Mr Aaron Paterson

B.A, B.A.S, B.Arch

Biography

Aaron Paterson is architect and director of PAC an Architectural collaborative studio. PAC is an ideas-driven design office, committed to intellectual and artistic rigour, and fueled by a strong commitment to realising ideas in the world. We believe a thoughtful and inclusive approach to design, which puts people at the heart of any potential solution, is the key to compelling and positive architecture. From community buildings, houses, hospitality and commercial spaces and even the Giraffe House at The Auckland Zoo, Aaron has designed an extensive and diverse range of buildings. In the field of residential architecture, both multi-unit housing and single dwellings, Aaron is widely recognised – as well as widely published and awarded – for his architectural insight and acumen. In 2013, the Lake Hawea courtyard house received a New Zealand Architecture Award before going on to be shortlisted for the prestigious New Zealand Architecture Medal – a distinction given to the best building in new Zealand. The S-House has also been the recipient of a New Zealand Architecture Award – recognition of design at the highest level. Aaron is a regular contributor to architectural publications. Aaron’s naturally positive approach to architecture is a central part of the P-A-C ethos. www.p-a-c.nz

Research | Current

My critical mode of research is practice based architectural research and making. Active research areas include: Post digital media, Technical technology and digital fabrication and live Co-Housing projects within the Auckland region.

Teaching | Current

2012, 2014, 2015           Taught ARCHDRC 202 – Architectural Media II

2007 – 2014                  Tutor - ARCHDES 300 | ARCHDES 301 | ARCHDES 700 | ARCHDES 700

Postgraduate supervision

2010 – 2016                  Supervisor MArch (Prof) – Thesis

Distinctions/Honours

2015  NZIA President’s awards

2013  New Zealand Architecture Medal - Shortlist for Lake Hawea Courtyard House

2013  Auckland Architecture Award - for Blackpool House

2013  Auckland Architecture Award - for Giraffe House

2013  New Zealand Architecture Award - Housing Category for S House

2013  New Zealand Architecture Award - Winner for Lake Hawea Courtyard House

2013  Interior Awards - Eighthirty Cafe

2013  Eat-Drink-Design Awards - Shortlisted for Eighthirty Cafe

2012  HOME Magazine Home of the Year Award Finalist for Lake Hawea Courtyard House

2012  Southern Architecture Awards - Winner for Lake Hawea Courtyard House

2012  Auckland Architecture Awards - Winner in for S House

2004  UIA Celebration of Cities Competition. Commendation

2001  Presidents Medals, Commendation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 

Areas of expertise

Architectural Design

Housing & Co-housing

Post digital media

Critical BIM

Architectural technology

Digital fabrication and Construction

 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects

New Zealand Registered Architects Board - Registered Architect #3445

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Davis, M. J., Paterson, A., Melis, A., & Mecredy, E. (2017). Transitioning the live project: A managed interface between the architectural academy and professional practice. In R. Hay, F. Samuel (Eds.) Professional Practices in the Built Environment: Conference Proceedings University of Reading, UK.
  • Davis, M., & paterson, A. (2017). Propagation of a critical legacy through evolving technology. Paper presented at Educating Architects and Planners, 1917-2017, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. 8 September - 9 September 2017.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michael Davis
  • Davis, M. J., Paterson, A., Melis, A., & Mecredy, E. (2017). Transitioning the Live Project: A managed interface between the architectural academy and professional practice. In R. Hay, F. Samuel (Eds.) Professional Practices in the Built Environment Conference Proceedings, 165-173. Reading, England. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michael Davis