Although born and raised in India, architect Murali Bhaskar is now a New Zealand Citizen, and committed Taranakian, having been resident in New Plymouth some 17 years. A partner in one of the city’s foremost architectural firms, Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar Brebner Team Architecture, he finds the landscape and people inspiring.
“My work has indelibly rooted me in New Plymouth, and given me the opportunity to grow both my architecture and the city. It is not often an architect gets to be part of a city that is growing and punching significantly above its weight,” says Murali.
He believes there are many commonalities between Art and Architecture, and in his own practice actively seeks to blur the boundaries.
Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar Brebner Team Architecture has always been committed to the arts and community and plays an active role as sponsors/supporters of various cultural and artistic events that New Plymouth is known for including WOMAD, Taranaki Arts Festival, Govett-Brewster Gallery, Arthouse Cinema and Duffy Books in Schools.
“I believe we can make New Plymouth an even better places to live through inspiring accessible creativity, not just on the waterfront, but throughout our community,” says Murali.