Collingridge and Smith Architects UK Ltd.
Collingridge And Smith Architects (UK) Ltd. is an award winning international architectural practice delivering unique, innovative and sustainable architecture.
We carefully integrates architectural, landscape, interior and furniture design skills to ensure projects achieve a holistic integrity that meets our client’s needs.
At the core of our design rigour we believe that modern, sustainable, research based design delivers a successful project with innovative solutions that work for our clients.
Our New Zealand and United Kingdom offices design and deliver projects ranging from refurbishments to new-builds; from domestic scale to urban master plans; from conception to completion. Our experience covers a broad range of typologies – masterplans, mixed-use schemes, residential; offices; cultural; educational; healthcare and childcare.
We work with a diverse client base, including developers, private, government and charities and have experience of working with multiple stakeholders on challenging sites around the world.
What or how does your business contribute to a more sustainable NZ?
Sustainability has been a core value of Collingridge and Smith for more than ten years. For us sustainability means delivering the purpose of the building through the integration of its cultural heritage, its environmental setting and its economic boundaries.
In 2007 our director Phil Smith was invited to be an assessor for the New Zealand Green Building Council and in 2008 was appointed as their technical advisor, leading the team who created the NZ Green Star Education rating tool.
We have continued to innovate in environmentally sustainable design, with our design for the Te Mirumiru early childhood centre in Kawakawa receiving numerous international and national awards, culminating in 2014 with the World Green Building Councils Leadership in Sustainable Design Award, the only building in the whole of the Asia Pacific region to receive such a title.
In 2016 we established research partnership with Massey University in New Zealand to understand what built environment/s make great human buildings that are sustainable economically, socially and environmentally.
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Certifications & sustainability programmes
New Zealand Green Building Council
World Green Building Council Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building
Property Council New Zealand Resene Green Building Property Exellence Award
Sustainable 60 Community Category
Design Institute of New Zealand’s Best Award for Sustainable Spatial Design
EECA Award for Innovation and Community Awards
Arthur Mead Award for the Environment and Sustainability
Concrete³ Sustainability Awards