Archive for the ‘New Zealand’ 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 …


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 …


Hamish Davies, Managing Principal, Architecture

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Tel: +64 9 353 1134 Email: Location: Auckland, New Zealand


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 …

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GHDWoodhead and Creative Spaces launch new brand in New Zealand

Posted at 12:00 pm

Australasia-based design company GHDWoodhead has adopted the GHDWoodhead creativespaces brand for its operations in New Zealand. The new brand follows the merger with Creative Spaces, a New Zealand architecture, interior design and fit-out company, on 1 December 2016. It reflects the experience of the combined team and its focus on creating design that is intelligent, responsive, technically elegant and efficient. …


Harry Street, Design Director

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Tel: +64 9 353 1067 Email: Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Cerebos Gregg’s

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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 …


Auckland Council Customer Service Centre

Posted at 12:00 pm

Completed in late 2014, Creative Spaces worked with Auckland Council on an innovative new customer focused retail experience within the ground floor of the refurbished Bledisloe House. After resolution of an extensive brief, the most important instruction to the project team was that the new Customer Service Centre was to be a ‘customer centred’ retail experience, must be attractive and perform well over …



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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  …


Kevin Russ, Design Director

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Tel: +64 9 353 1072 Email: Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Wanley Simpson, Managing Principal, Interiors

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Tel: +64 9 353 1073 Email: Location: Auckland, New Zealand

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GHDWoodhead zooms ahead in global rankings

Posted January 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

GHDWoodhead has reinforced its position as one of the world’s largest architecture practices, ranking as #3 among Australia-based practices and #71 globally on the highly regarded World Architecture Top 100 listing (up from #90 last year). Published annually by UK-based magazine Building Design, the list analyses multiple metrics, including design project revenue, and ranks architecture practices by number of employed …


GHDWoodhead and Creative Spaces join forces to expand integrated design services in New Zealand

Posted December 2, 2016 at 11:10 am

GHDWoodhead has strengthened its integrated architecture and engineering (A+E) practice in Australasia, joining with Creative Spaces, a New Zealand architecture, interior design and fit-out company, from 1 December 2016. Creative Spaces comprises 27 architects, interior designers, fit-out managers and support staff, based in Auckland, Wellington and Whangarei. Having created some of New Zealand’s most dynamic workplaces, the experience of the …


Flight simulator reaches new heights of architecture excellence

Posted May 31, 2016 at 4:39 pm

GHDWoodhead has been recognised for architecture excellence for its work on a new Simulator Training Centre at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Ohakea. The project took out an award in the commercial architecture category at the Western Architecture Awards, organised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects. The Simulator Training Centre provides a vital learning environment as part of …

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New rankings validate GHD Woodhead’s integrated design focus

Posted April 19, 2016 at 11:44 am

Integrated design company GHD Woodhead has been recognised among the leading practices shaping Western Australian cities and landscapes. In a listing of the state’s top companies published by WA Business News, GHD Woodhead has been ranked: #6 in landscape architecture #8 in interior design #9 in architecture #15 in town planning Ricardo Kiperman, GHD Woodhead Managing Principal in WA, says, …

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

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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 …


Russell Hawken, Senior Principal Market Leader, Property & Buildings

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Tel: +64 9 3708253 Email: Location: Auckland, New Zealand


John Cameron, Principal

Posted at 9:24 am

Tel: +64 9 370 8220 Email: Location: Auckland, New Zealand


Richard Kaye, Principal

Posted at 9:24 am

Tel: +64 4 474 8755 Email: Location: Wellington, New Zealand


Petar Milivojevic, Principal

Posted at 9:23 am

Tel: +64 9 09 370 8222 Email: Location: Auckland, New Zealand

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GHD Woodhead leader says architecture firms must broaden their offerings

Posted May 4, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Integrated architecture and engineering companies are here to stay. Michael Hegarty, Managing Principal of GHD Woodhead’s Adelaide studio, says traditional architecture business models are facing competition from integrated multidisciplinary design practices that are better able to respond to client needs. “The GHD Woodhead national network of design-led studios and the range of skills and disciplines that we offer mean that …


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