The practise was founded as a result of winning a national competition to design a Library/Arts Building for Otago University in 1960. Since then DPBR Architects Ltd (ADP Architects Ltd and now Pacific Environments NZ Ltd) has completed many library buildings all of which ensure that the internal environment within the building provides visitors and staff with a comfortable and well lit space for reading, study and admin work.

Award winning library that lead ESD initiatives before they were more widely championed. Post occupancy evaluation of buildings with similar initiatives has informed current ESD methodology particularly in regard to user group  expectations and behaviour.




1984  NZIA National Award  

1984  Bronze Medal for Excellence in Architectural Design and Planning: RAIA and Australian Library Council  

1983  AHI Environmental Design Award

1983  NZIA Auckland Branch Award

Pacific Environments is committed to architectural design excellence, creating inspiring 'fit for purpose' built environment solutions for our clients. 


Sustainability, lifestyle and the creation of enduring investment value is core to our design philosophy.

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