Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects - Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga


HMOA Wins Three Wellington Architecture Awards

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July 27, 2020

Our Wellington studio scooped three awards in the recent NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards.

Work With Us in Wellington. Registered Architect Wanted


July 3, 2020

We're looking for an intermediate-level Registered Architect for our Wellington studio. We want someone who has experience in both the commercial and residential sectors. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of post-registration experience in the industry.

Happy 20th Birthday Revit: HMOA's Revit Revolution in NZ

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June 29, 2020

As a young business in 2001, HMOA (then called HMA) was the first architectural practice in New Zealand to adopt the modelling software, Revit—a move that raised eyebrows.

Media Article: HMOA's Christchurch Modernist Houses

Clifton Hill House Perspective Across Garden. Christchurch architect

June 4, 2020

Duval O'Neill, director of the Christchurch studio, features in a new Stuff article that focusses on Christchurch modernism and the architecturally-designed Christchurch houses he has brought back to life.

New Associate: Auckland Architect, Matt Robinson

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May 9, 2020

Some good news during crazy times, architect Matt Robinson has been made an Associate Director of HMOA Auckland. Here he is pictured pre-lockdown at one of his favourite Auckland spots. Read about what Matt's been up to while working from home in Westmere during Level 3 and 4.

The Latest: New Auckland Architects & Apartment Developments

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May 7, 2020

They'd barely worked out where to go for coffee when they were sent home to work. Architectural Graduate, Ana Suznejevic joined HMOA's Parnell studio in February and Registered Architect, Jason Yap only shortly before the Level 4 lockdown. Find out what Ana, Jason and the rest of Auckland team have been working on. 

Hunkered down in an HMOA House: Peka Peka Lockdown

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May 3, 2020

While a lot of us are spending lockdown dreaming of that kitchen or bathroom alteration (or home studio), some HMOA clients have been happily holed-up in a home designed just for them. We ask the owners of our Peka Peka II House how their home has been performing.

HMOA Projects Shortlisted for NZ Institute of Architects Awards

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April 29, 2020

We're excited to have eight HMOA projects selected for the 2020 Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) Local Awards.


Many Hats: Meet HMOA’s Designer, Jacqui Colley

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March 9, 2020

Jacqui Colley balances her brand and design work for HMOA with an art practice that takes her around the globe. Her artwork is currently on show at Pataka in Wellington. She’s the queen of beautiful collaborations and last year worked with fashion label, Herriot, to develop a silk fabric design from one of her drawings.

New Architect for HMOA Auckland: Meet Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson and daughter Issy

November 19, 2019

Senior architect, Matt Robinson, has just joined HMOA in the Parnell office. With fifteen years experience, primarily in multi-unit and high-end housing, Waikato-boy Matt tells us about making the switch from landscape design to architecture, designing for his own family and what he gets up to outside of the office. 

New Houses in Christchurch: Architect's Concepts

1942 East View from Neighbour

November 15, 2019

The Christchurch studio is working on two new houses, one in Mount Pleasant and the other nearby in Redcliffs. Both projects are set in dramatic landscapes, either on or above the coast. Director Duval O'Neill shares a preview of his concepts and explains how the settings have influenced design decisions.

Fabulous Interior Fit-Out for FNZ: HMOA Interior Designer, Karin Thurston

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November 11, 2019

HMOA has just completed a three year project to restrengthen, restore and refurbish Wellington’s heritage-listed Harbour City Centre annex, and global tech company FNZ is the lucky tenant. HMOA's Karin Thurston describes the project to design the three levels of FNZ's new downtown spaces.

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