Meet the team

We are a small team but we are dedicated.

John McMillan

Founder and Principal Designer

Shanae Crockett

 Junior Designer and Architectural Technician

Alex Heijdenrijk

 Junior Designer and Architectural Technician

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Shanae completed a Diploma Architectural Technology at WelTec in 2019 and has worked at balancedesign since graduating.

Alex completed a Diploma Architectural Technology at WelTec in 2020 and has worked at balancedesign since graduating.

John is the founding director and principal designer of balancedesign ltd. His journey began in 1994 when he completed a building apprenticeship, from there he went on to pursue an Advanced Diploma in Drafting (Architecture) while continuing to work as a carpenter whilst studying. During his final years of study, John worked as a technician for Massey University of Engineering and Construction. After graduating John joined an Architectural Design practice where he worked for seven years.

John then decided to branch out on his own and in 2007 created balancedesign ltd. A large variety of projects have since been completed which includes residential alterations and new residential buildings. Since being in the industry John has gained a Design 2 Licence Classification under the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme and in 2016 John joined ADNZ as a professional member, where he attends events and keeps up to date with new products and design ideas.