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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.



  • Seascapenorthwest
  • Brad Luke
  • Seascapeskylinefromdevonport
  • Seascape lobby
  • SeascapeType D LivingFinal01
  • Customshover

Seascape Apartments

Seascape will be a landmark on Auckland’s skyline. A redevelopment of a 2729sqm corner site fronting Customs Street East,...
Open project
Seascape Apartments
  • Botanica Kitchen
  • Richard Goldie2
  • Botanica Apartment Interior
  • Botanica Living and Balcony
  • Botanica Bathroom Ensuite


Located in the heart of Mt Eden, between the CBD and Mt Eden village; Botanica is central to the proposed...
Open project
  • Botanica Courtyard Terrace
  • Botanica Street
  • 05 Botanica Heritage
  • 04 Botanica Heritage
  • 03 Botanica Heritage
  • 06 Botanica Heritage
  • 01 Botanica Heritage
  • 02 Botanica Heritage

Botanica Heritage Interiors

The interiors of Botanica Heritage have been created to complement the impressive volumes and richness of the original heritage features...
Open project
Botanica Heritage Interiors
  • Peddle Thorp 23
  • Peddle Thorp 19
  • Peddle Thorp 9
  • Peddle Thorp 2
  • Peddle Thorp 7
  • Peddle Thorp 20
  • Peddle Thorp 4
  • Peddle Thorp 3
  • Peddle Thorp 5
  • Peddle Thorp 10

Peddle Thorp studio

The Northern Steamship Company, one of New Zealand’s original coastal shipping companies, opened its offices in the Quay Street building...
Open project
Peddle Thorp studio
  • Richard Goldie2
  • Caros Grey Lynn 08
  • Caros Grey Lynn 07
  • Caros Grey Lynn 11
  • Caros Grey Lynn 01
  • Caros Grey Lynn 10
  • Caros Grey Lynn 02
  • Caros Grey Lynn 04

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
  • Caros Grey Lynn 03
  • Caros Grey Lynn 12
  • Caros Grey Lynn 05
  • Caros Grey Lynn 06
  • Caros Grey Lynn 09
Caro's Grey Lynn
  • Miller Guirguis
  • 01 TRG
  • TRG 01 Shakespeare Street View
  • 03 TRG
  • 06 TRG
  • 05 TRG

TRG Imaging Shakespeare Road

TRG Shakespeare Road is a modern new private medical imaging centre for TRG Imaging / The Radiology Group.

Located adjacent...
Open project
  • TRG 06R Shakespeare Precast
  • TRG 04 Shakespeare West View
  • 04 TRG
  • 02 TRG
  • TRG 02R Shakespeare FF Plan
  • TRG 01R Shakespeare GF Plan
  • TRG 03 Shakespeare East View
  • TRG 04R Shakespeare Precast
  • Miller Guirguis
  • TRG 05R Shakespeare Precast
  • TRG 05 Shakespeare Barrista Area
  • TRG 06 Shakespeare Reception
  • TRG 03R Shakespeare Sketch
  • TRG 02 Shakespeare Street Elevation
TRG Imaging Shakespeare Road
  • 02 Botanica Sales Floor
  • 03 Botanica Sales Floor
  • 06 Botanica Courtyard view to Apartment Terrace
  • 04 Botanica Main Bedroom
  • 05 Botanica Bathroom
  • 01 Botanica Entry to Display Suite
  • Richard Goldie2
  • 09 Botanica Display Suite Street Frontage

Botanica Display Suite

The client brief was to create a display suite to take potential purchasers on a journey through a visual gallery,...
Open project
  • 01R Botanica Sales Floor 02
  • 03R Botanica Living through to Main Bedroom
  • 02R Botanica Standard Kitchen through to Display Suite
Botanica Display Suite
  • Exxon Mobil 01
  • Exxon Mobil 02
  • Exxon Mobil 03
  • Exxon Mobil 06
  • Exxon Mobil 09

Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil have strict global workplace guidelines which Peddle Thorp has successfully interpreted into a very workable space plan and...
Open project
  • Exxon Mobil 08
  • Exxon Mobil 10
  • Exxon Mobil 04
  • Exxon Mobil 07
  • Exxon Mobil 05
Exxon Mobil
  • Chorus 01
  • Chorus 06
  • Chorus 05
  • Chorus 04
  • Chorus 09
  • Chorus 03

Chorus - Ultrafast Broadband Display Suite

The Chorus Business Technology UFB display suite consists of a fibre-lab, training, administration rooms and display areas.
This display suite...
Open project
  • Chorus 10
  • Chorus 08
  • Chorus 07
  • Chorus 11
  • Chorus 02
Chorus - Ultrafast Broadband Display Suite
  • Queen St Fitout
  • SetHeight245-Queen-St-Fitout
  • Queen St Fitout
  • Queen St Fitout

Queen St Fitout

Peddle Thorp were the Interior designers 'on location' working in association with PTID Environments Australia for the Queen Street project.

Open project
  • Queen St Fitout
  • Queen St Fitout
Queen St Fitout
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