NZIA and NZILA Awards success

Congratulations to our project teams and clients for a weekend of national awards success.

At the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) National Awards, AUT’s Ngā Wai Hono Building won the country’s top Education accolade - the Ted McCoy Award for Education, while B:Hive at Smales Farm took home the Interior Award. At the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) Awards two landscape projects won Awards of Excellence – Te Whau Pathway in the Unbuilt Visionary category, and Ōtautahi Christchurch’s An Accessible City in the Infrastructure category.

We are also proud of John Sutherland, who was made a distinguished fellow of the NZIA in recognition of his career spanning six decades of architecture.


AUT Ngā Wai Hono 

NZIA National Ted McCoy Award for Education

The jury stated "The ECMS building gives AUT a definite presence on Symonds Street and achieves a welcome generosity via the impressive, light-filled common space of a 12-levelled atrium."

Read the full citation here.

B:Hive Smales Farm

NZIA National Interior Award

The jury stated "With B:Hive, client and architect set out to rethink the purpose and character of a commercial building, and the result is a highly innovative, contemporary working environment: lively but legible, diverse but well-structured, and evidently popular and successful."

Read the full citation here.

Distinguished NZIA Fellow, John Sutherland

The jury stated "John has had an extraordinarily wide-ranging and accomplished architectural career. Over the course of 60 years in the profession, John has contributed his leadership, knowledge and expertise to architectural and engineering practices, industry groups and government agencies, academic institutions and his own professional body, Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA)... He has made an enormous contribution to his profession and to New Zealand architecture."

Read more about John's fellowship of the NZIA here.

An Accessible City

NZILA Award of Excellence Infrastructure 

The jury stated "The Canterbury earthquakes created a massive upheaval in Christchurch’s CBD but also provided an opportunity to rethink how Christchurch’s urban streets could best cater for the multiple ways people move around and experience the city. The Accessible City project has effectively demonstrated how landscape architects can successfully guide and influence the design of urban transportation infrastructure to emphasise ‘people’ and ‘place’ in parallel with vehicle demands." 

Read the full citation here.

Te Whau Pathway

NZILA Award of Excellence Infrastructure

The jury stated "This deceptively simple form provides a highly creative, beautifully crafted and innovative solution for connectivity between Auckland City and its eastern suburbs."

Read the full jury citation here.