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One architectural designer stood out from the pack in the regional round of the ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards. Aaron Guerin of LAD Architecture was the only Waikato designer to win three awards for three very different projects.

The winning designs were all located in beautiful Cambridge, but that is where the similarities end.

The Bond Home, which won the Resene Colour in Design Award, is a strikingly modern home featuring accents of red, charcoal and white. Designed for a young, high-achieving couple, the brief was for a contemporary, easy care home that captured the stunning views to the north and south of the site.

The Gardner Home, which won the Residential Alterations and Additions Architectural Design Award, is a sympathetic renovation of a charming, historic villa. Small and run down, the villa required a careful restoration that would increase its size, inject the necessary 'mod cons', while also embracing the homes original character.

The final of the three winning projects was The Cambridge Medical Centre. Winning the Commercial / Industrial Architectural Design Award, the project developed a tired and dated 1970s medical centre into a contemporary commercial space. The judges said the building had been rejuvenated through a complete reanalysis of its functions.
Aaron Guerin said accepting three ADNZ awards filled him with an enormous amount of pride for the LAD Architecture team.

"Collaborating with fantastic clients that have complete faith in my abilities, and having a creative, innovative and technical team behind you is an award-winning formula in my opinion", said Aaron.

Architectural Designers New Zealand CEO, Astrid Andersen, said Aaron Guerin had proved himself as a stand-out designer amongst compelling competition.

"Last year a designer from the Waikato took out the Supreme title at the national awards and so we always expect a great deal from this talented region. To have one individual designer win on three separate occasions for three very different designs is testament to Aaron Guerin's strong work ethic and his reputation in this competitive industry - well done Aaron."

The three projects are now eligible to win national ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards. The award winners will be announced at a ceremony in Christchurch on 30 October.

LAD Architecture was established in 2007, specialising in both residential and commercial projects. The practice aims to create unique and striking architecture throughout the Waikato and New Zealand. For more information visit