Condon Scott Architects Ltd is an award winning NZIA registered practice based in Wanaka, New Zealand.

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

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 600 projects in Queenstown, Wanaka & the Central Otago region over the past 30 years we have a wide range of experience in extreme climate, high altitude architecture including ski field projects, and have extensive experience with complex 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 practices to maximise environmental and climate conditions.

Awards

2019

New Zealand Institute of Architects

Winner of a Small Project Award at the 2019 NZIA Southern Architecture Awards for the Kirimoko Tiny House in Wanaka, NZ

Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Awards

Bronze Award 2019 DINZ Best Awards for the Kirimoko Tiny House in Wanaka, NZ
Finalist 2019 DINZ Best Awards for the Lake Hawea House, NZ

TRENDS INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS 

Highly Commended at the TIDA New Zealand Architect New Home of the Year 2019 Awards for the Lake Hawea House in Wanaka, NZ

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

TRENDS INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS 

Runner-Up at the TIDA New Zealand Architect New Home of the Year 2018 Awards for the Valley Crescent House in Wanaka, NZ

Registered Master Builders House of the Year 

Gold Award – Kelvin Heights House (Southern Region New Homes over $2 Million)

Gold Award – Grandview House (Southern Region GIB Show Home)

2017

NZ Commercial projects Award 

Silver Award in the Industrial Category – Cardrona Distillery Wanaka

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

June 2020 Dwell (USA design website) - Kirimoko Tiny House
May 2020 Otago Daily Times (ODT) - 'Bold Profile, Stunning Views' - Ruby Ridge House
May 2020 Archipro - 6 Inspiring Alpine Homes - Brewer House
May 2020 Decor Punk (UK design website) - Kirimoko Tiny House
May 2020 ArchitectureNow: Desirable Abode (Ruby Ridge House)
April 2020 Urbis Magazine - Ruby Ridge House
April 2020 Trends Magazine - Lake Hawea House - Editorial
Dec 2019 MSN News - Award-winning tiny homes that are beyond genius
July 2019 Trends Volume 35 - Valley Crescent House
July 2019 Architecture New Zealand - Kirimoko Tiny House NZIA Awards
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