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Our Philosophy


Established in NZ in 1968, Peddle Thorp has built a brand that is easily one of the most respected architectural practices in the country.

The cornerstone of the company is built on the notion that the craft of drawing forms the built result. The firm’s core strength is in the quality and depth of design and detailing, which allows the most complex and creative ideas to be articulated into a living reality.

Peddle Thorp's ability to deliver on projects of any scale or type is a strength sought after by clients and industry professionals alike. We take projects from brief to completion, combining flair and value in effective design solutions for clients. We also embrace the opportunity to collaborate with other industry professionals, drawing on unique skills and talents for the benefit of the project. Other practices acknowledge and seek out our industry leadership in this space. 

As a company, we have a down-to-earth, honest and practical approach combined with a unique ability to listen, distil, consider and communicate ideas in a simple, plain and articulate manner. Our strong heritage has provided a pride and assurance in our people, our brand and our craft. Grounded in old-world values of honesty and integrity, each new brief is tackled with enthusiasm, robust discussion and a complete sense of team.

Although proudly independent, Peddle Thorp recognises and contributes to the wealth of knowledge, resource and expertise that is the wider Peddle Thorp Group. We are proud to be part of a group whose projects and offices extend across NZ and Australia, Asia and the Middle East, and value the impartial counsel that comes from this unique relationship. 

With a comprehensive and award-winning body of work that spans all major market sectors, peddlethorp creates spaces with distinct style and a remarkable clarity of vision that can be enjoyed by both current and future generations of New Zealanders.


Services

Our reputation for strong project leadership, excellent communication, responsible cost control, timely delivery and all round teamwork underlines all peddlethorp projects.

Architecture - We undertake a broad range of projects from our traditional high rise commercial and residential, to low rise commercial, residential and hotels. We are active in healthcare, sports and recreation architecture, education and even occasional premium private residential work.

Services

Interior Design - We work in corporate workplace, hospitality, healthcare, retail, residential and education. Our broad industry knowledge delivers thoroughly researched, creative and intelligent solutions that express brand aspirations and enhance the culture and efficiencies of our clients.

Expert Advice & Resolution - The industry and building owners often ask us to resolve issues of technical failures or contract disputes. In these, we rely on our experience, contract and technical knowledge to reach and recommend the proper conclusions.

Technical & QA

Design Detailing - High quality+depth of detailing. Everyone is encouraged to research technical issues and to further specific interests.

On Site - Our common sense approach to detailing is carried through to the site.

QA - Our QA has been developed in the context of working with Clients' and Contractors' systems.

Peer Review - Independent, constructive criticism at critical stages of the design process.

Affiliations

We often work in partnership with other NZ, Australian or international Architects and Interior Designers where complementary roles are played by each practice. Mutual respect always exists and we are willing always and have the maturity, resources and experience, to develop and to deliver the project vision. Our partners include Fearon Hay, PTID, PTW Architects, PT Brisbane, JPW, Harrison + Harrison, Studio Pacific Architecture, Noel Lane, MAP, DEGW, HSPC, Kohn Pederson Fox, Martin Hughes Interiors, Geyer Design, Lance Herbst Architects.

Design

Technique

Miller Guirguis

Associate Director

Miller Guirguis

Associate Director

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Miller joined Peddle Thorp in 2007 and has worked on a wide range of projects including healthcare, commercial, apartment and residential projects. He has recently completed the substantial redevelopment of Rotorua Hospital.

Miller previously worked on the redevelopment of 21 Queen Street, a highly awarded 5 Star Green Star building.

Miller is an accredited Greenstar Professional and attained his Master of Architecture at Auckland University, specialising in façade designs and weathertightness solutions.
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Manuel Diaz

Associate Director

Manuel Diaz

Associate Director

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Manuel joined Peddle Thorp in 2012 with over eleven years of experience in New Zealand, Australia and Argentina. In the five years prior, Manuel was Associate Director with HBO+EMTB Melbourne office, working as designer/project architect in a number of different areas, ranging across the industrial, commercial, residential and institutional sectors.

Manuel has a proven track record on the development and delivery of projects of all sizes, over the last few years concentrating on areas that require major infrastructure and ancillary services including rolling stock, aircraft maintenance facilities and transport such as rail network upgrade projects. He has a strong background on highly technical and engineered projects that require a holistic understanding of building technology, attention to detail and coordination with a strong focus on delivery.

Marcus Hogan

Associate Director

Marcus Hogan

Associate Director

Marcus originally joined Peddle Thorp in 2005 when he worked on the Stamford Plaza Hotel and apartments. After an eight year sabbatical to obtain professional experience in England, Marcus returned to Peddle Thorp in May 2014 as an Associate to work on the ANZ Centre and to head Peddle Thorp’s office in Christchurch.

While in England Marcus worked on a number of hotel projects including the complex rebuild of the Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane, the conversion of a historic monument into a Four Seasons Hotel in St Petersburg, the conversion of a Grade II listed Art Deco car garage into a hotel in Mayfair and the refurbishment of the Lanesborough Hotel, Hyde Park Corner. Having acted as the design custodian for a number of interior designers, including Pierre-Yves Rochon and Alberto Pinto, Marcus has a proven track record in the development and delivery of large complex builds where he combines his technical ability with a sensitivity for design.

Richard Atkins

Associate, Information Manager

Richard Atkins

Associate, Information Manager

Richard joined Peddle Thorp early 2012 and was recently appointed Associate │ Information Manager.

Previously, as senior architectural technician, he has been responsible for creating, coordinating and controlling contract documentation both internally and from external disciplines.

Richard also has extensive site experience and understands the importance of clarity of design in order to achieve the best result for project, client and the built environment.

Richard’s understanding and knowledge of quality systems will keep Peddle Thorp at the frontier of industry best practice.

Pierre van Tonder

Associate

Pierre van Tonder

Associate

Pierre has recently joined Peddle Thorp with over eleven years of experience in New Zealand working as designer/project architect in a number of different areas, ranging across the commercial, transportation and institutional sectors.

Pierre brings a client-centred approach, dependability and follow-through, efficiency, and commitment to excellence to the team. His broad experience covers a wide variety of project types; from airports and specialty containment laboratories to school master planning and design.

For Pierre coordinating different players and viewpoints is a catalyst for creativity as he explores how to make it all work. He believes that communication is fundamental in the design process; ensuring everyone is on the same page. His commitment to excellence and ability to anticipate design issues lead him to deliver projects that are durable, robust, and true to design

Joshua Grant

Associate

Joshua Grant

Associate

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