Louise Wright Architect established the practice Assembly Architects Limited with her husband Justin Wright in 2005. The practice was started in Wellington, but has been in Arrowtown since Louise and Justin moved there in 2011. Assembly primarily design homes in the Queenstown Lakes district, but projects also include public and hospitality buildings.
Louise is a board member of the NZ Registered Architects Board, and is the current chair of Public Protection. This role includes oversight of the boards complaints and discipline policies and procedures and Louise has served on investigating committees and disciplinary hearings in addition to working on improvements to the rules that guide how Architects work.
Louise is of Maori descent from her mother's side (Te Arawa, Tuwharetoa, Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Rongowhakaata).
Prior to establishing Assembly, Louise was an associate at Athfield Architects Limited.
A showhome designed for the NZ timber producer Abodo. Photographer Simon Devitt.