Ron Pynenburg

Registered Architect - BBSc, BArch (Hons), PPNZIA, Life Member FNZIA

Ron Pynenburg



Scientific and research facilities

Backcountry and remote accommodation

Access and facilities for people with disabilities

Building legislation & compliance

Technical Reports


Bachelor of Building Science, Victoria University of Wellington 1980

Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), Victoria University Wellington 1982

Work History

1981 - Present : Pynenburg & Collins Architects (Director) and Lab-works Architecture (Director)

Current Practice Role & Responsibilities

Director of both Pynenburg & Collins Architects Ltd and Lab-works Architecture Ltd

Architectural services and Project management

Consultation on access and facilities for people with disabilities, and weathertightness

Consultation on building legislation and compliance


Registered Architect - New Zealand Registered Architects Board

Member - New Zealand Institute of Architects 

Accredited Barrier Free Advisor - Barrier Free New Zealand Trust

Industry Positions

Chairman - New Zealand Registered Architects Board (2005 - present)

Life Member and Fellow of NZ Institute of Architects - Past President NZIA

Member - Department Building and Housing Access Advisory Panel (2004 - present)

Member - Barrier Free New Zealand Education Work Group (2003 - present)

Council Member - Lifetime Design (2007 - present)

Key Projects      

  • Antarctica New Zealand: consultation and design for alterations to Scott Base.      
  • VUW: Chemical & Physical Sciences PC2 Chemical Lab. 
  • MAF Christchurch: Investigation & Diagnostic Center PC2 & PC3 Invertebrates Labs. 
  • MAF: National Centre for Disease Investigation, Diagnostic Laboratories, PC2 Containment Laboratories, Emergency Response Centre, Support Offices. 
  • MAF & AgResearch: Wallaceville PC3 Containment Facility. 
  • IRL: Biopharmaceutical facilities (incl. areas to GMP standard), Glyco Synthesis Facility. 
  • IRL: Plant Chemistry laboratories and offices. 
  • IRL: Carbohydrate Chemistry laboratories and offices. 
  • IRL: Ceramics Group Laboratories. 
  • IRL: Glycobiological Enzyme Technology laboratory.