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Patterson Associates Architecture News

13 Jul 2011
Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Date built: 2011-
Design: Patterson Associates
Len Lye Centre building design by Patterson Associates
image from Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Len Lye Centre
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery announces pivotal New Zealand Government support for the proposed Len Lye Centre and launches the architectural design by Patterson Associates. The Len Lye Centre will be a new home for the care, research, preservation and engagement with the art and ideas of pioneer New Zealand-born modernist filmmaker and kinetic artist Len Lye (1901-80).

Key Projects by Patterson Associates

Major Architectural Projects by Patterson Associates, alphabetical:

The Michael Hill Clubhouse, Queenstown, New Zealand
Date built: 2007
The Michael Hill Clubhouse building design by Patterson Associates
photograph : Simon Devitt
Michael Hill Clubhouse
World Architecture Festival Awards 2008 – Sport Category
Geometrically, the plan, section and elevations adhere to a language of inter-related skewed quadrilaterals.

Mai Mai, Auckland, New Zealand
Date built: 2007
Mai Mai
photo : Patrick Reynolds
Mai Mai
World Architecture Festival Awards 2008 – Private Housing Category

More projects by Pattersons architects online soon

Location: 2 Garfield Street, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand

Architects Practice Information

Pattersons studio based in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand.

Office previously named Patterson Architects Ltd.

New Zealand Architecture Studio

Patterson Associates have designed a range of prominent New Zealand buildings, including AJ Hackett’s Queenstown Bungy, Site 3 and the ‘cloud series’ – Cumulus, Stratis and Aotea, a group of large-scale commercial and residential developments in Auckland City.


Andrew Patterson is one of New Zealand’s most internationally recognised architects. His architecture firm is the only New Zealand architectural practice to be published in Phaidon’s 10×10 book of the World’s Emerging Architects.

Andrew graduated from Auckland School of Architecture in 1987 with its senior prize. At age 28 he received his first National Award for Architecture, and represented New Zealand in The New Breed Architectural Exhibition in Sydney that year.

The architecture practice won the inaugural ‘New Zealand Young Architect of the Year Award’ in 1990 and since then, his Auckland based firm has gone on to become one of the most respected architectural practices in New Zealand, with an acclaimed 20 year portfolio of buildings ranging from intimate residential projects to large scale urban housing and public, commercial and tourism developments.

In 2008 Patterson Associates was the most awarded in the New Zealand Institute of Architects program, gaining four honours including the NZ Supreme Award for Architecture 2008, for the Michael Hill Clubhouse in Wakatipu.

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New Zealand Architecture

New Zealand Building Designs – architectural selection below:

The Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Design: Stevens Lawson Architects
Blyth Performing Arts Centre Havelock North Hawkes Bay
photograph © Mark Smith
Blyth Performing Arts Centre in Havelock North

The Chapel of St. Peter, Auckland, North Island
Design: Stevens Lawson Architects
Chapel of St Peter Auckland NZ
photograph : Mark Smith
The Chapel of St. Peter in Auckland

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