Our Ignite Story: where we began, and where we are heading


Our Ignite Story captures where our practice began, and where we are heading as we approach our 30th anniversary.

Today Ignite Architects employs more than 100 people across New Zealand and Australia. Our teams provide master planning, design and documentation, project delivery and interior design services for clients as far away as China. Our early track record in retail projects has developed into broader-reaching expertise that covers commercial buildings, healthcare and aged care facilities, schools, residential and mixed-use developments that include retail, commercial, residential and hotel uses. 

“The exciting thing for Ignite at the moment is that we are in a transition phase; the transition of leadership and the growing of key individuals within the business – strong architectural leaders that will continue to grow the business moving forward. We have a great balance of people; we’re starting to be able to compete across a wide variety of project types; and I can really see the business continuing to grow successfully moving forward.” Jeremy Whelan, Managing Director