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2020 Nelson Marlborough Architecture Awards shortlist announced

02 April 2020

Fifteen projects have been shortlisted in the 2020 Nelson / Marlborough Architecture Awards.

The shortlisted projects were selected from entries in the awards programme of the Nelson/Marlborough Branch of Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA).

The shortlist was compiled by a jury led by Nelson architect Andrew Irving, fellow Nelson architect Ian Bowman, Hamilton architect Brian White, and Olivia Hall, Head of the Māori Department at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

“I would like to congratulate the architects, and clients, of the projects that made the shortlist for the 2020 Nelson / Marlborough Architecture Awards,” said jury convenor Andrew Irving.

“Making an awards shortlist decided by your peers is a significant achievement for any architect,” Irving said. “It’s very heartening to see what a difference good architecture is making in the communities of our region.”

“The shortlist includes outstanding examples of some of the wide range of buildings that architects design,” Fenwick said.

“Among the projects we shortlisted were an airport and a peanut butter factory, a classroom block and a sports centre, some fine houses, an urban park, a bridge and, yes, a public toilet.”

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

  • Nelson Airport Terminal by Studio of Pacific Architecture
  • Pic's Peanut Butter Factory by Jerram Tocker Barron Architects


  • St Joseph's School, Nelson - New Classroom Block by Create Architects


  • Air New Zealand Nelson Airport Lounge by Eclipse Architecture Limited and Gensler in association


  • axe house by architecture +
  • Corner House by Hamish Shaw Architects and landscape design in association with Canopy Landscape Architects
  • Kaiteriteri Family Bach by redbox architects 2017
  • Picot Bach by Mitchell Stout Dodd Architects
  • Ruby Bay House by Elliott Architects (NP)
  • Vineyard House by Arthouse Architects

Housing - Multi Unit

  • Betts Apartments by Arthouse Architects

Public Architecture

  • Saltwater Creek Bridge by Jerram Tocker Barron Architects
  • Stoke Community and Sports Centre by Jerram Tocker Barron Architects
  • The Quays by Studio of Pacific Architecture

Small Project Architecture

  • Queens Garden Toilet Block by Jerram Tocker Barron Architects