Bren joined the practice in 1979 bringing with him experience gained since 1965 working as an architect not only within New Zealand, but Fiji and Australia also. Bren set up the Auckland office in 1986 and is currently a Principal of the practice.
Bren has virtually unparalleled expertise in managing and leading the critical contract documentation and contract observation processes to a successful conclusion. His inclusive leadership style has bought together Warren and Mahoney employees alongside external contractors on such projects as the award-winning University of Waikato's Academy for Performing Arts; Television New Zealand Network Centre, Auckland; Alfriston College, Albany Junior High School and St Patrick’s Cathedral Auckland. He has led the project teams for various new buildings at Auckland University in particular the $25m Student Amenities Building; the Business Faculty and Student Facilities Building for the Manukau Institute of Technology, and The University of Waikato Student Centre. He is currently working on the Games Village and Rita Flynn Netball Centre for the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.
Maintaining the quality architecture of Warren and Mahoney and taking responsibility in promoting the continuity of its heritage has been at the forefront of Bren’s work. Being consistent with delivery and performance is key to his many successful projects.
Bren has been a convenor for the NZIA during preparation of the ‘Agreement for Architects Services’ document, and for the past 17 years has been an examiner for the NZ Registered Architects Board.
Chairman of the Board, Principal and Executive Director
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