Wilkie + Bruce Architects

Practice

Our approach to Architecture, Senior Staff profiles

 

practice


ethos

The best Architecture is life-enhancing and uplifting. Alongside the visible better-known practical aspects of the Architect’s role we strive to deliver fresh, specific solutions reflecting the unique combination of influences, attitudes and forces that come to bear on each individual project. Informed original creative thinking and communication are the core professional skills at the heart of our work.

Our objective is design excellence at all levels, from concept to detail, as part of our mission to achieve lasting, well-made, built solutions. We have respect for history and the natural environment. Subtle responses to site, context and climate are important to us. The collective experience, talent and willingness within our practice is recognised as our greatest resource.


people

Alec Bruce

Alec Bruce

Director

B Arch

FNZIA

Certified Heritage Professional

Tony+Hoare

Tony Hoare

Director

B Arch (hons)

ANZIA

 
John+Bennett

John Bennett

Senior Associate

BBSc

B Arch (hons)

ANZIA

Hamish Peddy

Hamish Peddie

Senior Associate

B Arch (hons)

ANZIA

ARIBA


collaboration

We collaborate closely with other design consultants, council officers, contractors, subcontractors, artisans and craftspersons to deliver the whole project. For larger projects, we often act as the lead consultant responsible for assembling and coordinating the work of the design team. We also provide design services within alternative procurement models in less traditional roles to suit different project types. Cooperation and communication are important tools for us as we design and deliver projects which often have bespoke content.


expertise

The method of undertaking each project is customised at an early stage to ensure the service provided aligns with client and stakeholder expectations. Design skills are complemented with well defined project management and budget management skills as part of an overall strategy to achieve quality and value for our clients. We are experienced at meeting the complex requirements necessary to aquire consents and achieve compliance which arise from the many statutes and regulations which affect our industry.  Care is taken to produce coordinated design documentation to provide clarity and direction during all stages of each building contract. CAD and BIM knowledge and conversancy inform our methods of delivery.


awards

   

New Zealand Institute of Architects Awards

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts

2018

New Dining Hall and Student Accommodation - College House

2016

Knox Presbyterian Church Earthquake Rebuild

2015

Julius & Harper Houses - Christ's College

2013

Ukaipo - Rangitane Cultural Centre - Marlborough

2013

New House - Fernside

2013

Mt Peel Homestead Alterations

2010

Canterbury Club Redevelopment

2009

Mt Pleasant School Classrooms & Administration Building

2009

Inland Revenue Fitout - Christchurch

2008

Mokka Espresso Bar - Armson Woolstore

2007

New Student Common Room & Study Centre - College House

2007

Armson Woolstore Restoration

2006

Plant & Food Laboratory Building - Lincoln

2006

Te Koraha Restoration - Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

2004

House on the River - Fendalton

2004

Sumner Bay Motel

2004

School Redevelopment - St Michael's School

2004

Fine Arts & Technology Centre - Christ's College

2002

Port Levy House

2001

Curator's House Restaurant

2001

Preschool - St Andrew's College

2000

Christchurch Polytechnic Jazz School

1998

Wilkie House - Rhodes Street

1996

Landcare Research Corporate Office Building - Lincoln

1996

Knox Presbyterian Church

1991

Chancery Arcade

1987

New House - Clifford Avenue

1986

 

Civic Trust Design Awards

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts

2016

St Luke's Chapel - Christchurch City Mission

2015

Julius and Harper Houses - Christ's College

2013

Kilburn House Restoration - St Margaret's College

2012

The Canterbury Club Alterations

2009

Music Centre of Christchurch - Barbadoes Street

2007

Armson Woolstore Restoration

2006

Mid City Centre - Colombo Street

2005

Te Koraha Restoration - Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

2003

Anglican Convent Community of the Sacred Name

2001

NZ Cancer Society - Davidson House Outpatients’ Accomodation

1998

 

Canterbury Heritage Trust Awards

Miles Warren Building - Christ's College

Future Heritage Award

2016

Julius & Harper Houses - Christ's College

Supreme Award

2014

Knox Church Rebuild

Seismic Award

2014

 

New Zealand Master Builders Commercial Project Awards

Kitchen Tower Redevelopment - Christ's College

2018

New Gymnasium - St Andrew's College

2017

Hare Memorial Library - Christ's College

2017

Commercial Office Building - 307 Durham Street

2016

Knox Presbyterian Church Earthquake Rebuild

2015

NZ Blood - South Island Donor Centre

2015

St Margaret's College New Library and Classrooms

2014

Strowan House Earthquake Repairs - St Andrew's College

2014

Ukaipo - Rangitane Cultural Centre - Marlborough

2012