SMC Design Studio


SMC Design Studio attracted a range of talented architects and engineering professionals.

“My vision is to create a hub of professionals who are aspiring to design unique delightful buildings that enhance lives of people around us”, says Paul Milkin, CEO, Engineer and Architect. CEO

Paul Milkin

CEO, principal consultant

BE(Sys), BCommerce, NZCE, architectural student (BSc(Arch)

Denis Chernyshov

Structural Engineer

BE (Eng)

Agustin Fiandrino

Architectural Designer and Technician

BA Architecture
The University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina.

Areas of expertise:

structural engineering, building science (lighting, acoustics, HVAC), engineering supervision, town planning, architectural design.

Passionate about the architecture of delight; stairs design.

Lives in Christchurch since 2003 with his wife, son and daughter.

Paul enjoys travel, hiking, foreign languages and photography.

Areas of expertise:

structural engineering, fire engineering, seismic assessments, seismic strengthening and upgrades, detailing.

Passionate about architecture & solid timber construction.

Lives in Christchurch since 2012 taking care of two young kids.

Denis enjoys biking, hiking, yoga and piloting small airplanes.

Areas of expertise:

conceptual design, fully detailed design, presentational renders, documentation for consenting (building, resource) for multi-unit, houses, interior design

Passionate about designing spaces that are aesthetically beautiful, practical and flexible.

Lives in Christchurch since 2019 with his partner.

Agustin likes reading, travel and city living.

Alexander Simo

Architectural Technician

Master of Science

Nader Bermudez Aguirre

Architectural Designer and Technician

BA architecture
The University of San Buenaventura – Colombia

Oxana Sharygina

Architectural Technician

NZ Diploma in Architectural Technology L 6

Areas of expertise:

fully detailed design, energy efficiency, heritage, documentation for consenting (building, resource), concrete tilt panels.

Passionate about heritage, 3D modelling, hillside houses.

Lives in Christchurch since 2015 with his wife and son.

Alexander enjoys tourism, travel, hiking and photography.

Areas of expertise:

presentational renders, drawing detailed plans, documentation for consenting (building, resource), interior design.

Passionate about architecture, urban design and building information modelling.

Lives in NZ since 2018.
Nader enjoys running, swimming, drawing, travelling.

Areas of expertise:

engineering timber design and detailing, design in Revit, fully detailed design.

Passionate about presentational renders, energy efficiency, passive houses and Interior design.

Lives in Christchurch since 2001 with the family.

Oxana enjoys body balance, social Latino dancing and art.

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