Business Central December 2023

58 | Creating beautiful and efficient living The Fontbunker - a compact two storey, one bedroom home on top of a steep section in Whanganui. Patchwork Architecture T T Ange Davidson ARCHITECTURE Proud to be working with Patchwork Architecture 027 979 0368 SB Joinery CONSTRUCTION SGB Construction offer a diverse range of building services from new builds and residential renovations through to commercial construction and project management. We service the Greater Wellington Region including Wellington City, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, and Porirua. Residential Construction | Renovations & Interiors | Project Management Commercial Construction | Quantity Surveying | Architectural Design 022 614 9703 Proudly supporting Patchwork Architecture Sally Ogle and Ben Mitchell-Anyon have been creating beautiful, efficient, warm and economical spaces since forming their architecture practise, Patchwork Architecture in late 2011, with offices in Wellington and Whanganui. Designing primarily for residential, large and small, they create spaces that suit their purpose and location. Their work has featured in numerous design magazines, won awards with the New Zealand Institute (NZIA) and Home of the Year, including a national NZIA award for their 10 x 10 house, an inspirational and functional family home perched on a Wellington clifftop complete with rooftop terrace. This year, Sally was shortlisted for the Architecture+Women NZ Dulux Awards Wirihana Leadership award, a category that aims to maintain focus on female leaders in their second decade beyond graduation. The Wirihana Leadership category is aimed at the career stage between graduation and mid-career, a career stage when women can often lose their visibility as statistics show that during this time gender has a significant impact on careers in architecture. The Wirihana Leadership award is by nomination to foster a sense of collegiality among the architectural community. The act of nomination is an important aspect in this process and the generosity of the nominator forms part of the recognition. Self-nomination is also encouraged, in an effort to combat the idea of ‘kiwi modesty’, which keeps so many hidden from view. “I was nominated for the award by a graduate student from Auckland University who I’ve never met. It was a lovely surprise,” says Sally. “A+W has a great awards programme, and anything that highlights the success of women and their careers is a positive. The architectural profession is slowly getting better at equality with women making up 50 % of the workforce, but at the senior levels of a practise, there’s still a way to go. That’s not just for women but for other kinds of diversity in a practise. Architecture and the construction industry is still dominated by men.” Sally believes that more flexible working conditions are essential if the status quo is to change, and that she has been able to maintain a career and motherhood through flexible working and support from her partner who also has similar work structure. “It’s still a total juggle but flexible work places are good for everyone. Covid was a real game changer as people realised you don’t need to be in the office and that you can trust people to get the work done.” In the early days of their practise, Sally and Ben, and Tim Gittos and Caro Robertson of Spacecraft Architects put their theoretical and drawn understanding of architecture through the physical building process by moving to Whanganui to build the Dog Box, a compact two storey, one bedroom home on top of a steep section in Whanganui. 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