Peter Reed

M.Arch NZCD (Arch) ANZIA • Registered Architect

Peter joined Salmond Architects in 1993 and was a founding Director of Salmond Reed Architects Limited. 
A practising architect specialising in the conservation of heritage buildings, Peter has recently relinquished his directorship role but retains a very important consultant and mentoring role within the practice, particularly in his specialist areas of conservation, building pathology and the diagnosis and repair of construction defects.

Peter’s professional conservation experience has been diverse; from West Coast gold mining remnants to cathedrals in each of the four main New Zealand centres, and from the reconstruction of a coral building in Rarotonga, to lighthouses.  His M. Arch thesis examined the tradition of rammed earth construction in Bhutan and he has subsequently undertaken specialist overseas training in a range of conservation techniques and the application of conservation methods to materials and building fabric.

His technical knowledge and experience place him at the forefront in the field of conservation and the adaptive re-use of heritage buildings

while his project management skills have been a significant factor in the success of a number of important heritage projects, including the restoration of St Matthew-in-the-City and St Benedict’s churches in Auckland.

He has also been a key contributor to other important projects, including Auckland War Memorial Museum, Eichardt’s Hotel, Queenstown (in association with Michael Wyatt Architect) and the spectacular Civic Theatre (in association with JASMAX Architects).

His versatility sees him currently engaged in projects ranging from the “hands-on” restoration of the earliest masonry building in the Chatham Islands to the production of a travelling, interactive display dealing with environmental issues.

Peter is a member of ICOMOS New Zealand, Heritage New Zealand, New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials and an Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.