New appointments at Peddle Thorp Architects

A few weeks back Warren and Mahoney announced it had hired four new principals across its Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch studios. Now Peddle Thorp Architects is getting in on the new appointment action by announcing three senior appointments for its Auckland-based firm. 

Former associate director Bradley Luke has been appointed a director while Margaret Garthwaite and Wade Jennings have been appointed associate directors.

For his part, Luke has worked with the practice since 2005 and also did a stint prior to working in the UK for a couple of years in 2003. He’s worked on projects that include the $115 million Stamford Hotel & Residences project, where Peddle Thorp designed 10 additional floors to the building and upgraded the hotel lobby and guest rooms. That project garnered two awards—a 2009 NZIA Auckland Architecture Award and a 2009 New Zealand Property Council award. 

Peddle Thorp director Richard Goldie says Luke possesses director-level skills and outlook supported by a strong global view and important technical and project delivery abilities. 

Next up is Margaret Garthwaite who has been with the firm for three years. A health services planner, Peddle Thorp says Garthwaite brings invaluable experience in the healthcare industry to her role, particularly valuable as the firm has a key focus on health projects. 

Garthwaite acts as a go-between to help translate clinical and service delivery models into design briefs and is “extremely passionate” about how facility design and interiors can improve patient experiences and help the healing process. 

Third and final appointee Wade Jennings has been with the firm since 2007, following a ten-year stint in Europe, including working with massive global architectural practice HOK. 

His role at Peddle Thorp involves leading the firm’s sustainable research and planning in the company’s commercial teams. His work in the sustainability realm was rewarded when the 21 Queen Street project took out the NZIA local and National awards for sustainability and commercial architecture.

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