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

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.
  • Archimedia respect all cultures and their protocols and the fundamental connectedness of all humanity.

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.

Environment

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

Process

  • Archimedia believe that the very best process and the very best technology are critical contributors in our quest for the exceptional.
  • Archimedia invests resources to create a better design solution.

Collaboration

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

NZIA Auckland Award

Te Oro

NZIA New Zealand Award

WAF World Building of the Year

NZIA New Zealand Award

Eye Institute Finalist Interiors Awards

Principals

Lindsay Mackie

Principal

Qualifications

1976    BArch, University of Auckland

Professional Background
1998    Archimedia Ltd – 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

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, AgedCare / 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 – 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

View CV for Reuben 

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