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2020 Auckland Architecture Awards Shortlist Announced

Sixty-four projects have been shortlisted in the 2020 Auckland Architecture Awards.

Images of all shortlisted projects are available in this Dropbox.

The shortlisted projects were selected from a strong roster of entries in the awards programme of the Auckland Branch of Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA).

The shortlist was compiled by a jury led by Auckland architect Jane Aimer and including fellow architects Nicholas Dalton, Eva Nash and Stuart Gardyne, and lay juror, broadcaster Eric Young.

“Making the shortlist is a significant achievement, especially in what was a bumper year for architecture in the Auckland region,” said jury convenor Jane Aimer.

“The shortlist includes outstanding examples of the wide range of buildings that architects design, from schools, offices and public buildings to houses and apartments,” Aimer said.

The jury shortlisted warehouses and cafés, an airport and a car showroom, a library, a chapel and a cricket club. The most remote building on the shortlist is a hut on Raoul Island.

The COVID-19 lockdown has meant that site visits to shortlisted projects by juries around the country have been put on hold. Resumption of the visits or the adoption of alternative means of deciding award-winners are dependent on the national measures adopted to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NZIA Architecture Awards programme is sponsored by Resene.

For images of all shortlisted projects go to this Dropbox.

2020 Auckland Architecture Awards shortlist by category

Commercial Architecture 

Ethel Street Warehouses, Morningside

Fearon Hay Architects


Fabric Warehouse 2, Morningside

Fearon Hay Architects


Kotiro Nui, Ponsonby

Bull O’Sullivan Architecture


Les Mills Transport Hub, Auckland City

Warren and Mahoney Architects


Manukau Road

RTA Studio


17 Landing Drive

JWA Architects Ltd


Sunderland Hangar at Catalina Bay, Hobsonville Point

Cheshire Architects and Ignite Architects


Te Ara Turoa, Parnell




Botany Toyota

Woodhams Meikle Zhan Architects


Dilworth Junior Campus Sports Centre, Epsom

GHDWoodhead creativespaces


St Paul's College Marcellin Champagnat Building, Ponsonby



The University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering / Te Herenga Mātai Pūkaha B405

Jasmax and Lab-works Architecture in association


Western Springs College Ngā Puna O Waiōrea Redevelopment




Hobsonville Headquarters

MAKE Architects NZ Limited


Saint Patrick’s Presbytery – Seismic Upgrade + Refurbishment, Auckland City

Warren and Mahoney Architects Ltd



Auckland Airport The Landing Café

RTA Studio and Material Creative in association


Kind Café, Morningside

Edwards White Architects



Bowden House, Tutukaka

Belinda George Architects and Mandeno Design in association


Buckleton’s Boat Shed, Tawharanui

RTA Studio


Fife St, Westmere

Dorrington Atcheson Architects


Tan House, Remuera



Lovers Leap, Ohaeawai

Bull O'Sullivan Architecture


Meyrick, Meadowbank

Mark Frazerhurst Architects


Parekura Bay House, Bay of Islands

Bossley Architects


#3, Remuera

Studio2 Architects


Parnell House

Stevens Lawson Architects


Reef House, Leigh

SGA – Strachan Group Architects


Takatu House, Tawharanui

RTA Studio


Takatu Ridge House, Matakana

D Ross Brown: Rosso Design and studio/LWA in association


Taumata Beach House, Omaha

Fearon Hay Architects


Tutukaka House

Herbst Architects


Upland Road, Remuera

Daniel Marshall Architect



Patterson Associates


Housing – Alterations and Additions

Cottage Sandwich, Pt Chevalier



Guthrie Robinson House, Remuera

Godward Guthrie Architecture


Lean on Me, Mt Eden

SGA – Strachan Group Architects


Lucerne House, Remuera

Godward Guthrie Architecture


Oneroa House, Waiheke

SGA – Strachan Group Architects


Pete’s Place, Pt Chevalier

Sayes Studio


Poured Pleats, Ponsonby

Jack McKinney Architects


Sawtooth Apartment, Parnell

Sayes Studio


Split House, Sandringham

PAC Studio


Takapuna Alteration

Guy Tarrant Architects


2 @ 4 in 1, Three Kings

Construkt Associates


Housing – Multi-unit

Grafton Hall

The University of Auckland Architectus


Hobsonville, Walter Merton Road Terraces

Construkt Associates


Metlifecare Gulf Rise, Red Beach

Warren and Mahoney Architects


Napier Lane Apartments, Takapuna

JWA Architects


132 Halsey, Wynyard Quarter

Athfield Architects


Outlook Apartments, Mission Bay

MAP (2016)


Royal Oak Housing Community, Auckland for The Salvation Army

Designgroup Stapleton Elliott


SKHY, Grafton

Cheshire Architects


The Grounds, Hobsonville Point

Peddle Thorp


340 Onehunga Mall

Brewer Davidson Architects


Interior Architecture

Private Office, Viaduct Harbour



Planning & Urban Design

Tāmaki Precinct Masterplan

Studio of Pacific Architecture


Public Architecture

Bay of Islands Airport, Kerikeri

Eclipse Architecture


Hihiaua Cultural Centre, Whangarei

Moller Architects®


Te Manawa Westgate Library and Multi-Purpose Facility

Warren and Mahoney Architects


The Chapel of St. Peter, Newmarket

Stevens Lawson Architects


Small Project Architecture

In Context: RTA Studio Exhibition

Andrew Barrie Lab


Point Wells Cricket Club

PAC Studio


Raoul Hut, Raoul Island

Bull O'Sullivan Architecture


Te Auaunga Awa–Multicultural Fāle & Outdoor Classroom, Mt Roskill

McCoy + Heine Architects

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