Success for Team Architects Dunedin!
The NZIA Southern Architecture awards were held in Queenstown on the 7th of June, recognising 24 projects within the region. Team Architects Dunedin in collaboration with Lab-Works Architecture collected an award for the Mellor Laboratories Redevelopment at the University of Otago.
West Spreydon School Preliminary Design Underway
Since the earthquakes in 2010/11 West Spreydon School had many meetings, inspections and discussions as to the state of the school and its future. In 2017 discussions began on the overall vision for the school, presented as an education brief. Fulton Ross Team Architects was appointed by The Ministry of Education to work with the school in realising this brief.
Strengthening work begins on The Milton Street Substation
The Milton Street Substation, now owned by Clark Mauger, was built in 1928 by the Municipal Electricity Department (MED). The building required significant seismic strengthening and Fulton Ross Team Architects accompanied by Red Fox engineers was brought on to complete the project.
Happy Valley Milk plant consent approved
Great result for our Hamilton Team Architects as the Otorohanga district council approves consent for the Happy Valley Milk plant. Ruby Nyikas article details the journey so far. We look forward to the next steps in the process, as Otorohanga District Council Mayor Max Baxter said "It is exciting times for the district."
Christchurch's Old Stone House reopens
Christchurch Team Architects have been busy lately as Christchurch's Old Stone House was reopened in Febraury after seven years and $2 million of repairs. The heritage-listed building was severely damaged in the February 2011 earthquake before being strengthened to 67 per cent of the new building standard during a 15-month restoration.
Cambridge's Podium Lodge opens for business
Podium Lodge, a 30-room facility built to house sportspeople living in Cambridge, has opened its doors for business. The lodge's design by Hamilton Team Architects was based on a small version of an Olympic Village where there were six pods all labelled with Olympic destinations.
Murali Bhaskar, a true multicultural citizen of NZ
Murali Bhaskar our New Plymouth Director has been featured in a recent article by Viginia Winder. Murali landed in Aoteroa 30 years ago and Winder details of her discovery of Murali's tales of culture shock, purposeful adjustments and full immersion into New Zealand life.
WOMAD New Zealand wins National Award
Congrats WOMAD New Zealand for winning "Best National Event of the Year" at the New Zealand Event awards last week! Such a deserving event and our New Plymouth team are so proud to be supporting WOMAD for another year - bring on the 2018 festival on the 16-18th March!
Aged Care Award for New Memory Care Centre
Team Architects is excited to announce that the recent Memory Care Centre at the Summerset by the Ranges village was awarded the prestigious New Zealand Aged Care Association’s Built and Grown Environment Award at the 2017 New Zealand Aged Care Association Gala Conference dinner in September.
NZTA Community Award for Avantidrome
The Avantidrome by Team Architect's Hamilton Branch has won another award - this time being the popular choice of it's local community. The Avantidrome in Cambridge was named the winner of NZTA's "favourite places to ride" for the Community facility category in 2017.