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:
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.
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?
Disruption to traditional retail and the need for established shopping centre assets to play a different role from the past requires throwing away established practices. Frank Alvarez features in The Australian Financial Review.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.