Richard Bollard

NZCD(Arch) BArch(Hons) BTP MNZPI

An early interest in design and architecture lead Richatd to complete an NZCD (Arch), followed by a BArch[Hons] and a BTP degree. Following this he gained extensive local body experience, specialising in the formulation and implementation of design controls for residential heritage areas and CBD precincts.

Richard joined Salmond Reed in 2006.  He had previously worked as a senior architect/planner for the Heritage Division at Auckland City Council [now Auckland Council] for eleven years and later filled a similar role with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as a Heritage Adviser [Architecture and Planning] for the greater Auckland area. In these roles he gained experience in heritage management and protection under the Resource Management Act and the adaptation of heritage buildings for new uses while retaining their heritage values.

At Auckland City he was involved in the formulation and implementation of design controls in inner city suburban heritage areas as well as design guidelines for CBD precincts [Karangahape Road and High Street/ Lorne Street] and coastal areas of high amenity value [Tamaki Drive].    

Richard’s expertise includes the preparation of thematic studies, conservation plans and   formulation and administration, particularly in relation to heritage matters. Thematic studies have been completed for Dunedin City and most recently for North Shore City.
Conservation plans include one for the art deco styled “Rothmans’ building in Napier, and associated factory buildings spread out over a city block, and one for Newman Hall in Auckland.   Most recently he has completed conservation plans for St Dominic’s Priory in Dunedin and for the Campbell Free Kindergarten in Auckland.

Other projects include a heritage assessment of all structures in the Auckland Rail Corridor including advice on alteration to several of them.

Richard is a member of ICOMOS, the New Zealand Planning Institute and Heritage New Zealand and has a particular interest in 1950s and 1960s architecture.