As a team of passionate problem-solvers, we are rethinking the approach to conceptual design.

Our tools will enable you to deliver fast, fluid, data-driven concepts to all project stakeholders, facilitate quick uptake and power up your design processes.

Our Team

Headquartered in New Zealand, Cerulean Labs was founded in 2020 with a vision to improve the built environment.

Initially focusing on the conceptual design stage, our first product Spaces gives architects the freedom to explore a range of design options quickly. Coupled with live building data, Spaces allows for improved and optimised design outcomes.

As a business we embrace remote working and we have team members in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany and Hungary.

Campbell Yule

Founder

Campbell brings over 25 years’ experience at the forefront of the architectural technology industry.

Campbell had a 20 year career at Cadimage Group where he progressed through the company becoming Managing Director for 11 years. During his time Campbell introduced and improved business models and systems and generated significant shareholder returns culminating in a successful exit in 2016.

Campbell has a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from Auckland University.

Ralph Wessel

Head of Development

Ralph brings over 30 years’ experience as an architect and software developer providing a unique skill set to lead our development efforts.

Ralph has practiced architecture throughout his career while for the last 20 years has been focused on software development projects and tools that support the architect design industry.

Ralph holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Auckland University.

Waleed Elshashai

Chief Technology Officer

Waleed joins the team from Amazon IMDB. Waleed is responsible for all the technology under the bonnet of Spaces, where his extensive skills in databases and cloud services come to the fore.

Waleed holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Alexandria, Egypt and a M.Sc, Computer Science from the University of Bristol where he majored in Machine Learning and Data Mining.

Darren Tims

Architectural Advisor

Darren is a Former Director at HDR, a global leader in architecture and engineering.

During his time at HDR Darren was the Project Director for both the A$2bn Sunshine Coast University Hospital and A$1bn Westmead Hospital Redevelopment.

More recently Darren was Managing Design Principal at Scentre Group.

Scentre Group are the owner and operator of Westfield Shopping Centres in Australia and New Zealand.

Andrew Simmonds

Director

Andrew is a well-respected figure in New Zealand’s tech community.  He recently retired as a partner of tech law firm Simmonds Stewart which he co-founded 14 years ago, rounding out a 30-year career as a corporate/commercial lawyer.  In his time at Simmonds Stewart he helped scores of companies to raise capital and he used this experience to successfully lobby industry and NZVIF for better terms for founders.  He also launched Simmonds Stewart’s legendary free legal templates, an invaluable resource for NZ’s tech community.

Eddie Roberts

Director

Eddie is Chartered Accountant and has been a Partner in Russell Turner Chartered Accountants for the last 15 years. Eddie holds a Bachelor of Commerce along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting. Currently based in Whangarei, Eddie previously worked for Grant Thornton and Gosling Chapman in Auckland.

As a global business we embrace remote working allowing us to employ the best people.