Ali deHora

BA (Honsa) Architectural Studies (Oxford Brookes Uni) Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture (Brighton) Diploma in Architectural Conservation (Bristol) RIBA ARB UK Registered Architect

Ali de Hora is a RIBA trained and ARB UK registered architect, specialising in the field of building conservation.

She joined Salmond Reed in late 2011 after moving to New Zealand from Bristol, where she had been employed for twelve years in the design, documentation and management of a number of projects involving mainly listed and historic buildings.

This work had consolidated her skill in the preparation of building condition surveys and conservation plans to inform future renovation and re-use of heritage buildings of many types. She is, however, also experienced in the design of sympathetic new elements and additions to existing heritage structures and the preparation of detailed drawing packages and specifications for tender.

Ali’s UK experience exposed her to the range of technical issues involved in the cleaning, repair, restoration and conservation of traditional building materials. Her specialist knowledge in this area is now added to Salmond 

Reed’s already formidable breadth of experience in this facet of heritage conservation.

Since joining the firm she has assisted in preparing documentation for a number of maintenance projects including the Auckland Town Hall and a variety of buildings on the campus of the University of Auckland.

However, her main focus of responsibility has been a vast array of both large and small specialised heritage conservation contracts which form part of the Auckland War Memorial Museum’s ongoing maintenance and upgrading programme. Here her particular skills and expertise have proved extremely valuable and she has been responsible for all contract documentation, management, liaising with the client and working with other consultants, materials specialists and contractors, in order to drive these projects to a successful, timely and cost-effective conclusion.