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HB Architecture have been recognised for their ability to combine form and function, while maintaining a sympathy with the surrounding landscape and environment. Their award-winning designs and completed projects use a variety of innovative materials to achieve visually dynamic results.

27.10.2016 – Waitangi visitors centre reopens
‘New Zealand Herald’.


21.10.2016 – te kakano (the seed) of whangarei’s hundertwasser art centre is officially open
‘The Northern Advocate’.

29.09.2016 – waitangi treaty grounds wins tourism award
‘business awards’.

01.07.2016 – waitangi museum features in “Face Value magazine”
‘Design Treasures’.

20.06.2016 – museum of waitangi wins merit award
Property Council Awards 2016

20.05.2016 – waitangi wins best museum project
‘New Zealand Herald’.

09.05.2016 – waitangi museum features in “Interior magazine”
‘Interior – issue nineteen’.

01.05.2016 – waitangi museum features in “Architecture NZ magazine”
‘Te Kongahu / Museum of Waitangi’.

20.01.2016 – waitangi museum
Building is complete, landscaping and museum fit out is well underway. Due to be opened officially Feb 5th.
– ready for Waitangi day 2016.

06.12.2015 – northcross church
Northcross Church is now open to the public and held its first service on Sunday the 6th December.

21.11.2015 – quarry gardens cafe
The Whangarei Quarry gardens visitors centre opened on the 7th November and ‘Quail café’ will open on Saturday the 21st November.

04.05.2015 – paramount plaza
Tikipunga Paramount Plaza retail complex is now open to the public.

29.04.2015 – knoll ridge cafe best designed cafe in the world
Knoll Ridge Cafe has been announced as the best designed cafe in the world, as determined by leading London-based design website Design Curial. Well-executed symbiosis between a stunning location and architectural design pushed Knoll Ridge ahead of the other contenders. London-based design website Design Curial considered 4000 cafes from New York to Tokyo before landing on Mount Ruapehu perched The Knoll Ridge Cafe.

28.04.2015 – peninsula golf club
The site works at Peninsula Golf Club are well underway

10.04.2015 – waitangi museum
Milestone week for the Museum of Waitangi construction – steel framework is going up and bringing this project to a vertical reality

13.03.2015 – waitangi museum site excavation nearing completion
675 truck loads of dirt have been removed from Waitangi Museum with site excavation almost complete.

19.02.2015 – northcross church
The auditorium floor will be going down this week at Northcross Community Church.

30.01.2015 – waitangi museum
Site works are progressing at Waitangi Museum, the retaining wall capping beam is almost complete.

Face Value, Winter 2016. fourth edition p.21-23
Design Treasures

Interior, June 2016 Issue 20
The Museum of Waitangi

Architecture NZ, May/June 2016 p72-78
Te Kongahu/Museum of Waitangi

SAVVY June 2015

C3 Magazine no.359|1407 p.74-81
Knoll Ridge Cafe

Face Value, Winter 2014 p.08-09
Cool Designs

Atlas of World Architecture 2013 p.429
Knoll Ridge Cafe” (Knoll Ridge Cafe)

BeanScene Dec 2012 p.41-45
Dressed to impress” (Knoll Ridge Cafe)

Architectural Digest Nov 2012 p.66
TANZ AUF DEM VULKAN” (Knoll Ridge Cafe)

Architecture NZ Issue 1.2012 p.78-83
Knoll Ridge Cafe” (Knoll Ridge Cafe)

Scope Issue 28, 2011 p.28-31
Sustainable Steel in Ski Resort Construction” (Knoll Ridge Cafe)

Scope Issue 27, 2011 p.8-9
Waitangi Gateway” (Waitangi Gateway Building)

Commercial Design Trends Volume 2704, April 2011
“Cultural Journey” (Waitangi Gateway Building)

Building Today, June 2010 p.16-17
Deceptively complicated building actually quite easy to build” (Knoll Ridge Cafe)

Building Today, July 2009 p.11
Achieving New Heights” (Turoa Terminal)

Scope Issue 21, 2009 p.29-30
Northland Cricket Spire Pavilion Whangarei” (Cobham Oval)

Building Today, September 2008 p.12-13
High Noon Turoa” (Turoa Terminal)

NZ House & Garden Issue 166, June 2008 p.76-82
“In the Neighbourhood” (Whaley House)