Meet Jon: Tauranga Architectural & Engineering Consultant

Jon Short has been an architectural and engineering consultant for over 30 years. Based in Tauranga, Jon works with clients throughout the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel regions on both commercial and residential projects.

He has spent 9 years drawing manually and 13 years on AutoCAD, with the last 10 years on Revit. Originally architecturally trained with Hoadley Budge Architects - Auckland, Jon is a multi-skilled designer working within the architectural, structural, geotechnical & environmental engineering disciplines.

In 2008, Jon was one of the first designers in New Zealand to achieve a Design 2 Licence with the MBIE. He is a Professional Member of ADNZ - Architectural Designers New Zealand Inc, giving you the peace of mind that you are working with one NZ's top architectural and engineering consultant professionals.

Engineering Consultant for House Renovations & Leaky Home Repairs

A specialist in architectural, geotechnical and structurally challenging jobs, Jon enjoys designing solutions to resolve the toughest problems for his clients. His strengths lie in the detailed analysis and creation of solutions to remedy leaky homes and technically challenging house renovations or new builds.
Jon believes there are too many designers with no practical experience and no construction knowledge. Consequently, these designers end up creating detailing and buildability problems during construction, increasing the risk of leaks and costs to the client. Having worked on site for many years as a trouble-shooter on some of the largest construction projects in the country, Jon has the hands on experience and knowledge to avoid this for his clients. Having spent time on the tools, Jon also has the strength of hands-on experience behind him too. As a result, Jon designs and details with the builder and the practical limitations of construction materials and practices in mind, which balances up nicely with his creative and innovative design solutions.
Jon's construction and systems knowledge is very strong having worked for Fletchers on site on numerous large commercial projects in Auckland, including:
  • Sky City Casino
  • Sky Tower
  • Royal Sun Alliance Office Tower (now Vero Tower)
He has since successfully completed many smaller technically challenging projects too, including:

Hire Tauranga's Best Architectural & Engineering Consultant

With a special interest in solving problems on coastal and rural properties, Jon enjoys getting out of the office and working on site for his clients. With a strong love of the outdoor lifestyle, he's happy to travel throughout the greater Bay of Plenty and Coromandel regions to meet up with his clients and carry out his work.

Jon strongly values persuing on-going working relationships with quality repeat clients and colleagues alike, where trust, respect and top quality work is essential. He prefers to operate on a negotiated basis for like minded clients and if you feel the same, welcomes the opportunity of learning more about your building and design requirements. Contact Jon today to arrange a time to meet up or for a chat.