Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects - Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga


New Architect for HMOA Auckland: Meet Matt Robinson

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November 19, 2019

Senior architect, Matt Robinson, has just joined HMOA in the Parnell office. With fifteen years experience, primarily in multi-unit and high-end housing, Waikato-boy Matt tells us about making the switch from landscape design to architecture, designing for his own family and what he gets up to outside of the office. 

New Houses in Christchurch: Architect's Concepts

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November 15, 2019

The Christchurch studio is working on two new houses, one in Mount Pleasant and the other nearby in Redcliffs. Both projects are set in dramatic landscapes, either on or above the coast. Director Duval O'Neill shares a preview of his concepts and explains how the settings have influenced design decisions.

Fabulous Interior Fit-Out for FNZ: HMOA Interior Designer, Karin Thurston

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November 11, 2019

HMOA has just completed a three year project to restrengthen, restore and refurbish Wellington’s heritage-listed Harbour City Centre annex, and global tech company FNZ is the lucky tenant. HMOA's Karin Thurston describes the project to design the three levels of FNZ's new downtown spaces.

Modernism and Starchitects: Wellington Architect explores Florida

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September 9, 2019

Olly Markham managed to avoid some of the Wellington winter by taking his family holiday to Texas and Florida. He shares some of the big modern architecture projects he discovered in Florida.

Our French Associate: Architect Stephanie Gardner

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July 22, 2019

It was Sir Edmund Hillary who led Stephanie Arlaud to New Zealand in 2004. The 26-year-old French architectural graduate of Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland was obsessed with Hillary and with mountains. The Lord of the Rings had just been released and when Steph discovered the film landscape was not CGI, she knew she just 'got to go down there.' 

Architect's New Project: Karl Joins a.k.a architecture

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June 24, 2019

An integral part of the HMOA team for seventeen years, many as an Associate, Karl Wipatene is taking on an exciting new project and joining architect, and wife, Anne Kelly at a.k.a. architecture.

Christchurch Architecture: A new house in Cashmere

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June 10, 2019

Another new house is underway in the Christchurch studio. Director Duval O'Neill offers a peek at what's planned.

Second Time Around: Architectural Alterations to an HMOA House

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May 27, 2019

In 2004, Wellington director John Melhuish started working with our clients, Andrew and Stephanie, on plans to alter their home in Karori. Joined by architectural graduate Oliver Markham, these alterations turned out to be so extensive, a whole new house was designed. Only the original floor structure survived.

Architects on Tour: Karl and Anne in Japan

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May 20, 2019

HMOA Associate Karl Wipatene, from the Wellington studio, recaps school holiday adventures in Japan ...

Breaker Bay House on Fire: Rebuilding to Tim Nees' Design

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May 13, 2019

In June 2009, a fire razed Ranger Point House in Wellington's Breaker Bay, the awarding-winning home architect Tim Nees had designed for his family in 1995. Maintaining the essence of the original house, HMOA carefully went about rebuilding it to Tim's original design.

Work With Us: Situation Vacant in Auckland Studio

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May 8, 2019

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From the drawing board: HMOA Auckland Architects

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May 6, 2019

Work in Progress at Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Auckland While the HMOA Auckland team is particularly big on apartments, there are always houses in the mix. Auckland director Matt Pearson gives a glimpse of three projects on the go in the Parnell studio.

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