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.

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 showcasing New Zealand artists. He is also the Co-Chair of the Auckland Chinese Garden Committee.

Darryl Sang ANZIA B Arch B Eng works with his father Ron, and is a Registered Architect who has been practicing for 27 years in London and New Zealand. Together, Ron and Darryl have been responsible for some of New Zealand’s most iconic buildings. Darryl is also a qualified engineer bringing a practical knowledge of construction and materials.

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 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.

Margaret Parker has over 40 years of diverse experience across a range of commercial and residential projects in scale and type. Her positive approach, sound technical drawing expertise and strong commitment has been key to ensuring projects are successfully realised. She is assigned to projects where her particular strengths, technical leadership, pragmatism add value where complex technical delivery is required.

Janice Au 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.

Glynis Smith is an Architectural design/technician who is skilled in the production of documentation and detailing giving her the practical knowledge to develop creative design pragmatically. Glynis is passionate about design and has an enthusiasm for technical knowledge and always welcome the challenge to find creative design solutions. She is an excellent team player and always produce high quality work.

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 Dip Des is a practicing artist and an award winning book designer and model maker with wide-ranging experience in interior and mosaic design. She brings a trained eye and imaginative rigour to every project she works on. Mei Ling is a member of the Auckland Chinese Garden Committee and DUST Art Collective.

Our approach

Collaboration, sustainability and an artistic sensibility are the threads that run through every project we undertake. Underpinning it all is a deep commitment to people-centred design. We enjoy working with families, individuals and businesses that are focussed on an inspiring and practical design solution, keen to tread lightly on the earth and create something lasting and sustainable.

These are values we live every day. Darryl has a deep commitment to a whole food plant-based organic diet whilst Mei Ling maintains an organic vegetable garden to meet the family’s needs. Individually and as a team, we combine a passion for the arts with a commitment to producing soundly based architecture that adds to the quality of life.

Links to Sang Creative websites

Calvin Sang can create images that engage and ideas that inspire in his first class video productions that blend seamlessly with your campaign, but makes you stand out. You can check out his website

Ron Sang Publications was started in 2002 with the publication of Len Castle Potter which won the Montana Book Awards Illustrative category in 2003. Since then, we have celebrated with a series of magnificent colourful monographs of New Zealand artists.

Karin Sang and Markus Giess are co-founders and teachers of Yin Therapy, offering a 200 hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training course as well as yoga workshops in Europe and Australasia in the lineage of their primary teachers Paul Grilley together with his wife Suzee.