The Practice

Meet The Team

Team Green Architects was established to offer New Zealanders a better solution for their built environment.

When you begin a project with us, YOU become a key part of our TEAM.

Our vision is: 

To help people live better through Excellence in Architecture.

Team Green Architects are committed to creating, quite simply, the best buildings in New Zealand.  We are leading the way by demonstrating with every project that beauty, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness can work in harmony.

Excellence in Architecture

  1. Beauty
    a.    Beauty of design

  2. Health
    a.   Creating warm, and healthy internal environments
    b.   Giving rather than taking from our beautiful environment.

  3. Finance
    a.   Optimisation of budget through energy efficient design
    b.   Cost benefit analysis through 3D Design & Energy modelling
    c.    Water tight documentation to provide you with a fixed fee

  4. Clarity
    a.    Of form - to suit any brief
    b.    Of documentation – to enable a stress free build

With Team Green every project makes a difference, to the quality of life for our clients and to the world around us.  

Our promise from day one is to work closely with you to ensure your brief and your dreams are fully understood. We make sure we get to know what is really important to you. We will join you on your journey, and together enjoy creating something exceptional.

Siân Taylor

Certified Passive House Designer
BSc, BArch, ANZIA Registered Architect

New Zealand Registered Architect Certified Passive House Designer

Siân has been an architect in the Queenstown region since 2005 coming directly from one of the UK’s largest architecture companies where Siân was a lead architect on the Sustainable Education team. Like the majority of local architects, Siân began her Queenstown career at John Blair Architects. She had 4 years as project architect for John on a number of local houses before moving to Warren and Mahoney Architects to take up the role of project architect and the W&M local sustainability specialist in 2009.

In 2012 Siân joined Green Being to diversify their established brand of sustainability & Passive House consultants into architecture. The dream of offering a better solution for people was clearly in demand, as the architecture sector became the fastest growing division of Green Being.

In March 2013 Siân, Mark and the architecture team split from Green Being to establish Team Green Architects.

Siân is driven to see a thought change in New Zealand, by continually improving building standards through leadership and education on how to “live better”.

Mark Read

BAS, BArch, ANZIA Registered Architect

New Zealand Registered Architect

Mark has been an Architect in the Queenstown region since 2001. He originally worked for Queenstown’s first and most prolific Architect John Blair where he learnt his craft and became the lead architect on many of John’s most extensive local houses, and winery projects. Mark set up his own practice Mark Read Architect in 2011. In 2012 Mark Read became a consulting architect with Green Being, but as the Passive House design brand grew so did Marks role. Mark is now both Director and lead architect for Team Green Architects.

Mark is passionate about retaining the beauty of this incredible environment, where he has spent the majority of his life, by creating architecture solutions that reflect the local vernacular and are specific to both brief & place.

Anna Ajkay

Graduate Architect
MArch, CAD Manager

Anna studied Architecture for 5 years in Hungary to receive her Masters Degree, after graduating she spent 2.5 years with Graphisoft as a designer.  Anna has advanced skills in rendering/modelling and specialises in ArchiCAD design.  She immigrated to New Zealand in 2014 to continue her architecture career and moved to Queenstown due to her love for the outdoors.  Anna also enjoys travelling and completing DIY projects when she isn't out and about in the mountains.

Bobbie Mulgrew

Office Manager
DipBus Certificate in Business Management

Bobbie runs the Team Green Office in Queenstown.  She has a varied career background in many industries including aviation, operations, tourism and business, most recently being the founding owner/operator for a local tourism logistics business, Easyhike.    Bobbie loves to get out and about in beautiful places, and also the opportunity to help others enjoy it as much as she does.