With its stunning scenery, world-class tourism industry and enviable lifestyle, the Southern Lakes region is experiencing an architectural renaissance. Major residential, commercial and hospitality projects have broken ground recently, with many more to follow.
We are jumping for joy! Our Waitomo Bungy Tower has been shortlisted for the 2019 worldarchfest in the ‘Future Project: Leisure Led Development’ category. We’re excited to be working with Form Building & Developments on this world-first tourist attraction.
EntX won a Gold award, the Woolston Community Library picked up a Silver, and Lakewood Cambridge received a Bronze.
The awards, held last Friday night, celebrate outstanding commercial project teams around the country. They acknowledge the collaboration, innovation, and workmanship that goes into creating buildings.
Richard Voss: An Australasian workplace study suggested that investment in workplace design and organisational culture could be a more cost-effective strategy for talent attraction than higher remuneration
“So why would an architect write a book when, in Darwin’s words, authorship is so challenging? After completing my first built project, I wondered whether I might also write a book.It never happened as I prioritised designing buildings and assisting delivery on site.”
Richard Voss: Why the Boeing 747 is an icon for architects and designers
Richard Voss: Universal Design: 5 ways to improve accessibility in cities
Richard Voss: Although the definition between the architecture and engineering professions is somewhat murky, some of history’s most innovative architects were in fact structural engineers.
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?
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.
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?
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, 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
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."
In this opinion piece, Damian Simpson, Associate Director in our Tauranga studio, writes, "Retail and commercial opportunities must be invited back into our CBD."