Media Releases

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.

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.