Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects - Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga


Architect's New Project: Karl Joins a.k.a architecture

June 24, 2019

An integral part of the HMOA team for seventeen years, many as an Associate, Karl Wipatene is taking on an exciting new project and joining architect, and wife, Anne Kelly at a.k.a. architecture.


Christchurch Architecture: A new house in Cashmere

June 10, 2019

Another new house is underway in the Christchurch studio. Director Duval O'Neill offers a peek at what's planned.

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Second Time Around: Architectural Alterations to an HMOA House

May 27, 2019

In 2004, Wellington director John Melhuish started working with our clients, Andrew and Stephanie, on plans to alter their home in Karori. Joined by architectural graduate Oliver Markham, these alterations turned out to be so extensive, a whole new house was designed. Only the original floor structure survived.

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Architects on Tour: Karl and Anne in Japan

May 20, 2019

HMOA Associate Karl Wipatene, from the Wellington studio, recaps school holiday adventures in Japan ...

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Breaker Bay House on Fire: Rebuilding to Tim Nees' Design

May 13, 2019

In June 2009, a fire razed Ranger Point House in Wellington's Breaker Bay, the awarding-winning home architect Tim Nees had designed for his family in 1995. Maintaining the essence of the original house, HMOA carefully went about rebuilding it to Tim's original design.

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Work With Us: Situation Vacant in Auckland Studio

May 8, 2019

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From the drawing board: HMOA Auckland Architects

May 6, 2019

Work in Progress at Herriot Melhuish O'Neill Auckland While the HMOA Auckland team is particularly big on apartments, there are always houses in the mix. Auckland director Matt Pearson gives a glimpse of three projects on the go in the Parnell studio.

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HMOA Beach Houses feature in UNO Magazine

January 5, 2019

Jenny Duck from the Tauranga studio recently spoke to the Bay of Plenty's UNO magazine about our beach houses.

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Thanks for our studio Sir Miles: HMOA Christchurch designed by Miles Warren

December 3, 2018

Our Christchurch team has the joy of working out of 65 Cambridge Tce, designed by Sir Miles Warren in 1962 as his home and office (for Warren and Mahoney). Christchurch director Duval O'Neill shares his passion for the building.

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Artist & Architect Collaborate: Michel Tuffery & the Pacific Islands Memorial

December 2, 2018

John Melhuish is working with artist Michel Tuffery on the design of the Pacific Islands Memorial,  a huge bronze conch shell to represent Pacific Islanders’ contribution war.

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Super Cuba: Architectural Restoration and New Apartments in Wellington's Cuba Street

November 28, 2018

When Wellington builders the Trevor Brothers laid down their tools in 1912, they wouldn’t have imagined that 106 years later 161 Cuba St would be a hive of inner-city living, working and dining.

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A Christchurch Architectural Makeover: Duval renovates a Paul Pascoe House

November 26, 2018

Emily and Dan Park had never heard of architect Paul Pascoe, ‘the father of New Zealand modernism’, before they bought their Sumner home, designed by Pascoe in 1957.

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