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About Hawthorn Geddes

Engineers and Architects – Whangarei

Established in 1960, Hawthorn Geddes Engineers & Architects Ltd. is Northland’s largest independent engineering and architecture practice. Based in Whangarei, with an office in Warkworth, we’re well placed to serve clients in Northland and Auckland. We also work further afield – including overseas – for selected clients.

Local knowledge

With a body of work dating back five decades, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the structures and geological conditions found throughout Northland. The good relationships we maintain with local contractors and councils help ensure your project progresses without delay.

Always up to date

Our industry is ever changing and increasingly complex. To keep up, we invest heavily in relevant technology and software, as well as Continuing Professional Development for staff at all levels. So you can be sure we are always up to date with the latest developments and regulatory requirements in our field.

Multidisciplinary team

The firm’s three Directors have quantities of experience across architectural, structural, civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering disciplines. Working seamlessly across multiple disciplines increases our efficiency on projects where more than one field of expertise is required.

Appropriate solutions

Understanding what you ultimately want to achieve in terms of functionality, aesthetics and economics helps us deliver the best outcome. Each project is treated individually, with careful consideration given to your long term goals, to provide a solution that is appropriate to your needs.

Directors and Owners

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James Blackburn

BEng (Hons) CPEng CMengNZ Civil & Environmental Engineer - Director
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Claire Ali

BE(Hons) MEngNZ Structural Engineer - Director
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Callum Sands

BE(Hons) CPEng CMEngNZ Geotechnical Engineer - Director
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Philip Higham

BArch ANZIA Registered Architect - Shareholder

Hawthorn Geddes is owned by its three Directors who all take an active role in the practice, working ‘hands on’ to ensure you get the best advice, and the best outcome.

Every project is assigned a Director who takes responsibility for all work carried out. Project teams also include an engineer and senior technician as a minimum, with other staff as required.

Hawthorn Geddes has a full time staff of around 28, which includes experienced engineers, architects and draughting staff, as well as administration and support staff. We also have preferred suppliers for planning, surveying, quantity surveying and landscape design.

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