Architectural Technician position available

We are seeking a skilled and self-motivated Architectural Technician to join us at our studio based in Parnell. The successful candidate must be design focused, have an eye for detail and an ability to express ideas both graphically and verbally to consultants, local authorities and builders. For more information or to apply for the position, click here.

Pattersons wins war memorial commission

The French Embassy has selected Le Calligramme, by Patterson Associates, as the winning entry for a war memorial in Wellington.

Le Calligramme will be installed at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

The design was entered by a team led by Patterson Associates comprising architect Andrew Patterson, architectural graduate Tom Dobson, artist Paul Baragwanath and landscape designer Suzanne Turley. The design was chosen from the 43 submissions received for the contest.

Read more here.


Project Architect / Senior Graduate position available

Due to growing international exposure a rare and unique opportunity has arisen for a Project Architect or Senior Graduate to join the Pattersons team. For more information or to apply for the position, click here.

Graduate Architect position available

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Graduate Architect to join our team. The successful candidate will be design focused, self-motivated, thorough and will have a strong attention to detail. For more information, click here.

Emmy winners to visit Kinloch Lodge

The New Zealand Herald has reported that at least two Hollywood A-listers are heading to New Zealand to stay at Kinloch Lodge after accommodation at the exclusive Taupo retreat was included in goodie bags for Emmy Awards winners.

The lodge, designed by Patterson Associates, emulates a version of the Kinloch region’s namesake Scottish castle, but with a modern 21st century vision.

Emmy winners included Modern Family’s Ty Burrell, Will Forte of Last Man on Earth and Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik.

Double Oscar nominee Viola Davis, Glee’s Jane Lynch, Tony Hale of Veep and former West Wing duo Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford were also winners.

Read more here.

Council gifts land for $13m Pattersons art museum

Land in Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, will be gifted to Canterbury Museum so it can push ahead with the planned $13 million Ravenscar Museum designed by Patterson Associates.
Christchurch City councillors voted unanimously to gift the land, worth $5m, after receiving strong public support for the proposal.
Read more here

Traveller Magazine names Len Lye Centre a must-see for 2016

The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth has been named one of 16 must-see architecture projects for 2016 by Traveller Magazine.

View the article here.

The 2015 NZIA Awards

Pattersons was in attendance at the NZIA Awards on Friday 30 October, where we were honoured to take home the inaugural John Scott Award for Public Architecture, for the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre.  The jury noted “an exhilarating contemporary take on the traditional garden greenhouse and an adroit and sympathetic piece of place-making” and “the elegant form is an inspiring contribution to the public realm in Christchurch”.

Pattersons also won the NZIA Award for International Architecture, for the Oravida Concept Store in China.  The New Zealand China Concept Store in Shanghai was the only building to be recognised in the international architecture category of the Awards, which is dedicated to overseas buildings designed by New Zealand architects. The New Zealand China Concept Store designed by Patterson Associates, is “intentionally a show-off building,” the jury said. “It exhibits its intentions and its contents with clarity and to a thoroughly international standard.”


Pattersons to create Ravenscar House Museum in Christchurch

A plan for a new House Museum designed by Patterson Associates was recently announced by the Canterbury Museum and Ravenscar Trust. The team at Pattersons is humbled and delighted to be selected to create this building. Click here for more.

Seascape on the cover of Architectural Review

Seascape has featured on the cover of the latest issue of Architectural Review, out 1 October.

Len Lye Centre construction time lapse

Len Lye Centre opens to the public

The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth opened to the public on Saturday 25 July 2015, with a crowd of over 8,000 visiting the building by the end of the weekend.


Len Lye Centre opens tomorrow

The Len Lye Centre officially opens its doors tomorrow. The building’s design articulates Len Lye’s philosophy on the relationship between art and architecture. The space is reverential, creating a sensory experience from light as a ‘temple’ for art. See more about the project here.


Len Lye Centre: Preview

The Len Lye Centre is set to open this weekend. One of our directors, Davor Popadich, travelled to New Plymouth to photograph the building ahead of its grand reveal. Here is a selection of images he captured.

Len Lye Centre set to open

The Len Lye Centre is set to officially open in New Plymouth next Saturday 25 July. More information here.

Pattersons shortlisted at World Architecture Festival Awards

Three Pattersons projects have been shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards.

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor’s Centre, shortlisted for Display – Completed Buildings.

Scrubby Bay, shortlisted for House – Completed Buildings.

Olive Grove, shortlisted for Hotel and Leisure – Completed Buildings.


Len Lye Centre on TV3

The Len Lye Centre was featured on 3 News last night. See the full story here.

Pattersons wins Interior Award for Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Pattersons has won the intensely contested Civic Award at the 2015 Interior Awards, for the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor’s Centre.

The judges said, “beautifully crafted geometries create moody, ethereal spaces of dappled light and wondrous detail, allowing the building’s skin and interior to become one.”

Ten awards were conferred at the awards event on 17 June. Now in its fourth year, the Interior Awards received a record number of 118 entries from 73 New Zealand design practices.

New images of the Len Lye Centre

Photography of the Len Lye Centre by Rob Tucker.

Maungakawa is a finalist for Home of the Year Award

Maungakawa has been selected as a finalist in Home Magazines Home of the Year Award 2015. The April/May edition features the project and interviews Davor Popadich and our clients Emma & George Bettle.


Andrew Patterson TED Talk

Len Lye Centre stainless steel façade revealed

The stainless steel façade of the Len Lye Centre has been revealed. Read more here.

Len Lye Centre under construction

Home features Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

Christchurch Botanic Gardens is featured in the October/November issue of HOME.

Read full article.

Urbis Best of 2014 House

Seascape house by Pattersons awarded Urbis Best of 2014.