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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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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
  • Element 03b
  • Element 05
  • Element 01
  • Element 02
  • Element 04
  • Element 06


Element is an inspirational example of sustainable design for Auckland's future of higher density housing. Situated in Ellerslie, this carefully...
Open project
  • Union Green Courtyard2
  • Union Green Elevation2
  • Union Green Apartment Cutout2
  • Jonathan Jordan
  • Union Green Apartment Interior Skytower2
  • Union Green Apartment Interior2

Union Green

Union Green is a large scale residential development situated on the fringes of Auckland’s CBD on Union Street. It has...
Open project
  • Union Green Central Street2
  • Union Green Exterior Terrace2
Union Green
  • 01 St Marks
  • 03 St Marks
  • 04 St Marks

St Marks

Reflecting the increasing urbanisation of Auckland, St Marks is a credible template for the ‘functional’ and ‘liveable’. The development includes...
Open project
  • 05 St Marks
  • 02 St Marks
St Marks
  • The Grounds 6
  • The Grounds 4
  • The Grounds 7
  • The Grounds 3

The Grounds

Peddle Thorp is proud to be leading the design team on ‘The Grounds’ in Hobsonville. This innovative development is a...
Open project
The Grounds
  • Botanica Bathroom Ensuite
  • Botanica Living and Balcony
  • Richard Goldie2
  • Botanica Apartment Interior
  • Botanica Kitchen


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
  • 02 Botanica Heritage
  • 06 Botanica Heritage
  • 01 Botanica Heritage

Botanica Heritage

Peddle Thorp are proud to be commissioned for the second consecutive venture by our client Residentiae to design Botanica Heritage...
Open project
Botanica Heritage
  • 04 Botanica Main Bedroom
  • 05 Botanica Bathroom
  • 01 Botanica Entry to Display Suite
  • 09 Botanica Display Suite Street Frontage
  • 02 Botanica Sales Floor
  • 03 Botanica Sales Floor
  • 06 Botanica Courtyard view to Apartment Terrace
  • Richard Goldie2

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
  • 02R Botanica Standard Kitchen through to Display Suite
  • 03R Botanica Living through to Main Bedroom
Botanica Display Suite
  • Scottys Hinemoa Street L2
  • Scottys Hinemoa Street L4
  • Scottys Hinemoa Street L3
  • Scottys Hinemoa Street L1

Scotty's Hinemoa Street

Scotty’s Birkenhead is a 48 room development providing long stay accommodation, and is located on Hinemoa Street on the edge...
Open project
  • Scottys Hinemoa Street R2
  • Scottys Hinemoa Street R4
  • Scottys Hinemoa Street R1
  • Scottys Hinemoa Street R3
Scotty's Hinemoa Street
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  • Reserve Sth Central 01
  • Reserve Sth Central 09
  • Reserve Sth Central 08
  • Reserve Sth Central 06

Hilton Kawarau Residences

The Hilton Residences brief was to deliver a family orientated 3-4 Star complex comprising 28 self contained apartments suitable for...
Open project
  • Reserve Sth Central 07
  • Reserve Sth Central 03
  • Reserve Sth Central 04
  • Reserve Sth Central 11
  • Reserve Sth Central 05A
  • Reserve Sth Central 05
Hilton Kawarau Residences
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