Meet Jon: Architectural & Engineering Consultant for the BOP, Coromandel & Waikato

Jon Short - Principal

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

He has spent 9 years drawing manually and 13 years on AutoCAD, with over 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. As an LBP, or Licensed Building Practitioner, you have the peace of mind of knowing that you are working with a quality architectural and engineering consultant who has met the required assessment criteria to gain this qualification.

Engineering Consultant for New Builds, 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 construction systems & methodology specialist on some of the largest construction projects in the country, Jon has the hands on experience and knowledge to avoid problems 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 one of Tauranga's most experienced Architectural & Engineering Consultants

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, Waikato and Coromandel regions to carry out his work.

Jon strongly values quality on-going working relationships with repeat clients and colleagues alike, where trust, respect and top quality work is essential.  Contact Jon today