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GRAHAM PRICE - NZIA

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

I reside in New Zealand and have practiced as an architect throughout the world for over 30 years. My passion for people, their culture, the natural environment and their influence on the built form provides the foundation for my philosophy on design and architecture.

 

I was born and educated in Wales in the United Kingdom where I still reflect on my strong roots and have spent 20 years of my career in Zimbabwe where I established the Price Ward Wilson Partnership. I have spent the past 15 years practising in New Zealand and also designed and led a variety of projects in Africa, New Zealand and the Pacific ranging from hotels and leisure resorts to residential projects, commercial / retail centres schools and master planning projects.

 

I value the quality of time spent with people to develop long lasting relationships, which I believe is the essence of understanding a clients needs and vision. My interpretation, creativity and appreciation of spatial relationships and materials, together with the project’s financial feasibility and technical aspects of construction; all contribute to the design process and an exceptional outcome for all the stake holders. I moved from Auckland to the Bay of Plenty in 2009, where I now lead my own architectural practice as the founding Director of First Principles Architects.

Qualifications and Affiliations:

 

  • Bachelor of Science (Arch) Hons Bath

  • Bachelor of Architecture Hons Bath

  • Registered Architect - NZIA

 

First Principles Architects:

 

  • Mangatawa Head Office, Tauranga

  • Tauranga Intermediate School

  • Te Wharekura o Mauao Stage 2

  • Mount Central Retail, Mount Maunganui

  • Salt Multi Residential, Tauranga

  • Bethlehm Birthing Centre, Bethlehem

  • Tawa Street Commercial, Mount Maunganui

  • The Reserve Office Harington Street, Tauranga

  • Harcourts head office, 3rd Avenue, Tauranga

  • Aspire High Performace Gym, Bethlehem

  • Nga Hau Mangere Birthing Centre, Auckland

  • 17 Banks Avenue Offices, Mt Maunganui

  • Pyes Pa Function Centre, Tauranga

  • Adelpha Womens Care, Bethlehem

  • Coast Retail Village, Papmoa Beach

  • Spring street offices and Retail upgrade, Tauranga

  • Commerce Centre office upgrade, Whakatane

  • St. Therese community centre

  • 5 and 5A Grace Avenue Houses, Mt Maunganui

  • 60 Oceanview Road Upgrade, Mt Maunganui

 

Personal Project Experience (NZ):

 

  • Bethlehem Town Centre

  • BNZ Headquaters, Tauranga

  • The Algarve Apartments, Mt Maunganui

  • The Mooring Apartments, Mt Maunganui

  • Harcourts offices, Papamoa Beach

  • Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary Lodge, Taupo

  • Sunrise Ave House, Auckland North Shore

  • Trends Apartments, Auckland

  • Sandown Rd House, Auckland

  • Crews House Addition, Auckland

  • Paihia House, Bay of Islands

  • Paihia Town Centre & Waterfront Masterplan

  • Waitangi Information & Exhibition Centre

 

 

 

Personal Project Experience (Pacific & Africa):

 

  • Radissons Denarau, Fiji

  • Golf Terraces, Denarau Fiji

  • Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa

  • Natadola Golf Club House & Golf Course

  • Warwick International Vavau Resort, Samoa

  • Warwick Presidential Suite, Fiji

  • Riverside House, Denarau, Fiji

  • Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe

  • Pamuzinda Lodge, Zimbabwe

  • Pemba Beach Lodge, Mozambique

  • Vanuatu Resort & Marina Masterplan

  • First Principles Instagram
  • Facebook - First Principles
  • ArchiPro

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