New associate appointed to Ignite residential team

Residential specialist Stuart McKechnie has been welcomed to Ignite’s Auckland studio as an associate on its Residential team.

An experienced design practitioner of 17 years, Stuart has worked with a variety of architecture firms in London, Vancouver and Auckland, and until recently has been in private practice specialising in small-scale residential projects.

Learning from QuakeCoRE 2018: Why collaboration and innovation lead to resilient cities

It was a privilege to join over 200 delegates at the recent QuakeCoRE Conference in Taupo, New Zealand. Attendees were a mix of researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students, as well as members from local government and industry bodies.  QuakeCoRE is the research centre for seismic resilience and promotes collaboration between New Zealand research centres as well as overseas universities.

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Latest: We are delighted to share the first peek inside the new Entx, which is being dubbed as the new entertainment hub right in the heart of Christchurch, New Zealand! Opening this Friday, the complex features seven state-of-the-art HOYTS cinemas and 13 incredible dining options! Congratulations to Calder Stewart, HOYTS Group and the team at Ignite Architects on the delivery of this landmark project. Watch the video at the link:

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.