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  • Title: Isthmus
    Descriptive info: .. Isthmus Architects - Urban Design - Landscape Architecture.. Practice.. Approach.. Projects.. Publications.. Awards.. People.. Blog.. Contact.. Welcome.. Welcome to Isthmus, a New Zealand-based design practice with an international profile in executing award-winning architecture, urban design and landscape architecture.. We are committed to design excellence, placemaking and sustainable practices.. Established in 1988, we are an innovative, multi disciplinary team of over 40 designers with studios in Auckland and Wellington.. Our track record features an outstanding range of award-winning built work.. welcome Bruce McKenzie.. Rosa Barba Prize for Wynyard.. Isthmus Group Copyright 2014 All rights reserved.. { site designed brownpaperbag }..

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  • Title: Isthmus
    Descriptive info: What we do.. We work in a big picture' context, providing clients with integrated solutions and taking complex projects from conception through to implementation.. We are a design-led, project-based practice with specialist skills and expertise in Urban Design, Design Planning, Architecture and Landscape Architecture.. We work with government private sector clients and collaborate with stakeholder groups and other consultants to deliver positive change and improve the quality and richness of Aotearoa's urban and rural environments.. We are urbanists with a strong grounding in landscape.. We approach our projects with enthusiasm and real commitment to innovate and create meaningful outcomes for clients, communities and the environment.. Whether it is a new city square, a major infrastructure project, a  ...   experience from our talented team across a network of three studios.. We foster a culture of collaboration and work closely with other consultants to add value to the design and planning process at all stages.. Good communication with clients and effective consultation with other stakeholders is a key focus of our work; we maintain excellent relationships with all parties - clients, collaborators and decision makers.. To deliver projects of the complexity and quality that we are known for we have established quality systems to ensure that clients are kept in the loop and that the right balance of time, quality and cost is delivered on all our projects.. Landscape Architecture.. Architecture.. Urban Design.. Design Planning.. Mapping and Visualisation..

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    Descriptive info: Design values + Design Approach = Design Qualities.. Our values at Isthmus have developed through a commitment to design leadership.. They are where we come from, where we stand, our.. turangawaewae.. :.. Place:.. searching for the essence of the site, its real character and natural attractions.. People:.. revealing a relationship with the land and defining a sense of New Zealand style.. Culture:.. representing our shared identity and the ongoing evolution of a design language.. Environment:.. creating meaningful, contemporary and sustainable places.. Our design values influence our design approach.. All stages  ...   response combined with an analytical approach.. Questioning:.. enquiry by design and challenging assumptions.. Rigorous:.. balancing design integrity with pragmatism to develop a buildable and appropriate solution.. Engaging:.. a clear and common vision developed through engaging with the client, the community and other disciplines.. Design qualities and the physical and experiential outcomes of design values combined with a design approach.. They are the key attributes of the designed site; how it looks, feels and performs on a visual, social and functional level.. Design qualities are.. enduring, vibrant, sustainable and have integrity..

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    Descriptive info: Beachlands Maraetai Walkway.. Coastal Walkway, New Plymouth Foreshore.. Te Puru Bridge, Manukau.. Superlot V1, Hobsonville Point.. Taradale Town Centre.. Wynyard Quarter Play Space.. Onehunga Foreshore.. Victoria Park Skatepark, Auckland.. Lower Brougham St.. Pauatahanui - Judgeford Structure Plan.. Browns Bay, North Shore Auckland.. Manukau Square, Manukau.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. NEXT.. Masterplanning.. Regional District Planning.. Infrastructure.. Coastal edge and waterfront.. Parks and Open Space.. Playgrounds and Skateparks.. Streets.. Commercial.. Education.. Hobsonville..

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    Descriptive info: 2013.. Topos.. |.. Crafting a New Cultural Landscape: Barry Curtis Park.. Ralph Johns.. , Georg D.. W.. Callwey GmbH Co.. KG, Germany.. 2012.. Basics Landscape Architecture 03:.. Visual Communication for Landscape Architecture.. Trudi Entwistle, Edwin Knighton.. ,.. 500x Art in Public: Masterpieces from the Ancient World to the Present.. SEART Park.. Chris van Uffelen, Braun Publishing.. , Germany.. 2011.. 1000 Tips by 100 Landscape Architects.. Isthmus.. Daniela Santos Quartino, Loft Publications.. , Spain.. PaiseaDos 5: Australia + New Zealand.. Isthmus Profile  ...   Oriental Bay.. Ken Yocom and Nancy Rottle, AVA Publishers.. , UK.. 2010.. Street Furniture.. Browns Bay + Kumutoto + Sylvia Park.. 2009/05.. Landscape Design.. The Eclectic Landscape Of Sylvia Park.. , China.. 2007.. Deeper Shade of Green.. Hobsonville + Kumutoto.. Ed Johann Bernhardt, Balasoglou Books.. , New Zealand.. Landscape Design Promenades.. Oriental Bay.. Jacobo Krauel, Links.. 2006.. Ultimate Landscape Design.. Oriental Bay Enhancement.. Paco Asensio, teNeues Publishers.. 2005.. a+t 26: In common II - Collective Spaces.. Javier Mozas.. Nai Publishers.. , Netherlands..

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    Descriptive info: view project.. >.. NZIA 2013 Planning and Urban Design.. Sunderland CDP Isthmus Construkt JV.. The Sunderland CDP builds on the masterplanning framework developed for Hobsonville Point.. The masterplan sets up a key spine road and builds strongly on the character of the site.. The Sunderland precinct further builds on the site s strong coastal edge character and include a coastal walkway that links the entire coastal edge and extends across the centre of the site to develop a continuous, uninterrupted walkway / cycleway.. NZILA 2013 Award of Excellence - Residential.. Government House.. Design Team / Daniel Males / Lisa Rimmer / Ralph johns / Helen Kerr Key Collaborators: Athfield Architects, Beca, Louise Beaumont Client: Mike Hannaway, Senior Project Manager, Government House Conservation Project, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.. NZILA 2013 Award of Excellence - Urban Design.. Newmarket Street Scapes.. Design Team: Tim Fitzpatrick / Fabian Low Client: Auckland City Council Key Collaborators: Urban Solutions, Engineering / Seung Yul Oh, Artist / Projenz, Engineer / Tonkin and Taylor, Engineer / Opus, Engineer.. NZILA 2013 Award of Excellence - Rural / Park / Recreational.. Wynyard Quarter Play Space.. Design team: Grant Bailey / Haylea Muir / David Irwin Client: Waterfront Auckland Key Collaborators: Cicada Works.. NZILA 2013 Award of Excellence - Landscape Planning Environmental Studies.. Tauhara II.. Isthmus Project Team: Gavin Lister / Kent Lundberg / Grace He / Charlotte Grant Client: Contact Energy Limited.. NZILA 2013 Distinction Award - Rural / Park / Recreational.. Victoria Skate Park.. Design Team: Tim Fitzpatrick / Travis Wooller / Kent Lundberg Client: Auckland City Council Key Collaborators: P M Civil limited / Custom Skate Parks / Projenz.. Hobsonville Point Park.. Design Team: David Irwin / Haylea Muir / Grant Bailey Client: Hobsonville Land Company Ltd Key Collaborators: John Reynolds / Cicada Works / Harrison Grierson.. BEST Awards 2012 SILVER Spatial Design.. Design Team / Grant Bailey / Haylea Muir.. Contributors / Cicada Works.. Client / Waterfront Auckland.. BEST Awards 2012 FINALIST Spatial Design.. Barry Curtis Park Skatepark.. Design Team / Tim Fitzpatrick / Sean Burke / Karen Elhers / Kent Lundberg.. Contributors / Owen Williams / Mark Finlay / Tim Guy / P and M Paving / Custom Skateparks.. Client / Manukau City Council.. BEST Awards 2011 GOLD Spatial Design.. Hobsonville Point Playground.. Design Team / Artists in Collaboration 3 / Isthmus Grant Bailey / Isthmus Haylea Muir / John Reynolds.. Consultants / Harrison Grierson.. Client / Hobsonville Land Co.. Rider Levett Bucknall Supreme Award, Property Council.. Highbrook Business Park.. A world-class business park in Auckland was recognised with the Rider Levett Bucknall Supreme Award at the annual Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards 2011.. BEST Awards 2011 SILVER Spatial Design.. Te Puru Bridge.. Design Team / Sean Burke.. Consultants / Tonkin Taylor.. Client / Auckland City Council.. RMLA 'Project Award 2011.. Tauhara II Geothermal Plant.. IFLA 2010 Outstanding Example of Landscape Architecture.. Kumutoto Plaza, Wellington.. Highly Commended 2010 Golden Foot Awards.. The Te Puru bridge serves as the linchpin project that not only has immediate benefits for trails users but also may serve as the impetus for completion of the entire coastal trailway.. NZILA 2010 BRONZE Category 1C Landscape Planning and Environmental Studies.. Westhaven Harbour Park Auckland.. Masterplan report that showcases the role of landscape architects and planning as part of a large and complex project.. Effective communication of a difficult process.. NZILA 2010 GOLD Category 2D Rural/Park/Recreational.. Brilliant; a real joy.. A completeness from design through detailing to construction.. It worked on many layers, social cultural and physical.. The bridge connected well with the existing path system.. NZILA 2010 GOLD Category 2A Residential.. Ferndale Sustainable Subdivision.. This project was impressive because the judges felt it delivered a successful and well integrated green message and sustainability principles to the average subdivision.. NZILA 2010 GOLD Category 2b Urban Design.. City Mall Christchurch.. A crisp contemporary and extremely well detailed project, the detailing of most components was exquisite with innovative responses to constraints such as tree roots and seating requirements.. NZILA 2010 BRONZE Category 2D Rural/Park/Recreational.. Barry Curtis Park Northern Section.. A very impressive design and park, modern, a good comprehension of the scale of the site.. NZILA 2010 SILVER Category 2C Urban Design.. Lower Hutt High Street.. A well executed town centre upgrade.. The limited  ...   Curtis Park meets the challenge.. NZILA 2008 Resene Colour Award of Excellence.. Situated within Sylvia Park, 'SEART' is located within the underside of the South Eastern Arterial Motorway overpass.. Potentially cold, dark and grey, this space has been enlivened through the powerful application of colour.. NZILA 2008 GOLD Category 2b Urban Design.. Kumutoto.. Isthmus Group's Kumutoto Wharf Development maintained unflinching emphasis on reconnecting the CBD with its waterfront by throwing open the old wharf gates on Customhouse Quay and insisting on the installation of new pedestrian crossings to facilitate access to the two new plaza that are the project's key spaces.. NZILA 2008 Bronze Planning and Environmental Design.. Whangarei 20/20+ CBD Guideline Development Plan.. This project used a design rationale to connect strong natural character with cultural and development goals creating a vibrant, pedestrian orientated City.. NZILA 2008 SILVER Visionary Category.. Signature Areas, Barry Curtis Park, Manukau.. A great deal of thought, and a deal more imagination, has gone into the development of design ideas for each of the areas that will create something entirely new and that can be expected, given the standards already being established in Barry Curtis Park, to be implemented to a very high standard.. NZILA 2008 GOLD Visionary Category.. Frank Kitts Park, Wellington Waterfront Design Competition.. Isthmus Group's design integrates several strong design drivers to arrive at a proposal that meets all functional requirements for the site within a reinterpretation of its wider Wellington landscape context and historical associations.. NZILA 2008 SILVER Planning Environmental Design.. Barry Curtis Park Design Lead Project Management.. The project represents innovation in an area traditionally outside the profession.. Landscape architects are promoted through their lead role in the construction management process with resultant protection of the landscape design values and objectives.. NZILA 2008 Bronze Category 2b Urban Design.. Addison Stages 1 2.. Takanini.. This new medium density residential development in Takanini looks to address concerns to manage urban growth in the Auckland region through a design-lead masterplan approach and the application of CPTED principles.. NZILA 2008 GOLD - Category 2d Commercial / Industrial / Institutional.. Sylvia Park, Auckland.. An integrated design approach and exceptional quality in the detailing transform what could have otherwise have been another shopping mall into a high-quality urban environment in which people can gather, shop, meet, eat, work, play and learn.. Close cooperation with the architects has achieved excellent integration between buildings and landscape.. NZILA 2008 SILVER - Category 2d Commercial / Industrial / Institutional.. Matakana Village Center Stage 2.. Located in a small rural town north of Auckland this project has transformed a former timber yard into a high quality village atmosphere.. NZIA 2008 Urban Design, Local Award.. Kumutoto, North Queens Wharf, Wellington Waterfront.. This multi-disciplinary collaboration completes the mosaic of public space development on a central part of Wellington s urban waterfront.. Referencing the history of the site and the disciplined waterfront palette of materials and elements, this work of urban landscape is fully embedded in its site.. The mix of intimate and linking spaces it provides relates well to both new and heritage buildings.. As a new signature attraction, it is supporting burgeoning recreational use.. Studio Pacific Architecture in association with Isthmus Group.. NZIA 2006 Supreme AWARD.. The creation of new public spaces is a risky business making modifications to well used and loved ones is perhaps riskier still.. Oriental Bay is a part of every Wellingtonian s, and all their visitors , experience.. This project adds both materially and qualitatively to that experience.. New elements beach, boardwalk, promontory, kiosk and change rooms are carefully and quietly added, whilst equal care is taken over what is removed; poor water quality, urban clutter and intrusive structures.. What is below the surface is treated with the same care as what is above it.. The result is a great deal more than an enhancement.. Architecture Workshop Ltd (Joint Venture) with Isthmus Group Tonkin and Taylor.. NZIA 2004 Urban Design, Local Award.. Johnsonville Street Improvements, Wellington.. As the first stage of a Wellington City Council strategy to provide a cohesive heart to one of Wellington s major suburban centres, Architecture Workshop, in collaboration with Isthmus Group Ltd, has skillfully introduced a family of vertical elements, street furniture, paving, planting and a formation of flying geese.. Architecture Workshop Ltd in association with Isthmus Group..

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    Descriptive info: Directors CEO.. Associates.. Auckland.. Wellington.. David Irwin.. | Director.. David is a founding Director of Isthmus with 25 years experience in the field of landscape architecture and urban design.. David has experience across a wide range of projects throughout New Zealand including large-scale urban developments such as town centres, coastal edges, parks and reserves and commercial and residential land development.. He specialises in providing design leadership in complex project teams with an emphasis on designed solutions.. David has strong design, communication and project management skills.. He has won numerous NZILA awards and frequently speaks and lectures on design related topics.. David is a Fellow of the NZILA.. View CV >.. Gavin Lister.. Gavin is a founding Director of Isthmus with 25 years experience in the field of landscape architecture and urban design.. Gavin specialises in the integrated design and planning of large scale infrastructure projects such as highways and renewable energy projects such as windfarms and geothermal plants.. He is also highly experiences at regional landscape assessment and policy work, leading project teams and managing a collaborative processes.. Gavin regularly provides expert evidence to Council hearings, the Environment Court and Board of Inquiry and has acted as an Independent RMA Commissioner.. He has won numerous NZILA National Awards for design and landscape planning.. Gavin is a Fellow of the NZILA.. | Director CEO.. Ralph has been a Director of Isthmus since 2009.. He has practiced in the UK and New Zealand, specialising in urban regeneration, strategic masterplanning, town centre upgrades, street design and public realm projects.. He has collaborated on a number of major urban renewal projects in New Zealand over the last decade and won industry awards for the results.. In addition to leading and working with multi-disciplinary  ...   into our projects, but strengthen the practice s urban design capability.. Over the course of his 21 year career Andre has brought a rigorous and inquiring approach to design.. He has developed significant expertise in bringing to reality intensive residential and mixed use developments that include; retail, commercial and community buildings.. He has considerable experience in masterplanning and understands the challenging art of making places special having won industry recognition for the results.. In recent years Andre has participated in extensive stakeholder and external party consultation to champion innovative design solutions.. He is sought after for strategic design reviews and is currently a member of Auckland Council s Urban Design Panel.. Duncan Ecob.. Duncan is an Urban Designer and Landscape Architect with over twenty years extensive experience in designing and delivering improvements in the built environment.. Duncan brings significant expertise in residential and institutional masterplanning.. This includes strategies, frameworks, masterplans and planning applications.. His previous work includes a diverse range of town centre studies, urban regeneration frameworks and urban renewal masterplans and strategies.. He has extensive experience in masterplanning new residential neighbourhoods at a variety of scales, from urban infill to new settlements, on brownfield sites and as urban extensions.. Grant Bailey.. Grant has a over a decade of experience gained in local government and design consultancies in Melbourne and Auckland.. His experience includes urban centre public space design, residential and town centre masterplans, coastal and riparian walkways, large urban parks and stormwater projects.. Grant's skills include design and implementation of large projects within multidisciplinary teams; he has directed projects from masterplan design, through developed design, documentation, contract administration and site management.. Grant has developed a specialism in reserve design and urban hydrology.. His projects have won multiple awards..

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    Descriptive info: Contact Us.. 43 Sale Street.. Freemans Bay.. P.. O.. Box 90 366.. Victoria Street West.. New Zealand.. akl@isthmus.. co.. nz.. Map.. p.. 09 309 9442.. Level 3.. 45 Courtenay Place.. PO Box 24116.. wgt@isthmus.. 04 499 9832..

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    Descriptive info: Our team of landscape architects utilises its broad range of expertise to create distinctive and sustainable places: from large regional parks to complex urban precincts.. At the heart of our practice and is the drive to create meaningful, enduring spaces and places that respond to context and culture.. We have a reputation for delivering award-winning designs projects that have social, environmental and economic sustainability principles embedded from the large scale site planning through to the refinement and specification of  ...   town centre upgrades, coastal edges, parks and reserves and residential masterplanning.. Our role has evolved to leading large, complex projects where we have the abilities and resources to provide a full design and planning service that is fully integrated with our Urban Design, RMA Planning and Architecture expertise.. Our design work is supported by sophisticated mapping and visualisation expertise that we use as both a design tool and to communicate proposals clearly with clients, the community and decision makers..

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    Descriptive info: The process of making architecture excites and stimulates at many levels and nowhere is this embraced more than within our design studio.. The unique talents of the Isthmus team bring a naturally enquiring approach to design that strives for innovation and creativity.. Our approach to architecture integrates the full studio expertise of; landscape architecture, structures and urban design to ensure outcomes that continually  ...   naturally extended into architecture in a way that we offer the full spectrum of architectural services from concept design to construction documentation and site observation.. Yet the creativity and innovation is always set in the context of budgets and underpinned with a thorough practical understanding of materiality, construction processes, project viability and deadlines that ensures we meet our clients expectations at every level..

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    Descriptive info: At Isthmus, we approach Urban Design comprehensively and consider, at all scales, factors such as urban context, grain and character, vehicle and pedestrian accessibility, legibility and safety, commercial and economic vitality, social and cultural identity and environmental restoration.. Urban Design is an integrating, collaborative field in which we bring our skills in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and RMA Planning together to offer holistic design solutions for project of all scales and types.. As design team leaders this big picture', integrated approach to the design and planning process enables us to develop a shared vision  ...   Isthmus is unique in the breadth and depth to which we deliver projects; we take pride in the fact that we take projects through from the initial stages of structure planning and masterplanning, through complex design and RMA consenting stages to detailed design and implementation.. Our expert understanding of the land development process enables us to hold the vision' and deliver innovative design-led solutions on the ground.. We are strong advocates of design-led urban intensification as the best way to achieve high quality urban environments that create inspiring places to live, work and play..

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