On Friday 28 June, the 2019 Auckland Northland Regional ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Award winners were announced at a function in Auckland. And what a night it was! Congratulations to the six designers who took home awards – Simon Mandeno of Mandeno Design Ltd, Mark McLeay of Creative Arch, Madushin Amarasekera of Construkt Associates Ltd, Maurice Regeer of MnM Design, Michael Macfie of Macfie Architectural Design Ltd and Mark Callander of Creative Arch.
Casey Curtis launched Curtis Architecture in 2017 with her husband Adam. In only a few short years, the business has grown to a team of five, with more growth planned for 2019. A mother of two small children and a business owner, Casey is proud to stand aside more and more young women making a mark in the New Zealand architecture industry. This week Defign sat down with Casey to find out how she manages to juggle it all, what defines her design style and about her aspirations for the future of her practice and career.
DF Design is a sustainable architecture firm based in Raglan. It was founded a decade ago by Director Daniel Friedrich. Originally from Germany, Daniel brings an insight of European design principles, a deep appreciation of nature and the benefits of high performing, energy efficient homes to all his projects. Defign sat down with Daniel to find out more about his design style and what makes him tick…
Defign recently sat down with Gregory Watts, the new Chief Executive Officer of Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ) to find out what drew him to ADNZ, his first impressions of the New Zealand architecture industry and why ADNZ has an important role to play in helping more kiwi families into their first homes. Gregory has a diverse background and has held leadership roles within several organisations in New Zealand and abroad.