A careful balance of nostalgia and function

September 15, 2020.

A careful balance of nostalgia and function

A finalist in the 2020 Property Council New Zealand / Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards, ‘the Old Arts Building’ at the heart of The University of Auckland required thoughtful consideration of its history, while considering the modern daily life of the university.

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) provided commercial certainty led by Hamish Dackers.

The respectful restoration of this significant site required purposeful design by Architectus & Salmond Reed Architects, remarkable engineering solutions, and careful execution.

The refurbishment uncovered and restored many of the buildings significant historical features that had previously been lost.

Together with the Property Council New Zealand, RLB is passionate about promoting and celebrating leading practice in the property sector via the Property Industry Awards program.

Congratulations to our 2020 finalists.

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About RLB

With a network that covers the globe and a heritage spanning over two centuries, Rider Levett Bucknall is a leading independent organisation in cost management and quantity surveying, project management and advisory services.

Our achievements are renowned: from the early days of pioneering quantity surveying, to landmark projects such as the Sydney Opera House, HSBC Headquarters Building in Hong Kong, the 2012 London Olympic Games and CityCenter in Las Vegas.

We continue this successful legacy with our dedication to the value, quality and sustainability of the built environment. Our innovative thinking, global reach, and flawless execution push the boundaries. Taking ambitious projects from an idea to reality.