Principal Director of award-winning architecture practice Rodney Black Design Studios since 1999.

It has been fascinating to have worked on some very exciting architectural projects in the UK, Japan, Italy, France and New Zealand, examples of which can be seen here, including the interior designs of the superyacht, Lady Christine IV built in the Netherlands.

Private studies include classical western architecture and religious buildings including the astounding temples of India which I have visited many times. 


I am married to fellow artist Philippa Dow.



University of Liverpool

RIBA Arch Part III

1981 - 1982


1975 - 1978


Central School of Art

Etching (part-time)

Universita Italiana per Stranieri, Perugia

Italian Language & Literature

University of Auckland

BArch (Hons) Architecture

University of Otago

Foundation year - Geology, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Psychology

Awards & Nominations:

View my awards here.