2011 Nelson/Marlborough Architecture Awards Winner
NMIT Arts and Media Building
The building is groundbreaking in terms of its timber technology. The innovative timber structure is clearly visible in the building, as are all of the associated structural elements. The building has a clear plan and cross section and the Architect has pursued a rigorous coding of design elements which helps the user to understand the layout as well as the building structure. Natural light is beautifully handled in the project, and the teaching spaces are delightful yet practical and hard-wearing, with views and connections to the city and neighbourhood. The building is highly compatible with its context.