Studio Pacific was established in Wellington in 1992 by the three directors: Nicholas Barratt-Boyes, B. Arch, ANZIA, RIBA; Stephen McDougall, B.B.Sc, B.Arch, FNZIA; and Evzen Novak, B. Arch (Hons), ANZIA, RIBA. Prior to establishing the Studio, all three directors studied and/or worked together in New Zealand before working for a period in Europe: Evzen studied in Berlin and worked in Switzerland and London, while Nick and Stephen were based in London and worked on projects throughout the U.K. and Europe. The collective international experience gained by the directors in Europe set the platform and influenced the direction of the practice. From early design competitions and small residential commissions Studio Pacific has evolved into an award-winning substantial and creative practice with diverse projects throughout New Zealand. Particular recognition has been given to the studio for working with the arts, urban regeneration, housing, masterplanning and contemporary workspace planning. Studio Pacific has received over 80 national and international awards since the company was founded in 1992. As architects and designers we work in a creative and collaborative studio environment. We enjoy searching for a bold poetic move in each project and creating architecture that has meaning, depth and tactility. We like the element of surprise. The Studio fosters innovation and creativity, drawing inspiration from our landscape – its forms, textures and quality of light. Critical analysis of the context and the concept of site-specificity create a unique design imprint for each project. Our work is optimistic. Our expectations are to work on projects with intense personal involvement in all parts of the design and construction process. At the same time, we want to draw on the collective talent and commitment of the entire studio. We approach every project afresh, and we actively look for the unusual design solution or idea that can unlock the design direction. We value being well-organised and professional. We strive for planning clarity, logic and functionality. We like the simplicity of the diagram. Architecture is a slow art and we are always learning. Our ambition is to continually lift our expectations and to capture the imagination of our clients.