Prominent architect Paul Leuschke was initially attracted to the profession's creativity and its wide application which spans from product design, interiors, residential and commercial buildings, project management to property developing and more.
While the architect has worked at larger companies, he now enjoys the creative control that comes with a smaller, more agile practice.
"I studied Architecture at Wellington University and completed my degree at Auckland University," he says.
After Paul Leuschke graduated, he worked at a larger architectural company, then became registered and held a directorship in a medium sized architecture firm.
Currently he is the director of his own company Leuschke Kahn Architects.
"Essentially, I have been an architect for 40 years and am still loving it!" says Paul Leuschke
"I now have a smaller practice which gives me the freedom to be more creative. We have designed apartment buildings, terrace housing, homes, holiday houses and commercial interiors – we work for both developers and private clients."
Over the years, the company has attracted several awards, including NZIA awards and Trends's own TIDA Awards, along with Master Builder's awards and a Resene Master Colour Award.