David Hill


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.


Christopher Wilson


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 Hay


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.