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.
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.