We create places that people want to be in and around - buildings and their surroundings that meet the long-term needs of people through the consideration of sustainability, community, and culture.
Moller Architects is one of New Zealand's most respected architectural firms. In practice for more than 50 years, winners of over 60 architecture design awards, and with projects across four continents. The studio has nurtured some of New Zealand's finest architectural talent and created a legacy of much loved buildings.
Design isn't a fixed process. People are different and solutions are personal. Design is a social vocation. Great ideas don't appear in a vacuum; creativity is a collaborative process. We see the boundaries of architecture, who we are, and how we work with each other, as dynamic.
Craig Moller is a director at Moller Architects and has a degree in architecture from the University of Auckland and Yale University. He has over 25 years experience in practice on a wide range of biulding typologies. He teaches studio at the University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning. He is on the Board of Trustees at Western Springs College/Ngā Puna o Waiōrea & TAPAC, an assessor for the New Zealand Registered Architects Board and a member of the Auckland Urban Design Panel. He draws in his spare time and rides a bike.
Gordon Moller’s career as a creative designer started with a series of small houses, where he explored what has become a life-long interest in the roots of New Zealand architecture. Modest in programme, these works reflected a sense of form and material that links them to colonial prototypes. The first of these to attract notice was his own house at Birkdale, designed in 1964, while he was still a student. Shortly afterwards, a second house, designed for his own family at Pinehaven in 1969, was recognised by his colleagues with the award of a Bronze Medal in 1970, followed by a Silver Medal in 1971.
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Terry St George
Moller Architects has been recognised in New Zealand and abroad with over 60 awards including
- New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal.
- Over 40 NZIA regional and national awards
- World Architecture Festival
- New Zealand Property Council Civic Excellence
- Architectural Review
- Sculpture on the Gulf Pavilion Competition
- Master Builders Award
- AAA Visionary Architecture Award
- Lungs of Kapiti
Kapiti Urban August 2022
- Sky Tower
The Spinoff August 2022
- Craig Moller colour collab
Resene July 2022
- Hihiaua Cultural Centre
Architecture Now June 2021
- Drawing on Ideas
Architecture Now August 2020
- Pounui Ridge
Architecture Now May 2020
- 5 Favourite Things
Viva February 2020
- Tall Hut: Sculpture on the Gulf Pavilion
World Architecture Festival
- Sky Tower Revisited
Architecture Now August 2017
- ASB Waterfront Theatre
Architecture Now September 2016
- Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre & Library
Architecture Now 2015
- Masu Restaurant
Architecture Now May 2014
- High on the hill
Urbis February 2013
- Gordon Moller Investiture 2006
- Gordon Moller Gold Medal 2006
- Tall Hut
- Tall Hut
Architecture Now August 2023
- No frills house
At Moller Architects we believe we not only shape our environments through the practice of architecture, but also in other fields in which, as architects, we can help and assist others.
The Directors of Moller Architects have taught at all three Schools of Architecture in New Zealand. We have served on a number of Boards, including the Auckland Theatre Company and Wellington City Gallery.
Gordon Moller is a Past President of the New Zealand Institute of Architects, and a former Chair of Auckland Theatre Company.
Craig Moller has held a teaching position at Auckland University School of Architecture for the last 17 years, is an assessor for the New Zealand Registered Architects Board, and a member of the Auckland Urban Design Panel.
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We are always looking for people with skills, talent & ability, but equally people we can work with collaboratively.
You are very welcome to contact us for consideration, we enjoy hearing from like minds.
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