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.
Latest: Grant Armstrong, Ignite Director, shares an insight into the evolution of hospitality design.
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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 that six members of its Australasian design team have been named Registered Architects.
Ignite is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerardo Oiz as Associate. This internal promotion recognises Gerardo’s professionalism and contribution to the company and its Sydney studio.
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.
Adam Taylor, Ignite Director, says design firms play an important role in reimagining retirement villages and aged care facilities as they evolve to meet changing client needs.
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.
Jason Marriott, Director in our Sydney studio, discusses the changing retail environment and the success of Birkenhead Point in an article featured on Commercial Real Estate (AU).
Benje Feehan, Associate Director at Ignite Architects, writes on why design shouldn't just be for architects in an article featured on Architecturenow.co.nz
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.
Emerson’s Brewery & Taproom has won a Gold Pin in the Built Environment category of The Best Design Awards. Congratulations to the Emerson’s Brewery Company and project team.
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.
Ignite's makeover of the oldest brewery tour in Dunedin was unveiled recently.
Highlanders, MPs and Dunedin business people were among those to offer a toast — with a glass or two of the amber fluid — to the success of the new Speight’s brewery tour.
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.