Architecture

We are one of New Zealand’s largest and most successful architectural practices

Our 100-strong architectural team is proud to have been awarded the most prestigious architectural award in New Zealand.

Opus is a leading architectural practice with a reputation for excellence. Working with New Zealand and international consultancies, our collaborative approach gets great results and builds lasting relationships with our clients.

Our vision– to listen, create and inspire – helps us to discover clever and sustainable design solutions. We are the consultants of choice for many institutional, government, public sector and commercial clients. Our work spans retail, industrial, education, residential, local government, transportation, health and aged care, justice, sport and leisure, hospitality and heritage.

Because we offer a complete in-house consultancy, including structural and seismic engineering, our clients benefit from a coordinated single point of accountability.

Our experience in New Zealand

We have been involved in many challenging architectural projects in New Zealand and offer:

  • Architectural, urban, façade and interior design services 
  • Master planning
  • Environmental sustainability services
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Heritage services
  • Building remediation – upgrade works, seismic and weather-tightness services

Our philosophy

Experience tells us that the quality of a project is not necessarily reflected in the overall cost but how wisely time and money are spent. Through rigorous questioning, R&D and industry engagement, we use the right technology and design to seek solutions that meet current needs and anticipate future change. We apply the same values to every project, large or small.

Award-winning design

Our work has been recognised with a number of high calibre awards.

  • Carterton Events Centre - 2012 NZIA Wellington Branch Award (Public Architecture) 
  • Porirua College - 2012 NZIA Wellington Branch Award (Education) 
  • Te Wainui a Rua School - 2012 NZIA Western Branch Award (Education)
  • Wilson Special Needs School - 2012 Best Public Service Architecture Asia Pacific Award, 2009 NZIA Architecture Medal, 2009 NZIA Award (Public Architecture), 2008 NZIA Auckland Branch Award (Public Architecture)