Latest: Frank Alvarez, Ignite Director and leader of our Retail and Retail lead Mixed-Use teams, brings three decades of experience in retail design. “I enjoy helping clients unlock value by establishing unique experiences supported by feasible proposals that are in synch with shopper behaviour.”
Disruption to traditional retail and the need for established shopping centre assets to play a different role from the past requires throwing away established practices. Frank Alvarez features in The Australian Financial Review.
An advertisement in her high school notices was the spark that ignited Samantha Morris’s passion for creating sustainable communities. Samantha read that Keystone Trust was offering scholarships to study towards a degree in property and construction, and with the encouragement of her careers counsellor, she applied. Thanks to Keystone, Samantha is now a fourth-year student looking forward to a career in engineering.
A new era in Tauranga apartment living began on March 8, as the first sod was turned on the $30 million Latitude Residences complex on Park Street. The six-storey development, designed by Ignite, will bring 28 new apartments to Tauranga’s city centre.
Grant Armstrong: As Ignite looks back on 30 years of hospitality architecture since it began designing Georgie Pie restaurants in the late 1980s, it’s clear there’s been a total evolution in how our cafés and restaurants are imagined.
As part of a regular series, AR asks a panel of industry experts – including Sydney Director, Jason Marriott - their response to the following question: What does legacy mean to you and what would you like yours to be?
Ignite believes that people are its strength and a key contributor to the practice’s success in delivering innovative design solutions over the past three decades. As a result, the company has introduced the annual Ignite Awards to celebrate outstanding individual excellence and achievement.
Ignite is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Rowell as Associate. Tony has worked across the industry spectrum with a portfolio including residential, high-end residential, as well as public, civic and commercial buildings.
Jason Marriott, RAIA MAICD, Director of the Sydney Ignite practice shares key new directions in aged care facilities from the Property Council of Australia's 'National Retirement Living Summit' that he took part in last week in Queensland.
Growing from a small, new office set up in Auckland by Brisbane-based firm Anderson Street Architects back in 1987, Ignite is now celebrating 30 years in the design business. Through the early struggles of the ’87 sharemarket crash, and highs of planning Auckland’s Viaduct Basin for the 1995 America’s Cup, one thing has not changed: creating good design which stands the test of time.
Ignite is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Irvine as Associate. Based in the practice’s Christchurch studio, Jamie has over 10 years local and international experience working predominantly on super prime and multi-unit residential, commercial and mixed-use projects.
Ignite is pleased to announce the appointment of Stirling Burrows as Associate. Stirling brings to the role over two decade’s worth of experience across the sectors of residential, commercial and civic design.
Benje Feehan, Director in our Auckland studio, gets ready for his panel at the Festival of Architecture in Tauranga, saying "We need to acknowledge the fact that change is needed and coming and how to make it in a thoughtful way will strengthen the identity of Tauranga."
Ignite is pleased to announce the appointment of Phaedra Applin as Associate Director. Phaedra is an architect and interior designer with more than 20 years’ experience in Europe, Asia and the Pacific.
Construction of a $40 million five-star hotel, office and retail development - the first new build mixed use project since the Christchurch rebuild started - was celebrated today with the Prime Minister Bill English unveiling the foundation stone.
Ignite is pleased to announce the appointment of Milti Stefadouros as an Associate. Milti is a flexible, multi-disciplined architect who has worked on large-scale projects in New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates and Australia.
Ignite is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Whittaker as Associate Director. Gary has worked with some of Australasia’s biggest retail brands, and will add considerable strength to the practice’s specialist retail division.
Ignite Architects is pleased to announce the appointment of Isaac Bright as Associate. Based in Ignite’s Tauranga office, Isaac will bring a depth of experience across a range of industry sectors including education, retail, commercial, hospitality, aged care and industrial design.