Archive for the ‘Portfolio’ Category


Olivia Pearson strengthens digital design focus at GHDWoodhead creativespaces

Posted June 27, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Digital design technology is rapidly changing the architecture profession, according to Olivia Pearson, who recently joined GHDWoodhead creativespaces as Studio Director, National Architecture. In her new role, Olivia leads 35 architects working across the GHD network of studios and offices around New Zealand. “One of the changes that excites me is using technology to generate multiple design options. We can …


GHDWoodhead welcomes Bob Nation as it steps up in architecture rankings

Posted January 12, 2018 at 2:20 pm

One of Australia’s most celebrated architects Bob Nation AM has joined integrated design practice GHDWoodhead as National Design Director. Having led major projects around the world for more than 45 years, Bob brings a commitment to design excellence, sustainability and high-quality project outcomes. Currently, he consults as the Design Advisor to the Barangaroo Delivery Authority in Sydney, working with a …


Nicolas Beaulieu-Asselin, Principal Team Leader, Architecture

Posted December 21, 2017 at 10:17 am

Tel: +61 2 9239 7701 Email: Location: Sydney, Australia


Vector Wero Whitewater Park

Posted June 19, 2017 at 11:27 am

The Vector Wero Whitewater Park in Auckland is New Zealand’s first purpose-built artificial whitewater facility. It comprises two courses: an Olympic standard 294 m Grade 4 course and a recreational standard 203 m long course. The facility is unique with two water courses. The short course is used by the community and schools for recreation, while the long course supports …


North Harbour Stadium

Posted April 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Creative Spaces was the Principal Consultant responsible for the master-planning, project direction, design, documentation and fitout of the North Harbour Stadium. The development consists of a 24 hectare domain which surrounds a multipurpose Winter Code Stadium as the central feature. The Winter Code Stadium was designed as a state-of-the-art international facility with a spectator capacity of 25,000. A concourse above …


Te Puia

Posted at 12:00 pm

With visitor numbers to the Rotorua region increasing steadily in recent years, it was decided that the 40 year-old facilities at the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute could take better advantage of local and international tourism by providing a broader cultural experience. Creative Spaces was commissioned to join a team of consultants tasked with providing an integrated development proposal that …


Otahuhu Recreation Precinct

Posted at 12:00 pm

Creative Spaces and a team of specialist consultants were appointed in 2012 to undertake a review of previous masterplans and prepare designs for the proposed library and aquatic centre to complement the existing recreation centre on the site. In locating the library, Aquatic Centre and Recreation Centre within the one building the planning challenge was to encourage exploration of the …


Cerebos Gregg’s

Posted at 12:00 pm

Cerebos Gregg’s moved from an industrial site in East Tamaki into the historic AEPB building in Newmarket. The move is an important cultural shift, enabling the team to be under one roof, and to be 100% open plan. It is also seen as a big advantage having a closer presence to key clients as Cerebos Gregg’s is increasingly moving into …


Vodafone Events Centre

Posted at 12:00 pm

Set in the heart of Manukau City, the Vodafone Events Centre (formerly  known  as  the  TelstraClear  Pacific)  aims  to  promote the cultural diversity of its community. Creative Spaces as lead designers in joint venture with Cox Architects contributed to the master-planning of the site and the architectural design of the theatre, indoor arena, outdoor arena and plaza. Particular care was …



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Lion’s  partnership  with  Creative  Spaces aimed  to  bring  Lion’s people  together  in  a  stimulating  and  creative  environment  that encouraged  collaborative  working  styles.  Previously  spread  over multiple floors and fragmented into narrow workspaces around a central core, Lion decided to consolidate into two large open plan floors totalling 5100sqm. Theming over  the  two  floors  was  developed  into  the  North  and South  …


GHDWoodhead reimagines retirement living

Posted July 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Integrated design practice GHDWoodhead is taking retirement and aged care design into a new direction with two recent projects recognised as finalists for the prestigious Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards. Working for Australian Unity Retirement Services, GHDWoodhead designed both developments to offer a home-like environment to residents, with minimal institutional feel. Craig Muir, GHDWoodhead’s Retirement and Aged …

Auckland Central Library, New Zealand

Auckland Central Library, New Zealand

Posted April 12, 2016 at 9:30 am

In association with Athfield Architects Ltd, GHD was engaged to resolve the limitations of the existing library. Initial work included addressing the future strategy for the library to address the wider challenges in regard to changing inner city demographics, the streetscape and the relationship of the library to various stakeholders: including surrounding facilities such as the Auckland City Archives, Auckland …


Ohakea Pilot Training Facility, New Zealand

Posted at 9:29 am

The New Zealand Defence Force engaged GHD to design and construct a facility in which to accommodate the specific requirements of the Beechcraft flight simulator equipment. The sheer size of the No. 1 Hangar, a heritage building located alongside the site, presented a challenge to the designers in terms of scale. Through their design response, a long, low form evolved. …


LAV Workshop, Linton Military Camp, New Zealand

Posted at 9:28 am

This project involved the development, documentation and contract management of a new facility for NZ Army at Linton Military Camp, to house a workshop facility for the Light Armoured Vehicles (NZLAVIII). The facility has a number of specific services-orientated design aspects including ventilated service pits with custom hydraulic jacks, waste extraction trays for spent vehicle oil and brake fluids and …

Orewa Boulevard, New Zealand

Orewa Boulevard, New Zealand

Posted at 9:28 am

Over time State Highway 1 had created a disconnection between the Orewa Town Centre and its greatest asset, Orewa Beach. The Orewa community therefore viewed the opening of the northern motorway extension as an opportunity. Without the presence of the motorway, Orewa, with its ‘village­style shops’ could become a destination rather than a thoroughfare. Rodney District Council’s vision was to …

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Showcasing responsive design projects

Posted December 7, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Integrated design practice GHD Woodhead continues shape cities with building design that is intelligent, responsive, technically elegant and efficient. The Bubup Nairm Children’s Centre in Melbourne combines childcare, health and parenting facilities in a safe and comfortable haven for learning. In response to the growing needs of the children and families in the surrounding community, the design features multi-use rooms …

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Clarence Reardon Centre is a leader in environmentally responsive architecture

Posted October 13, 2015 at 11:41 am

Leading multi-disciplinary design firm GHD Woodhead has recently completed a new carbon-neutral function centre and administrative headquarters for a major metropolitan cemeteries trust in Melbourne, Australia. Situated in the heart of Springvale Botanical Cemetery, the Clarence Reardon Centre was designed to sit in harmony with its lush botanical context. Click here to read a profile of the project in ArchDaily. …

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Keir Revolta, Project BIM Leader

Posted May 28, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Tel: +61 8 8111 6636 Email: Location: Adelaide, Australia


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