Pete has an extensive reputation in architecture and interior design, with particular experience in galleries and museums, residential and retail. He was the joint principal responsible for design and documentation of the architecture of the national Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. He is involved as concept designer in all projects in the practice, and his work has received numerous architectural awards.
In 2012 Pete was awarded the NZIA Gold Medal, the highest honour in New Zealand Architecture. He has exhibited and lectured extensively on his work here and overseas, he has also taught architectural design for over 25 years, and was Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Unitec Architecture and Landscape School.
Pete believes that good buildings are good for us, and need to be derived from strong ideas. He has approached the design of buildings from as small as a bach to as large as Te Papa or Auckland’s 200 room Park Hyatt Hotel with the same belief in the power of the underlying architectural idea.