Awards

AWARDS

Finalist, Terra Award, First International Prize for Earthern Architectures

New Zealand Institute of Architects Southern Award 2015 Rammed Earth House in Wanaka

Rammed Earth House Shortlist for the HOME New Zealand HOME of the Year 2015

New Zealand Institute of Architects New Zealand Architecture Award 2013 for The Zoo Hub and Pavilion

New Zealand Commercial Project Award 2013 for the Britomart Showcase.

New Zealand Institute of Architects Southern Award 2012 for Commercial Architecture for The Arrow Private Hotel

New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Award 2012 for Public Architecture for The Zoo Hub and Pavilion

Best Award  2012 [Silver] for The Britomart Showcases, Assembly Architects & Cheshire Architects

New Zealand Institute of Architects Auckland Award 2012  for The Britomart Showcases, Assembly Architects & Cheshire Architects

:NZ Wood Timber Design Awards 2012: Highly Commended: Timber Innovation In Business: Most innovative use of timber to solve a business/commercial challenge.

Emerging Design Practice in the Interior Awards 2012

NZIA Gisborne Hawke’s Bay Architecture Award 2011 for Waipatiki Beach House.

Designers Institute of New Zealand BestAwards Silver [Spatial/Built Environment] 2011 or The Zoo Hub and Pavilion

Registered Master Builders 2011 Commercial Project Silver Award – ‘Capital City Mazda Tourism & Leisure Project  awarded to Naylor Love Wellington for the Wellington Zoo Hub

Designers Institute of New Zealand BestAwards Silver [Product/Furniture] 2010 for The Assembly Stackweave

New Zealand Institute of Architects Small Project Award 2009 Garage, Cinema & Gymnasium

Registered Master Builders Wellington Home of the Year 2008 ($1 million+ Residential) – Holmes Wellington

EMERGING DESIGN PRACTICE AWARD 2012

In 2012 were thrilled to be announced as the “Emerging Design Practice” for the inaugual Interior Awards.  The jury said “the hard-fought Emerging Design Practice Award was presented to Assembly Architects. The Wellington-based practice, headed up by Justin and Louise Wright, received praise from the judges for their exploratory approach to architecture and a willingness to push the boundaries of materials and technical understanding of not just the ‘drawing of things’, but of the making of things as well.”  The full article can be seen at ArchitectureNow.  The full citation, reads:

Assembly Architects eventually won out in this hard-fought category with the judging panel impressed by the firm’s approach to exploratory architecture, its willingness to push the boundaries of materials and its technical understanding of not the the ‘drawing of things’, but of the making of things as well.  From the Zoo Hub, seen on this page, via its flat-packed classroom system and student room ‘pods’ for an accommodation tower at the University of Auckland to the Britomart retail showcases and a marae ablution block at Tūwharetoa, you can easily say that the trajectory of this duo’s career has been anything but linear.  More so, it has been exceptional in its scope of project selection and breadth of architectural rigour.

Interiors magazine announcement [Issue 4 Jun-Aug 2012]