S&T WINS NZIA - WESTERN ARCHITECTURE AWARD

S&T are delighted to congratulate the Architecture and Building Services team responsible for the new Northern Health School in New Plymouth.  The successful design has been recognised with a NZ Institute of Architects -Western Architecture Award. The jury praised the care and attention given to the creation and connection of spaces, the use of light, volume and acoustics, and consideration of how the occupants feel, experience and move through the spaces. The jury in their comments noted, ’Serenity and responsiveness’ were among the qualities we could ascribe to education projects. This reinforced the fact that the heart and soul of a project are just as important, if not more so, than visual aesthetics.

S&T’s Richard George, Daryl Austin, Marianne Calvelo, Nigel Hughes and Abbie Whangapirita worked collaboratively to produce a well-considered and intelligent design in response to the clients brief while sustaining budget and programme expectations, resulting in a peaceful, safe and welcoming environment for students who due to illness or injury are too unwell to attend their regular school.  Sheehan Ngeru and Simon Wills looked after the building services requirements for the project.

This building replaces the original Taranaki unit originally housed in an old relocatable classroom which wasn’t easily accessible or fit for purpose.  The new generously proportioned building sits on the edge of Devon Intermediate School’s playing fields. Entering the building  presents a succession of varying sized spaces and opportunities for circulation catering for the students varying emotional and sensory conditions. Extensive glazing combined with a deep verandah provide an opportunity for covered outdoor learning while reducing overheating. Aluminium screens create a sense of separation while providing protection from wayward cricket balls.

The open plan interior contains learning and activity zones organised to encourage flexibility and enhance interaction between students, parents and staff. Exposed composite timber frames and timber finishes articulate the interior environment providing a base for a playful interior pallet of blues, greens and greys. 

Northern Health School Principal Richard Winder noted “the architects’ process was always inclusive and consultative.  They engaged with our team, our students and parents and listened to our needs, resulting in a design that has been the blueprint for further developments”.

Proud Sponsors of the Performance Arcade 2017 - 10-19 March, Wellington Waterfront

S&T takes great pride in being the Architectural Partner for the 2017 edition of the Performance Arcade with our very own Alex Sawicka-Ritchie leading the architecture effort.

As a multi-disciplinary Architectural and Engineering company, creativity is a cornerstone of our business, making our support for this exhibition of innovative live art and performance a natural fit. Our passions have fuelled us to build a portfolio of iconic structures around New Zealand which has given rise to our drive in inspiring others to achieve the same success within their own art forms. We look forward to seeing the Wellington Waterfront come alive in March!

 

 

Another WIN for S&T Lighting

Another WIN for S&T Lighting

The kudos just keep coming as S&T’s Lighting Design team received another Award of Excellence at the annual IESANZ Lighting Awards. 

S&T delves in to the future of Auckland

S&T delves in to the future of Auckland

Planning the future of Auckland means taking a step back and having a hard think about what its inhabitants need. S&T did just that with Property Council New Zealand and their event Future Cities: Placemaking in Auckland held this past Thursday. 

Announcing S&T's newest appointments

S&T is proud to announce new appointments of Associate Principals and Associates lending strength to our company’s core and breadth to our experience. Click on to read more!        

NZGBC and S&T, fostering sustainability

S&T continues its alliance with the NZGBC in a bid to encourage the construction of healthy environments with the help of their Green Star rating tool. 

S&T Wins an Award of Merit at the Property Council New Zealand Awards 2016

S&T Wins an Award of Merit at the Property Council New Zealand Awards 2016

Stephenson & Turner took away an Award of Merit for Upper Hutt College at the prestigious Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property industry Awards, held recently at Vector Arena in Auckland.

This five year redevelopment project took place over 9 stages and included several new buildings as well as extensive alterations to the existing. S&T worked with the school to create contemporary learning environments imbued with a sense of school pride, identity, culture, community connected-ness, accessibility and sustainability.

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Stephenson & Turner joins the Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Stephenson & Turner joins the Waikato/Bay of Plenty

As we celebrate our 60th year in New Zealand, S&T are joining the Bay of Plenty community. Our Principal Architect, Paul Raven, is making a life style change and S&T’s venture comes on the heels of his move to the region he has loved for so long. With our new branch in Taupo, S&T is looking forward to being a part of the growing locale and contributing to the existing landscape.

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New Principal Announcements 2016

New Principal Announcements 2016

Stephenson & Turner is pleased to announce the appointment of Mona Aziz and Tony Sanderson as our newest Principals in 2016. Richard George also joins the S&T team as Acting Principal, bolstering our energy and drive in the coming year.

The Adventures Of Jess & Byron

The Adventures Of Jess & Byron

There are a couple first-time Trail Walkers participating in this year’s Oxfam Trailwalk, and we’re proud to announce they’re none other than our very own Architectural Graduates, Byron Peard and Jessica Mount.

Park(ing) Day Wellington 2016

Park(ing) Day Wellington 2016

S&T’s Wellington studio are excited to be a part of Wellington’s second instalment of PARK(ing) Day organised by Wellington Sculpture Trust, in association with Wellington City Council. By utilising temporary public open spaces artists, architects, students and other Wellingtonians will have the opportunity to engage with the sites enlisted throughout the central city on Wednesday 9 March.

Passive House Conference 2016

Passive House Conference 2016

S&T sent Certified Passive House Designer Cyril Vibert to the 2016 Southern Hemisphere Passive House Conference held at the University of Melbourne. He tells us why Passive House represents the future of the industry, and what he learnt from attending the four day conference.

Sports Facility Design

Sports Facility Design

The greatest sports facilities come out of empathetic partnerships between design consultants and communities. We work with clubs, venue operators, councils, and developers to plan, build and strengthen sports facilities to be used for events, competitions, and venues. Our team are driven, collaborative, and precise in our execution - applying the same qualities a great sports team do.

S&T Lighting WINS at the IESANZ Lighting Awards for 45 Queen Street

S&T Lighting WINS at the IESANZ Lighting Awards for 45 Queen Street

S&T’s talented Lighting Engineers have once again been recognised by the IES the Lighting Society for their work on the 45 Queen Street Podium Redevelopment Façade. Designed by Ignite Architects and lit-up by Stephenson & Turner Lighting, the 45 Queen Street project team took out the following awards at the recently held IESANZ NZ Chapter Awards Gala Dinner

Wellington Architecture Week

Wellington Architecture Week

After years of radio silence, Wellington Architecture Week was brought back to life to celebrate the local built environment. A week of free and accessible events including talks, exhibitions and walking tours that warranted an opportunity for the wider public to engage with architectural professionals.

At the forefront of Environmentally Sustainable Design

At the forefront of Environmentally Sustainable Design

Stephenson&Turner’s integrated team of architects and engineers strive to design with a sustainable mindset, focusing on minimising a building’s environmental impact while maximising its performance and occupant comfort.

Civic Administration Building – Endless Possibilities

Civic Administration Building – Endless Possibilities

The Civic Administration Building has long polarised public opinion. Once the tallest building in Auckland, it also boasted one of the first steel framed structures to grace the city’s skyline. Some would argue the building is worthy of its soon-to-be heritage status - Others would take great exception to the word ‘grace’ being used to describe what they see as an eyesore with little relationship or consideration to the surrounding urban environment.

Contemporary Technology in Education

Contemporary Technology in Education

Mind Lab in conjunction with CEFPI and Makers of Architecture recently hosted an event on Contemporary Technology in Education.