Warren and Mahoney is recognised at the 2018 World Architecture Festival

November 30, 2018: Awards

The Lincoln University AgResearch Joint Facility has been internationally recognised with the Best in Category Award for Education - Future Project.


The AgResearch Joint Facility at Lincoln University, Christchurch in association with Woods Bagot, Boffa Miskell and LabWorks, has been recognised for its ability to effectively connect potential partners from different organisations in shared research spaces, and for its use of traditional Māori wayfinding to guide pathways between the facility and surrounding campus. Its thoughtful design was informed by consultation with local iwi, the farming community and a wide range of agricultural stakeholders.

Principal Architect Jonathan Coote said, “The Lincoln University and AgResearch Joint Facility offers a progressive model for industry collaboration. We are thrilled to see our design, informed by the mission to break the barriers to sharing research among scientists and academics, recognised on an international stage.”

Held in Amsterdam this year, the World Architecture Festival is dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding architecture and boasts the only global awards program where architects present projects to a live panel of internationally renowned judges and delegates.

A record 536 projects from 81 countries were shortlisted this year, making 2018 the biggest year in the awards’ history.

Warren and Mahoney Managing Director John Coop said the firm’s recognition in this year’s awards demonstrates its commitment to designing innovative solutions that support collaboration for the benefit of our communities.

"This project is emblematic of Warren and Mahoney’s approach to our work with clients and their stakeholders. Our process is grounded in driving conversation before design, sharing our ideas with authentic generosity and ultimately creating spaces that connect people. We’re honoured to see this approach receiving international recognition among this year’s competitive and highly qualified field.”

Warren and Mahoney was also shortlisted for three other projects at the awards:

Waterview Connection - Completed Projects - Transport

Memorial Bridge - Completed Projects - Transport

Univeristy of Waikato Multi-Purpose Facility - Future Projects - Education