Appointments at Peddle Thorp

Monday 11 July 2011, 2:35PM
By Pead PR


Auckland-based Peddle Thorp Architects has announced three senior appointments.

Former Associate Director Bradley (Brad) Luke has been appointed a Director while Margaret Garthwaite and Wade Jennings have been appointed Associate Directors.

Brad Luke (35) has been with Peddle Thorp since 2005 but also worked for the practice before he moved to work in the UK for two years in 2003.

Peddle Thorp Director Richard Goldie says Mr Luke possesses Director-level skills and outlook supported by a strong global view and important technical and project delivery abilities.

Notable projects Mr Luke has worked on include the award-winning $115 million Stamford Hotel & Residences project, where Peddle Thorp designed 10 additional floors to the building and upgraded the hotel lobby and guest rooms.

Margaret Garthwaite (57) has been with Peddle Thorp for three years. A Health Services Planner, Ms Garthwaite brings invaluable experience in the healthcare industry to her role.

Mr Goldie says health projects are a key focus for the practice and it is in Ms Garthwaite’s brief to ensure health facility patient and staff needs are heard and incorporated into planning and design.

Ms Garthwaite works as a go-between to help translate clinical and service delivery models into design briefs and is “extremely passionate” about how facility design and interiors can improve patient experiences and help the healing process.

Wade Jennings (40) has been with Peddle Thorp for four years and was formerly with HOK, one of the world’s largest architecture practices based in the Netherlands.

He joined Peddle Thorp in February 2007 after 10 years in Europe and is leading Peddle Thorp’s sustainable research and planning in the company’s commercial teams.

Mr Jennings was a key member of Peddle Thorp’s team on the award-winning 21 Queen St project which took out NZIA local and National awards for sustainability and commercial architecture.

Mr Goldie says the appointments reflect both the practice’s busy schedule as well as the talents of the people involved.

“We are fortunate to be able to have the services of a team of Architects who bring to Peddle Thorp a wide variety of skills that give us particular strength across commercial construction, health planning and interiors,” Mr Goldie says.