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Urban Lodge  

Diversity in Compact Design: Urban Lodge / Best Design Awards

November 2016
Our Urban Lodge design for Welhaus has been acknowledged by the Design Institute of New Zealand for Best Design for Diversity in Compact Design in Residential Interiors and was recently a finalist in their 2016 Residential Interiors Awards.



Mark Holmes Appointed as Associate

October 2016
We are delighted to announce that Mark Holmes has been appointed as Associate of Pynenburg & Collins Architects and Lab-works Architecture.

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Simon Blencowe awarded runner-up in PrefabNZ UniPod Design Competition

February 2016
We are delighted to announce that Simon Blencowe from our Christchurch office, in collaboration with Welhaus, has been awarded runner-up (highly recommended) in the PrefabNZ UniPod Design Compeition. 

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 Henry Fisher                           

We are pleased to announce that Henry Fisher is now a qualified NZGBC Green Star Practitioner

June 2015
This year, Henry has qualified as a Green Star Practitioner through the New Zealand Green Building Council's (NZGBC) training scheme: 

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Tim Burns leaves Lab-works Architecture

June 2015
Tim Burns has stepped down as a Director of Lab-Works Architecture:

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Construction of Woburn Apartments Underway

December 2013
Construction is underway on the first of two stages of the new Woburn Apartments for the Masonic Villages Trust in Lower Hutt. The apartments will complement their existing aged care rest home and hospital facilities which have operated from the site for 40 years. 

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Minister of Conservation Nick Smith Opens Anchorage Hut

11 October 2013
Conservation Minister, Hon. Dr Nick Smith arrived via sea kayak to open the new Anchorage Hut on Friday 11 October 2013 in front of an enthusiastic crowd of invited guests and visitors. The local iwi gave the hut a dawn blessing followed by a lunchtime opening ceremony.

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Simon Blencowe Awarded Second Place in Cantabrian House Competition

23 August 2013
We are delighted to announce that Simon Blencowe, from our Christchurch office, was awarded second place in the Southern Response Design for Competition for a Cantabrian House yesterday.  

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Associate Company Lab-works Architecture Wins International Design Awards

June 2013
We are delighted to accounce that at the S-Lab Conference and Awards in Liverpool last month Pynenburg and Collins Architects associate company Lab-works Architecture won two international laboratory design awards.

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A Helping Hand to Habitat for Humanity

July 2012
Having been invited by Habitat for Humanity to help on their current home build, the team at Pynenburg & Collins swapped their pencils and computers for hammers and saws. 

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Anne Hut Opens on the St James Walkway

March 2012
The opening of Anne Hut by Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson is the most recent in a growing list of back country accommodation that has been designed by Pynenburg & Collins for the great outdoors of the Conservation Estate. 

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New Team Members Increase Capacity

October 2011
We are pleased to announce that we have added two new members to our team.

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Christchurch Office

October 2011
Pynenburg & Collins is delighted to announce that we have now opened an office in Christchurch.  




iPad/iPhone CAD Application

September 2011
Explore your virtual buildings on your iPad and iPhone. ArchiCAD has released an application to allow to explore your new building right on your Apple device.  

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Angelus Hut

June 2010
It is not often you have to deal with truly extreme conditions when building in New Zealand, however the challenge we faced when designing the new tramping hut on Mt Angelus, in Nelson Lakes National Park required innovative thinking.  

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