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

WSP Opus Architecture is a 100-strong team of building design professionals architects, space planners, interior designers and project managers.

WSP 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.

  • 2019 Grace Apartments Asia Pacific Propoerty Awards '17-'18 - Best Development Marketing New Zealand
  • 2018 Crawford Street Car Park ADNZ Commerical Design Award
  • 2018 CJESP NZIA Canterbury Public & Interior
  • 2018 CJESP Property Council New Zealand Award of Excellence
  • 2018 Grace Apartments Asia Pacific Propoerty Awards 2017-2018 - Best Residential Development New Zealand
  • 2017 Kotuku Flats Upgrade NZIA Wellington Award - Multi-Unit Housing
  • 2017 Kotuku Flats Upgrade Resene Colour Award
  • 2017 UoW Law and Management Building 21* AAA Unbuilt Architecture Awards - Highly Commended
  • 2017 UoW Law and Management Building NZIA Resene Local Award for Architecture
  • 2017 UoW Law and Management Building NZIA National Award
  • 2016 Chinese Methodist Church ADNZ - Resene Architectural Design Awards, Commercial / Industrial Design Award
  • 2016 Distinction Hotel / Former Chief Post Office 283 Princes Street 2015-2016 Dunedin Heritage Re-Use Awards - Winner
  • 2016 Distinction Hotel / Former Chief Post Office 283 Princes Street David Cox Memorial Award 2016 - Merit Award
  • 2016 Distinction Hotel / Former Chief Post Office 283 Princes Street 2016 Best design Awards - Repurposed Space - Silver Pin
  • 2016 138 Victoria Street, Redevelopment New Zealand Commerical Project Awards - Bronze Award
  • 2015 Revensdown - New Office & Amenities Building ADNZ - Resene Architectural Design Awards 2015, Commercial / Industrial Design Award
  • 2015 Dunedin Town Hall ADNZ Commercial Interior Architectural Design Award
  • 2015 Panmure Interchange New Zealand Institute of Architects – Public Architecture - Auckland Award
  • 2015 Panmure Interchange Designers Institute of NZ Best Awards – Built Environment – Bronze Award
  • 2015 Kidsfirst Diamond Harbour NZIA Branch Award - Canterbury
  • 2015 Brooklands Lagoon Public Toilet NZIA Branch Award - Canterbury
  • 2015 Brooklands Lagoon Public Toilet NZIA Award - National
  • 2013 Wanaka Primary School Relocation New Zealand Commercial Project Awards 2013 - Silver Award Winner
  • 2013 Heretaunga College Wellington Architecture Award - New Zealand Architecture Award 2013 - Educaiton
  • 2013 Sacred Heart College Resene Total Colour Awards 2013 - Colour Maestro - Education
  • 2012 Avonhead School Learning Centre Resene Total Colour Awards 2012 - Colour Maestro - Education
  • 2012 Porirua College Redevelopment Wellington Architecture Award - New Zealand Architecture Award 2012 - Educaiton
  • 2012 Carterton Events Centre Wellington Architecture Award - New Zealand Architecture Award 2012 -Public Architecture
  • 2012 Te Wainui a Rua School Western Architecture Award - New Zealand Architecture Award 2012 - Education
  • 2012 Opus Architecture - Eqo Leung 2012 AAA Cavalier Bremworth Unbuilt Architecture Awards - Open Work in Progress - Highly Commended
  • 2011 Timaru Couthouse Redevelopment New Zealand Architecture Award 2011 - Sustainable Architecture and Public Architecture
  • 2011 Te Kauwhata Library Waikato Bay of Plenty Architecture Award 2011 - Public Architecture
  • 2010 University of Otago, Microbiology Building Re-Clad and Climate Control Resene Colour Award - New Zealand Architecture Award 2010
  • 2010 University of Otago, Microbiology Building Re-Clad and Climate Control Southern Architecture Award - New Zealand Architecture Award 2010
  • 2010 East Clive Visitors Centre and Administrattion Building Gisborne Hawke's Bay Architecture Award 2010 - Public Architecture
  • 2010 Massey University Library Design Institute of New Zealand - Best Design Awards 2010 - Bronze Award - Public and Institutional Spaces
  • 2010 Clearview School Resene Colour Award - New Zealand Architecture Award 2010
  • 2010 Newmarket Rail Station Redevelopment NZIA Auckland Branch Award (Public Architecture)
  • 2010 Newmarket Rail Station Redevelopment Illumination Engineering Society's (IES) Lighting Awards
  • 2009 Timberlands New Office Building Waikato Bay of Plenty Architecture Award 2009 - Commerical Architecture
  • 2009 Wilson School New Zealand Architecture Award 2009
  • 2009 Manukau Police Station Property Council New Zealand Award of Excellence

Contact

Bruce Curtain
Head of Architecture
PH: +64 447 17194
Email Bruce