Wellington-based architectural firm Studio Pacific Architecture aims to “continually lift our expectations and to capture the imagination of our clients.” It was first established in 1992 after the three managing directors returned to New Zealand following extensive overseas experience. This wide depth of knowledge across the partners laid the foundation and influenced the direction of the practice.
Since this time, Studio Pacific Architecture has continued to evolve and up-skill, resulting in numerous accolades for their work. With a particular focus on the arts, urban regeneration, housing, master planning and contemporary workspace planning they have been able to acquire a diverse and impressive portfolio.
Their work has ranged from new houses to multi-unit residential master planning. They acknowledge that architecture is an evolving art and they strive to be both logical and ambitious in their designs. The practice has numerous significant projects under their belt, including the multi-award-winning redesign of the Wellington International Airport known as ‘The Rock’.
A less challenging, but equally significant brief was the sympathetic update of a Remuera home designed in the 1960’s by Geoff Newman. Forty years after its original construction, the renovation has been carefully considered down to the smallest of details. The original home has been considered by many the epitome of elegant mid-century New Zealand Architecture.