12 Nov 2017

Andrew Patterson: architect extraordinaire

From Sunday Morning, 8:40 am on 12 November 2017

Andrew Patterson pushes the boundaries in New Zealand architecture. He has designed some of the most innovative buildings in the country - the A.J Hackett Bungy Centre near Queenstown, the Mai Mai house in Auckland's Ponsonby, the Hills Clubhouse at Michael Hill's golf course, the Lodge at Kinloch near Taupo. His Auckland-based firm has won a number of international accolades including for the Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum in New Plymouth and the new visitor centre in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Patterson received his first National Award for Architecture at just 28 and on Friday at 57 he became the recipient of the Gold Medal for Lifetime achievement at the NZ Architecture Awards as well as the winner of the Sir Miles Warren Award for Commercial Architecture for The Lodge at Kinloch.