Sang Architects is a family-based firm with a multi-generational commitment to design and the arts. Building on the architectural practice founded by Ron Sang in 1969, the firm has successfully completed many high-profile homes and commercial buildings in Auckland, throughout New Zealand and beyond.
Our team hail from Iran, Hong Kong, India and Hungary; speaking Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, Hindi, Kannada and English. We are proud of our heritage and use this to our clients' advantage when designing their New Zealand homes.
Darryl Sang ANZIA B Arch B Eng is a Registered Architect who has been practicing for 27 years in London and New Zealand. Together with his father, Ron and Darryl have been responsible for some of New Zealand’s most iconic buildings. Darryl brings a unique set of skills to each project. He is also a qualified engineer bringing a practical knowledge of construction and materials. Darryl is also a Certified Passive House (Passivhaus) Designer and can use his high level of technical expertise to design low energy use buildings that are healthy, warm and comfortable to live in throughout the year.
He is a highly experienced Director and Team Leader with extensive experience in design, organisational and technical delivery of projects including commercial and residential developments. He has extensive experience in organising complex projects including the co-ordination of input from other consultants and specialists in large design teams. His experience includes all stages from Concept Design, Resource Consent, Construction Documentation and Contract Administration through to Practical Completion.
Darryl is a keen advocate for a whole-food plant-based way of life. Emphasising on fresh, whole ingredients and minimising processed food as a way for overall wellness. He is often seen shopping in local health food stores.
Janice Au M Arch is an outstanding Architectural Graduate and has since worked on a range of commercial, educational and residential projects. She brings a sophisticated understanding of modern design principles as well as expertise in managing and coordinating projects. She leads by example to ensure quality and efficiency. Her diligence ensures that co-ordinated design is delivered on time and to the highest quality.
Jan Sang is an Architect with meticulous attention to details that ensures buildable and maintainable design solutions that add value to our clients. Her expertise includes delivery of architecture and design projects for the residential sector. She has forged many roles in the studio including our studio's passionate chocolate and patisserie maker.
Alya Abed Ali M Arch (Hons1) acknowledges that all buildings ought to embody an ecological and bioclimatic response to their immediate environment. Her flare and fresh thinking compliments the team at Sang Architects to engage in their ecologically driven approach to architecture.
Mei Ling Lee MFA BFA Dip Des has a mixed set of skills that she brings to each project. She is an Interior Designer, an award winning book designer, model maker, practicing Artist and event producer. She brings an experienced eye and imaginative rigour to every project she works on.
Weekends will find Mei Ling attending her organic vegetable garden or sketching in the urban landscape. Mei Ling is a member of the Auckland Chinese Garden Committee.
Sharshi Rafique B.Arch is a Registered Architect from India. Her interest lies in bringing about a balance between architecture and landscape design to create self-sustaining spaces. She takes a keen interest in exploring the green side of design and incorporating it in both architectural as well as interior design projects.
She has worked on projects of varying scales in architectural, landscape and interior design ranging from residential, educational, retail, commercial, corporate interior design and mixed-use projects. She believes that good design and good relationships come from good collaboration between client and the architect but also the trade services. She has come to Sang Architects to gain first hand practical experience with Passivhaus design and build process.
Ron Sang ONZM is a Registered Architect with over 50 years of experience, many awards and hundreds of buildings to his credit. A long-standing patron of the arts, Ron is also the publisher of a series of highly regarded art books, working with Mei Ling to showcase New Zealand artists. Ron has retired and occasionally act as an consultant for the practice.
Yuzu VIZSLA dog is our office social officer who keeps the staff in check. He is an outstanding learner, having graduated from puppy school in second place. He can sit, heel, stay and even weave around mummy’s legs. His drafting and design skill are very limited at present but we are confident that he will improve on his keyboard skills in the very very distant future. He divides his time either working diligently around our desks or (mostly) sleeping under it. Yuzu has shown strong signs of enjoying the ‘passive’ part of Passive Houses. He has been banned from watching YouTube cat videos during office hours.
SANG CREATIVE LINKS
Calvin Sang creates award winning video that blend seamlessly with your brand and make you stand out. He has crafted nearly a thousand videos for a client base ranging from corporates, universities, educators, non-profits and SME's. He is pushing boundaries of video production to surpass expectations and deliver work that stand out on a national and international stage. Their work has gone to win multiple international awards.
Publishers of New Zealand Art
Ron Sang Publications celebrate the excellence in human artistic endeavours in a series of magnificent colourful monographs of major New Zealand artists. We have launched twelve stunning books to date.
Our first book, Len Castle Potter won the 2003 Montana Book Awards Illustrative Category, followed by Micheal Smither in 2004 which was nominated as a Finalist.
Hanly which was designed by Mei Ling Lee, won the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2013 Illustrative Non-Fiction section.
Greer Twiss is a Finalist in the 2014 New Zealand Post Book and DINZ Best Awards.
Titles: Len Castle Potter, Michael Smither, Ralph Hotere, John Drawbridge, Guy Ngan, Vincent Ward, Pat Hanly, Greer Twiss, Mervyn Williams, Robert Ellis, Chester Nealie, Ron Sang Architect.
Ron Sang Publications is a division of Sang Architects.
Karin Michelle Sang and Markus Henning Giessare the co-founders and teachers of Yin Therapy, offering a 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training course as well as yin yoga retreats, workshops and immersions in Europe and Australasia in the lineage of their primary teachers Paul Grilley together with his wife Suzee.
Yin Therapy courses promise to shed light on the yin side of yoga, make anatomy fun and informative, and give you an in-depth understanding into individual bone structure and the tools to tailor an asana practice for each and every unique and individual yogi.