We think architecture has a bold purpose in the world: what we do affects how people live. It is bigger than us. We strive to produce thoughtful design that meets our clients' needs and makes a visible difference to people's lives.
The industry is changing and we are at the forefront by breaking down old conventions to open up new design thinking and ways of working. We engage our clients in the design process through collaboration and new technologies. We create immersive experiences that enable clients to virtually experience built forms and creates better decision making.
We work with clients and property networks nationwide and internationally. If you're looking for something a little different, get in touch. We think different, because we are.
Recent major projects include mixed-use high density residential, commercial and retail developments in Auckland and Christchurch, national roll outs for major retailers and a shopping mall redevelopment.
In the last two years Context has won four RED awards, was twice a BEST awards finalist, a Resene award-winner and were top-three in a national competition to create a new housing blueprint for Christchurch. Its architects have also been recognised at the UK Housing Design Awards.
Current and past clients include Westpac, Goodman, Foodstuffs, Green Cross Health, Housing New Zealand, Fonterra, Creative New Zealand, Eyeworks TV, Auckland Council Property Ltd, Vero, MWH, Leighs Construction as well multiple developers and private individuals.
An approved member of the Waterfront Auckland design pool, Context also has a strong relationship with the Auckland Council urban design panel. Several of the practice’s projects have been highly regarded by the panel, with one being the subject of a film made by Council in 2014 to showcase desirable design for mixed-used medium-density residential projects.