Awards Finalist - Residential Architectural Excellence

Kokomea  -  2018

NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards Winner - Housing

Vineyard House  -  2017

Registered Master Builders - House of the Year - Gold Reserve Award

Huia House  -  2016

NZIA New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner - Housing

WCC Central Park  -  2014

NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards Winner - Small Project Architecture

NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards Winner - Housing

WCC Central Park  -  2013

NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards Winner - Housing

Robinson House  -  2012

NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards Winner - Residential Architecture - Houses

Lane House  -  2011

NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards Winner - Small Project Architecture

The Boathouse  -  2010

NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards Winner - Residential Architecture - Houses

Te Rama  -  2010

NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards Winner - Sustainable Architecture

WCC Te Ara Hou  -  2010

NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards Winner - Residential Architecture - Houses

Winola  -  2009

NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards Winner - Commercial Architecture

Villa Melina  -  2009

NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards Winner - Residential Architecture - Houses

Bay House  -  2009

NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards Winner - Commercial and Industrial

Emporio HQ Cafe  -  2006

NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards Winner - Residential Architecture

Paget + O'Byrne  -  2005

NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards Winner - Residential Architecture

Wilson House  -  2004

NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards Winner - Multiple Housing


Nick + Tracy

Client - Home Owner

We short listed and interviewed four architectural firms prior to selecting the team to design our dream home. We were looking not only for technical skills but for someone who would listen and appreciate what is important to us. We wanted to have fun and from the moment we sat down with Richard and Simon we felt comfortable and confident that Novak+Middleton were right for us. We have no hesitation in recommending Novak+Middleton and we would like to thank them for their professionalism, good nature and talent. We love our new home, it works perfectly for who we are. This can only be a result of Novak+Middleton taking the time to get to know us and incorporating our thoughts and feelings into the design.

Makere + Kath

Client - Home Owner

Novak+Middleton designed and project managed our dream home. Richard Middleton guided us through the design process so we could capture all of our “must haves”. The N+M team have deep knowledge and understanding of Architecture, design, and the building process, which gave us confidence that they would do an outstanding job. The process was seamless, enjoyable and very exciting. N+M also helped us source our builders Wilson Building; who had worked with N+M before on previous projects, which made for a great partnership. We absolutely love our home and can honestly say that N+M exceeded our brief, plus it came in on cost thanks to Richards’s careful eye on the project. We would not hesitate to build again with Novak+Middleton should the opportunity present itself.

Wilson Building

Contractor - Grant Wilson

Wilson Building specialises in the construction of quality architecturally designed homes. We have a strong working relationship with Novak+Middleton, built over a number of successful projects working together. We appreciated Novak+Middleton’s clear, responsive and efficient communication, willingness to work as part of the construction team with a focus on high quality delivery, availability to answer on site queries, provide good solutions and high quality documentation. We look forward to continuing a positive working relationship with Novak+Middleton and would not hesitate to recommend them to future clients.