PAUA Architects Ltd.
At PAUA Architects we bring sustainable design to our innovative, individually designed homes and commercial, education, and community buildings and alterations. We are Registered Architects with Green Star and Home Star certification
What or how does your business contribute to a more sustainable NZ?
We design homes and commercial, education and community buildings with sustainability principles top of mind - from the basics like solar orientation and passive solar design, to specifying above code for items like insulation and double-glazing, to rain water collection systems, minimising energy use through natural ventilation, and specifying natural, recycled, and local materials.
We share our enthusiasm and knowledge with our clients and industry contacts, through publications, events, and our own website.
We are also committed to giving back to the community we work in, through our extensive pro bono work on projects like The Meteor Theatre upgrade, The Fairfield Project proposed environmental education center, and Embassy Park redevelopment.
Certifications & sustainability programmes
Our team of experienced, creative staff, is comprised of Home Star Practitioners, a Home Star Assessor, and a Green Star Accredited Professional.
We have completed the Natural Step's Adding Sustainable Value course
NZ Institute of Architects Waikato/BOP - Sustainable Architecture Award 2010
for Hukanui Primary School's "Living Room" eco-classroom project.