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Cymon Allfrey


Cymon is lucky enough to be spending 2019 on sabbatical; pursuing his hobbies and teaching architecture We look forward to his return in 2020

Architecture may be his career and passion, but Cymon doesn’t allow the long hours to restrict the time he spends with wife, Angela and daughters, Grace and Georgia; or the time he has to spend watching cricket and drinking a good pinot!

Like any parent, Cymon endeavours to create as many experiences and memories for his family as possible and with a shared thirst for adventure and

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Craig South


As a father to three girls, Craig’s life revolves around not just work but the girls’ sports and of course keeping up with the latest boybands A devoted family man, Craig spends his weekends and evenings at hockey practices, swimming trainings and school performances although still manages to find time to challenge himself on a mountain bike or a quick run

Passionate about architecture, family trips around New Zealand often become re-routed in order to visit a Historic Building or new project Keen to get his girls involved, when working

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Paulina Porebska


Paulina joined the Allfrey South Architects team in the second half of 2018 and we are really excited to have her!

As a Senior Architectural Designer, Paulina leads projects alongside Craig & Cymon She has extensive experience in private healthcare fit-outs as well as residential, hospitality and interiors

Paulina has previously worked in Poland, Singapore, Sweden and the UK She brings knowledge of architecture at different scales, budget and in various environmental and cultural landscapes Paulina has spent her whole life living by the ocean and absolutely loves the lifestyle

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Meghan Ferguson


After completing a degree in Primary Teaching, Meghan decided she was ready for a new challenge Quickly discovering that coordinating a team of architects and designers often requires similar skills used to educate 5 year olds! Although most of her time is spent at the front desk, Meghan knows her most important task is to ensure Cymon always has a coffee (or pinot) in his hand! Bringing a diverse range of skills to the team, Meghan is as at home answering phones and chatting to clients as she is

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Doug Johnson


After living in multiple countries around the world, including China, USA and Thailand, Doug settled in Christchurch with his family some years ago However, the thick Montana accent and cattle rancher attitude remains! A keen tramper, Doug was drawn to New Zealand’s unique landscape, and although enjoying many outdoor pursuits together, it is tennis that his boys excel at A sport requiring a lot of dedication not only from the boys but from Doug and his wife juggling pick-ups and drop-offs every other day

Architecture has always interested Doug; in

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Brad McFarlane


Brad has been a part of the ALLSO family for many years, after a brief hiatus he is back and working in a contractor role And we are happy to have him back! His expertise in co-ordinating teams in large projects makes him a valuable asset to the team His experience ranges from small alterations through to large scale commercial projects which means he has a wealth of knowledge that he is more than happy to share with our junior members of staff

Rain, Hail or Shine; Brad will, without

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Rob Hull


Chatty and social, Rob is an entertaining person to have in the office! Although now working in a contracting role, his weekly visits to the office ensure we never have a chance to miss him! Bringing a wealth of experience to the team, Rob has trained as both a builder and an Architectural Designer and successfully ran his own practice for many years Luckily for us, he loves to share his knowledge and stories with the rest of the team, particularly if there is pinot to be consumed!

Over the

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Neville Allan


As a lover of the outdoors Neville, along with his wife Vanessa and son Riley, takes every opportunity to explore New Zealand and experience all it has to offer Bringing a wealth of experience from working in his native South Africa, Neville prides himself on ensuring a fair and just project for all involved, and isn’t afraid to step in to bat for clients to guarantee the best outcome for them

Neville is in his element on site, it is where he learns the most, helping the project come together

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Angela Allfrey


As the wife of an architect, Ange finds it very hard to escape the world of architecture! It is lucky she appreciates good design, as most family holidays are centred around the architecture of the region they are visiting! An integral member of the ALLSO team, Ange maintains the financial health of the business; her lively South African temperament comes in handy from time to time! Ange is proud that the culture of ALLSO has always been (and continues to be) one of inclusiveness and, although juggling a hectic

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Rod Pearson


An eager cyclist and a lover of the outdoors, Rod can often be found either wandering the hills with his wife Michaela and son Oscar in search of a magnificent view or riding around the city on the hunt for some good food Although he may enjoy dining out and eating great food, Rod is rather adverse to actually cooking! He would prefer to hone his skills in the boxing ring, a new addition to his many talents!

With such a varied background, including mechanics and building, and a general

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Andy Chisholm


An avid cyclist and a passionate supporter of motorcycling, it is safe to say most weekends Andy is either on a bike or watching them! Amongst his many other hobbies; reading, dining out with friends, watching movies, music and gardening, somehow Andy still finds time for regular weekend escapes with his wife Moira in their caravan With a passion for learning, Andy is always finding ways to expand his expertise, both in the office and in his personal endeavours His attention to detail and determination to achieve the best

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Ella Zhang


Ella loves to explore Christchurch and can often be found at her local markets, finding new food to try and making friends with the stall operators She loves to spend time with friends, dining out and catching up, but always ensures she has time for some quiet meditation on her own to refresh her mind and improve her wellbeing A high achiever, Ella is always looking for ways to enhance her skills and takes all opportunities she can to learn from others in the office Although her work can

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Luke O’Neill


A keen outdoors man, Luke can regularly be found hiking or fly fishing, but most days you’ll find him surfing the local spots in Sumner Spending his entire life living close to the water has definitely influenced Luke’s interests! From an early age, he was travelling around New Zealand, entering surfing competitions and building life-long friendships with like-minded people Young and eager to learn, Luke is full of enthusiasm and takes every opportunity given to him With such a diverse team at ALLSO, Luke feels lucky to have such

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Angela Pennington


An optimistic and passionate person, Ange is dedicated to reducing the impact she has on the planet Her love for sustainability transcends all aspects of her life; influencing her work in architecture, at church and all together how she chooses to live her life with husband Chris Ange definitely has a positive effect at ALLSO, implementing new sustainability initiatives and imparting her vast knowledge to rest of the team

With her enthusiastic outlook, Ange brings a fresh new perspective to design meetings and, working in such a supportive environment, she

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Campbell Jones


After spending several summers interning with us, Campbell has completed his studies and joined ALLSO full time Motivated and ambitious he is working towards his Architectural Registration and is eager to learn from every design experience Very social in his nature, Campbell fits into the collaborative approach at ALLSO and never shies away from sharing his ideas or opinions He enjoys exploring projects from both a design and technical perspective and appreciates that the quality of the details are what makes a project outstanding

Fond of the finer things in

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Kyla Davies


A successful (yet stressful!) home renovation project helped propel Kyla into her Interior Design Career The positive impact the renovations had on the way Kyla and her family lived within their home inspired her to help others feel that same way about their own homes Understanding that good design can change your life, she went back to school to complete a Diploma in Residential Interior Design A history of working in the fashion industry has given Kyla an effortless sense of style and an intuitive flair for design However,

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