Motu Kaikoura Building Workshop by Strachan Group Architects

The Motu Kaikoura Building Workshop is well underway with a wonderful group of architects building a new community hub for Kaikoura Island off Great Barrier.

SGA, in association with Architecture + Women are facilitating this construction education programme. The majority of the new building is being pre-fabricated in the SGA workshop, and will replace a building which was destroyed by arson in 2013. If you're interested in helping out, the Motu Kaikoura trust has started a give a little page.

Here are a few photos of the progress and learning so far.....

Thanks to all of the generous sponsors for supporting this great community project.   

Thanks to all of the generous sponsors for supporting this great community project. 


SGA wins two NZIA Auckland Awards by Strachan Group Architects

Last night SGA was awarded two NZIA Auckland Branch Local Architecture Awards, one for the SGA Studio and Workshop in the Commercial category, and one for 339 in the Housing category. 

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who helped made these buildings happen, especially Ross and Brad from our team, the builders at Crate Innovation and SGLA who took care of the landscape architecture. 

A full list of winners and the jury citations for all winning projects can be found here on ArchitectureNOW

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New to the team by Strachan Group Architects

With the growing number of projects, we welcome a new Architect to the team, Hana Scott.  Hana joined us in February and recently became an NZRAB Registered Architect.  We welcome her fresh perspective and expertise, and she will of course be a great help to other Architectural Graduates within the office wanting to learn about the registration process.


In December we gathered for the official opening of Triangle Road Housing Development, ten new affordable medium density homes for VisionWest Community Housing.  The north-facing, high performing homes were opened by Paula Bennett, just in time for Christmas for ten families in need. These homes feature passive solar design, thermal mass and voluminous light filled spaces, integrated with community gardens and implemented with prefabricated building components. The project is currently being photographed and will be on our website shortly.