Residential architect design award winners


Robin O’Donnell Architects have won a number of housing design awards for both new home designs and home remodelling projects.


top residential architects nz, residential architect design awards, housing design awards

2018 Shipshape
NZIA Auckland Award for Architecture

Awards Jury Citation : The Residential 1 heritage constraints for this project have been very well handled. The façade expresses the past, while the design takes advantage of the views. Internally, the plan is subtle and relaxed, and allows a flow between clearly defined areas without enclosure.



2013 House of Steel and Light
NZIA Auckland Award for Architecture

Awards Jury Citation : This Arts and Crafts house has been given a highly successful makeover. The skilfully handled alterations have addressed the previously poorly linked, under-utilised internal spaces, while also paying respect to the heritage qualities of the building. The result is an elegant arrangement of light-filled, inter-connected living spaces which have new relationships to the garden, courtyard and street, and provide an eminently more enjoyable home.



2007 Paterson House
NZIA NZ Award for Architecture

Awards Jury Citation : An extensive addition to a 1923 Arts and Crafts exemplar, the almost seamless additions provide the living spaces that the original house aspired to, while attending to the original in form and composition. Beautifully and faithfully detailed throughout, the alterations bring much needed light and relationship to outdoors by creating a re-entrant court at the heart of the building and opening to a beautiful tree-scaped southern outlook.



2006 Paterson House
NZIA Local Award for Architecture


100 Dream Houses from Downunder
Glendowie House p.110

100 Dream Houses from Downunder
Paterson House p.268

Bungalow: From Heritage to Contemporary
Bell Road Bungalow


Remuera House

Houses NZ Issue 13
Arney Road House ‘Shipshape in Remmers’

Houses NZ Issue 09
Glendowie House ‘U with View’

Houses NZ Issue 02 
Patterson House ‘Orthopaedic Surgery’

Home & Entertaining April-May 2002
Remuera House ‘Family Matters’

Home & Entertaining Feb-March 2001
Epsom House ‘Light Shade’