[ about us ]


Pacific Environments NZ Ltd is an environmentally passionate architectural practice focusing on the best outcomes for people, place, and community. With over 60 years’ experience, our portfolio showcases a diverse range of projects – master planning and urban design, civic and community centres, commercial buildings, retirement villages, large and small-scale residential, community housing, education facilities, sports and leisure and resort projects.

Formerly Dodd Paterson + Bukowski Rehm, and then ADP Architects, the practice was originally formed in 1960. The current practice, Pacific Environments NZ Ltd, was formed in June 2006 when Peter Eising (previously a founding director of the highly acclaimed Architects Patterson) merged with the renowned and successful ADP Architects. In 2013, Grant Neill Architects merged with Pacific Environments, bringing a wide range of architectural and urban design expertise and experience.

Pacific Environments is committed to architectural design excellence, creating inspiring ‘fit for purpose’ built environment solutions for our clients. Sustainability, lifestyle and the creation of enduring investment value is core to our design philosophy. Our diverse portfolio finds us working on a collection of different designs, from small to large scale, mixed budget and mixed uses, renovations and alterations to new developments.

We support our services with a clear and cohesive design process. From briefing to project completion, including pre-purchase feasibility, site selection, and contract administration; our goal is to provide an easy-to-follow and enjoyable experience. As one of the founding signatories of Architects Declare New Zealand, we are committed to strengthening our working practices to create architecture and urbanism that has a more positive impact on the world around us.



Throughout the year we like to support various charities. It is important to us to give back when we can. We support the following charities with annual donations or with annual events and fundraising drives. Trees for Survival supports schools growing seedlings and planting them to help improve waterways. Helicopter support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to fly. Pink Ribbon breakfast raises money for people battling breast cancer, and Movember raises funds for mens health.



It’s nice to be recognised for the good work we do for our clients. In many ways the awards are as much theirs as ours, and that’s the way it should be.


Macleans College

– Award of Merit, Property Council Awards


Takanini Library

– Bronze Award, Best Awards

National Hockey Centre

– Merit Award, Property Council Awards


Hawkes Bay Health & Sports Institute

– NZ Property Council Award


Sir Owen Glenn National Aquatic Centre

– NZ Property Council Award

Waiheke Library

– NZ Property Council Award


Waiheke Library

– Overall Supreme Winner NZ Wood
Resene Timber Awards

– Commercial Architectural Excellence
NZ Wood Resene Timber Awards

– Shortlisted Dulux Colour Awards

– Shortlisted NZ Property Council Award


Millennium Institute of Sport and Health

– NZ Property Council Award

– Papatoetoe Multisport

– Most Outstanding Facility NZ
Recreation Association Awards


Yellow Treehouse

– NZIA National Award

– D&AD Award (UK)


Yellow Treehouse

– Gold Best Award

– NZIA Auckland Branch Award

– NZ Institute Of Building National
Excellence Award

– Finalist World Architecture Awards

– NZ Timber Design Society Award
Tristar Gymnastics

– Highly Commended NZIA


Ormiston Road Business Park

– Master Builders Awards


West Plaza

– NZIA National Award


West Plaza

– NZIA Local Branch Award


Awatea Chalets Ohakune

– Master Builder Award


Massey Library And Leisure Centre

– Ernst And Young Special Purpose Award

– Finalist Energywise Commercial Building Award

– Premier Creative Spaces Award

– Highly Commended Eeca

– Finalist NZIA Local Awards

Waitakere Gardens Retirement Village

NZ Property Council Award


Sileni Winery And Estate

– NZIA Hawkes Bay Branch Award



– Retail Merchants Top Shop
Gulf Harbour Primary School

– Finalist NZIA Auckland Branch Award
Mt Albert Grammar School

– Finalist NZIA Auckland Branch Award


Papakura Police Station & District HQ

– Ahi Environmental Award and Scholarship

Happy Valley Bistro

– NZIA Bay Of Plenty Branch Award


Great Lakes Centre Taupo

– NZIA Bay Of Plenty Branch Award


ASB Stadium (Chase Stadium)

– NZIA Auckland Branch Award

– Commended Ahi Environmental Design Award

– 10 Best Buildings Award


Auckland Harbour Board Building

– NZIA National Award


East Coast Bays Library

– NZIA National Award

– Bronze Medal For Excellence Raia And Australian Library Council


East Coast Bays Library

– Highly Commended Ahi
Environmental Design Award

– NZIA Auckland Branch Award

James Hardie Admin Centre

– NZIA Auckland Branch Award


Mitchell Residence

– NZIA Auckland Branch Award

Raines Residence

– NZIA Auckland Branch Award

Johnson Wax Admin Centre

– NZIA Auckland Branch Award