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2020 Waikato Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards shortlist announced

02 April 2020

Twenty-nine projects have been shortlisted in the 2020 Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards.

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

The shortlist was compiled by a jury led by Tauranga architect John Henderson, and including Wellington architect Sharon Jansen, Taupo architect Fraser Cameron and lay juror Alice Hutchison.

“Making the shortlist is a significant achievement,” said jury convenor John Henderson, “and it’s great to see what a difference good architecture is making in the communities of our region.”

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

The jury shortlisted a university campus and airport in Tauranga, a school at Ohope beach, a convent chapel and commercial buildings in Hamilton, the large Temple View urban design project, and 19 houses around the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region.

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

  • Foster Group Headquarters by Edwards White Architects 
  • Riverbank Chambers by Edwards White Architects 
  • Tauranga Airport by Jasmax
  • Tauranga Crossing by Warren and Mahoney Architects 
  • Zespri by Warren and Mahoney Architects and Architecture Page Henderson in association


  • Ohope Beach School by Ignite Services
  • The Lakes Early Childhood Education Centre by Copeland Associates Architects
  • University of Waikato Tauranga CBD Campus by Jasmax


  • St Mary's by PAUA Architects


  • Ao Marama Retreat by OPL and Mitchell Stout Dodd Architects in association
  • Aspin Road House by Studio of Pacific Architecture 
  • Bowentown Bach by Edwards White Architects 
  • Casa Del Arbol by Hurley Architects 
  • Generational House by Studio2 Architects 
  • Hikuai Hill House by Dorrington Atcheson Architects 
  • Hill House at Hahei by Felicity Wallace architects
  • Hot Water Beach House by Scarlet Architects
  • Kinloch Bach by Edwards White Architects 
  • Light Mine by Crosson Architects 
  • Maungārongo by TOA Architects
  • Papamoa Beach house by Herbst Architects 
  • Robertson Residence by PAUA Architects 
  • Thornton Road Passive House by Architype 
  • Three Gables by Edwards White Architects 
  • Two Six Splay House by Architecture Bureau 

Housing - Alterations and Additions

  • Rowe Residence by Brendon Gordon Architects

Planning & Urban Design

  • Temple View Project by Construkt Associates, Bloxan Burnett and Oliver and Mansergh Graham Landscape Architects in association

Small Project Architecture

  • Chemis Cabin by DCA Architects of Transformation
  • Karangahake House by MAKE Architects NZ