21 Dec 2022
In addition to our two Design Interns from TupuToa, Studio Pacific are pleased to be welcoming a third Design Intern and two Victoria University of Wellington Research Scholars this summer 2022–2023.
For more than 10 years, Studio Pacific has been at the forefront of practice-based research, exploring the challenges that the architecture and building industry encounter. In collaboration with Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, we investigate new methodologies, technologies and materials as well as new ways of living, working and learning. This leads to new design approaches that improve building efficiency, buildability, sustainability and architectural design, making it possible to achieve better outcomes in our projects.
Our in-house research team expands its efforts by developing and sponsoring projects undertaken by final year Masters of Architectural Science students in the Industry Practicum course at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. This summer, we are pleased to be engaging with current architectural students with our research project work while giving them exposure to a cross-disciplinary practice.
Summer Design Intern, Jonas Padrutt, will work closely with our Workplace Interiors team on modelling optimisation within our design software. This will further enhance the 3D representation of predominantly New Zealand sourced furniture systems in future project design modelling and animations.
VUW Summer Research Scholars, Jack Monk and Josh Halliday, will be assisting the studio with the following two research projects.
- The first project aims to understand the carbon impact, monetary costs and performance of building constructions. This project will allow our design teams to make more informed design decisions that will directly benefit the communities, neighbourhoods and people we work with.
- The second project explores the design life and carbon cost of our urban landscapes. This project will allow us to meet the key challenges of materiality in the landscapes we influence as designers.
We’re excited to work closely with Jonas, Jack and Josh in our project work and our research efforts through to February 2023.