Ngaio Chalmers

Senior Associate

Ngaio Chalmers is a Senior Associate at ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects, an interdisciplinary design practice that’s certified carbon neutral and Climate Active and is Australia’s largest architectural BCorp.

Ngaio is a senior leader and mentor, a community architecture specialist in the mixed-use sector, and a driving force of the inhouse Indigenous Design Group working to embed meaningful engagement and co-design across projects and sectors. She leads large, complex community and town centre projects involving a diverse range of commercial, community and government stakeholders, typically driving projects from initial visioning through to completion, and offering ongoing support as a project is activated. She made a significant contribution to the research and development of ClarkeHopkinsClarke’s community building methodology, Creating Vibrant Communities, and the book of the same name published in 2016. In Aotearoa she worked on a range of civic infrastructure from libraries to supreme courts and embassies.

Interested in
Sessional teaching or crits, Mentoring