2022 Commercial Property Awards / GOLD (Residential)

  We are very proud that at the Commercial Project Awards in Christchurch our Kōtuitui stage 2 won the Residential Award for 2022. Congratulations to Chancellor Construction and Avant Group.

VIDEO: 2022 Alt + Reno Home of the Year

Click HERE to view the video.

2022 Home of the Year – It’s a win for Faith & Doubt!

We are proud to announce Faith and Doubt as a 2022 Home of the Year winner! The catalyst for this design was a highly original family manifesto. Read more here: Faith & Doubt  

Reshooting our classic ‘Coromandel bach’ after 20 years

  We had a terrific few days with Conduit Marketing and Sam Hartnett shooting for The Local Project!

Welcoming Prue & Luna to the Crosson Team

A highly skilled and experienced architect, Prue has a specific interest in housing as a vehicle for building community and an interest in sustainable architecture and regenerative design.

Principal Jerome Buckwell a juror for NZIA Awards (Canterbury)

Crosson Architects’ Principal Jerome Buckwell is honored to be the out of town juror for the 2022 NZIA Awards in Canterbury. With a long list of diverse credits to his name, Jerome is a vastly experienced and versatile architect with an extensive understanding of the design and delivery process – and a potentially borderline obsession…

Shapeshifter wins GOLD in the Best Awards 2021

Shapeshifter has been awarded a GOLD at the Best Awards 2021! An escape from a city apartment, the client was looking for a looser, more open space to spread out in a home well connected to the sun. A collector of sculpture and paintings, a sculptural home was the intent, providing an interesting and dynamic…

Shapeshifter, finalist in the Best Awards

  Shapeshifter has been named a finalist for  the Best Awards 2021. An escape from a city apartment, the client was looking for a looser, more open space to spread out in a home well connected to the sun. A collector of sculpture and paintings, a sculptural home was the intent, providing an interesting and…

Light & Clay, finalist in the Best Awards

Light & Clay has been named a finalist for  the Best Awards 2021. A steeply sloping site below the road facing north. The intention was to design a modest family home that maximised the sun and connections to the view while maintaining privacy. The idea was to re-interpret the traditional suburban home in a contemporary…

NZIA National Architecture Awards 2021 – Light Mine wins!

This house is an exploration of strong sculptural forms referencing the mine shafts of the long-abandoned gold mines within the surrounds of the once wealthy historical gold mining town. Here, the shafts are inverted, mining the sunshine and starlight, extending into the sky as opposed to the earth. Within the strategically placed off-grid shafts drama…

NZIA National Architecture Awards 2021 – Recrafted Art House is a winner!

The project involved an extensive restoration and refurbishment of a 1910’s era Bamford and Pierce Arts and Crafts home, the addition of a contemporary living wing connected to the existing house, and a re-planning of the site with two new additional outbuildings – a pool house and a separate garage with guest accommodation above.

World Architecture Festival Finalist- Light Mine!

We are proud to be a finalist in the 2021 World Architecture Festival for our Light Mine house in Kūaotunu!

World Architecture Festival Finalist- Shapeshifter!

We are proud to be a finalist in the 2021 World Architecture Festival for our Shapeshifter house in Omaha!

Light & Clay a winner – NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards 2021

Golden glow.  A trio of cubic forms combines in this Auckland home which positively glows in the dark like an urban lantern. ⁠-HOME Magazine

Crosson Architects Principal Jerome Buckwell Announced as NZRAB Assessor

We are very proud of Jerome who will be assessing candidates for registration with the New Zealand Board of Registered Architects.

Netball star Kate Morland named Auckland’s Top Architect!

The 5 Best Architects in Auckland

NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards 2021 – WINNER!

Thank you to the judges and congratulations to all of the other 2021 winners.    

NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards 2021 – shortlisted!


Kōtuitui Terraces, New Zealand Commercial Projects Awards 2021 / Gold Medal

                We are thrilled to have been awarded a gold medal by the New Zealand Commercial Projects Awards for our Kōtuitui Terraces with Avant Group. Huge congratulations to Chancellor Construction Ltd!

Light & Clay, finalist in Home of the Year 2021

A steeply sloping site below the road facing north, the intention for Light & Clay was to design a modest family home that maximised the sun and connections to the view while maintaining privacy. The idea was to re-interpret the traditional suburban home in a contemporary architecture that was memorable, exciting and had more than…

Kōtuitui Terraces Stage I, finalist in Home of the Year 2021

Kōtuitui Terraces has been named a finalist for Home of the Year 2021. Kōtuitui in Māori means ‘to connect’, a name gifted by Te Ākitai Waiohua to the development. These homes connect to mana whenua, to the land, to the community, the landscape and the city. The intention was to create a new connected community…

Light Mine wins Home of the Year 2020

Light Mine has been named Home of the Year 2020. Rising from the dunes on Kuaotunu, the house catches the eye of passers-by, with its pyramid-like towers rising from the roof. The house, a low-slung, single level home, with room for children and grandchildren, is an exploration of strong sculptural forms that reference the mine…

Light Box, 2019 NZIA Local Award, Auckland / Housing – Alterations and Additions

Recrafted Art House, 2019 NZIA Local Award, Auckland / Heritage

Ken Crosson, elected NZIA Chair of the Auckland Branch

Sam Caradus, 2019 Interior Awards Emerging Design Professional finalist

Light Box winner at 2019 Best Awards

Recrafted Art House winner at 2019 Best Awards


Red House wins at German Design Awards

Red House wins at the 2018 German Design Awards held in Frankfurt, a proud achievement for the practice and our Red House project.

Vote for your favourite Ponsonby Park design

There are 11 design submissions for the site at 254 Ponsonby Road aka Ponsonby Park. Beautiful urban public spaces can be very powerful! Be a part of the discussion in shaping the future of our city and vote for your favourite You can vote here… https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H8978T2 (A perspective from LANDLAB’s design submission)

Coromandel Bach on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces

The new season of George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces aired on New Zealand screens last week – George made a visit to Ken’s Coromandel Bach and had a lot of good things to say! You can catch up on the episode at TVNZ OnDemand…

Site Visit From Above

Getting a feel for this West Coast site via helicopter – stunning location!

Construction Update

One of our Auckland projects currenty under construction featuring a spiralling staircase and some nice ‘Crosson orange’ safety tape

Open House 2: Design Criteria for a New Architecture by Florentine Sack

The Hut on Sleds House is featured in a new German publication – Open House 2: Design Criteria for a New Architecture by Florentine Sack. The book explores the idea of the ‘open house’ in both the literal sense of opening up the design of a house and also the fundamental attitude that understands people as not isolated…

Ken Receives an NZIA President’s Award

  Ken was a 2016 recipient of a New Zealand Institute of Architects President’s Award at the New Zealand Architecture Awards held in Wellington last week. These awards are presented to those who promote the advancement of Architecture in New Zealand, the raising of practice standards and an increased awareness of architectural issues. Ken received recognition for his…

The Crosson Team

  Dragged everyone outside to squint for this lovely team photo From left: James Young, Linda Sun, Brent Hore, Florence Mangan, Nicola Bainbridge, Sam Caradus, Maria Simpson, Corbett Madden, Ken Crosson

We Are Hiring

  Crosson Architects are seeking two wonderful people to join our team! We are seeking an experienced Registered Architect with strong project management and excellent communication skills to run a wide variety of innovative and exciting projects in our supportive team environment. Ideally you will have a minimum of 5 years experience. We are also looking…

City House Country House: Contemporary New Zealand Homes

  John Walsh and Patrick Reynolds released a new book last week, City House Country House, featuring Crosson Architect’s Red House and CCCA’s The Orange. Another great book showcasing contemporary New Zealand Architecture – a beautiful visual record of our country’s innovative approaches to design in the home. “City House, Country House explores 40 of New Zealand’s most outstanding residential projects in…

Ken Crosson Guest Speaker at Archipro Evening

Earlier this month Ken was asked to speak at Archipro’s Meet, Greet & Eat event held at Ostro, where a room full of homeowners mingled and talked architectural ideas with the industry’s leading design professionals. Listen to Ken’s talk on Enlisting An Architect here: http://www.archipro.co.nz/ken-crosson?stage=Stage

The Brightest magazine on the shelf: CCCA’s The Orange on the cover of Architecture nz

Bach Bach in Houses Magazine Spring 2016

The Bach Bach is featured in the latest Houses magazine  

Business North Feature – The Orange (CCCA)

Crosson Clarke Carnachan’s The Orange is featured in the latest Business North paper – Brent from the studio explains the design approach to the renovation of the existing Orange Hall, and addition of a contemporary and dynamic mixed-use building  

Update on Kawau Island

A few recent shots of the Kawau Island project – opened right up to enjoy the beautiful weather!

Home Magazine – My Favourite Building

In the latest issue of Home magazine, New Zealand Dance Company artistic director Shona McCullagh shares her memories of the Orange Hall and complements CCCA’s restoration of the ‘the old girl.’ (we love the orange outfit)

The New Zealand Home – Friday 29 July

Friday’s episode of The New Zealand Home was one not to be missed! Ken and Goran passed through a substantial period in our country’s architectural history. A time when many new architectural styles started to appear in our suburbs – Ken takes us through the origins of the Lockwood house, the emergence of Sir Miles Warren and…

Site Visit

A snippet from last week’s site visit… This alteration and addition to a beautiful Remuera Arts and Crafts gem is almost complete!  

The Orange ‘complements its predecessor’

Check out the latest write up on CCCA’s The Orange in the New Zealand Herald! http://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=11681028 “The Orange is well worth a drive-by for all commercial architecture geeks and anyone with a passion for Auckland’s heritage cannot fail to be captivated by the magic of the old hall”

Ken Crosson Interview – History of NZ Architecture

Ken was on air with Jesse Mulligan last week talking about his new show ‘The New Zealand Home’ and our local architectural history. Click here to have a listen…

Watch The New Zealand Home – Friday 8 Jul – TVNZ OnDemand

If you missed Ken in the first episode of The New Zealand Home, you can catch up at TVNZ OnDemand  

The New Zealand Home series ‘right on track’

The first episode of the New Zealand Home hosted by Ken Crosson and Goran Paladin aired on Friday night – check out Stuff.co.nz’s response! http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/81906664/The-New-Zealand-Home-New-series-on-our-architectural-history-is-right-on-track

WAF Finalist!

Red House is a finalist in this year’s World Architecture Festival to be held in Berlin later this year! http://www.homestolove.co.nz/inside-homes/news/three-new-zealand-homes-make-shortlist-world-architecture-festival

A brief encounter with Architect Ken Crosson

New Zealand Herald’s Canvas magazine featured Ken in their ‘Brief Encounter; series in the weekend http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11666078

Rebuilt refugee centre officially opened

The new Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre, a project we designed in association with Designgroup New Zealand, was recently officially opened by John Key and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/306701/rebuilt-refugee-centre-officially-opened

New TV Series – Ken explores the NZ Home

The New Zealand Home, a new TV series hosted by Ken Crosson and Goran Paladin will be airing next week of TV1 – Here’s the first look… http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/81309269/Ken-Crosson-and-Goran-Paladin-delve-into-the-history-of-The-New-Zealand-Home  

In Progress

Methven Library + Museum

In Progress

House under construction in Christchurch

More with Less magazine

Our Spanish friends over at More with Less magazine posted a feature on our Hut on Sleds a wee while back. Have a look… http://morewithlessdesign.com/the-hut-on-sleds/

In Progress

A project underway in Orewa. Here – you can see the internal courtyard start to take shape

In Progress

Project on Kawau Island

NZIA Wellington Awards

Nohoroa House won an award at the NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards 2016

NZIA Waikato/Bay of Plenty Awards

The Bach Bach won an award at the NZIA Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards 2016

NZIA Auckland Awards

The Orange wins an award at the NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards. Project by Crosson Clake Carnachan Architects

Architizer A+ Awards 2014, New York

Ken on the red carpet with the trophy for the Architizer A+ Awards in New York on Thursday

Architizer Awards 2014

We have won an Oscar for Architecture!!! Winners of the 2014 Architizer Awards for best residential house under 1000 sq ft, the trophy is very cool…

Ken’s Favourite Building in Home & Entertaining Magazine

Whangapoua House in Urbis Issue 74

Orange Hall

The tacked-on addition to the Orange hall is nearly completely removed. One of the demolition contractors is spraying water to keep the dust down as the digger works below

The Orange construction under way

The new year kicks off with a bang for the team at Crosson Clarke Carnachan as work commences on The Orange development on Newton Road in Auckland. Here, the back of the existing lodge/dance hall building is being prepared and excavated for structural strengthening and renovation

Hut on Sleds in Home Magazine Aug/Sep 2015

Hut on Sleds in Detail Magazine 53 2013

Architizer Shortlist!

Another accolade for our Hut on Sleds… It has just been shortlisted for the annual Architizer Awards in New York and is now featured on their homepage. They are getting into the kiwi lingo by calling it bach!!

Sunday Star Times

Ken Crosson featured in the Sunday Star Times back in December for his ‘Fastco Design’ award in New York

Waterfront Magazine

The Hut on Sleds featured in the 2013 Waterfront Mag issue of Beachfront, Lakeside and Riverfront Collection

Interview with Ken in Home Magazine Aug/Sep 2008

Fast Company Innovation Awards

Ken has just returned from the Fast Company Innovation Awards in New York where our Hut on Sleds received another international award. 1200 entries from around the world were condensed to 60 innovative projects. Some of the finalists included extraordinary innovation and ranged from the NASA designed Mars Rover Vehicle (cost $2.5 billion US) to…

Getting stuck in

We cut our teeth with alterations and post GFC – we’re finding more and more of these projects happening as our clients choose to stay put. We’re particularly excited about this majestic Arts and Crafts house in Remuera – a real challenge but the owners are willing to give it the respect it deserves. Here our…

NZ Herald

Seems like the NZ Herald had the right priority with their coverage of the recent NZIA National Awards!

NZIA Awards 2013

A snap of Ken doing his acceptance speech at the NZIA Awards 2013. We received a NZ National Award. This is a proud moment as it was our third NZ National Award in the last two years!

NZIA Awards 2013

The CA team attended the NZIA National Awards ceremony on the 24th May at the Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland

Vespa Gang

The CA Green Initiative – more and more of our team are switching from fuel hungry cars to green and efficient Vespas. Just doing our bit for the environment. Plus – Vespas are cool!

Ken and Mike took part in planting 1000 native trees again this year as part of the 10,000 tree planting scheme to create a native reserve in Raglan. This is the first time the Woodland Trust has undertaken a project like this outside of the UK. The hard work and organisation of the project is…

Coromandel Bach wins Home of the Decade


Ken is on Home Magazine’s Home of the Year Award Judging Panel

Home Magazine talks to Ken about his experience on the Home of the Year Award 2010 Juding Panel

2013 GIB Architects Regatta

On Monday, the team raced on the yacht Wired in the 2013 GIB Architects Regatta. We had a fabulous day and won the Tasman Cup in the spinnaker division!

WAN House of the Year Awards

The Hut on Sleds has made it onto the shortlist of the international WAN House of the YEar Awards! Check out the judges coments: I love it (Piers Gough) It doesn’t steal someone else beach (Piers Gough) I Love this, I would but one if I could! (Ellie Stathaki) That is so great; this is…

AAA Cavalier Bremworth Unbuilt Architecture Awards

Our scheme for a striking new home in the bush, ‘Red House’ won runner-up in the AAA Cavalier Bremworth Unbuilt Architecture Awards

Urbis 2012 – Best Bathroom

In the Australasian design magazine ‘Urbis,’ our pint sized bach claimed the 2012 Best Bathroom, high praise indeed for this little hut

International Exhibition ‘100 Architects of the Year 2012’

Ken Crosson was chosen as one of the top 100 architects in the world in the prestigious KIA ‘100 Architects of the Year 2012’ exhibition in Korea. Our Hut on Sleds was displayed at the exhibition which saw over 30 thousand visitors over five days!

Solar Eclipse!

The office prepares for Umbra through the conveniently positioned roof light

Ken at the Timber Design Awards

Ken Crosson and Nick Rowe on stage at the Timber Design Awards receiving the Exterior Innovation award for the Hut on Sleds

Timber Design Awards 2012

The Hut on Sleds does it again! It gained Highly Commended for Residential Architecture Excellence and won the award for the Best Exterior Innovation at the 2012 Timber Design Awards.

Viva Magazine

Our Hut on Sleds on the cover of last week’s Viva magazine!

World Architecture Festival 2012

The Hut on Sleds has continued to impress judges around the globe. The project has joined the elite of the architectural world again and made the shortlist for the 012 World Architecture Festival Awards. A presentation will be made to an international jury in October in Singapore.

Home Magazine’s Home of the Year 2003

Timber Design Awards

Our Hut on Sleds house has made the shortlist for Residential Architecture Excellence and the Sustainability Award in the 2012 Timber Design Awards!

New Zealand Herald Article

Our Hut on Sleds house is the New Zealand Herald! http://www.nzherald.co.nz/architecture/news/article.cfm?c_id=122&objectid=10818938

Home Front Series

Part II of Ken Crosson on ‘Home Front’ with an up close and personal tour around his award winning Coromandel bach

Hut on Sleds in Home Magazine Apr/May 2012

Architectural Review House Awards

Ken Crosson and John Wardle; the two antipodean prize winners at the Architectural Review House Awards in London last week

Dezeen Magazine

Have a look at the online magazine ‘Dezeen’ to see fantastic architecture from around the world, and even more photos of our award winning Tutukaka house http://www.dezeen.com/2012/07/05/tutukaka-house-by-crosson-clarke-carnachan-architects/

Home Front Series

A blast from the past! Check out Ken Crosson on ‘Home Front’ talking about Kiwi baches and his own award winning Coromandel bach

Architectural Review House Awards

Ken Crosson is off to London today to pick up an award for the Whangapoua House! The Sled House won a commended in the Architectural Review House Awards – the prestigious international awards for the design of a one off house.

Tutukaka house on the front cover

Our award winning Tutukaka house has made the front cover of Houses magazine!

Orakei House in Urbis Magazine Summer 2005


Tutukaka House on Talkitect.com

Our Tutukaka House in Matapouri Bay is on Talkitect! Check out Simon Devitt’s beautiful photography of this award winning home at www.talkitect.com

Tutukaka House wins NZ Architecture Award

CCCA has won a New Zealand Architecture award for the Tutukaka house! As a winner in the Residential Architecture category, the Tutukaka house was described by the panel as “structured and relaxed, a blend of qualities apparent in the generous verandah designed by an Architect who understands the lifestyle of New Zealanders at the beach.”

Urbis Magazine 48 – Kuaotunu Beach House

Kaipara Harbour House in Home Magazine Oct/Nov 2009

Hut on Sleds: Home magazine’s top 5 homes of the year

Our Whangapoua House designed by Ken Crosson made it into Home New Zealand magazine’s top 5 homes of the year

Rock The Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs

By S. Ehmann

BIG HOUSE SMALL HOUSE: New Homes by New Zealand Architects

By Patrick Reynolds & John Walsh