Warren and Mahoney Architects Ltd.
Warren and Mahoney is an insight led, multidisciplinary architectural practice which works across the disciplines of Architecture, Workplace, Customer Experience Design, Masterplanning, Urban Design and Sustainable Design.
Warren and Mahoney is a Trans-Tasman practice that is spread across six offices - Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Queenstown, Melbourne and Sydney. The practice has successfully designed and delivered a wide range of complex projects for over a fifty year period for an influential and long-standing client community.
Warren and Mahoney's vision is to create an architectural legacy by shaping the environment through built thought and form, to create an unbroken lineage of architectural pioneers and to be a leading architectural practice. Our philosophy is the ongoing pursuit of professional excellence, and to improve the vitality of human interaction through built form.
What or how does your business contribute to a more sustainable NZ?
Over the last decade Warren and Mahoney has established itself as a recognised leader in the development of Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD). In 2007 Warren and Mahoney became New Zealand’s first carboNZero architectural practice and was recognised in 2009 by the United Nations as one of the first hundred organisations in the UN Climate Neutral Network.
Warren and Mahoney’s investment in Environmentally Sustainable Design has resulted in not only numerous award winning buildings, but also specialist skills and a unique technical database of information allowing us to provide advice across the myriad of issues which ESD affects.
Sustainability is part of our process and our completed work ranges from office buildings to libraries, industrial buildings, education, housing and sporting facilities. Warren and Mahoney believes that sustainable design is integral to good design and can be achieved for all budgets and building types.
Warren and Mahoney has been one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the New Zealand Green Building Council and has been actively involved in the technical development and piloting of the Greenstar tools. Warren and Mahoney was involved in one of the first 5 star office buildings in New Zealand, the first 5 star “as built” rated building and more recently the first two 5 star rated education buildings.
Warren and Mahoney’s achievements in sustainable architecture have been recognised in numerous national awards over the past decade. In 2010 buildings designed by Warren and Mahoney were awarded the top NZEE (engineering), Property Council and NZGBC awards for sustainable design.
Certifications & sustainability programmes
Founding member New Zealand Green Building Council, carboNZero certified registration.
As a reflection of Warren and Mahoney’s longstanding commitment to Green Design, two buildings involving Warren and Mahoney expertise – the Meridian Energy building in Wellington, and the Deloitte Centre in Auckland – became the first buildings in New Zealand to be awarded a 5 Star (national excellence) Green Star rating by the NZGBC.
More recently, Warren and Mahoney has designed both of the first 5 Star (national excellence) education buildings in New Zealand – the NZi3 Innovation Institute at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch and the 13,000m2 Student Centre at the University of Waikato, Hamilton.
Further projects include MIT Manukau which is currently submitting for a 5 Green Star design rating for educational buildings and commercial development, Awly Building in Christchurch has been designed to a 5 Green Star rating with the intention of seeking an As Built rating once complete in 2016.
Many buildings designed by Warren and Mahoney have received sustainability awards, these include:
Selwyn Aquatic Centre - NZIA Canterbury Sustainable Architecture Award, 2013
BRANZ Redevelopment, Wellington - NZIA Wellington Sustainable Architecture Award 2012
BRANZ Redevelopment, Wellington - Property Council of New Zealand Green Building Property Award - Merit 2013
University of Waikato Student Centre - NZIA Waikato Bay of Plenty Sustainable Architecture Award 2013
Novotel Auckland Airport - New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference Environmental Sustainability Award 2012
NZi3 Innovation Institute - Property Council of New Zealand Green Building Award 2010
NZi3 Innovation Institute - NZEE Excellence Award Sustainability & Clean Technology 2010
Deloitte Centre Auckland - Property Council of New Zealand Green Building Award 2010
Waitakere Trust Stadium - Property Council of New Zealand Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Award 2005