Condon Scott Architects Ltd (formerly known as Sarah Scott Architects Ltd) has been based in Wanaka for over 30 years.

Currently the practice employs eight people, with a broad range of skills and nationalities, working closely together in a studio environment. We have designed a wide range of residential and commercial projects both in the Central Otago region and further afield.

Each commission is unique and site specific and clients are encouraged to be involved throughout the design process. We offer innovative solutions to demanding sites and client briefs.

Having completed more than 500 projects in the Wanaka & Central Otago region over the past 30 years we have a wide range of experience in extreme climate, high altitude architecture including numerous ski field projects, and extensive experience with Resource Consent Applications in sensitive (outstanding visual amenity) landscapes.

The practice offers strong design based architecture and focuses on marrying client needs with sound building practises to maximise environmental and climate conditions.

Condon Scott Ltd is an NZIA Accredited practice.

Awards

2018

New Zealand Institute of Architects

Winner of a Housing Award at the 2018 NZIA Southern Architecture Awards for the Kelvin Heights House in Queenstown, NZ

2017

NZ Commercial projects Award 

Silver Award in the Industrial Category – Cardrona Distillery Wanaka

2017

Registered Master Builders House of the Year 

Gold Award – Forest Heights House (Southern Region New Homes $700,000 – $1 Million)

2015

Registered Master Builders House of the Year

Gold Award – Milburn House (Southern Region New Homes $500,000 – $650,000)

2014

NZ Commercial Projects Awards 2014

  1. Gold Award in the Tourism and Leisure Category
  2. National Category Winner – Tourism and Leisure Category
  3. National Category Winner – Commercial Project under $2m

TRENDS Top 30 New Zealand Home 2013/2014

Winner of TRENDS Top 30 New Zealand Home and TRENDS Top 30 New Zealand Kitchen awards for the Brewer House, Roys Peninsula, Lake Wanaka

Registered Master Builders House of the Year

Gold Award – Point Wells House (Westpac New Homes over $2 million)

2011

New Zealand Institute of Architects

Winner of a Public Architecture Award at the 2011 NZIA Southern Architecture Awards for the design of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Wanaka

Window Association of New Zealand National Award

The Wanaka Catholic Church project won against two other National finalists in the WANZ Awards. “Medieval Catholic churches used darkness to create religious mystery. This church is quite the opposite,” said the judges. “Curving clerestory windows flood the body of the church with light, while more contemplative spaces on either side have end windows in the form of a cross set deep externally in a coursed rubble wall. Minimal joinery either side of the sacristy enable a view of the mountains beyond.”

2010

Registered Master Builders House of the Year

Category Winner and Gold Award – King House (Southern Region New Homes $1million – $2million)

Press

July 2018 Houses Magazine (Issue 48) - Valley Crescent House, Wanaka
June 2018 Metropol Magazine - Kelvin Heights House, Queenstown
June 2018 Sanctuary Magazine (Issue 43) - Kirimoko Tiny House, Wanaka
Aug 2017 Archipro - Designing for the Extremes (#10 Most Read Blog on ArchiPro)
Aug 2016 ArchDaily.com – Webby House, Lake Hawea
June 2016 my trends HOME (vol 31 no 12) - Webby House, Lake Hawea
July 2014 A+A Architecture & Art (China) - Brewer House, Roys Peninsula, Lake Wanaka
Jan 2014 Trends Magazine (China) Vol29 No12 - Brewer House, Roys Peninsula, Lake Wanaka
Dec 2013 Architizer.com – Wanaka Catholic Church, Wanaka
Nov 2013 Home magazine (France) No26 – Brewer House, Roys Peninsula, Lake Wanaka
Nov 2013 House Trends (Portugal) Issue no.50
Oct 2013 Galleria Magazine (South Korea) – Wanaka Catholic Church
Sep 2013 ArchDaily.com – Wanaka Catholic Church
Sep 2013 ArchDaily.com - Brewer House, Roys Peninsula, Lake Wanaka
May 2013 Trends Magazine (NZ) Vol29 No04 - Brewer House, Roys Peninsula, Lake Wanaka
April 2013 Trends Magazine (NZ) Vol29 No02 - Strudwick House, Wanaka
Sept 2012 Stuff.co.nz – House of the Week – Brewer House, Roys Peninsula, Lake Wanaka
June 2012 Architecture NZ – Holy Family Catholic Church, Wanaka
June 2012 Houses Magazine (Issue 24) – Sarah Scott Profile
June 2012 Central Magazine (Issue 3) – Holy Family Catholic Church, Wanaka
Dec 2011 Houses Magazine (Issue 22) – Oliver House