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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

Terrence Barnes

Director

Terrence Barnes

Director

The building not only serves as a quality amenity for Hilton Queenstown and its patrons,...
About Hilton Queenstown
Terrence became a Director of Peddle Thorp in 1995 and has considerable experience in large scale projects. He has designed and run a wide range including the five star Hilton Queenstown, The Westin Hotel, Viaduct Harbour (now Sofitel), The Meridian Building, Wellington (in association with Studio of Pacific Architecture). Terrence has also completed major sports projects - the recent Taurama Aquatic Centre and the Sir John Guise Indoor and Outdoor Stadiums in Papua New Guinea for the 2015 Pacific Games and the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.

Terrence leads Peddle Thorp’s health team which has completed projects for Rotorua, Taupo, Nelson, Greenlane and Starship Children's Hospitals.
One of the challenging aspects for Peddle Thorp on this project was to undertake the...
About Meridian Building

Richard Goldie

Director

Richard Goldie

Director

The proposition at first brought a smile to our faces - how much floor area!!??...
About Zhengzhou
A unique blend of Peddle Thorp hotel knowledge and Fearon Hay insight. We look forward...
About Auckland Waterfront Hotel
Richard joined Peddle Thorp in 1997, becoming a Director in 2000. He has undertaken projects in Auckland city and throughout regional New Zealand, and they range from private housing and retail interiors to large scale commercial high rise. Many have received Professional and Industry awards.

His aim is to continue a developing mastery of architectural technology-craft as a working palette for the production of carefully scaled, authentic, enduring buildings.

Richard is widely involved in the Architectural community and served as an Associate Professor at Auckland University School of Architecture, on a number of NZIA AVP and VP panels, Chairman of the NZIA Auckland Branch, and has written Practice Notes on commercial practice areas. He is currently the Chair of the CIC Guidelines 2015 Review Committee.
Peddle Thorp's high rise experience helped the developer move into a new scale and project...
About Lumley Centre
The exterior we enjoy is a ‘case study in precast’. The lower level stonework was...
About Metropolis

Bradley Luke

Director

Bradley Luke

Director

Realising a design concept that was fundamentally sound was enjoyable.
About Hudson Brown
“The building will be a fantastic asset which will set the bar high not just...
About ANZ Centre, Christchurch
Brad joined Peddle Thorp in 1997 in Hamilton, where he worked on a range of education projects. He moved to the Auckland office in 2002 to lead a number of large residential and medium scale commercial projects. Brad worked in London between 2003 and 2005 for a large architectural practice working on major education projects.

In 2005 Brad returned to Peddle Thorp as an Associate to work on the Stamford Plaza Hotel and Apartments. He became a Director in 2011.

Brad has considerable experience and interest in technical design and detailing of complex projects.
The Stamford Residences project required a very high level of attention to build sequencing and...
About Stamford Residences
Realising the vision within tight cost parameters was challenging for all involved. The result...
About Hudson Brown