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.”
Michael Boyce recently presented to a conference of 200+ specifiers at the Annual “Specified” Eboss conference to share insights of how an design team approach product selection in the current high-speed market.
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.