EarthSky Tekapo Project: EarthSky Visitor Centre, Tekapo Client: Sheppard & Rout Architects A proposal for a new observatory visitor centre for the township of Tekapo, capturing passing tourists and providing experiences linking to and inspiring nighttime visits to the nearby Mt John Observatory.  This needed to be prepared (as usual) with a crazy short time frame […]

Christchurch Cathedral Renovation

Project: A proposal to save Christchurch Cathedral Client: Sir Miles Warren, Architect With the cathedral in ruins and under threat of demolition following the 2010-2011 Christchurch earthquakes, and insufficient church funds to either fully restore the original or do justice to a contemporary new cathedral, Sir Miles enlisted our help in developing and visualising his […]

’48 Hours’ Competition

Project: Competition to design and present an architectural solution for an earthquake damaged site in the Christchurch CBD –  all within 48 hours Client: Christchurch City Council In preparing the winning proposal,  our multidisciplinary team addressed a range of influences in our design response to the Orion Energy site. Rather than demolishing it to make room for something completely new, we proposed […]