About us

Polis Group provides a holistic service in the fields of Urban Design, Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

 

Over the past 17 years project design work has taken Polis Group beyond New Zealand to Qatar, Malaysia, China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, India, Peru and South Africa.


Polis Group have a proven track record in the Landscape masterplanning of large tracts of land, architectural design within the public realm, and the design of urban areas.


Our involvement with projects in the Middle East has allowed us to provide design solutions that incorporate indigenous and sustainable qualities in both building and landscape projects, as well as providing modern solutions in rapidly developing locations.
Polis Group is a New Zealand owned company, based in Christchurch with offices in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.

 

Chris Glasson and Mark Huxtable are the design directors. Our key local representatives; Dr Nabil Mah'mud (KSA and Middle East Technical Advisor), and Roslan Wahab (Asia and Middle East) business development manager, are based in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia. 


Our company encompasses the disciplines of urban design, architecture, landscape, and endeavours to achieve a shared design goal through collaboration. This blending of knowledge and expertise in allied disciplines invariably leads to the adoption of well-grounded design principles, ultimately reflected in a harmonious and successful end product. 


Our company is often faced with optimising the benefits of development for our clients, while still maintaining a wider stewardship of environmental features and values. As facilitators of land planning and design, we are well placed to create places that have meaning, function and a sensitivity for environmental and social purposes. The end result of our work is about creating inspirational places and communities. 

 

Key People

Chris Glasson
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Design Director

BA, Dip.LA, Reg FNZILA (Registered)
 

Over 40 years experience leading projects throughout New Zealand, Malaysia, China and Middle East. Invited guest speaker at IFLA Congresses. Past Chairman NZILA (Canterbury Branch).

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Dr Nabil Mah'mud
Technical Advisor (KSA & Middle East)

BSc CEng, MSc TEng, QfPhD, MIHT, MRoSPA, MTPS, MCIT, MSCE, ASMICE

Saudi Arabia and Middle East based technical advisor. Nabil has over 30 years’ experience as a project manager in both the Middle East and UK on a range of high profile projects including Heathrow Express and Waterloo International Terminal. Technical Advisor for HE Deputy Ministry for MOMRA and Mayor of Jeddah.

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Mark Huxtable
Design Director

BA, Dip.LA, Reg NZILA (Registered)
 

Mark is a registered Landscape Architect and urban designer with a strong creative and visual background. He has a sensitive and holistic approach to landscape and urban design with an emphasis on identification of sense of place. Mark has worked in both the UK and New Zealand and trained in Denmark and the UK.

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Roslan Wahab
Business Development Manager
(Middle East and Asia)

B.Eng, M.Phil

 

Our Malaysia based Middle East and Asia business development manager, Roslan is an experienced mechanical engineer, consultant and project planner.
Roslan has also worked and lectured in Malaysia and New Zealand.