Upcoming Events — 2024

The Best Design Awards are a major feature of the local design calendar and some of last year's winners are touring the country to offer first-hand insights into their projects.

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RCG & Pukeoa Oruawhata Lakefront Holdings

Purple Pin - Spatial

Wai Ariki 
The brief was to create a luxury wellness facility like no other – architecturally, experientially and culturally – to provide ongoing value and future opportunity for Ngāti Whakaue members and the local community. The development was funded by Māori, to be led by Māori, and benefits from being compiled through the lens of Te Ao Māori. 

Emerging Designer 2023

Gold Pin - Spatial, Emerging Designer

Thomas Seear-Budd - Thomas Seear-Budd
In 2019 Thomas, alongside his business partner James Ross, established Seear-Budd Ross, a design-focused architecture and interiors studio. In four short years, Thomas has delivered a collection of projects across the country, from private residences and cafes to retail offerings and furniture pieces. 

Peddlethorp & Britomart

Gold Pin - Repurposed

The Hayman Kronfeld Building - Richard Goldie, Peddlethorp; Jeremy Hansen, Britomart
Britomart developers Cooper and Company have been refining the refurbishment of heritage buildings for almost two decades. The brief was to amalgamate two heritage-listed warehouses, the ‘Sofrana Barrington buildings’, into a contiguous 1000m2 floorplate ‘Grade A’ (PCNZ) office building with ground floor retail, an office lobby, and three floors of character office space. 

Burgess Treep and Knight Architects & Te Pou

Gold Pin - Repurposed Spaces

Te Pou Theatre  Graeme Burgess, Wade Southgate, Burgess  Treep & Knight Architects; Amber Curreen, Te Pou Theatre
The vision of Te Pou is that tikanga Māori led performing arts will transform the arts sector and make a necessary difference to society in Aotearoa and indeed the world. This very special Whare gives Te Pou the platform to provide mana uplifting experiences and storytelling through kaupapa Māori-led, collective approaches to performing arts. With this kaupapa, Te Pou will be transformative.


University of Auckland

Gold Pin - Student & Academic Spatial

Dwelling in the Wrath of Nature: A tale of building resilience in the face of climatic adversity. - Elim Hu
‘Dwelling in the Wrath of Nature: A tale of building resilience in the face of climatic adversity' navigates the creative threshold between film storytelling and architecture, weaving the whirlwind magic of a whimsical narrative themed around apocalyptic hope with the imminent real-world threats of climate change, specifically the threat of dramatic sea level rise on our homes and communities. 

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