Toby Mason

Toby is Director and co-leader of the aquatic team, with significant experience in a full range of aquatic design from community facilities through to national competition scale. He also brings over 15 years’ experience in design the both ETFE and fabric structures, from Europe. Whilst at LHTDesign, he has acted as the project coordinator and specialist designer for a number of significant aquatic and sport facilities in New Zealand, including the Main Arena for the New North Island Velodrome. As part of this, he was responsible for the design of the new feature ETFE and timber roof on the new Coastland Aquatic Centre, which is the first use of ETFE in an aquatic centre in Australasia.

Previously, as an Associate Director at a London based engineering consultants, David Dexter Associates, his main focus was providing specialist design services to leading architectural practices. This knowledge and experience of working with ETFE has meant that he has been able to develop and explore opportunities in this new cladding system. Toby also has significant experience in timber design, particularly gridshells and other geometric forms that provide innovative structurally efficient designs, being tried now in New Zealand.

He is able to combine creative and sustainable design with an understanding of cladding systems, to aid with exploring enhanced energy efficiency and building performance.

Bryan Greig

Bryan is Director and co-leader the aquatic team. Whilst at LHTDesign he also acted as the project coordinator for a number of significant aquatic facilities in New Zealand. These included the Northern Arena ($10M) at Silverdale which was designed entirely in-house under Bryan’s control, Alpine Aqualand ($18M) for which won an ACENZ Silver award, Grey District Aquatic Centre ($9.5M), and several other community and Learn to Swim Facilities throughout New Zealand.

Bryan has extensive experience leading multidiscipline aquatic design teams, and has developed an understanding of the complexities involved and the collaborative solutions required to achieve high performance, efficient, well integrated facilities responding to the unique and challenging environmental conditions & user requirements to establish memorable community assets. He brings a proven ability to deliver across a broad spectrum of facilities, from provincial upgrades through to iconic, innovative landmark centres.

A structural engineer by training, his design skills has been nationally recognised with one of his projects, the Hastings Opera House, winning an ACENZ Merit Award.


David Wright
Associate Architect

David has recently joined the CREATE team having eight years’ experience working in Australasia on projects of varying scales within the sporting, commercial and tertiary education sectors. Through collaborating with international design firms from London, USA and Australia he has developed an appreciation of efficient design that is driven by the client’s primary requirements.

As a project architect David has skills in managing projects alongside the client, stakeholders, consultants and contractors to ensure project deliverables and timeframes are achieved. His experience coordinating larger projects is formed around promoting a shared culture of collaboration to achieve project goals.

David has over ten years of experience coordinating in BIM environments (Revit). Most recently One Parramatta Square was one of the first projects in Australia to utilise the BIM 360 glue platform for coordination between the design team and subcontractors.


Martin Vlnas
Senior Assistant Architect

Martin, the newest member to the CREATE team, has ten years’ experience working on medium to large scale international projects in commercial, residential and education sectors, and holds a Ph.D in the field of long term sustainability and usability of sports venues.

Working as a project architect for Bogle Architects, Martin was one of the key team members in delivering ELI Beamlines, an award-winning project located south of Prague, providing international research and technology facilities for high powered laser experimentation.

Prior to this, Martin worked for Foster + Partners on a number of competition projects including a Mosque, a 7 million sqft residential quarter and a bank headquarters building all in Saudi Arabia. He also worked on a large scale mixed use development in Paris and a residential tower in London when his experience extended to the Scheme Design and Detailed Design stages of these projects.


Mat Wilson
Architectural Designer

Mat has joined the CREATE team with over Ten years’ experience in Architecture, Design and Project Management. He has been involved in a wide range of projects including Commercial, Industrial, Educational, Heritage Re-adaption and large scale Residential projects throughout New Zealand. Having previously won several NZIA Architecture awards he has a strong focus on design, whilst balancing the project budget and its delivery.

BArch -Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours)
BDes – Bachelor of Design (Spatial Design)