Universal Homes recently spoke to Glen Frost, Architect for Avery Team Architects and the go-to man for the design of many Universal Homes projects including Karaka, Millwater and Pukekohe.
Below is a snippet of the interview.
Crosby: Thank you Glen for taking the time to have a chat today. I know you are very busy, at least on our upcoming projects, so let’s get straight into it. I have run into Kerry Avery and the team on different projects over the years, can you give us a brief history and maybe some of Avery Team Architect’s accomplishments – I think you have even won some Property Council Awards?
Glen: Yes, ATA have been very active, particularly in Auckland since 1992, our specialties being residential, tourism, commercial and mixed-use projects. We believe that thoughtful design is key to creating great places to live and work, as well as delivering commercially successful results for our clients. As such we have won Property Council Awards for a range of project types. Vert Apartments at the Ponsonby Bowling Club is a recent award winner.
Crosby: Nice sales pitch there. Tell me specifically about some of your residential projects?
Glen: We have delivered many multi-unit terrace and apartment projects as well as both modest and high-end individual homes. Multi-unit and mixed-use projects are particularly interesting, as they merge our commercial delivery skills and our residential design skills.
Crosby: How so?
Glen: Well, where possible we undertake the master planning of larger projects – such as the Silverdale North Town Centre and Kumeu Town Centre currently under development. This commercial Urban Design skillset transfers nicely to multi-unit residential projects, allowing us to deliver great individual homes that viewed together create attractive residential streets. We are mindful that we are designing new homes that are part of the fabric of new communities, and we take this responsibility very seriously! Every design we deliver is tailored to suit the specific location and surroundings, the site conditions and end user needs.
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