Hamish Shaw Architects is a contemporary, multi-disciplinary studio practicing in the fields of architecture, design and urbanism.

The studio was founded in 2014 by Hamish Shaw after 12 years collaborating with leading architects in New Zealand and Canada, on a number of award winning projects, across civic, commercial, residential, infrastructural and urbanism sectors.

Our practice thrives on complex project briefs, with cultural, social, commercial and environmental imperatives, across urban and outstanding natural landscapes.

Completed projects include Te Manawa Atawhai – Catherine McAuley Centre, Tait Limited Interior Fit-out and custom furniture, boutique accommodation for Wharekaretu, installation within exhibition ‘Thinking About Building’ for Physics Room Gallery, master plans for three South Island primary and intermediate schools, and a number of mixed use commercial / multi-residential concept feasibilities for the re-emerging city of Christchurch.

Current projects include a 20 hectare residential master plan in Christchurch, a boutique mixed use development in Lyttelton, a pedestrian/cycle bridge in Auckland, a constructed landscape and pavilions for an estate in Canterbury, and renovation of a historic house in Auckland.

The practice has recently earned national recognition for Te Manawa Atawhai – Catherine McAuley Centre.  Receiving a 2018 NZIA Public Architecture Award for the Canterbury Region, shortlisting for the National NZIA Award of Public Architecture, and a finalist placing in the Interior Awards - Craftsmanship category. 

Hamish Shaw Architects

236 Hereford Street 

Ground floor

Christchurch Central

Christchurch 8011

New Zealand

PO Box 1230 

Christchurch 8140


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