DATE 11th Jul 2019

Architects of innovation: at the beating heart of Assembly Architects is the art of conversation. It’s how every project begins and it’s the essence of the company’s modus operandi.

The Arrowtown-based bespoke architecture practice delivers designs with personality, environmental engagement and considered construction.

With more than a decade of experience at the company’s helm, directors Louise and Justin Wright have a reputation for innovation, collaboration and straight talking, with a diverse portfolio of residential, commercial, public and tourism projects.

“It’s important to lead our industry with distinction because of the enduring legacy we leave in the built environment, and on the people who inhabit and encounter it,” Louise says. “We have a serious commitment to technology and use this to constantly improve our communication with clients and the project team.”

Founded in Wellington in 2005, the company moved to Arrowtown in 2012, making headlines nationally after designing several rammed earth houses. One such Wanaka project was a 2015 finalist for NZ Home of the Year; securing the first TERRA AWARD international prize for earthen architecture.

“We’ve developed great relationships with consultants, contractors and council — key to smooth project delivery,” Louise adds. “We believe in being really personable; forming wonderful friendships with our clients as we take them on their journey to create their new home.”

This story is featured in the Southern Lakes ‘Elevate’ magazine July 2019