2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
St Andrew's Church (1960)
This beautiful little church is striking in its sufficiency and the rigour of its design. It has a sophisticated modesty, a quality which speaks not just of a simpler and perhaps more architecturally coherent time, but also of its architect’s principled renunciation of excess and clear focus on design essentials. The church is a wonderful exercise in the deployment of light and space; it is serious but never ponderous, and the disciplined material palette complements the design to produce a calm and quiet contemplative environment. The church at Le Bon’s Bay is an outstanding example of architecture in service to function.