Entries by Nicola Devine

2016 New Zealand Architecture Award Winners Announced

  Twenty-eight buildings and structures have won honours in the leading architectural awards programme, which recognises the best work across all the types of projects designed by New Zealand’s architects. The awards jury, led by Christchurch architect Jasper van der Lingen and comprising Auckland architects Megan Edwards and Michael O’Sullivan, and Melbourne-based architect Andrew Maynard, […]

What if… buying a house became more affordable?

What if housing was more affordable? What if housing solutions were more achievable? What if architects and engineers could contribute creatively to the supply of housing, and at the same time, improve the environment? The affordability of housing has featured in news headlines consistently throughout the year. But, despite the high media profile, few satisfactory […]

Winners of the 2015 NZIA Local Awards for Canterbury

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 NZIA Local Awards for Canterbury, announced on Thursday night, 21 May, in Christchurch. I was joined on the jury for the awards by Wellington architect Stuart Gardyne, Christchurch architects Justin Leadbetter and Maria Chen, and Christchurch engineer Helen Trappitt. One thing that struck us was the number of projects […]