Studio8 Architecture

The Team

The Studio8’s Wellington based Architectural team is small, but with our different experiences we can provide a wealth of knowledge and skills for your project


The Team


Janine Mitchell

Registered Architect / Director
BArch (First Class Honours), NZCD (Arch), BA Environmental Studies

Janine has worked for many architect practices in NZ, Australia and the UK spanning the past 40 years or so, and culminating in starting her own architectural practice in 2009. Her experience ranges from residential alterations through to new houses, commercial interiors, education, healthcare and hospitality projects.
Janine is passionate about creating sustainable and environmentally sound design solutions which are tailored specifically to the individual client’s needs. She enjoys sharing her depth of architectural and building experience in a collaborative team approach within Studio8.


Claire Tod

Senior Architectural Graduate
BArch (Honours)

Claire brings 10 plus years experience in Architecture. She enjoys working closely with clients to produce design solutions that suit their needs. Claire is passionate about creating spaces that are innovative, healthy, and environmentally conscious.
She is currently pursuing her strong interest in Passive House design and is excited about this scientific approach to better design.


Brandon Lauridsen

Architectural Technician
NZDip. Architectural Technology,  B. Applied Visual Imaging

Brandon is new to the construction industry, but has taken it on with passion, completing a NZ Diploma in Architectural Technology to a very high level in 2017.
Over the past 7 years Brandon has worked in photography and film in both New Zealand and San Francisco, USA.
Brandon brings a technical approach with creativity and a passion for architecture to all projects.