Wilkie + Bruce Architects

Our Story

 

our story


provenance

Alun Wilkie, a local who studied at Auckland University, started his own architectural practice in Christchurch in 1982. Alun had worked previously as an architect for the Ministry of Works in Christchurch between 1973 and 1975, before becoming the company architect for a local development company between 1976 and 1981. Alun Wilkie Architects enjoyed great success in the heady 1980’s and it is during this time the foundations of the practice were laid. Many private houses and commercial buildings were produced. Alun also worked hard to build the profile of the architectural profession with roles including NZIA National Councillor and NZIA Canterbury Branch chairman. Alec Bruce joined Alun’s highly successful practice in 1988 and the practice became Wilkie + Bruce Architects in 1990. The culture of the new practice combined the hard-won experience Alun acquired with developer clients and Alec’s experience in large architectural practices. This culture continues to grow and evolve in an environment of heightened design awareness and technological change. Tony Hoare joined the practice in 2004 and became a director in 2008. The directors and associates are supported by a loyal, long-serving team of architects and technicians.

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selected chronology

St Bede's College Chapel

2017

Cashel Mall Retail Development

2016

Roman Catholic Cathedral Earthquake Rebuild

2015

New Commercial Building - 128 Lichfield Street

2014

Aldersgate Methodist Church - Christchurch

2014

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts

2013

College House New Dining Hall

2013

New House McCormacks Bay

2013

Bishop Julius Hall International Student Hostel

2013

St Andrew's College Junior School

2013

St Andrew's College New Gymnasium

2012

College House Masterplan

2012

Blackwell’s Department Store - Kaiapoi

2011

St Andrew's College New Boarding Houses

2011

St Margaret's College New Library and Classrooms

2011

Rangitane Cultural Centre - Marlborough

2011

Christ's College Miles Warren Building

2011

Knox Church Earthquake Rebuild

2010

St Andrew's College Preparatory School

2010

Kaiteriteri Bays House

2010

Craighead Diocesan School Masterplan

2009

Christchurch International Airport Limited Office fitout

2009

NZ Blood Service - South Island Centre

2008

Inland Revenue Fitout - Christchurch

2008

House at Fernside

2008

Christchurch City Mission - Hereford Street

2008

St Margaret's College Masterplan

2008

Akaroa Musuem Addition

2007

Mt Peel Homestead Alterations

2007

College House Masterplan

2007

Plant & Food SPE Building Lincoln

2006

Giesen Sports & Events Centre - Renwick

2006

Rangi Ruru Masterplan

2006

Mt Pleasant School

2006

College House New Student Common Room

2005

Canterbury Club

2005

Curator's House Conversion

2005

Longbeach Cookshop Alteration

2004

Marlborough Aviation Heritage Centre

2004

Marlbough District Council Office Building 2

2004

Speight’s Ale House, Tower Junction

2004

Flower's House - Christs College

2003

Ronald McDonald House - Christchurch

2003

Ngai Tahu Fitout - Te Waipounamu House

2002

Colombo Street Café (Protocol)

2002

Marlborough Wine Centre of Excellence

2002

St Michael's School Redevelopment

2001

Mid City Centre

2001

Te Koraha Restoration - Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

2001

Christ's College Arts and Technology Centre

2000

Port Levy House

1998

Christchurch Girls’ High School Classroom Block Building

1998

Christchurch Polytech Hazz School

1997

Cancer Society Residential Accommodation

1996

Landcare Laboratories & Offices - Hamilton

1996

Bishop Julius Hall Study Centre

1995

Misceo Café & Bar - Ilam

1994

Plant & Food Laboratories & Offices - Palmerston North

1994

Christchurch Cathedral Visitors’ Centre

1993

Marlborough District Council Office Building 1

1993

New Student Accommodation - College House

1992

Landcare Laboratories & Offices - Lincoln

1992

National Bank Fitouts South Island

1992-2006

Braemar Lodge Hanmer

1990

St Andrew's College Senior College

1990

Lane Neave Ronaldson Office Fitout

1988

Price Waterhouse Centre Office Building

1987

Chancery Lane

1985

The Elms Hotel

1985