Nigel Dong

Managing Director

Executive Principal

Registered Architect

BBSc B.Arch (Hons) ANZIA

Nigel is the Managing Director of Designgroup Stapleton Elliott and a Director of Designgroup New Zealand. Nigel is also a National Board member of the New Zealand Institute of Building. He has an extensive portfolio across the Commercial, Office Workplace, Education, Multi-Unit Housing, Retirement, and Hospitality sectors which includes new-build and interior refurbishment work.

Nigel assumes the key role of Strategic Planning and Marketing for the practice and works extensively across all of DGSE’s Design Studios providing support and guidance on Governance and project matters. In this capacity, Nigel has led DGSE to a successful growth strategy leading to many appointments of significant public and private projects, many of which have been the recipient of Architectural Awards and accolades from within the construction sector. Nigel has played a pivotal role in the planning and implementation of key DGSE projects, whilst working directly with senior client management groups and other lead consultant representatives.

In the role of Project Director, Nigel has completed numerous projects for high profile clients such as Rocket Lab, Weta, and Bloomberg. Nigel also has an extensive portfolio of market and social multi-unit housing projects for private and Government/Central Government clients. Nigel assumes a national role within DGSE, providing oversight and support to all DGSE staff and their clients.







Retirement Living

Workplace + Interiors

Nigel Dong