From its inception, the directors of Sheppard & Rout Architects have been concerned that its architectural and planning projects all reflect their cultural and historical contexts.
The events of the destructive Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 and the subsequent considerable rebuild of the city has reaffirmed the need to ensure that these values continue to be upheld.
The ‘conversations’ with the directors in this book will enable readers to experience the practice’s rich exploration of these values in their many and diverse projects carried out between 1982 and 2021. Numerous projects realised in other parts of the country and overseas are also included.
Dimensions: 250mm x 250mm
Format: Casebound, PLC Cover
Author: David Sheppard
Published: 30 November 2023
Sheppard & Rout Architects Vol. 1 1982–2021 gives readers an insight into the work of a long-established Christchurch architectural practice that has evolved from the initial partnership of the firm’s two founders into a much larger enterprise that is now national in its scope. It provides a distillation of the practice’s output over a forty-year period, selected from over 2500 projects, and spans a broad range of building typologies, from large-scale public and commercial designs to one-off houses and multi-unit dwellings.
From the Foreword by Ian Lockhead