Simon Stracey

Associate

Contact Details

021 085 09163

Bio

Simon joined RCP in 2016 and was soon part of the team delivering Commercial Bay. He was a central part of the Tenancy Coordination team, setting up the design review process and developing the fitout compliance strategy with Council. He then transitioned into the design and project management of the fitouts of key food and beverage tenancies, such as Ahi Restaurant. He earned a reputation for his care and attention to visual and operational detail.

Accepted into the Elam School of Fine Arts, Simon instead chose to pursue architecture at the University of Auckland. He worked for six years as an architect, attaining New Zealand registration before making the switch to project management. Unsurprisingly, he is a highly creative person and one of his biggest strengths is his visual design capability. He quickly gains the respect of the architects and designers he works with by speaking their language and demonstrating an empathy for the processes that they must follow. He credits his listening skills to his time spent working in hospitality in his early career.

Simon brings a unique perspective to the teams and projects he works on. An active listener, he recognises the value in canvassing everyone’s opinion before making a decision. He has a creative-strategic and solutions-focused personality type, and isn’t afraid to look beyond the status quo. This ability to question convention to identify an alternative method is a reflection of his creative grounding and his dedication to achieving best-for-project outcomes.

During down time, Simon enjoys spending time working in the garden. Music is another passion, which earned him the nickname Disco Stracey. While he loves to collect and play vinyl, it is all about playing the right record for the right person, just like good project management.

Project experience

AHG Auckland Fitouts, Auckland
Commercial Bay, Auckland
Chapman Tripp Offices, Auckland
Ford Lofts, Auckland