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Australian architecture firm, Plus Architecture has opened its first international office in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Established in 1997, Plus Architecture has experience in master planning as well as multi-unit residential, aged care, commercial and mixed-use developments with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The new Christchurch operation is headed by Plus Architecture Director, Jaimin Atkins who brings with him over a decade of experience earned at the practice’s Melbourne office.

Commencing his career at Plus in 2002, Atkins has been responsible for the delivery of the firm’s most iconic projects including Melbourne-based apartment developments, Eminence, Element and Gravity Tower. His move to New Zealand signals the start of a period of rapid growth for the practice; with over 200 projects completed in Australia to date, and a current project portfolio of 50 developments.

Atkins explained that the practice had always aimed to expand the integrated architecture and design offering abroad and New Zealand was a natural consideration for the business with the country’s like-minded business environment.

Plus Architecture’s director team also includes Ian Briggs, Jessica Liew, Rainer Strunz and Craig Yelland, each with nearly two decades of designing and delivering residential and commercial projects to Australia’s landscape.

The Australian team will be supporting the projects undertaken by the New Zealand office with plans to employ local architects to grow the portfolio.

The new Plus Architecture office is located at Unit 4/201 Opawa Road, Hillsborough, Christchurch.

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