Fearon Hay Architects have been multiple recipients at the 2011 NZIA New Zealand Architecture Awards receiving accolades in both Residential and International Architecture categories.
The New Zealand Architecture Awards showcases the best architecture produced in New Zealand each year with the recipients of the regional NZIA Local awards being eligible for the National Awards, judged by top Australasian architects across 10 categories.
Fearon Hay’s private residence on Waiheke Island, Island Retreat, layered with the interior collaboration of Penny Hay, was described by the judges as ‘successfully combining formal innovation, a mastery of materials and fabrication, and an intriguing spatial arrangement… The house exhibits an assured use of a simple palette of materials, elegant composition and refined detailing.’
In the International category Fearon Hay’s Tribeca Loft, a conversion of a 500sqm industrial loft space, reviewed as ‘[a] sophisticated example of architectural interventionism… spaces with a delicate and ethereal quality… the apartment has been transformed by the well-executed realisation of strong ideas and the disciplined distillation of the programme.’
Fearon Hay Architects was established in 1998 as a partnership between principals Jeff Fearon and Tim Hay and aims to deliver excellence in design. A practice recognized by national and international award programmes, Fearon Hay have been published in Phaidon’s Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture, short-listed in the World Architecture Awards 2008 and 2009, awarded the NZIA Supreme Award for Architecture in 2007 and have been nominated for the New Zealand Architecture Medal.