Provenance

Archimedia is a New Zealand architecture practice with NZRAB and green star accredited staff, offering design services in the disciplines of architecture, interiors and ecology. Delivering Architecture involves intervention in both natural eco-systems and the built environment – the context within which human beings live their lives.

Archimedia uses the word “ecology” to extend the concept of sustainability to urban design and master planning and integrates this holistic strategy into every project.

Archimedia prioritises client project requirements, budget, functionality, operational efficiency, feasibility, and programme. Once these fundamentals are soundly established, Archimedia pursues a sculptural architecture expressive of individual or collective identity.

Hierarchy of  Design Strategies

Identity

  • Archimedia practice architecture as “material identity” – a crafted expression of individual or collective “identity” – embodying a synthesis of people, place and time.
  • Archimedia investigates “identity” with each Client and endows buildings with a perceptible meaning that expresses this “identity” – the philosophical parti for all Archimedia projects.

Human Experience

  • Archimedia are ambitious for the betterment of both humankind and the environment.
  • Archimedia approach design with the intent that human beings register an “experience” of architecture which uplifts their daily existence.
  • Archimedia respect all cultures, their protocols and the connectedness of all humanity.

Environment

  • Archimedia strive for “beauty”, the exceptional and the inspirational in each and every commission, irrespective of budget.
  • Archimedia believe in positive intervention – sustainability that enhances eco-systems.
  • Archimedia believe in tectonics – a poetic configuration of land, space and structure.

Collaboration

  • Archimedia believe in relationships, collaboration between equals and the power of teamwork.
  • Archimedia staff are consultative by nature and use processes that encourage user decision making wherever possible

Process

  • Archimedia believe that the very best process and the very best technology are critical components in our quest for the exceptional.
  • Archimedia will invest whatever resources are required to find the best design solution.
  • Archimedia design process is research-based to bring together in a coherent way, strands of stories, history, culture, topography, typologies and tectonics to create a “narrative” that has evolved authentically from this research– a narrative which could only belong to the specific context of the commission.
  • From this narrative of text and images, a wellspring of ideas is formed that directs design decisions made on a journey of creativity and refinement, pursuing a beautiful, functional, inhabited sculpture.

     

    NZIA Auckland Award

    WAF World Building of the Year

    Te Oro

    NZIA New Zealand Award

    NZIA New Zealand Award

    Eye Institute Finalist Interiors Awards

    Ports of Auckland

    The LegendNZ Centre

    University of Auckland Business School

    Lakewood Plaza

    Hyatt Residences

    Scott House 

    Principals

    Lindsay Mackie

    Principal

    Qualifications

    1976    BArch, University of Auckland
    1979        NZ RAB Registered Architect
    1979        ANZIA
    2018       NZ GBC GreenStar Accredited Professional

    Professional Background
    1998    Archimedia Group – Principal
    1994    DEM Group Executive
    1989    DEM (NZ) – Director
    1988    Devine Erby Mazlin (NZ) Ltd
    1985    Stephenson & Turner (NZ)
    1980    Murray Cockburn Partnership

    Specialised Skills – Masterplanning, Concept Design, Feasibility Studies, Design Management

    Specialised Sectors – Healthcare, Hospitality, Commercial, Mixed Use, Residential

    [email protected]

    +64 9 377 6414

    +64 9 377 6418

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    Steve King

    Principal (Archimedia Waikato Architect)

    Qualifications

    1994        BArch (Hons), University of Auckland
    1983        BSc, University of Waikato

    Professional Background
    1998        Archimedia Ltd. – Hamilton Principal
    1996        Archimedia Ltd. – Associate Director
    1993        Archimedia Ltd.

    Specialised Skills – Concept Design, Developed Design, Contract Documentation, Construction Phase Services

    Specialised Sectors – Healthcare, Aged Care / Retirement, Passive Design, Interior Design

    [email protected]

    +64 7 838 0464

    +64 7 838 0467 

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    Reuben O’Halloran

    Practice Director

    Qualifications

    PGDip in Professional Practice & Management in Architecture (Merit), Bartlett School of Architecture
    BArch, Unitec

    Professional Background
    2017    Archimedia Group – Practice Director
    2007    Rolfe Judd Architecture
    2005    Bernard Engle
    2002    Kay & Keys Architects

    Specialised Skills –  Residential & Housing Design, Commercial Design, BIM Modelling and Coordination, Construction Detailing, Sustainable Design  

    Specialised Sectors – Medium/High Density Housing, Social Housing, Mixed-Use, Commercial 

    [email protected]

    +64 9 377 6414

    +64 9 377 6418

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    Justin Magness

    Practice Director

    Qualifications

    1994        BSc, University of Auckland
    1998        BArch, Unitec, Auckland
    2007      NZ RAB Registered Architect
                     ANZIA

    Professional Background
    2019    Archimedia Group
    2016    Cheshire Architects
    2014    Jemmott Associates (AUS)
    2010    BVN Studio (AUS)
    2008    Architectus (AUS)
    2005    Peddle Thorp
    2002    Chetwoods (UK)
    1999    Archidiom (AUS)

    Specialised Skills –  Developed Design, Documentation and Construction Stages

    Specialised Sectors – Institutional, Commercial, Residential

    [email protected]

    +64 9 377 6414

    +64 9 377 6418

    View CV for Justin

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