Upcoming Events — 2021

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.

This event is brought to you by Resene 

Cheshire Architects

George Gregory

Waiheke House

Built on a couple of hectares of land located on the furthest reaches of Waiheke Island, Waiheke House was a place designed for entertainers, who desired a space to dine thirty and sleep none of their guests.

Material Creative

Toni Brandso & Liv Patience


The interior of Skintopia is inspired by the layering of skin- reflected through the chosen colour palette and the use of materials which are reminiscent not only the layering of the skin but also rejuvenation.

Annabel Smart

Emerging Designer

Annabel Smart 

After graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Architecture with honours from the Victoria University of Wellington, Annabel worked at architecture firms in Auckland and Melbourne, before establishing her own business in 2015.

Studio 11:11 is a multi-disciplinary design practice, responsible for a range of projects across Australia and New Zealand. These projects include a number of residential projects, a cafe in Sydney, and a yoga studio in Auckland, all jointly run by Annabel and her business partner Marijne Vogel. 

Warren and Mahoney Architects

Scott Compton & Daniel Kempka

MediaWorks Radio Broadcasting HQ

Mediaworks leased 4500m2 in an undeveloped warehouse which would be converted to house their eight radio brands all together for the first time.

Boffa Miskell

Cathy Challinor & Nick Tupara

Puhi Kai Iti - Cook Landing Site

The Puhi Kai Iti project reveals the narratives associated with the first explorers to arrive in New Zealand, while also embedding the legends, history, traditional knowledge and customs of Tangata Whenua.

Kate Pilot Design

Kate Pilot

‘My Laundry Bag’  Laundromat

The purpose of ‘My Laundry Bag’ was to move away from the perception of a traditional laundromat - usually designed purely on function, often dark & run down and instead provide a space that is attractive to come to, while at the same time addressing sustainability.