JTB Architects is a 100% New Zealand owned practice, founded in Nelson in 1986.

Our team work collaboratively on a wide range of project types throughout New Zealand, offering diversity of work across a range of sectors.

JTB Architects Nelson team, St Arnaud

JTB Architects’ Nelson team building event, St Arnaud

Our team of 40+ work from studios in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Wānaka. Within the broader team, each studio has its own unique culture, providing a balance of scale and individuality.

The wellbeing of our people and environmental sustainability are of utmost importance to us. We offer health insurance for all full-time staff and we are a Living Wage Accredited Employer. We’re proud to be certified Ekos Net Zero Carbon for Business Operations and New Zealand Green Building Council members.

Career development
Caitlin Bruce and John Tocker

We support staff in achieving registration and have good success rates for team members achieving registration through each of the pathway types.

Members of our leadership team currently hold NZRAB assessor and NZIA board member roles, so we’re well placed to guide staff toward achieving registration and forming connections within our industry.

We encourage individual professional development and conduct regular external CPD presentations in each studio. Internal career progression is also supported, and a number of current team members have advanced from graduate roles through registration to leadership positions within the practice.


We welcome enquiries. Please get in touch with your CV. All approaches will be treated with the strictest confidence.