In Wellington, nine awards were given to five designers from the region. The award winners were Ben Gilpin of Gilplans Architecture, Wayne Tansley of Calcott Architecture Ltd, Michael Holmes of Holmes Architecture, Grant Clarke of Moore Design and James Mackie of Mackit Architecture.
Michael Holmes received two awards for his design of a four-bedroom residential project titled ‘Eden Roc’. He won the Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Architectural Design Award and the Residential Interiors Architectural Design Award. Michael also went on to win the Resene Colour in Design Award and a Commended Award in the Commercial Interior Architecture Design category for his work on ‘Empathy Studio’.
Ben Gilpin won two awards for two separate projects. His project ‘Taylors Road’ won the Residential Alterations and Additions Architectural Design Award, while his design ‘Taranui Way’ received a Commended Award in the Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Architectural Design category.
James Mackie’s, ‘Blackwell and Sons’ project, received the Commercial Interior Architecture Design Award and ‘Wesley Residences’ by Grant Clarke won the Residential Multi-Unit Dwelling Architectural Design Award.
Wayne Tansley received a Highly Commended Award in the Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2 Architectural Design Award for ‘Queenstown in the Hutt’.
In Hawke’s Bay, two designers received recognition for their outstanding work. The designers are Andrew Simpson of Wiredog Architecture and Noel Jessop of Noel Jessop Architecture.
Andrew Simpson won two awards for a Gisborne project titled ‘Huru House’. The design was awarded the Residential Compact New Home up to 150m2 Architectural Design Award and the Resene Colour in Design Award.
Noel Jessop of Noel Jessop Architecture received two awards for two different projects. He won the Residential New Home over 300m2 Architectural Design Award for a home titled ‘House on a Hill’ and the Residential Alterations and Additions Architectural Design Award for ‘Strickland Barn’.
In the Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu region, The Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery Centre won a Commercial/Industrial Architectural Design Award.
Designed by Susie Elms of Chapple Architecture Limited, The Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery Centre is a world-class rehabilitation facility for New Zealand’s endangered birds located in Palmerston North’s Victoria Esplanade.
Architectural Designers New Zealand CEO, Gregory Watts, said the weekend was a wonderful celebration of great design.
“We are so proud of all the work of our members. It has been great to see members working on significant community projects like the Wildbase Recovery Centre, right through to innovative residential projects and creative commercial spaces. Well done everyone.”