3 Cheers for Taranaki Team in 2017 Western Architecture Awards
The Taranaki Team Architects branch had reasons to celebrate on Friday with wins in three different categories at the 2017 Western Architecture awards held in Palmerston North. Boon Bhaskar Goldsmith Brebner's office fit out for IVHQ as a volunteer coordination and logistics hub pocketed them an award in the 'Interior Architecture' category as well as a Resene Colour Award. Another Resene Colour Award winner and winner in the 'Small Projects' category was the practice's Stratford District Council Library Redevelopment with a vibrant design that created greater engagement between the library spaces and the public sphere. The third win for the practice featured in the 'Housing Alterations and Additions' category for their Barbour House project that took a 70's coastal home into the contemporary times whilst maintaining the integrity of the original home. These projects now have the opportunity to be shortlisted for the New Zealand Architecture Awards which take place at the end of the year, watch this space!
And a new Chair for Team Architects NZ
We are pleased to announce that William Fulton, one of our Christchurch based directors, has been appointed chair of Team Architects NZ taking over from Napier based Director Paul Dougan who had completed his two years in the role.
William has over 20 years of professional experience following a double qualification in Architecture and Landscape Architecture being a specialist in Heritage, Landscape Design and project delivery. A director of the Christchurch Team Architects practice William has been a director of TANZ since 2004.
Since the destruction caused by the Canterbury earthquakes William has been involved with numerous Heritage projects including the restoration of Te Koraha at Rangi Ruru School and the reconstruction of New Regent Street. He has been involved with a selection of Christchurch City Council Heritage assets, notably assisting with the restoration of Rolleston House (YHA). He has been involved with various Methodist Church projects including the Bryndwr Church, one of the few stone churches to remain following the earthquakes. Another of the most significant projects was the Bridge of Remembrance where he was involved as Heritage Architect to liaise with the Engineers, Stonemasons and City Council Heritage staff working on the strengthening and restoration of this highly significant site.