New Plymouth architects among award winners
New Plymouth architects were among those recognised as being best in the west.
Elliott Architects, Gibbons Architects, Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar Brebner Team Architects and Stephenson & Turner all took out gongs at the annual architecture awards run by the Western branch of the New Zealand Institute of Architects, which were handed out on Friday.
Of the six projects recognised for their architectural excellence in the region, four are based in New Plymouth, one in Oakura and the other in Stratford.
One of them was the new offices of Taranaki based agri-business Parininihi ki Waitotara.
The Leach St premises were designed by New Plymouth based Elliott Architects, who took out the commercial architecture award for its efforts.
Judges praised the "strong narrative" the firm had developed in the work, a result of its close working relationship with the client.
Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar Brebner Team Architects picked up a trio of accolades for Barbour House (housing), the IVHQ office (interior architecture) and the Stratford District Council Library redevelopment (small project).
Gibbons Architects were recognised in the housing division for the alterations made to Karina House. The design of Northern Health School, by New Plymouth based Stephenson & Turner, received the education award.
The winning projects become eligible to be shortlisted in the New Zealand Architecture Awards, which will be announced in November.
PKW Offices by Elliott Architects (New Plymouth)
Northern Health School by Stephenson & Turner (New Plymouth)
Housing – Alterations and Additions
Barbour House by Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar Brebner Team Architects (Oakura)
Karina House by Gibbons Architects (New Plymouth)
Villa Cuba by Black Pine Architects (Whanganui)
IVHQ Office by Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar Brebner Team Architects (New Plymouth)
Planning and Urban Design
Massey Campus Development Plan by CCM Architects, McIndoe Urban and Isthmus (Palmerston North)
Small Project Architecture
Stratford District Council Library Redevelopment by Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar Brebner Team Architects (Stratford)