Heritage Architecture Manager Lianne Cox to Speak at Heritage Conference
Studio Pacific’s recently promoted heritage architecture manager, Lianne Cox, will speak at the Protecting New Zealand’s Heritage Assets conference, which is to be held at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand on 24-25th March 2014. Lianne’s presentation, titled ‘A wholistic approach to seismic upgrading’, will explore the opportunity to include other upgrading or maintenance work in a seismic upgrade.
She will discuss:
- Looking at whole building issues (known and unknown) in a formal Building Condition Report
- Identifying upgrades or changes to improve liveability or commercial appeal
- Benefits of a comprehensive understanding of the building’s heritage values and spaces
- Concurrent design to facilitate integration between disciplines and encourage innovative solutions
(25 November 2013)
Success for Studio Pacific at the NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards
Two Studio Pacific projects were winners at this year’s NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards, which were held at Shed 6 on Thursday 7th November.
The Royal Society headquarters received the commercial architecture award, with the jury commenting that ‘technology and art are equally celebrated’ in the project.
Newtown Park Apartments, described as ‘thoughtful and brave’ by the jury, won the housing category and also received a sustainable architecture award and a colour award.
(25 November 2013)
Recent Staff Promotions Announced
Two of our staff members recently received promotions as formal acknowledgement of their individual performance and skill development.
Studio Pacific is pleased to announce the following promotions:
- Lianne Cox has been promoted to Heritage Architecture Manager
- James Wallace has been promoted to Associate
These promotions are a reflection of James and Lianne’s hard work and dedication to the Studio over the years and we congratulate them both on their career progression.
(25 November 2013)
Royal Society awarded Silver Pin at Best Awards
The annual Best Awards were held in Auckland on Friday night and Studio Pacific was awarded a Silver Pin in the Spatial, Built Environment Category for its Royal Society of New Zealand campus project. The design for the Royal Society’s office and grounds gives the site a feeling of cohesiveness and brings all staff together inside one building. A ‘whole building’ environmental engineering approach was taken to integrate architectural and structural elements and climate-responsive design was used to achieve a highly efficient green building.
This award comes off the back of the project’s success at April’s NZSEE Earthquake Strengthening Awards, where it won the Best Engineering Solution Category and was also named the Overall Winner.
(16 October 2013)
Newtown Park Apartments win Resene Total Colour Awards
Studio Pacific’s Newtown Park Apartments project has won the residential exterior category at this year’s Resene Total Colour Awards, as well as taking out the Nightingale Maestro Award. In this design project, colour is used thoughtfully to highlight line and form and assist with building identification and wayfinding. The judges labelled the project ‘completely delightful’ and praised the effective use of colour to create ‘a sense of welcome’, while also remaining appropriate to the environment.
(12 September 2013)
Studio Pacific Supports Architecture + Women NZ’s Upcoming Exhibition
Studio Pacific is pleased to assist Architecture + Women’s 2013 exhibition and the symposium events that have been planned for Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this September. Architecture + Women is a recognised non-profit organisation that aims to increase the visibility of women in architecture and provide a framework for academic research, connections, discussion and change, as well as providing a database and network of women in architecture who are associated with New Zealand. Architecture + Women has planned an exhibition for September 2013 to mark 20 years since its successful 1993 exhibition, "Constructive Agenda”. The 2013 exhibition will again offer an insight into the activities of women in architecture and address what has changed since 1993 and what remains the same.
(31 July 2013)
MOTAT Aviation Display Hall awarded Gold Quality Mark at the Inaugural New Zealand Commercial Project Awards
Studio Pacific is part of the team that has been awarded a Gold Quality Mark in the inaugural New Zealand Commercial Project Awards for the MOTAT Aviation Display Hall. The Awards were presented at a Gala Event on May 11 at Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre. The Gold Quality Mark is recognition from the industry of achieving excellence in delivering a commercial construction project, and supports/reinforces Studio Pacific’s contribution along with contractor NZ Strong, to the project's success.
(17 May 2013)
2013 NZSEE Earthquake Strengthening Awards Winners
The annual New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Conference was held at the Michael Fowler Centre this April 26-28. This year in parallel, the Wellington City Council organised an Earthquake Resilience Expo at the Wellington Town Hall which comprised practical, local content to compliment the conference. Aimed at both building owners and the public, the expo featured displays on seismic retrofit technology, case studies to educate and inspire, and further information for anyone wishing to embark on seismic-related work. All case studies accepted for display were also judged in The 2013 Earthquake Strengthening Awards.
Studio Pacific is pleased to have won three Earthquake Strengthening awards.
The Chevening Apartments Refurbishment project received the Heritage Award, with judges commenting on the ‘sympathetic incorporation of structural elements achieving an excellent result.” Beca were the Structural Engineers for this project.
The Royal Society of New Zealand campus project won in The Best Engineering Solution Category, as well as being the Overall Winner of the Awards, with judges’ acknowledging its, “Modern philosophy and low damage solution with a clear architectural statement.” The Structural Engineer was Dunning Thornton.
These awards are a particular commendation of the level of Studio Pacific’s expertise and endeavour in this field.
The full NZSEE Wellington Earthquake Strengthening Awards can be viewed here.
(16 May 2013)
Staff Promotions and Evolving Senior Management Structure Announced
Studio Pacific is delighted to announce a series of promotions that change our senior management structure and reflect the development of skills and expertise in the office.
We are very pleased to announce the following promotions:
- Michael Davis has been promoted to Associate Director
- Marc Woodbury, Marcellus Lilley and Daryl Calder have been promoted to Senior Associates
- Frances Moughan and Simon Hardy have been promoted to Associates.
Studio Pacific's core competency is in excelling in design and the delivery of this excellence. These promotions reflect our emphasis on continual renewal and vibrancy within our thinking, and our desire to bring extended focus and agility into our work.
(28 March 2013)
Studio Pacific Architect Shauna Herminghouse selected for the Judging Panel of the 2013 Interior Awards.
Shauna Herminghouse has been selected along with four others, to judge the 2013 Interior Awards, to be held in Auckland this June. The Awards recognise excellence in commercial interior design, and are presented by Interior Magazine. Shauna's selection to the panel is recognition of her significant skill and accomplishments in relation to architectural interiors. Shauna's expertise in workplace theory, space planning, design management and sustainability has contributed significantly to the success of several award-winning Studio Pacific projects including Xero House, Beca Auckland, and Contact Energy.
Shauna is a Green Star Accredited Professional and board member of the National Association of Women in Construction.
Read more about the Interior Awards 2013 here.