Published 14 October 2009
The Institute of Architects launched its season of awards last night with presentations made by its Auckland branch. Unlike many industry awards, there were no excellents or merits and a variable number of awards in each category.
Samson Corp Ltd (the Friedlander family)’s Ironbank building on Karangahape Rd was the big winner, with awards for commercial architecture, also in the sustainable architecture & urban design categories and a Resene colour award. Insurance company IAG’s NZI Centre on Fanshawe St, completed 3 months ago, was also a 3-category winner – in commercial, interior & sustainable.
The institute’s local awards season continues in Nelson tonight and ends in Wellington mid-November. Paint company Resene has been sponsoring the awards fro 19 years.
The Auckland branch also honoured 4 members with fellowships.
Don Bunting, chief executive of Masterspec, chairman of the technical committee on the standard for building timber-framed houses, a member of the Standards NZ leadership group on reviewing that standard and writer of books & articles on building aimed at both the lay person & professionals. Masterspec provides specification systems & supporting software for the construction industry. It was set up by Construction Information Ltd, which is jointly owned by the Master Builders Federation, Building Research Association & Institute of ArchitectsGeoffrey Richards, editor of the Auckland branch of the institute’s newsletter, Architext, for 10 years and an active member of the institute’s environmental issues groupDennis Hewson, a member of the award-winning graduate team employed by Haughey & fox, whose design for the Wilson Chapel received an enduring architecture award this yearColin Janett, who, with Lindsay Wood, was instrumental in developing the bachelor of architecture degree offered by Unitec since 1994, andJim Foote, a member of the institute since 1948 and a teacher of young graduates & architects for some 50 years.
Via Centro, Freemans Bay, 22 Centre St, city-fringe refurbishment by Herbst Architects LtdNZI Centre, Viaduct Harbour, by Jasmax Ltd for Newcrest Holdings LtdWintergarden at the Northern Club, by Fearon Hay Architects LtdEast Tamaki, design-build office & warehouse by Wingate & Farquhar Ltd for Bell Tea CoIronbank, Karangahape Rd, by RTA Studio for Samson Corp Ltd
Hotel De Brett, Mitchinson Simiona Ltd & Gascoigne Associates Ltd in partnership, for Hotel De Brett Ltd (John Courtney & Michelle Deery)Old Devonport Post Office, by Salmond Reed Architects Ltd
NZI CentrePrivate office, by Fearon Hay Architects LtdJasmax Auckland Studio, Parnell, Jasmax Ltd’s own new offices
Auckland War Memorial Museum extension, Noel Lane Architects Ltd
in association with Peddle Thorp ArchitectsAUT lecture theatre & conference centre, RTA StudioSt Kentigern’s School, jubilee sports centre, ArchitectusTe Whanau o Tupuranga, bilingual school, Manukau, Jasmax Ltd
Residential – houses:
Parihoa, Muriwai, Patterson Associates LtdMann house, BVN ArchitectureReynolds Majsa house addition, Westmere, Malcolm Walker Architects LtdCook house, Cook Sargisson & Pirie Architects Ltd; client & architect Marshall Cook commented: “As a client, I could say I’m reasonably happy with my architect, who delivered on time & on budget”Compson bach, Great Barrier Island, Herbst Architects LtdNarrow Neck, Mitchell & Stout Architects Ltd (David Mitchell & Julie Stout), for themselves – a house conceived as 3 separate dwelling units designed for flexibility to accommodate an elderly parent, grandchildren & frequent guests, and allowing the owners to work from homeO’Sullivan home, Bull O’Sullivan Architecture Ltd, also for the architect & familyRiddell Rd house, Glendowie, Pete Bossley Architects Ltd for Gary & Joan Forman
Residential – multiple housing:
Stamford Residences, 10 floors built above the Stamford Hotel, Albert St, Peddle Thorp Architects for Stamford Land LtdHall houses, Herne Bay, Gerrad Hall Architects Ltd (Gerrad Hall), 2 live/work units on a long narrow site for the architect & his mother
Wiroa Station beach lodge & Wiroa Station wine cellar (2 awards), Bay of Islands, Modern Architecture Partners, shared beachside facilityYellow Treehouse Restaurant, Pohuehue, Pacific Environments Architects NZ Ltd
IronbankMatakana Village complex, Noel Lane Architects Ltd for Richard & Christine DidsburyBeaumont Quarter masterplan, Freemans Bay, Studio Pacific Architecture for Melview Developments Ltd (Nigel McKenna); the Beaumont Quarter project was conceived in 2000 and has reached its 11th stageHillcrest Rd bridge, over Northern Gateway motorway, which has been nicknamed the pukeko bridge for its brightly coloured struts
Haresnape home, Titirangi, designed by the late Bill Haresnape in 1955, built over the next 3 years and, according to son Tony, completed over about the next 20 years
Resene colour awards:
IronbankHillcrest Rd bridge.
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