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Benjamin Somverville                                                  Finn Scott

 

As the middle of another busy year in residential and commercial design approaches, we are delighted to announce some exciting new appointments at Bossley Architects.

Benjamin Somerville has been appointed an Associate. He has been with us for ten years and has been a valuable member of our team. He has been involved in a number of significant projects, including the recently completed Hearing House in Greenlane.

Benjamin’s technical skills have seen him make an invaluable contribution to the Park Hyatt Hotel on the Auckland waterfront, including preparation of the BIM model of this very complex building currently under construction.

We look forward to Benjamin’s input in to more managerial roles in projects and in the studio.

Finn Scott has now become a Senior Associate. As an Associate for the last few years, Finn has been working on projects as varied as apartment buildings in the Vinegar Lane development and more than 100 terrace houses, walk-ups and apartments at Hobsonville.

He has been involved in designing and overseeing a beach house on Waiheke Island, and is currently Project Architect on a large sculptural house in Takapuna, being built of in-situ white concrete.

Finn became a Registered Architect in 2017.

We are delighted to be announcing these changes during a year which has been stimulating and busy so far. Our 19-strong team looks forward to continuing to work with our clients, collaborators and consultants producing award-winning buildings of the very highest quality.

As always, our aim is to produce “Architecture that lifts the spirit”.

Congrats to Az James and Workshop e on winning  the Museum Project Excellence Award  for Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom at the NZ Museum Awards.

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The Project Excellence Award is presented for an outstanding museum or gallery project that contributes to best practice in the Museum sector in Aotearoa New Zealand and demonstrates excellence, relevance, innovation and vision. The judges said, “The award went to the visionary Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, in Foxton. This project was developed through a ground-breaking three-way cultural partnership. The result is a feeling of real community ownership for the centre.”

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A media release about Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom winning the Public Architecture Award on Friday has been published on the Horowhenua District Council. You can read the annoucement here 

 

 

We are delighted that the Library /Museum/Community facility project recently completed in Foxton has just be rewarded by the NZIA. The complex project which houses the public Library, a Maori Gallery, a Dutch Gallery, and community facilities has made a welcome impact on the life of the local township. The judges citations reads:

” It is the result of a decade of politicking, but the impact of this wholly appropriate and apparently simple stroke of genius on the town of Foxton has been immense. The architects have “suspended a waka in a Mitre 10 shed”, and in doing so created a community hub around the iconic Windmill, Whare Manaaki and Flax-strippers Museum – bringing iwi and Netherlands’ histories together across a library and connecting the main street town centre back to the river. This project showcases the best of what architecture can contribute to our communities.”

Many thanks to wonderful input from the Horowhenua District Council team and all the volunteers, consultants and contractors, the majority of whom were locally based.

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Bossley Architects is proud to be a founding partner in the Diversity Agenda.  Learn more about the initiative here and how you can be part of the movement to create more gender-diversity within the Engineering and Architecture profession.

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Pete was recently interviewed about the future of Auckland by Alexia Russell from the newsroom. You can read the article here 

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Beautiful titanium 3D copy model of exciting steel staircase in new house currently under construction.

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The recently completed Parekura Bay House is another iteration of our “encampment” houses.  Three separate wings sit almost parallel to each other, following the slope of the land and gently rotating in plan as they drop down the hill. You can read and see more photos over on our website. Photos by Simon Devitt

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Photos of the recently completed Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom by Simon Devitt. You can see more over on our website here 

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A fun filled day at Mt Eden Bowls Club for our Christmas Party.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2018 from everyone at Bossley Architects!

 

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