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OUR PHILOSOPHY

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.

ACCREDITATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS THAT SUPPORT NEW ZEALAND

Acknowledging the organisations that support us in our commitment to sustainability, design excellence and safety in the workplace. Our active involvement with these organisations enables us to provide a more responsible and professional service, in line with the highest industry standards.

AWARDS

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.

2020

Hawkes Bay Health & Sports Institute

– NZ Property Council Award

2016

Sir Owen Glenn National Aquatic Centre

– NZ Property Council Award

Waiheke Library

– NZ Property Council Award

2015

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

2013

Millennium Institute of Sport and Health

– NZ Property Council Award

– Papatoetoe Multisport

– Most Outstanding Facility NZ
Recreation Association Awards

2010

Yellow Treehouse

– NZIA National Award

– D&AD Award (UK)

2009

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

2006

Ormiston Road Business Park

– Master Builders Awards

2005

West Plaza

– NZIA National Award

2004

West Plaza

– NZIA Local Branch Award

2003

Awatea Chalets Ohakune

– Master Builder Award

2002

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

2000

Sileni Winery And Estate

– NZIA Hawkes Bay Branch Award

1999

Vinotica

– Retail Merchants Top Shop
Gulf Harbour Primary School

– Finalist NZIA Auckland Branch Award
Mt Albert Grammar School

– Finalist NZIA Auckland Branch Award

1995

Papakura Police Station & District HQ

– Ahi Environmental Award and Scholarship

Happy Valley Bistro

– NZIA Bay Of Plenty Branch Award

1992

Great Lakes Centre Taupo

– NZIA Bay Of Plenty Branch Award

1988

ASB Stadium (Chase Stadium)

– NZIA Auckland Branch Award

– Commended Ahi Environmental Design Award

– 10 Best Buildings Award

1986

Auckland Harbour Board Building

– NZIA National Award

1984

East Coast Bays Library

– NZIA National Award

– Bronze Medal For Excellence Raia And Australian Library Council

1983

East Coast Bays Library

– Highly Commended Ahi
Environmental Design Award

– NZIA Auckland Branch Award

James Hardie Admin Centre

– NZIA Auckland Branch Award

1974

Mitchell Residence

– NZIA Auckland Branch Award

Raines Residence

– NZIA Auckland Branch Award

Johnson Wax Admin Centre

– NZIA Auckland Branch Award

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