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City House Country House

By  Patrick Reynolds, John Walsh
Warrander Studio | page 346-353

Sanctuary Magazine

Issue 42 – 16 Modular & Prefab Homes
Makers of Architecture | page 59

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Knight Associates looks to Japan for design of eco-friendly fashion store in New Zealand
Article: Natasha Levy | Photography: Simon Wilson
28 April 2018

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Architecture NZ

Issue No.1 2016 January/February
– Darth Vader and the Death Star by Guy Marriage (page 28-30)
– CNC – The new approach to Building by Thomas Denhardt (page 32-35)

The New Zealand exhibition at Biennale Architettura 2016

Edited by Kathy Waghorn
Warrander Studio
Chapter 1: Making Island | page 28-29

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Small Houses: Eight little NZ homes that think big

“Team Effort” | Text: Adrienne Rewi | Photography: Patrick Reynolds
Warrander Studio, pg 142-150
August / September 2016

Design Guide

2015 Biannual, Issue No.5
– Made to Measure: Studio Home, pg 26

Progressive Building

Issue 105 June/July 2014
‘News’ Section Pg 8-9
Precision Building

Small House Living
Design Conscious New Zealand Homes of 90m² or Less

Catherine Foster
Warrander Studio, pg 20-31, 2015

Architecture NZ

Issue No.5 2014 September/October
– Across the Board’ Section: Pioneering Spirit, pg14

Houses Magazine

Issue 32, Winter 2014
‘Innovation’ Section P14-16
Building in the Digital Age

Green – design architecture landscape

Issue 44, 2015, Anne Reid, pg 31 + 35

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Example Homes – Warrander Studio

Architecture NOW

Building in the Digital Age by Justin Foote
On-Line Publication 23 July 2014

Otago Daily Times

INSIDE OUT, Friday, October, 2, 2015

Clocked in Technology by Catherine Foster

Lunchbox Architect

Guess How Long it Took to Build the Prefab Warrander Studio…

Home Style Green

Podcast Episode 155: Cassettes & CNC Machines. What’s the future of Prefab?

by Matthew Cutler-Welsh | 9th April 2016

Radio New Zealand National

Kathy Waghorn: Future Islands at Venice

28 May 2016

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Architecture NOW

The Act of Making by Amelia Melbourne-Hayward
On-Line Publication 31 March 2017


Industrial revolution: meet the makers from Wellington’s design-led manufacturing sector

Idealog’s Guide to Wellington | 18th May 2017

Architecture NOW

On The Rise: Beth Cameron
by Amelia Melbourne-Hayward
On-Line Publication 31 March 2017


off ~ route 2

July 2015, Auckland and Wellington

“off-route gathers together and investigates the practice of recent architecture graduates who have each managed to wrangle the rules, conventions and expectations of young designers to get something built. Without the virtue of experience, their projects have relied on the passion, commitment and resourcefulness of their protagonists. Often collective in nature and built on donated time, trust and knowledge, these new practitioners are proving that there’s more than one currency to fund a project and more than one route into architecture.”

RUGWell – Revit Users Group Wellington

Revit for Digital Fabrication | 25th February 2015

“Makers of Architecture are a new architectural company that are interested in the principals of making. Along with their interdependent company, Makers Fabrication, MoA are interested in digital fabrication, where data rich digital models are optimised to output data for CNC fabrication and assembly. MoA are using Autodesk Revit and Rhino as their main documentation and manufacturing tools. They are also using visual programming tools such as Dynamo and Grasshopper. This presentation will show a brief insight into the design opportunities, efficiencies and thinking MoA use and are continuing to research and develop.”

sapwood CONFERENCE 2015

13 – 15 May 2015, Christchurch

THE FUTURE: Understand how further research and development, updates to design codes and guidelines and uptake of changes in information technology will allow us to continue to be innovative. For most of the day the programme will be split into specific presentation streams to provide targeted information for engineers, architects and developers/QS concluding with a panel discussion.

PrefabNZ CoLab 2015

22-24 April 2015, Wellington, New Zealand

Makers Fabrication Workshop

“CoLab is the new incarnation of the fun, informative and provocative blend of PrefabNZ Conference. In true PrefabNZ style, the focus is on collaboration and mixing-it-up to enable opportunities to forge new business relationships and find co-collaborators towards better prebuilt design and construction. The CoLab focus will be on hands-on, interactive, do-it-yourself prefab, which will be of interest to a wide range of design and construction industry participants – we hope to see you there! ”

Wellington Architecture Week 2015

Saturday 26 September 2015 – Studio Walk, Wellington CBD – Locations at

“Pop into a local architecture studio to see new, iconic and interesting work by the creative minds behind some of our favourite buildings. The Studio Walk will take in practices in the CBD between the Railway Station and the Embassy, 11am-3pm, Saturday 26 September. Bring a friend – walk or talk – see you there!”

PrefabNZ CoLab 2016

6-8 April 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

“CoLab is jam-packed with interactive site visits, provocative presentations and keynote conversations on inspiring prefab projects from local heroes and international experts. It’s all about fun provocation, interactive hands-on experience and future-forward innovative thinking.”

University of Canterbury 2015/16

ENCI658 – Architectural Engineering: Integrated Design

Makers of Architecture | Guest Lecture: Grant Douglas

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand 

NZCB Conference & Expo – Educational Workshop

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Saturday 28th May 2016

Seminar by Ben Sutherland

Architecture Week — Housing the Future

WGTN: Architecture Disruptors

Monday 19 September, 12.30-1.30pm
City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square

AKLD: HOME New Zealand Talk – Small Homes and Medium-Density Living

Tuesday 20 September, 6.00-7.00pm
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Corner Theatre

Garage Talk 14 – Fresh Produce

NZIA – Wellington Branch

Talk by Grant Douglas & Jae Warrander

15th July 2016

NZ Institute of Landscape Architects

Fabricating Narratives

Makers of Architecture | Grant Douglas

3rd August 2017 | Location: Wellington, New Zealand 

ADNZ 2017 National Conference

Thriving in the Future

This year focuses on thriving in the future by ensuring you and your practice are looking ahead and remaining at the forefront of the industry. We are bringing together a number of innovative, progressive speakers who are challenging the way we live, design and build.

Location: Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand 

Presentation by Beth Cameron & Jae Warrander

28th October 2017

Post-Study Conversations

NZIA Canterbury Branch

Talk by Jae Warrander

29th November 2017

The NZIA Canterbury Branch host founding members of First Light Studio and Makers of Architecture, speaking about setting up shop after uni.

PrefabNZ Techweek Cluster

Insight into tech and innovation construction in NZ.

Presentation by Beth Cameron & Jae Warrander

23rd May 2018 | Location: Wellington, New Zealand