What is urban design advocacy? And why does it matter?

This business is the ‘naming’ of work that has run parallel to my architecture practice since graduation, and even earlier, from…


Contract administration and observation of a building contract

The construction of your building is a powerful memory in your experience and it benefits from the support of collaboration with…


Why Good Design Matters

The reality is this: Architects carry an enormous weight on their shoulders and must be masters of lateral thinking if they want…


Navigating the building consent process

The key part of my architecture practice is providing clients with the documents to get their designs consented by their local…


‘Our time has come’ – Muyiwa Oki, first black president of RIBA, reveals his shakeup plans

Is it now time for architects and designers to be around the table at Local Council decision-making at the very beginning of the…


Podcast – Local Architecture Now

Monthly sessions with Rosalind Derby and others, discussing architecture and urban design with a focus on place, community, and…


Do Yourself a Favour and Go Find a ‘Third Place’

We need physical spaces for serendipitous, productivity-free conversation.


Formica Forever

Design for a book commemorating Formica's 100th anniversary.


Wellington wins global prize for innovation To Tatou Poneke: Wellington CC 18.01.22

Wellington has gained global recognition and US$1 million in prize money as one of 15 cities worldwide to win the Bloomberg…


Whanganui: a Unesco City of Design

Whanganui has been named as New Zealand's only UNESCO City of Design, recognising the city's historic and contemporary…