Chris Tate creates an experience in his buildings. The priority on site is discovering and maximising a building’s potential for beauty. Without a stunning site, there will be no building. He assumes an unconventional approach to architecture where function follows form, prompting adaptation for occupants.
In 2006 he created Chris Tate Architecture and completed his first project, Forest House, a glass box in Titirangi. He has since created buildings throughout New Zealand exciting emotion in viewers and occupants. Stealth, black buildings and pure white interiors, he contrasts the soft with the formidable.