Our People - Permit Shop
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Our People

Our Mission…

…Is to provide stunning architectural solutions that are practically buildable and meet our client’s construction budgets. We work closely with clients, consultants and builders throughout the design and consenting process to ensure there are no surprises. Our growing team of architectural designers share the passion for great design results that are built within your budget, working with you throughout the design and consent process to ensure your project is a success.


Nik worked for 15 years as an Advanced Trade Certified Builder ‘on the tools’ which has provided him with a great understanding of good design and good building practices. Nik studied Build Biology & Ecology and became one of the first Licensed Building Practitioners for Design 2 (LBP). This deep seated knowledge of residential construction, costs and the built environment, has developed the ethos of Permit Shop.

Nik says…
“I’ve been passionate about making architecture affordable with solid built results since 1990…”

Nik Morrison

CEO – Senior Designer

Pascal has 20 years or experience in Architectural and landscape design. He has worked extensively with some of New Zealand’s top Architects.

Pascal says...
“When you serve the practical needs well, good aesthetics will follow.”

Pascal Tibbits

Architectural Designer

Nicole graduated from the University of Auckland with a Master's Degree in Architecture in 2009 and loves design as much as she loves Whittakers chocolate.

Nicole says…
“Good design is practical and attractive. It is the product of client and designer collaboration and vision.”

Nicole Toi

Architectural Designer

Harley graduated from the University of Auckland with a degree in Architecture in 2009. Before that he worked as an Architectural Draughtsman and worked 2 years as a Builder. He is also a little bit obsessed with all things Japanese.

Harley says…
“There is no greater satisfaction in life than creating a design and seeing it come into existence and improve the lives of our clients.``

Harley Billington

Architectural Designer

Sudeh graduated from the University of Auckland with a Masters Degree in Architecture in 2016. Her design philosophy is strongly influenced by textures and materiality. So much so, she has now completed her research thesis: ''Towards a Poetics of Timber'', focusing on a much loved and used kiwi material, timber.

Sudeh says...
''The right choice of materials and a well designed space are the basis for well being and a structured way of life.''

Sudeh Ashtiani

Architectural Designer

Sera brings a raft of experience to the role having worked at a Manager level in a variety of different industries. She is dedicated to making the Permit Shop engine a well-oiled machine.

Sera says…
“A great company hinges on outstanding customer service – it is one of the the most important functions of a long lasting and successful organisation.”

Sera Pardon

Project Manager