Takapuna House – scaffold is down and skylights are in. What a wonderful space!

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Pete and Miriam’s latest addition to their never-ending house alteration is featured in the ‘Summer Spaces – A Collection of Creative Responses’ in December/January issue of Home magazine.  Photography by Sam Hartnett.


We are delighted to announce Jacob Bowden from our office is 1 of 12 students selected for the NZIA Student Design Awards for Student of the Year. His project investigates the missing link between architecture and waste through a sculptural form to ‘glorify’ key stages of the recycling process. It celebrates plastic as a material and attempts to create transparency around its ability to be used again and again. Congratulations Jacob!




On Wednesday, BA stepped outside our office for a day spent at the Sea Scout Hall in Herne Bay for our 2nd Advance with our wonderful facilitator, Kaaren Goodall.
The day involved looking at our internal and external story, our design process and looking at our future directions including sustainability in the office and our world.
On the menu for lunch, Kevin took us through his ‘Eat Chinese food with Kevin – Part 2’ where everyone got involved in making homemade traditional dumplings. Yum!
A great day was shared with all!



Very thoughtful review of Pete’s book ‘One Year Drawn’ in Architecture NZ. Thank you Marian Macken. Book is selling well and is available from book stores, Point Publishing or direct from mail@bossleyarchitects.co.nz

In concurrence with with our Architects Declare initiative, BA are please to announce we are members of NZ Green Building Council along with Finn Scott becoming a qualified Greenstar practitioner. Congrats Finn!  NZGBC 2019-2020

Old and new: Our NZ Maritime Museum formed a wonderful backdrop to the replica Endeavour in Auckland, November Labour Weekend 2019


New house on Waiheke! Very exciting to see walls erected today and then roof on Wednesday. Great work from Mike Greer Architectural and ZCap

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Thanks everyone who came to the One Year Drawn booklaunch at Objectspace on Friday 27th Sept. Great noisy crowd, lovely speeches, much hilarity. Hope everyone who left with a books is enjoying them!

Thanks to the wonderful teams at Objectspace and the Festival of Architecture. Thanks Pip Cheshire. Thanks John Wardle for Foreword.  The book is available at bookshops, Aalto books online, Point Publishing online, Bossley Architects.



Pete’s book ‘One Year Drawn’ is launching this Friday 27 September, 6pm as part of Festival of Architecture 2019 at Objectspace. Come along, have your book signed and help celebrate! Pip Cheshire and Pete will be speaking. 240 pages. 230 sketches and text. Forward by John Wardle. Books are also available from bookshops, Aalto Books online, Point Publishing online or through Bossley Architects office. RRP $55.

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