DJ Tai

Principal
Cheshire Architects

Dajiang (DJ) is a registered award-winning architect, specialising in commercial hospitality projects at Cheshire Architects. He has recently completed both the studio’s largest and smallest hospitality venues – The Hotel Britomart and the Cafe Hanoi parlour room.

Fluent in Chinese and with an in-depth knowledge of the culture, DJ also manages the studio’s Chinese client relationships, both in New Zealand and overseas.

With 14 years’ architectural experience, DJ’s unique approach can be seen in shaping the project idea to managing a construction site, bringing holistic clarity from concept to execution and ensuring the original intent throughout. He has also expanded the studio’s field of expertise, pushing the architectural boundaries, promoting brand making to product design.

DJ won the Interior Awards Emerging Design Professional Award in 2014 and received the 2021 Te Kahui Whaihanga NZIA Sir Miles Warren Award for Commercial Architecture for The Hotel Britomart.

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