About us

130+ years of turning vision into reality

Harrison Grierson is widely regarded as one of the leading engineering and design consultancies in New Zealand.

The company began trading in 1885 when architect John William Harrison set up practice in Auckland, New Zealand. He was later joined in partnership by surveyor Charles Kirkpatrick Grierson in 1912.

Today, Harrison Grierson is a large advisory and design consultancy working in four key market sectors; Land and Buildings, Water and the Environment, Utilities and Transport.

The company operates throughout Australasia and the Pacific Rim from a regional base in New Zealand (Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Whakatane, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown).

Our Culture

What makes us different

We challenge ourselves to think in creative ways and find truly innovative solutions for all our clients – on projects big and small. But what makes us unique is that we're always looking for measurable ways to enhance the natural, social and built environments around us. We find the passion for our work in the rich history of our company, the legacy of the pioneering spirit of the company’s founders and the dedication and hard work of our team members and leaders.

The organisational values that are the key driving forces within Harrison Grierson are:

Client Understanding

First, we listen to our clients and what's important to them. We go above and beyond our clients' expectations to deliver inspired and creative solutions with a genuine ‘can-do’ attitude.

Integrity and Accountability

Everything we do, we do with integrity. We say what we mean and we mean what we say. We're steadfast in our responsibilities - to ourselves, to our clients and to each other.

One Company, United

Problems are there to be solved, and when we work together, we can solve just about anything. We're a group of talented individuals, and together we're an even stronger team.


We believe that where there's a will there's a way. We don't tolerate complacency. We set ourselves high standards, and our clients trust us to deliver.