Andrew Patterson (architect)

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Andrew Patterson
Andrew Patterson.jpg
Born (1960-06-12) 12 June 1960 (age 59)
NationalityNew Zealander
EducationKings College, Auckland; School of Architecture, University of Auckland
Known forPatterson Associates, formed 1990

Andrew Patterson (born 12 June 1960) is an Auckland, New Zealand-based architect. He is the director of Patterson Associates. Born in the Waikato region, Patterson completed a Bachelor of Architecture degree at The University of Auckland in 1984 and started his own practice at age 26.

Patterson is Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (FNZIA).[1] In 2017 Patterson was awarded the FNZIA's Gold Medal.[2]

Patterson has advocated for greater use of indigenous New Zealand stories and symbols in the design of public buildings.[3]


Stainless steel exterior of the Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Concrete interior of the Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Patterson Associates designed the Len Lye Centre, which is part of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth. The centre opened in 2015 to show the works of influential kinetic sculpture Len Lye.[4]

The Geyser building, in Auckland, is the recipient of New Zealand's only 6 Green Star rating from the New Zealand Green Building Council.[5][6]

Patterson Associates's MaiMai House was one of 16 finalists in the "private homes" category of the 2nd annual World Architecture Festival in 2009.[7]


  1. ^ "NZIA Fellows". New Zealand Institute of Architects. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 Gold Medal: Andrew Patterson". New Zealand Institute of Architects. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Why we should stop getting Aussies to design our buildings". Idealog.
  4. ^ Harvey, Justine (28 July 2015). "The sculptural Len Lye Centre by Patterson Associates has opened its doors". Architecture Australia. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  5. ^ "'World leading' Geyser building gets 6 Green Star Built tick from NZ Green Building Council" (Press release). New Zealand Green Building Council. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  6. ^ Dickens, Stephen. "Geyser building". Architecture Now. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  7. ^ "NZ designs among world's best". 31 January 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2017.

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