Best of The Best Designers Speak Series 2023

Studio Pacific Senior Principal and Associate Director, Marc Woodbury will speak at the Best of the Best Designers Speak® event in Wellington next week – an event that offers a first-hand insight into some of the winning projects from the 2022 Best Design Awards.

Marc will speak to the detailed carbon analysis that was undertaken by Studio Pacific for Brandon House and the unique opportunity that the design process presented, allowing the carbon impacts of three very different schemes to be compared. 

Brandon House is a comprehensive refurbishment and seismic strengthening of an existing 1960’s concrete office building located in the heart of Wellington's CBD. The project was awarded a Gold Pin for the Built Environment category at the Best Awards 2022. 

The client brief described a quality boutique commercial office building with a traditional approach to form, planning and materiality. The design response was to play upon the boutique nature of the development and provide a modern interpretation of the traditional brief.

This project turns the technical challenge of a seismic upgrade into an outstanding piece of architecture that is an incredible transformation of an outdated 1960's office building and makes a stunning mark on the city corner.

Best of the Best Designers Speak® Wellington is supported by Resene and Wellington City Council. The series was created by The Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) to showcase excellence in graphic, spatial, product, digital and motion design within Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Read more about the Best of the Best Designers Speak series here.