Looking ahead: skills for the future

Adam Taylor: New developments and renovations in both the commercial and residential sectors are continuing at pace across the country. As architecture firms struggle to keep up with the demand for our skills, we’re faced with a dilemma: how can we keep projects flowing seamlessly for our clients, while still ensuring we stay on top of new technology and protect our industry for the future?

 

Ignite and Keystone fostering the next generation of property experts

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.

Ignite Architects appoints new Associate

Ignite Architects is proud to announce the appointment of Patrick Maguire as an Associate to the practice’s Special Projects team in Auckland. Formerly based at Warren and Mahoney in Wellington, Patrick brings strong experience in aviation design to his new role, having worked on award-winning redevelopments at Wellington International Airport and at Queenstown Airport. He will specialise in both the aviation and aged care sectors at Ignite.

Ignite – thirty years of excellence

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.