David was born in Christchurch and has spent most of his life in this city. He graduated from Victoria University School of Architecture with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in 1989 and became a Registered Architect in 1991.
David founded Wilson and Hill Architects Ltd in 1995 with Christopher Wilson and as a founding Director has been involved with many of the projects Wilson and Hill Architects have produced. He has a broad experience in successfully designing and delivering a range of building types. He has designed a number of award winning projects including, the Forte Health building, Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club, 'The Chair' Lifeguard Tower, Rakaia Apartments and Gallery Apartments, a 14 level apartment building in central Christchurch that was demolished after the earthquakes. David was one of the design Architects on ‘The Crossing’ - the recently completed retail precinct in Christchurch. He has undertaken a 209 room Hotel refurbishment in Melbourne and a large house refurbishment in Fiji.
David is a past Chairman of the Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.
Chris Wilson founded Wilson and Hill Architects in 1995 having previously working in London with DEGW and ORMS. He graduated from Victoria University School of Architecture with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in 1990 and became a Registered Architect in 1994.
Chris has experience working across a broad range of sectors, including workplace, healthcare, education, heritage and residential. His focus is on creating architecture that is sensitive to the user’s individual and collective needs. In recent years Chris had successfully completed the new 5 level building for the Environment Canterbury Region Council. He has been working with the Commodore Hotel to complete a 20 room addition and a 48 room upgrade. Since the 2011 earthquake Chris has been working with the Christchurch Eye Surgery and KM Surgical (Dermatologists) to complete 2 new exciting medical buildings for the city. Chris has been on the National Jury for the Resene NZIA awards programme and has been a speaker on the NZIA design lecture series.
Out of the office Chris enjoys jet boating on the South Island rivers and lakes with his wife and four children.
Stuart grew up in Canterbury and attended Victoria University School of Architecture. He graduation with a Bachelor of Architecture (hons) in 2002 and became a Registered Architect in 2008. Stuart joined Wilson and Hill Architects in 2003 and was invited to become an associate in 2008. During his time with the company he has been involved in a large rage of projects including housing, retail, commercial, hospital, medial and multi-use developments. Stuarts experience in a broad variety of jobs has provided a comprehensive understanding of, and ability to design and deliver, complex projects. His passion is in creating quality spaces that people are drawn to and enjoy inhabiting.
Since 2012 Stuart has been central in the successful delivery of a number of projects at Forte Health. Most recently the design and completion of Forte 2, a 3 level medical building, and a number of fitouts for it healthcare specialist tenants. He is also the design lead in the ongoing redevelopment of Forte Hospital. Stuart has been pivotal in the design and delivery of The Crossing retail and commercial precinct in Central Christchurch, and the Matai Wing at the Commodore Hotel. Stuart’s affection for designing residential work is evident in the newly completed St Andrews Hill Road House. In the past Stuart has been a committee member of the Canterbury branch of the New Zealand Institute of Architects and editor of Column the branch newsletter.
Outside work Stuart enjoys mountain biking and travelling.
Liliana is originally from Portugal. She graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the Technical University of Lisbon – Faculty of Architecture in 2008, going on to work at an award winning practice in Algarve, before moving to New Zealand in 2013.
Liliana joined Wilson and Hill Architects in 2014. She has experience in a wide range of projects including housing, heritage, commercial, hospitality and education. Her passion is tailoring a project to a client's brief, creating spaces that enrich the lives of the people that inhabit them and designing buildings that add value to their surroundings.
Liliana worked in the fit-out and final construction stages of the Environment Canterbury Region Council Building. She has been involved in the design and delivery of residential work for new houses as well as the refurbishment of existing dwellings badly damaged by the earthquakes. Montrose Station Homestead recently received a Heritage Award.
Liliana has a deep appreciation for the built environment. She is a member of Urban Sketchers NZ and always plans her travels based on the architectural projects she wants to visit.
Hannah was born in the UK and grew up in Singapore. She attended university in Australia, graduating from Curtin University with a Master of Architecture in 2010 and becoming a Registered Architect in 2016. She moved to New Zealand and joined Wilson and Hill Architects in 2017.
Hannah has experience in a range of project types including education, training, research, transport, healthcare and community facilities, as well as workplace and residential. She is experienced in working for government clients in Australia and New Zealand and working on projects with many stakeholders and complex briefs.
She has been a sessional tutor and research assistant as well as volunteering for various Institute activities since she was a student, including being editor for the journal of the WA Chapter of the AIA. Hannah received the Woods Bagot Scholarship in Architecture in 2009 & 2010 and was awarded the EG Cohen Medal and ARCC King Student Medal in 2011.
Outside the office Hannah enjoys photography, exploring new places and spending time in the mountains.
James was born and raised in Christchurch, leaving only for five years to pursue his dream of studying architecture at Victoria University of Wellington. He graduated in 2012 with a Master of Architecture (Professional) and returned home to the Garden City soon after.
James joined Wilson and Hill Architects in 2015, and became an Associate in 2021.
Since joining Wilson and Hill, James has been involved in a wide variety of residential, commercial and health sector projects. He was a key part of the team at Wilson and Hill who delivered The Crossing and Forté 2. James has more recently taken on important roles on residential projects; the Canterbury Brain Collective’s BrainTree development; and the Cancer Society - Canterbury & West Coast’s Administration & Accommodation Centre.
He has received high praise from clients and contractors alike for his attention to detail and his collaborative approach.
Outside work, James is a keen architectural photographer, gardener, and Dad to his two young kids.