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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.


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.


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.


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.



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Wynyard 100

Located in Wynyard Quarter Area 2, Wynyard 100 is the exemplary Mixed Used Development reconfiguring the original Bus Maintenance facility.

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Wynyard 100
  • Ballantynesweb


Peddle Thorp are proud to be working with Ballantynes designing a new building for their Lichfield Street frontage in Christchurch....
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St Marks

Reflecting the increasing urbanisation of Auckland, St Marks is a credible template for the ‘functional’ and ‘liveable’. The development includes...
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St Marks
  • Triangle Centre Cashel
  • Triangle Exterior
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ANZ Centre, Christchurch

The ‘Triangle’ (ANZ) Centre reinhabits the corner of Cashel, High and Hereford Streets in Christchurch’s CBD. The design responds to...
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ANZ Centre, Christchurch
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Peddle Thorp studio

The Northern Steamship Company, one of New Zealand’s original coastal shipping companies, opened its offices in the Quay Street building...
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Peddle Thorp studio
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Australis Nathan

The project is the development of two neighboring heritage listed (HNZ and Akl City) buildings, Nathan Building (1903) and Australis...
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  • 07 Nathan Building Lobby Detail
  • 01 Proposed Nathan Builidng Lobby
  • 03 Typical Australis Nathan Bathroom
  • 02 Typical Australis Nathan Office Interior
  • 05 Australis Nathan Combined Floorplan
  • 04 Australis Nathan Bathroom Detail
Australis Nathan
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Hereford Street Carpark

The aspirations of the development are to provide well located car parking facilities to serve Christchurch’s central retail precinct, provide...
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Hereford Street Carpark
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Caro's Grey Lynn

The new Caro’s Grey Lynn wine store builds on the concept for the original store in Parnell completed in 2004...
Open project
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Caro's Grey Lynn
  • 05 Downtown Masterplan Albert Street Elevation
  • 08 Downtown Masterplan Skygarden
  • 04 Downtown Masterplan Quay Street Elevation
  • 09 Downtown Masterplan Birds Eye View
  • 03 Downtown Masterplan Albert Street View
  • 06 Downtown Masterplan Roofgarden
  • 07 Downtown Masterplan Sky Lobby
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  • 02 Downtown Masterplan Little Queen Street View

Downtown Master Plan

2013 is the third year we have hosted a team of four 4th year Unitec Architecture students in our office...
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  • 01T Downtown Masterplan Tower section
  • 02T Downtown Masterplan at Quay Street level
  • 09T Downtown Masterplan Tower Study
  • 08T Downtown Masterplan Study Views
  • 10T Downtown Masterplan Tower Comparison
  • 03T Downtown Masterplan at Customs Street level
  • 04T Downtown Masterplan Second Floor Level
  • 05T Downtown Masterplan Tower Levels
  • 07T Downtown Masterplan E W Site Section
Downtown Master Plan
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Westpac on Takutai / Ernst & Young

The Ernst & Young Building is a large scale 5 star Green Star rated office development in the Britomart Precinct,...
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