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 

http://architecturenow.co.nz/articles/2017-auckland-architecture-awards-winners/

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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.

OFFICIAL OPENING OF VISIONWEST COMMUNITY HOUSING, MASSEY by Strachan Group Architects

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.

NELSON ARCHITECTURE TOUR by Strachan Group Architects

In place of a typical Christmas Party this year, we recently took an extended field trip to sunny Nelson. Hosted by our friends at IS Architects, our weekend consisted of Pecha Kucha style presentations on Friday night, sharing ideas and design solutions, and then a full Saturday tour of their inspiring work and other local architecture.