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Our Philosophy


Established in NZ in 1968, Peddle Thorp has built a brand that is easily one of the most respected architectural practices in the country.

The cornerstone of the company is built on the notion that the craft of drawing forms the built result. The firm’s core strength is in the quality and depth of design and detailing, which allows the most complex and creative ideas to be articulated into a living reality.

Peddle Thorp’s ability to deliver on projects of any scale or type is a strength sought after by clients and industry professionals alike. We take projects from brief to completion, combining flair and value in effective design solutions for clients. We also embrace the opportunity to collaborate with other industry professionals, drawing on unique skills and talents for the benefit of the project. Other practices acknowledge and seek out our industry leadership in this space. 

As a company, we have a down-to-earth, honest and practical approach combined with a unique ability to listen, distil, consider and communicate ideas in a simple, plain and articulate manner. Our strong heritage has provided a pride and assurance in our people, our brand and our craft. Grounded in old-world values of honesty and integrity, each new brief is tackled with enthusiasm, robust discussion and a complete sense of team.

Although proudly independent, Peddle Thorp recognises and contributes to the wealth of knowledge, resource and expertise that is the wider Peddle Thorp Group. We are proud to be part of a group whose projects and offices extend across NZ and Australia, Asia and the Middle East, and value the impartial counsel that comes from this unique relationship. 

With a comprehensive and award-winning body of work that spans all major market sectors, Peddle Thorp creates spaces with distinct style and a remarkable clarity of vision that can be enjoyed by both current and future generations of New Zealanders.


Services

Architecture - Over recent years Peddle Thorp has significantly diversified our project scope. We undertake an increasingly broad range of projects from our traditional high rise commercial and residential through to low rise commercial, residential and hotels. We are active in the sports and recreation architecture, as well as education and even occasional premium private residential work. Our healthcare practice continues to grow with new commissions in both the public and private sectors. 

Health Planning - Peddle Thorp's health team has considerable experience and has completed major public and private hospitals.  We undertake Site Master Planning - Facilities Design - Refurbishment of Existing Facilities - Contribution to Service Planning, Clinical and Health Service Plans, Capacity Reviews - Contribution to Business Case Development - Peer Reviews - Change Management - Consortium Consultancy - Integrated Healthcare Centres

 

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Services

Interior Design - Our clients are represented across a broad sector of the commercial market encompassing corporate workplace, hospitality, healthcare, retail and educational sectors.

Peddle Thorp has the experience needed to develop in-depth workplace analyses, strategic briefings, business case developments and peer reviews. Deal with interior concepts, full design, contract management and FF&E (furniture, fixtures and equipment).

We listen to clients’ needs and then couple this with extensive industry knowledge to provide thoroughly researched, creative and intelligent solutions that expresses brand aspirations to enhance the culture and efficiencies of an organisation.

Our reputation for strong project leadership, excellent communications, responsible cost control, timely delivery and all round teamwork underlines all Peddle Thorp projects.

Expert Advice & Resolution Services - The industry and building owners often call upon us to resolve issues of technical failures or contract disputes.

In these, we rely on our years of experience, detailed contract and technical knowledge to reach and recommend the proper conclusions.

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Technical & QA

Design Detailing - Over the years Peddle Thorp have developed an ongoing reputation for the quality and depth of detailing. The same standards are applicable today. We actively encourage all staff to research technical issues relating to the project in hand, and to attend outside seminars and workshops to further areas of specific interest.

On Site - The common sense approach with which we approach detailing is carried through to the site.

QA - Peddle Thorp's documentation procedures have been developed in the context of working with Clients' and Contractors' QA systems. On major projects our QA system is often independently audited.

Peer Review - The process of Peer Review provides independent, constructive criticism at critical stages of the design process.

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Affiliations

Peddle Thorp is an NZIA Registered Practice.

We often work in partnership with other New Zealand, Australian or international Architectural and Interiors Practices where complementary roles are played by each practice. Mutual respect always exists, and we are willing always, and have the maturity, resources and experience, to develop and to deliver the project vision.

Our partners include Fearon Hay, PTID, PTW Architects, Peddle Thorp Brisbane, Johnson Pilton Walker, Harrison + Harrison, Studio Pacific Architecture, Noel Lane Architects, MAP, DEGW, Health Science Planning Consultants, Kohn Pederson Fox, Martin Hughes Interiors, Geyer Design, Lance Herbst Architects.

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