Interior designer Amy Land challenges her own assumptions and comes out ahead.
Community Connections and Entrepreneurial Spirit: a Wrap up of Chow:Hill Activity in Q3
Chow:Hill Celebrates Completion of Te Kete Aronui Rototuna Library
Environmental principles and rich cultural heritage have come to the fore in Chow:Hill’s contemporary design of Kirikiriroa’s new library, Te Kete Aronui Rototuna Library.
A Lost Art?
Jane Hill, Senior Principal and Architect at Chow:Hill shares her views on the art of developing a project brief.
Designing with Creativity and Consideration
Designing to meet corporate, commercial, and cultural identities takes care and consideration, and remains front of mind for Chow:Hill’s Interiors Team.
A New Car Dealership Designed to Unify a Major Automotive Group
An expansive new car dealership was designed and built for Ebbett Group in Hamilton to bring together all of the different parts of the business in one location.
Interior Designer Abroad
High flying and feature flooring: Chow:Hill Interior Designer, Amy Land, diaries her whirlwind trip to Interface’s Sydney Design Studio.
1970s Modernist Landmark is Reimagined for New Law Firm Tenants
Chow:Hill’s refit and refurbishment of an iconic Hamilton CBD building brought it into the 21st Century for its new anchor tenant.
Rabobank Tower, Union Square wins NZIA Commercial Architecture Award
Chow:Hill's design of the Rabobank Tower, the first building completed at Union Square in Hamilton, has won an NZIA Waikato/Bay of Plenty Award for Commercial Architecture.
Industry Recognition Celebrated
Anner Chong, a Registered Architect and Senior Principal here at Chow:Hill, has been announced as a Fellow of Te Kāhui Whaihanga NZ Institute of Architects.
Designing From the Inside Out
They use space for strategic storytelling, blending style with functionality to create an environment reflective of a client’s narrative. Meet Chow:Hill’s Interiors Team.
Waipapa's ICU Pod Receives Triple Recognition
Success was three-fold when Waipapa's ICU Pod was recognised at the NZ Commercial Property Awards in May, winning the Gold Award, the Value Award and the National Category Award in Health.
Whatever Happened to the CBD?
The Central Business District, as we have known it, is quite probably a thing of the past. The Covid-19 pandemic has merely accelerated the changing character of downtowns amidst poorly rented lower-grade commercial buildings, infrastructure under-investment, cheaper land elsewhere and remote working practices.
Learning, Connection, and Design Inspiration at Mini In:Situ 2022
It was a day of inspiration, innovation, and conversation – and Chow:Hill’s contingent of Architects was there to soak it all up!
Shaping Careers with Chow:Hill’s Mentoring Programme
As designers, any new project we embark on, any new environment we create, we do so by looking at it from all dimensions.
Award-winning Drawing on Display
Chow:Hill Architectural Graduate, Devyani Sethi, was the 2020 winner of the A+W NZ Tātuhi/Sarah Treadwell Drawing Archive. Her drawing is on display for the first time.
Collaboration and Celebration as NAWIC Waikato Celebrates its First Anniversary
NAWIC’s Waikato chapter plays a pivotal role in raising awareness of the variety of roles and responsibilities being held by women in Waikato’s construction scene.
Opinion: These Five Things…
Chow:Hill Senior Principal Brian Squair shares his thoughts on five themes in Aotearoa’s property sector with Property Council New Zealand.
Campus Upgrade Shapes Spaces of Learning
The opening of Ngāruawāhia High School’s recent campus upgrade was a celebration of a truly collaborative project between Chow:Hill, the school’s community, and our project partners.
International Experience Shapes Newly Registered Architect
Celebrating our people: Jaune-Marie van der Merwe shares her design influence and inspiration upon achieving registration from Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA).
Chow:Hill’s Commercial Design Recognised with National Awards
Placing people at the heart of commercial design has achieved industry recognition for Chow:Hill Architects.
A-Game Essential in Pandemic-afflicted Construction Climate
In today’s covid-climate, those in the architecture and design industry need to bring their A-Game when it comes to design thinking and supply management. Chow:Hill director, Brian Squair, recently discussed some of the strategies being adopted in response to construction supply constraints.
Covid, Climate and Continuity Shape the Latest Chow:Hill Sustainability Report
Covid-19 has dominated the past 12 months but, as Chow:Hill responds and adapts to the pandemic world, resilience, teamwork and a commitment to sustainability remain at the fore.
Church Book Exchange Designed with Pleasure not Perfection
A passion project for the local community gives Chow:Hill director, Stuart Mackie, a different design perspective.
Newly Appointed Principals Champion Design Quality
Chow:Hill architects Arthur Joe and Sam Thomas enjoy the challenges of their profession.
Modern Transformation of Claudelands Events Centre Celebrated
Chow:Hill’s design of Claudelands Arena 10 years ago turned a community asset into an international stage. Hamilton has just celebrated this award-winning facility.
Collaborative Design Approach Creates Resilient Hospital
Chow:Hill team celebrates a decade of collaboration as Christchurch Hospital Waipapa is recognised with an award for Public Architecture at the Te Kāhui Whaihanga NZ Institute of Architects Canterbury Architecture Awards.
Community Effort Sees Environmental Restoration
Taking to the shores of Te Motu-a-Ihenga, members of Chow:Hill’s Auckland studio swapped office attire for gardening gloves in island restoration effort.
How Many Architects Does it Take to Design a Website?
Balancing design with functionality - learnings from our new website project.
Graduates Cultivate Design Curiosity
At Chow:Hill, we encourage graduates to think differently, a key way to implement innovative ideas and push boundaries within our industry.
20 Years of People, Passion and Projects
Reflecting on the past two decades, Neil Kaiser credits his longevity at Chow:Hill to people, opportunities and a passion to create.
Mobile Drive-Through Health Service
A partnership for change: Chow:Hill's design of one of the first real-world mobile drive-through medical clinics delivers healthcare to rural NZ.
Union Square Revitalises Precinct
With eyes on the revitalisation of Hamilton's CBD, Chow:Hill is creating a transformational space with diverse offerings to breathe life back into the inner city.
Boardwalk Creating Connection
Waitara’s River Walk Wetland Boardwalk is an asset for the Taranaki community that evokes connection between settlement and shoreline.
Go-Ahead for Food Innovation Hub
A collaborative project in the Hawke’s Bay, which will see a hub for the region’s food, beverage and agri-tech sector, is one step closer to development.
Curating Campus Experiences
Collaborative industry partnerships and innovative teaching environments influence precinct design in tertiary education.
Pens, Pencils and Patience with Tony McNeight
Find out what happens when you take away our computers and design software and encourage us to get back to design basics.
Fast-Track Design of Hamilton Law Office
Chow:Hill fast-tracks Hamilton law firm McCaw Lewis' modern new look to celebrate the organisation's centenary.
Kotahitanga Bridge Design to Create Unity
Behind every good design is an even better story. A story that aims to connect and shape people’s experiences of an environment.
Architecture, Career and Fatherhood
They say great minds think alike and that’s certainly true in the Hira household. Registered Architect, Rajan Hira talks work/life balance.
Chow:Hill Champions Architectural Events
Chow:Hill Architects supports the Waikato as part of the New Zealand Institute of Architects Festival of Architecture.
Supporting Waikato's Creative Scene
Each year, Chow:Hill supports events set to inspire the next generation of creatives. 2019 has been no different.
Starship Hospital Day Stay Unit
When Starship Hospital’s DSU needed to be refreshed , Chow:Hill's Auckland studio collaborated with Auckland DHB on the re-creation.
Student Accommodation Design Trends
Creating collaborative learning and living spaces: Chow:Hill discusses the emerging design trends in student accommodation.
Chow:Hill Hamilton Studio Refresh
Designed for collaboration: Chow:Hill’s Hamilton/Kirikiriroa studio places wellbeing at its core.
LifeWise Big Sleepout
Chow:Hill director, Stuart Mackie, sleeps rough for a good cause at the 2019 Lifewise Big Sleepout.
Chow:Hill Refurbishes Spartik House
Chow:Hill commissioned to provide a more modern aesthetic to Spartik House's 1980s architectural aesthetic.
Transport Design and Sustainability
Chow:Hill director, Jane Hill explores the changing nature of transport and a growing trend towards electric vehicles.
Exhibition Opens at Auckland Art Gallery
Chow:Hill strengthens partnership with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki as proud sponsors of Pacific Sisters: He Toa Taera | Fashion Activists.
New Principal Announcement
Chow:Hill is pleased to announce the appointment of Phillip Kempster to Principal.
Chow:Hill Director, Jane Hill, Women in Property Award Winner
Excellence in leadership and innovation in the Waikato property industry recognised by Property Council.
Chow:Hill's support of the arts on display at National Contemporary Art Awards
The 2018 National Contemporary Art Awards exhibition at the Waikato Museum is a must-see.
Celebration of design at Spark Festival Industry Design Breakfast
Chow:Hill proud sponsors of the Design Industry Breakfast at the 20th annual Spark International Festival of Music, Media Arts & Design.
New Associate Appointed at Chow:Hill
Chow:Hill is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Thomas to the position of Associate.
Fiji Build Project with Habitat for Humanity
Corinne Lee and Alison Tsoi from our Auckland studio recently participated in a one week build project in Fiji organised by Habitat for Humanity.
Horsham Downs School Visit
Students gain insight into inner workings of Chow:Hill's design studio.
Jane Hill Nominated for Munro Diversity Award
Jane Hill is a prominent architect within the Waikato and Bay of Plenty community.
Chow:Hill Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary
Time to get out the champagne and celebrate 25 years of Chow:Hill Architects!
Westpac Waikato Business Awards
Chow:Hill had the privilege of attending and being platinum sponsors of this year’s Westpac Waikato Business awards.
Pink for a Day, Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Chow:Hill was proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness month this October.
NZILA Small Urban Conference
Landscape architects from Chow:Hill’s Auckland studio attended 2017 NZILA’s Small Urban Conference.
Learning Curve: How is Disruption Refining the Purpose of Education?
Jane Hill recently wrote a thought-provoking reflection on the challenges of Learning Environment design.
National Contemporary Art Awards
2017 National Contemporary Art Award sponsored by Chow:Hill.
Attwood Apartments Reach Completion
The Attwood Apartments are the latest in a number of quality retirement apartment developments, undertaken in partnership with Oceania at Lady Allum Retirement Village.
Million Metres Streams
Chow:Hill is a committed sponsor of the New Zealand initiative, Million Metres Streams (MMS), who are striving to restore and protect the health of our inland waterways.
Chow:Hill's 'MasterChef' design skills were recently put to the test at our annual Interstudio Day.
Property Council Industry Awards
A night of celebration at the 2017 Property Council New Zealand Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards on Friday, 16 June!
New Boutique Planet Espresso Café opens at Auckland City Hospital
In March the latest boutique Planet Espresso café opened at Auckland City Hospital.
South Canterbury Health Awards Gala
Chow:Hill was proud to be Platinum Sponsor for long-term client South Canterbury District Health Board as they celebrated their first South Canterbury Health Awards Gala.
Graduate Development Programme
Nine of Chow:Hill's Architectural Graduates are working towards professional registration with the New Zealand Registered Architects Board in 2017-2018.
New Appointments at Chow:Hill
On Friday, 31 March 2017, Chow:Hill announced three new Senior appointments.
New Registered Architects at Chow:Hill
Chow:Hill is delighted to celebrate with Sam Thomas and Meagan Wrinch from our Hamilton Studio their achievement in successfully becoming NZRAB Registered Architects.
NZIA INSITU Conference
In February this year a group of Chow:Hill staff attended the NZIA 'Insitu' Conference held at Auckland's ANZ Viaduct Event Centre.
Te Ara o Mauao Opening
The Chow:Hill Team recently shared in the celebrations as Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology opened Te Arao Mauao, their new student-centric, multi-purpose interdisciplinary learning space at the Windermere Campus.
New Curious Cubs Opens in CBD
On 16 January the new Curious Cubs Childcare Centre located on Tristram Street was opened.
Tertiary Sector Research: Conference Insights
Chow:Hill Director Jane Hill recently attended a series of tertiary-focused conferences as part of Chow:Hill’s research and knowledge development in the sector.
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Chow:Hill donating towards exhibition Freedom and Structure: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930-1960.
Westpac Waikato Business Awards
Chow:Hill was proud to be a part of the Westpac Waikato Business Awards.
National Contemporary Art Awards
Chow:Hill was proud to be a part of this year's National Contemporary Art Awards held at the Waikato Museum.
Greerton Library, A Bright New Facility
The opening of the new Greerton Library is a major milestone for the Greerton community, as the new facility replaces the existing, in operation since 1974.
Recently, Chow:Hill's Auckland and Hamilton studios got together at the Avantidrome in Cambridge for a day of team-building. It was a great day that involved something quite special.
Spark Festival Industry Design Breakfast
Chow:Hill are the proud sponsors of the 2016 Design Industry Breakfast at the Spark International Festival of Music, Media Arts & Design.
This year, one of our directors decided to get more involved with the Lifewise Big Sleepout, and spend a night out with the homeless.
Million Metres Streams
Chow:Hill is a proud sponsor of the New Zealand project, Million Metres Streams. The Million Metres Streams project is helping committed kiwis raise money to get large-scale tree planting happening along our country's waterways through crowd-funding.
New Chow:Hill Logo
The Chow:Hill Board of Directors takes this opportunity to share some more exciting news with you.
New Directors Appointed to Chow:Hill
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Hill and Brian Rastrick as Directors of Chow:Hill.
Chow:Hill hosts NAWIC Event
On March 14, Chow:Hill hosted the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) event for the first time.
Art in a Day
In February, Chow:Hill Director Stuart Mackie, was lucky enough to win second prize in the recent Art in a Day competition, which was all about capturing the essence of Parnell, Newmarket and Grafton.
Grand Opening: Ebbett Audi & Volkswagen, Hamilton
On 28 January the new Ebbett Audi and Ebbett Volkswagen dealership officially opened, with a glamorous black-tie event hosted by Sir Graham Henry.
NZILA Conference: Spirit of the Landscape Te Mauri o te Whenua
One of our graduate landscape architects recently attended the 2015 NZILA conference, The Spirit of Landscape: Te Mauri O Te Whenua.
Exciting Outcomes Through Thinking Small and Temporary
Post-earthquake Christchurch is still a strange and disorientating city. New buildings are emerging, but it is an odd and utterly unique landscape to negotiate.
Unique Talent at Chow:Hill
Te Ari Prendergast, a Graduate Architect at Chow:Hill's Auckland studio, recently presented a unique project at the AASA Conference in Christchurch
Chow:Hill is a sponsor of Child Matters' annual event Buddy Day, and last Friday we were pleased to be part of this day for a third year in a row.
Buddy Day 2014 was another huge success with even more supporters getting behind the cause than in previous years.
Wintec Engineering & Trades Facility Stage 1 Opens
The first stage of Wintec's new Engineering and Trades facility is now open and Semester 1 students are benefiting from their new learning environment.
Responses to Place: Thoughts from NZILA Conference
We need to approach projects, places and people with an open mind. This is easier said than done, we all come with our education, our past experiences, our project deadlines and not to forget, our project budgets.