the team

what we do

We have completed literally thousands of projects in virtually every area of building construction, and made a point of maintaining experience across as many building types as possible with each director specialising in certain work types.

We make architecture guided by sensitivity to the history, culture and climate of place.

how we do it

Each project is seen as deserving an individual response to client and user requirements, based on an intensive period of analysis of the client's brief. Thorough analysis and understanding is fundamental to the success of each project.

We believe creative and highly competent architectural input, covering all aspects from concept to project completion, will result in quality buildings increasingly demanded by today's business and community leaders.

Our People


John Sofo

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B.Arch (Hons) ANZIA, MSc Arch (Hons), GCert Mgt - ASC Architects director and teacher of design at tertiary level.
The son of Italian immigrants to Australia, John studied for his Bachelor of Architecture at Melbourne's Deakin University, then for a Master of Science in Architecture (Hons) from Howard University in Washington DC. He has worked for ASC Architects since 1989 and won 36 design awards, both local and international. His outstanding work on Botany Downs Secondary College alone has won five. John has completed commercial, educational, residential, industrial, retail, interior, signage, furniture, product and health design projects. Commissions have ranged in size from schools for 2000 students to a table lamp. John is committed to research, with perhaps the best examples of this found in his portfolio of educational buildings. John owes his architectural successes in part to being the 'listless, uprooted' child of European immigrants, 'not belonging to a New Zealand tradition, yet not evidently of southern European origin'

Trevor Millen

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B Arch (Hons) ANZIA : NZCD (Arch)
ASC Architects director since 2007
Trevor gained his NZCD (Arch) before completing an architecture degree (Hons), at Auckland University in 1991. Two years later he began working at ASC Architects. He has worked on sporting, commercial, residential, industrial, retail and interior fit-out projects. A rare opportunity included an exhibition design for a corporate client in the US. He was the project architect for McDonald's Head Office Campus in Auckland, and in charge of a team involved in the re-image of McDonald's nationwide. Trevor promotes green initiatives wherever possible, using technology, either in the design or procurement process. He has been involved in numerous award-winning projects.<br>
Trevor is a four-time Ironman New Zealand finisher and represented New Zealand at the 2011 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. He believes his commitment to the creative challenges as an architect is just as fierce as his dedication to sport

Neil Cotton

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B Arch FNZIA - ASC Architects Director since 1989.

Neil grew up in Australia with a passion for sport and technical drawing. Following a move to New Zealand when he was 18, he gained his architecture degree from the University of Auckland in 1972, and worked in various practices before joining ASC Architects. Neil has built a strong reputation as an award-winning design architect on recreational and aquatic projects throughout New Zealand. He has also designed community centres, libraries, wineries, commercial offices and multi-unit housing. Neil is responsible for developing the practice's growing reputation in the specialist accommodation field, including projects for the University of Auckland, aged care accommodation and various affordable housing projects for Housing New Zealand. A Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects, Neil was an examiner for the Architects Registration Board for 10 years.

Logan Hooi

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B.Arch (Hons), Dip. Arch Tech. (Singapore), ANZIA Registered Architect. Logan grew up in Malaysia and completed his architecture degree in Auckland. He has worked on a wide variety of projects in New Zealand and in the Pacific, ranging from hotel and residential projects, to office, warehouse and retail centres. In the past eight years, he has specialised in educational and aquatic project design. He was instrumental in the design and winning submission for the second PPP schools project in New Zealand. These are the largest and most complex non-tertiary educational projects in the country. He saw these projects through from early consultation, led the documentation teams and managed the construction process on site. in 2015 Logan's design of the Parnell Houses won a Silver Award for its category in the New Zealand House of the Year. 


Kevin Sanderson

B Arch NZCD ANZIA - Kevin has always enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle through sports and leisure and he believes this has shaped New Zealand's architecture. As a teen, Kevin was a top art student and among the few to be accepted for the then newly formed Design Diploma. He went on to gain his architecture degree from the University of Auckland. Kevin has been team leader for numerous multiple-retail developments for Progressive Enterprises. Other project work includes education. He oversaw design and documentation for One Tree Hill College and was involved in the Mission Heights Schools design.