Hao is an experienced architectural designer who has worked on multi-unit residential, mixed use and commercial projects, including additions, alterations and new builds, for developers and private clients.

Prior to joining Maynard Marks, Hao worked in a small architecture practice where she was responsible for preparing full sets of architectural documentation for both Building and Resource Consent. She has been exposed to a range of different projects and technical situations, which has built her technical capabilities, given her a comprehensive understanding of the design process from consent application through to construction, and taught her to produce accurate, high-quality documentation.

Hao also worked as an interior designer on both commercial and residential fit-out projects. As a result, she can create spaces and integrate ideas that aren’t driven by trends, but instead emphasize a unique story for each client.

At Maynard Marks, Hao continues to add great value to clients. She works closely with our senior architects on various projects from multi-unit residential, through to renovations and remediation projects. Hao produces design and detailed documentation and performs on-site construction monitoring.

Hao is very self-motivated and results driven. She relishes a high level of activity and interaction, as this helps her to build strong relationships. Hao prides herself on being a good listener, ensuring she understands clients’ preferences and perspectives. This, along with her friendly demeanour, enables her to clearly and succinctly express ideas, build better client connections, facilitate stronger collaboration with other consultants and successfully liaise with Building Consent Authorities to ensure a great project outcome.

Hao believes design is a collaborative process where, apart from the creativity and the technical skills, the designer is there to solve a problem and to design something that works. She is passionate about turning architectural needs into insightful and practical solutions.


  • Bachelor of Design (Spatial Design)