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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

  • 05 Taurama Indoor Events Arena
  • 04 Taurama Indoor Events Arena
  • 13 Taurama Roof Detail
  • 06 Taurama Sports Studion
  • 03 Taurama Indoor Events Arena
  • 02 Taurama Foyer
  • 09 Taurama Change Rooms
  • 10 Taurama Pool
  • 11 Taurama Exterior
  • 01 Taurama Main Entrance
  • 13 Taurama Pool
  • 12 Taurama Street View
  • 08 Taurama Circulation Change Rooms
  • 07 Taurama Function Space

Taurama Aquatic Centre & Indoor Sports Complex, Papua New Guinea

The Taurama Complex was designed to provide sporting facilities to international competition standards for swimming, volleyball, basketball and a variety...
Open project
  • 02 Taurama Aquatic Centre & Indoor Sports Complex Pacific Games 2015
  • 04 Taurama Aquatic Centre & Indoor Sports Complex Pacific Games 2015
  • 03 Taurama Aquatic Centre & Indoor Sports Complex Pacific Games 2015
  • 07 Taurama Aquatic Centre & Indoor Sports Complex Pacific Games 2015
  • 01 Taurama Aquatic Centre & Indoor Sports Complex Pacific Games 2015
  • 05 Taurama Aquatic Centre & Indoor Sports Complex Pacific Games 2015
Taurama Aquatic Centre & Indoor Sports Complex, Papua New Guinea
  • 02 Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium West Entrance
  • 01 Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium Main Entrance
  • 03 Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium West Elevation
  • 06 Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium Ceiling Panels
  • 07 Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium Admin Area
  • 05 Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium Arena
  • 04 Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium North Elevation

Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium Papua New Guinea

The redevelopment of the Sir John Guise Stadium included the existing indoor stadium. The refurbishment provided improved facilities for...
Open project
  • 05 Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium Pacific Games 2015
  • 04 Sir John Guise Stadium Site Pacific Games 2015
  • 01 Sir John Guise Indoor Section2
  • 02a Sir John Guise Indoor Long Section
  • 06 Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium Pacific Games 2015
Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium Papua New Guinea
  • 05 Sir John Guise West Stand and Second Entry
  • 01 Sir John Guise Main Entry
  • 04 Sir John Guise Track and East Stand
  • 07 Sir John Guise Reception
  • Manuel Diaz2
  • 10 Sir John Guise Aerial View
  • 09 Sir John Guise Change Rooms
  • 06 Sir John Guise Entry
  • 03 Sir John Guise Track and West Stand Extension
  • 08 Sir John Guise Corporate Box
  • 02 Sir John Guise Main Stand

Sir John Guise Stadium, Papua New Guinea

The redevelopment of Sir John Guise Stadium saw the existing facility upgraded to meet IAAF standards for international track and...
Open project
  • 01 Sir John Guise Stadium Pacific Games 2015
  • 02 Sir John Guise Stadium Pacific Games 2015
  • 04 Sir John Guise Entrance
  • 08 Sir John Guise Stadium Pacific Games 2015
  • 03 Sir John Stadium Pacific Games 2015
  • 07 Sir John Guise Stadium Pacific Games 2015
  • 10 Sir John Guise Stadium Pacific Games 2015
Sir John Guise Stadium, Papua New Guinea
  • Wiri 06
  • Wiri 05
  • Wiri 02
  • Wiri 03
  • Wiri 08
  • Wiri 07
  • Wiri 04
  • Wiri 01

Auckland South Corrections Facility

The 960-bed Auckland South Corrections Facility is New Zealand’s first prison to be commissioned under a custodial PPP model and...
Open project
Auckland South Corrections Facility
  • Wynyard Innovation 11
  • Wynyard Innovation 08
  • Wynyard Innovation 01
  • Wynyard Innovation 07
  • Wynyard Innovation 06
  • Wynyard Innovation 09

Wynyard Quarter Master Plan

The Unitec School of Architecture approached us to engage with four 4th year Architecture students to undertake a ‘complex’ project...
Open project
  • Wynyard Innovation 2
  • Wynyard Innovation 02
  • Wynyard Innovation 03
  • Wynyard Innovation 10
  • Wynyard Innovation 04
Wynyard Quarter Master Plan
  • Takutai Square 02
  • Takutai Square 01
  • Takutai Square 09
  • Takutai Square 06
  • Takutai Square 07
  • Takutai Square 08

Takutai Square

Takutai Square is a redeveloped urban space set in the heart of the Britomart Precinct.

Sitting directly above the underground...
Open project
  • Takutai Square 05
  • Takutai Square 04
  • Takutai Square 03
Takutai Square
  • 04 Kadimah s
  • 10 Kadimah s
  • 07 Kadimah s
  • 02 Kadimah s
  • 03 Kadimah s
  • 11 Kadimah s
  • Richard Goldie2
  • 01 Kadimah s
  • 12 Kadimah s
  • 05 Kadimah s

Kadimah College

The Auckland Hebrew Congregation and Kadimah College have occupied their award winning Greys Avenue building since its completion in 1968.

The...
Open project
  • 08 Kadidmah s
  • 09 Kadimah s
  • 06 Kadimah s
Kadimah College
  • 04 AWMM
  • 02 AWMM
  • 01 AWMM

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Work commenced in 2004 to enclose the existing open Courtyard within the South Crescent area of the historical Auckland War...
Open project
  • 10 AWMM
  • 06 AWMM
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum 03 s
  • 07 AWMM
  • 05 AWMM
  • 08 AWMM
  • 09 AWMM
  • Brian Aitken2
Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • 05 Waikato Stadium s
  • 04 Waikato Stadium s
  • 01 Waikato Stadium

Waikato Stadium

The brief was for a new outdoor stadium and arena seating 27,500 for the Waikato region, capable of hosting rugby...
Open project
  • 03 Waikato Stadium s
  • 02 Waikato Stadium s
Waikato Stadium