Designers win top awards

Rodney Times, 25 June 2015, by Caralise Trayes


Sil­verdale-based LTD Ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign­ers Joseph Long and David Mau­rice won sev­eral re­gional awards for their work on Omaha and Manly homes.

A small fam­ily home with a big de­sign el­e­ment, a wool­shed con­ver­sion, a town­ship’s bedrag­gled iconic pub makeover and a beach­side bach ren­o­va­tion have scooped top ar­chi­tec­tural awards.

The ma­jor­ity of wins at the Auck­land and North­land 2015 ADNZ Re­sene Ar­chi­tec­tural De­sign Awards on Fri­day night went to Rod­ney de­sign­ers.

Seven re­gional awards were pre­sented to the most in­no­va­tive, cre­ative and aes­thetic de­signs in res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial sec­tors.

The awards iden­tify stand­out de­signs cat­e­gorised as new homes, in­te­ri­ors, al­ter­ations and ad­di­tions, and in­dus­trial de­sign.

This year’s re­gional win­ners were Bernie Kose of BK De­sign, Joseph Long and David Mau­rice of LTD Ar­chi­tec­tural, Peter Were of Peter Were Ar­chi­tec­ture and In­te­ri­ors, Phil Ma­son of Phil Ma­son Con­sul­tants and Mark McLeay of Creative Arch.

It’s the sec­ond win for Sil­verdale­based LTD Ar­chi­tec­tural de­signer David Mau­rice who won the na­tional ti­tle for a Res­i­den­tial New Home up to 150 square me­tres last year. This year he won the Res­i­den­tial In­te­rior Award for his work on a bach in Manly and was ‘‘stoked’’ with the re­sult.

“It was a cool project. The owner used to live in the place in his younger years but it was sold and he moved to Queen­stown,” Mau­rice says. “He was look­ing to move back up to the area and saw the place was on the mar­ket again but it was in bad dis­re­pair. The idea was to keep the essence of the older bach but up­date it. The in­te­rior now re­ally suits the owner’s per­son­al­ity and life­style.”

Mau­rice is proud of the award and how the com­pany he co-di­rects, LTD Ar­chi­tec­turals, has grown from a team of two work­ing from a Whanga­paraoa garage in 2008, to now eight de­sign­ers in their own of­fice in Sil­verdale.

Col­league and co-di­rec­tor Joseph Long also picked up the New Home be­tween 150-300sqm award for his de­sign of an Omaha house.

“I was very ex­cited as it was my first award. I’m wrapped and a lit­tle sur­prised as there was a pretty high stan­dard of work en­tered,” Long says.

“The home­owner was keen on do­ing some­thing dif­fer­ent, some­thing that would stand out. The main de­sign chal­lenges were in re­gards to liv­ing close to the road­side. Mak­ing sure garag­ing and park­ing worked out while still main­tain­ing a nice liv­ing court at the front and pri­vacy.

“Big ku­dos to the owner who built it him­self.”

Re­gional win­ners are now el­i­gi­ble for the na­tional ti­tles an­nounced on Oc­to­ber 30.

Posted on October 2, 2015 .