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Jack McKinney

McKinney + Windeatt Architects

Jack is an architect and director of McKinney + Windeatt Architects, founded in 2002. The practice is focused on creating site-specific, individually tailored buildings. Jack has worked across a range of project types and budgets with a particular focus on hospitality projects and bespoke residential work. A consistent ambition is to deliver the best outcome for each commission with a rigorous approach to detail. He aims to provide strong, resolved and enriching architecture. The practice has won a number of awards at both local and national level, including the Supreme Award at the 2017 Interior Awards.

Maggie Carroll


Maggie is co-founder and director of Auckland based boutique architectural practice Bureaux. With an ethos of delivering their clients a total concept, fully integrated design, Bureaux's projects are noted for their elegance. Maggie's skill and experience span effortlessly between architecture and interiors, and she brings a deep understanding of architectural space and material qualities. This care and attention to detail is evident in all her projects. Winners of numerous awards, Bureaux's broad portfolio encompasses bespoke high-end homes, retail, hospitality and office spaces

Blair Farquhar

Studio Farquhar

Blair Farquhar is the principal of Studio Farquhar. Blair is an architect with extensive experience in the design, coordination and delivery of demanding architecture and interiors projects. He has a substantial portfolio across a wide range of building types in New Zealand, the UK and Latin America. Blair is passionate about creating quality built environments and strongly believes in the ability of good design to enhance our lives.

Federico Monsalve

Editor, Interior

Federico is the convener of the Interior Awards and editor of its supporting publication:  Interior . He has worked across journalism, arts, design and film industries in roles such as critic, director, publisher and chief editor. He is a firm believer in the potential of design to improve lives and cities and the way we interact within them. This will be his fifth year as judge and convener, and he is looking forward to exploring and dissecting the latest projects and spaces from around the country.

Kim Paton


Kim Paton is the director of Objectspace in Auckland, the only public gallery in New Zealand dedicated to craft, design and architecture. She studied fine art and business management and has previously held academic positions at Massey University, Wellington, and Wintec School of Media Arts, Hamilton, where she was appointed head of research. She has curated and written extensively on craft and contemporary art and is co-author of the book Contemporary Jewellery in Context, published by Arnoldsche Art Publishers and released in July 2017.