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Richard Voss: Although the definition between the architecture and engineering professions is somewhat murky, some of history’s most innovative architects were in fact structural engineers.
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.
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.
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:
Congratulations to Shara, who is a finalist in the Harrison Grierson Young Achiever of the Year category in the inaugural Bay of Plenty Property People Awards.
Congratulations to Shara Paulo and Tara-Lee Carden, who are both now New Zealand Registered Architects.
Richard Voss: “What is the one thing that you would take with you from home in the event of a natural disaster?” This was a question asked of workshop attendees at the recent National Emergency Management Conference on resilience in Wellington, New Zealand.
Work has now begun on the much-heralded O.K.L.A. apartments in Kaipiho Lane, Albany.
Ignite’s expansion continues with the appointment of a global collaboration specialist
Ignite has appointed multiple award-winning architect and designer Richard Voss as Director of Commercial and Sustainability Lead.
The appointment of eight new associates at Ignite signals the Australasian practice’s deep focus on growth across all areas of its business.
Construction on the new Woolston Community Hub is well underway with the roof now completed on the new permanent home for Woolston’s volunteer library and meeting space.
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?
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.
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 is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Alvarez as a Director at its Sydney practice, where he will be leading the Retail and Retail-led Mixed-Use teams.
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.
Michael Bilsborough, Ignite Director, and Olivia Pearson, Associate, share their thoughts on the use of technology to build houses cheaper, faster, and with more empathy.