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2020 Auckland Architecture Awards shortlist announced

02 April 2020

Sixty-four projects have been shortlisted in the 2020 Auckland Architecture Awards.

The shortlisted projects were selected from a strong roster of entries in the awards programme of the Auckland Branch of Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA).

The shortlist was compiled by a jury led by Auckland architect Jane Aimer and including fellow architects Nicholas Dalton, Eva Nash and Stuart Gardyne, and lay juror, broadcaster Eric Young.

“Making the shortlist is a significant achievement, especially in what was a bumper year for architecture in the Auckland region,” said jury convenor Jane Aimer.

“The shortlist includes outstanding examples of the wide range of buildings that architects design, from schools, offices and public buildings to houses and apartments,” Aimer said.

The jury shortlisted warehouses and cafés, an airport and a car showroom, a library, a chapel and a cricket club. The most remote building on the shortlist is a hut on Raoul Island.

The COVID-19 lockdown has meant that site visits to shortlisted projects by juries around the country have been put on hold. Resumption of the visits or the adoption of alternative means of deciding award-winners are dependent on the national measures adopted to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commercial Architecture

  • 17 Landing Drive by JWA Architects 
  • Botany Toyota by Woodhams Meikle Zhan Architects
  • Ethel Street Warehouses by Fearon Hay Architects 
  • Fabric Warehouse 2 by Fearon Hay Architects 
  • Kotiro Nui by Bull O'Sullivan Architecture 
  • Les Mills Transport Hub by Warren and Mahoney Architects 
  • Manukau Road by RTA Studio
  • Sunderland Hangar at Catalina Bay by Cheshire Architects and Ignite Architects
  • Te Ara Turoa by FORMIS


  • Dilworth Junior Campus Sports Centre by GHDWoodhead creativespaces
  • St Paul's College Marcellin Champagnat Building by Architectus
  • The University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering / Te Herenga Mātai Pūkaha B405 by Jasmax and Lab-works Architecture in association
  • Western Springs College Ngā Puna O Waiōrea Redevelopment by Jasmax


  • Hobsonville Headquarters by MAKE Architects NZ
  • Saint Patrick’s Presbytery – Seismic upgrade and refurbishment by Warren and Mahoney and Salmon Reed Architects in association


  • Auckland Airport The Landing Café by RTA Studio and Material Creative in association
  • Kind Café by Edwards White Architects


  • #3 by Studio2 Architects
  • Bowden House by Belinda George Architects and Mandeno Design in association
  • Buckleton’s Boat Shed by RTA Studio
  • Fife St by Dorrington Atcheson Architects
  • Lovers Leap by Bull O'Sullivan Architecture
  • Meyrick by Mark Frazerhurst Architects
  • Parekura Bay House by Bossley Architects
  • Parnell House by Stevens Lawson Architects (not pictured)
  • Reef House by SGA Ltd - Strachan Group Architects
  • Takatu House by RTA Studio
  • Takatu Ridge House by D Ross Brown:Rosso Design and studio/LWA in association
  • Taumata Beach House by Fearon Hay Architects
  • Tutukaka House by Herbst Architects
  • Upland Road by Daniel Marshall Architect
  • Waiheke by Patterson Associates

Housing - Alterations and Additions

  • 2 @ 4 in 1 by Construkt Associates
  • Cottage Sandwich by Matter
  • Guthrie Robinson House by Godward Guthrie Architecture
  • Lean on Me by SGA Ltd - Strachan Group Architects
  • Lucerne House by Godward Guthrie Architecture
  • Oneroa House by SGA Ltd - Strachan Group Architects
  • Pete's Place by Sayes Studio
  • Poured Pleats by Jack McKinney Architects
  • Sawtooth Apartment by Sayes Studio
  • Split House by Pac Studio
  • Takapuna Alteration by Guy Tarrant Architects

Housing - Multi Unit

  • 132 Halsey by Athfield Architects
  • 340 Onehunga Mall by Brewer Davidson Architects 
  • Grafton Hall The University of Auckland by Architectus
  • Hobsonville, Walter Merton Road Terraces by Construkt Associates
  • Metlifecare Gulf Rise by Warren and Mahoney Architects
  • Napier Lane Apartments by JWA Architects
  • Outlook Apartments by MAP (2016)
  • Royal Oak Housing Community, Auckland for The Salvation Army by Designgroup Stapleton Elliott
  • SKHY by Cheshire Architects
  • The Grounds by Peddle Thorp

Interior Architecture

  • Private Office by Bureaux

Planning & Urban Design

  • Tāmaki Precinct Masterplan by Studio of Pacific Architecture

Public Architecture

  • Bay of Islands Airport, Kerikeri by Eclipse Architecture
  • Hihiaua Cultural Centre by Moller Architects®
  • Te Manawa Westgate Library and Multi-Purpose Facility by Warren and Mahoney Architects
  • The Chapel of St. Peter by Stevens Lawson Architects

Small Project Architecture

  • In Context: RTA Studio Exhibition by Andrew Barrie Lab
  • Point Wells Cricket Club by Pac Studio
  • Raoul Hut by Bull O'Sullivan Architecture
  • Te Auaunga Awa - Multicultural Fāle & Outdoor Classroom by McCoy + Heine Architects