New Zealand architecture and architects

New Zealand architecture, architects, architectural firms, archives, history; a comprehensive list of websites

New Zealand architecture at The Venice Architecture Biennale
‘Last, loneliest, loveliest…’In 2014, for the first time, New Zealand will present a national exhibition at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Auckland Triennial Project 2 Ideal Homeland
The Lab is a joint project between the architecture and spatial design faculties of AUT University, The University of Auckland and UNITEC. Working alongside students, local academics, designers and architects are developing a series of two to three week-long interdisciplinary design projects.

Hundertwasser Art Centre, Whangarei
The proposed Hundertwasser Art Centre will be an iconic work of art and attraction on a grand scale and the last authentic Hundertwasser building in the world.


Andrew Sexton Architecture, Level 1 1 Blair Street Wellington

Archifact, Auckland City
Architecture and conservation. Archifact offers a comprehensive range of professional architectural services based on international models of building conservation best practice.

Architect directories, databases, organizations *

Architecture NZ, an index of architecture practices. is provided by the New Zealand Institute of Architects Inc (NZIA) and will help you find an NZIA architectural practice. The searchable database is full of information, images, descriptions, building project details and links that put you in touch with NZIA Architecture Practices throughout New Zealand.

New Zealand Institute of Architects Incorporated
The New Zealand Institute of Architects supports its members with a range of services and is committed to promoting and celebrating outstanding architecture which enhances the built environment for all New Zealanders.

an international directory from Architecture Week.

Wikipedia entries on well-known New Zealand architects from the past and the present.

Architects Education and Registration Board

The Architecture Office, Ponsonby, Auckland
Architects, interior design, project administration. Brendan Rawson and John Ingham.

Information from Architectural Records

Architecture Warren and Mahoney

Architecture Week
An online architecture magazine. 

Architecture Workshop
Award-winning architects and urban designers. Wellington

Architecture + Women NZ
Architecture+Women•NZ brings together the diverse practices of women trained in the field of architecture and seeks to raise their profile in the public realm.

Auckland *

Arch Office, Auckland

Auckland Architecture Week

Auckland City Council

Auckland Architecture Association
The Auckland Architecture Association strives to provide a centre for architecture in Auckland. It is equally for students, academics and practitioners of architecture as well as those who have an interest in the role that architecture is able to play in the city.

New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga
The leading agency for the protection of sites and buildings in New Zealand that are of historic and cultural significance to its peoples.

Auckland University School of Architecture and Planning

Awards *

Awards from the New Zealand Institute of Architects.

NZIA-Resene New Zealand Awards for Architecture

Awards and Scholarships in New Zealand Architecture

Best Design Awards


Blogs *

Studio Home
Creative talent posts from New Zealand.

The Design Files

Eye of the Fish
Architecture and interior design.

Architecture resources and news for Australia and New Zealand.

Branew Architecture
Branew Architecture works on projects predominantly located throughout the greater Auckland area and its outskirts. They undertake a range of diverse work including new residential, holiday homes, renovations, subdivision developments, commercial and industrial buildings.


Cheshire Architects. Pip Cheshire architects, Auckland

Context Architects
Based& in Auckland and Christchurch, they specialise in House Design and Renovations, Commercial Architecture and Interior Design

Craig Craig Moller Architects


Devonport, Auckland. One of Auckland’s historic centres.

Dorrington Architects & Associates, Eden Terrace, Auckland


Ecological/sustainable buildings *

Ecoprojects in New Zealand. Ecological architects.

The Ecological Building Network

Female architects in New Zealand *

The purpose of this website is to provide a current database and network of women in architecture associated with New Zealand. You may be working within New Zealand or elsewhere in the world, or currently not working in the architectural field.Individuals and practices are encouraged to upload their details to build this growing database.


Greg Noble
Grego Noble designs and builds houses according to classical and traditional principles, using natural materials and traditional craft skills.

Gummer and Ford
Wikipedia entry on the historic architecture firm.


Harris Butt Architecture, Whangarei

Herbst Architects, Parnell, Auckland

History of New Zealand architecture *

William Henry Gummer

Cecil Walter Wood

Francis Gordon Wilson

Henry Kulka. Wikipedia

Historic Places Trust, New Zealand.
Promoting the identification, protection, preservation and conservation of the historical and cultural heritage of New Zealand.

The history of architecture in New Zealand. NZ History

Domestic architecture in New Zealand. Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Wikipedia entries on historic New Zealand buildings and building styles.


International Architecture Database.  Archinform
Search for New Zealand architects, places, buildings.

Architects and interior designers.

John Irving, architect.

Journals and magazines *

Architecture Now
ArchitectureNow’s content builds on seven decades of architectural and design publishing, with articles drawn from Architecture New Zealand, Urbis, HousesInteriorLandscape Architecture New Zealand and Progressive Building, alongside original reviews, think-pieces, news items and events.

Architecture Week
An online architecture magazine.


Urbis Design Magazine


Koia Architects, Queenstown and Auckland. 
Koia specialise in new house design, alterations, apartment design, terrace house, multi-residential, interior design, landscaping, commercial design and fit-outs.


Landscape architecture *

New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture


MAP Architects, Christchurch

Mitchell and Stout Architects

Moller Architects


Napier. The Art Deco City. Art deco architecture.

Neville Price
From 1964 through the 1980s, Neville Price was based in Auckland and designed many well-known buildings in Auckland.

New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA)
New Zealand architects, chat, document sets, publications.

NZRAB The New Zealand Registered Architects Board

The experience of Novak and Middleton Architects in the discipline of architecture is extensive and covers a wide variety of design, documentation and construction. They are based in Wellington.


Oamaru. Victorian architecture.

Oamaru. Monuments, buildings, preservation, historic places.

Artists, art gallery, art collective section as well as architecture and heritage walks.


Pacific Environments Architects

Parker Warburton Team Architects Ltd, Dunedin and Wanaka

Parsonson Architects, Wellington

Pattersons, Parnell, Auckland
Pattersons are arguably New Zealand’s most internationally recognized architects and have received many accolades and awards.

Peddle Thorp Aitken, Level 5, 23 Customs Street East, Auckland 1010

Pete Bossley Architects

Plischke, Ernst. Ernst Plischke

Ernst Plischke

Ernst Pliscke.
The Listener

Ernst Plischke
New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga

Productspec is the online architectural product library and information portal for architects and designers in New Zealand, providing CAD files, technical specifications, new and sustainable product information, knowledge centre resources, and the file-share application ‘My Files’.


RTA Studio
RTA Studio has now received more than 40 awards for architecture and interior design both in New Zealand and overseas. Newton, Auckland.


Saunders Architects. Neville Saunders, Taranaki

Schools, universities *

Auckland University School of Architecture and Planning

Unitec School of Architecture, Auckland.

Victoria University School of Architecture, Wellington.


Sills van Bohemen. Building poetry.

S3 Architects, Eden Terrace, Auckland


Tennent and Brown Architects

Architectural and interior design inspiration and practical information in the more than searchable 2600 articles. Multimedia images; 360-degree views of homes; home design directories; kitchens; bathrooms. A New Zealand and international database.


Unitec School of Architecture, Auckland.

Urbis Design Magazine


University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning

Victoria University School of Architecture, Wellington


Waitakere Architects, Colin Pauling Auckland. Small to medium projects.

Warren and Mahoney Architects

Waterfall Gunns Lowe Architects
Level 3, Old Sofrana House, 18 Customs Street East, Britomart Auckland

Women in architecture *

Architecture + Women NZ
Architecture+Women•NZ brings together the diverse practices of women trained in the field of architecture and seeks to raise their profile in the public realm.

Wellington *

Eye of the Fish
A wide-angle view of architecture, urban design and life in Wellington.

The Architectural Centre
The Architectural Centre Inc. is a multi-disciplinary, independent, voluntary organisation of architects, artists, designers and others with an active interest in architecture, the arts, the built environment and Wellington City.

Architecture Workshop
Award-winning architects and urban designers. Wellington

Victoria University School of Architecture

Wikipedia entry on architecture in New Zealand.