Ignite Sweeps Seven Accolades at 2023 Property Industry Awards



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August 18, 2023

Along with our clients, project teams and industry colleagues, we were thrilled to receive multiple accolades at the 2023 Property Industry Awards – including being recognised as a Supreme Winner!

Ignite Sweeps Seven Accolades at 2023 Property Industry Awards

We feel privileged to have received multiple accolades across a range of categories at the Property Council NZ Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards.

The opportunity to celebrate with our clients and project teams who have worked tirelessly – in some cases for over six years – on these incredible buildings, was rewarding, to say the least.

We thank our clients and all those who were involved in bringing these spaces to life. We feel truly honoured to have our craft recognised and share our achievements with the many others involved, who are noted below.


Mark Dunajtschik and Dorothy Spotswood Building, Te Wao Nui, Wellington Childrens Hospital, Wellington

Supreme Winner- Supreme Excellence Award

Best in Category - Civic, Health & Arts Property Award

Client: Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley, Mark Dunajtschik Charity

Ignite project team: Michael O’Brien, Michael Warwick, Andrew Bluck

Wider project team: McKee Fehl Constructors, Niki Harrison (SD+A), Aurecon, New Zealand Consulting Engineers, Silvester Clark, Local Collective, Fire HQ

This project was delivered by Michael O'Brien whilst at Studio Design + Architecture. The architectural team of SD+A, and the associated projects were acquired by Ignite in January 2023.


1 Albert Street

Best in Category – Commercial Office Property Award

Excellence - Heritage & Adaptive Reuses Property Award

Client: Quattro Asset Management

Ignite project team: Grant Armstrong, Grant Bannatyne, Louise Mann, Nathan Carey, Sam Castle, Brian White, Jose Cordero, Dave Bullick, Sean Wijanto (previously at Ignite).

Wider project team: Neville Price, ACME, DCF, Plan.Heritage, Cook Brothers & Complete Construction, Agile Engineers, Stephen Mitchell Engineers, Oculus, Rawlinsons, CTRL, Crossfire.

Te Pūtahi (Auckland Film Studios), Auckland

Excellence - Industrial Property Award

Client: Tātaki Auckland Unlimited

Ignite project team: Grant Armstrong, Grant Bannatyne, Isaac Kawiti, Sumaiya Rahman, Scott Inverarity (previously at Ignite).

Wider project team: Haydn & Rollett, Precon Project Management, Ecubed Building Workshop, Bgt Structures, Building Envelope Group, Barnes Beagley Doherr, Marshall Day Acoustics, Crossfire.


Auckland Zoo - South East Asia Jungle Track

Excellence - Tourism & Leisure Property Award

Client: Auckland Zoo, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited

Ignite project team: Vesna Paligora, Grant Bannatyne, Grant Armstrong, Louise Mann, Brian White, Dave Bullick

Wider project team: Jacobs, Studio Hanson Roberts, NZ Strong Group, Beca


voco and Holiday Inn Express Tower, Auckland

Merit - Tourism & Leisure Property Award

Client: Pro-invest Group

Ignite project team: Jeremy Whelan, Audrey de Filippis, Dan McGlone, Dan Lovelace

Wider project team: SJB, Icon, TSA Management, Stantec, BGT Structures, Inhabit, Rider Levett Bucknall, TSA Management, WSP, Lean Construction, Bamford Consultants.


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