AECOM are the project managers for the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, led by Kerry Newell and Sean Johnstone. They have a proud history of creating, sustaining and enhancing the built, natural and social environments within New Zealand and beyond.
SHAND SHELTON (ARCHITECTS)
Shand Shelton specialise in the design, documentation and construction of live performance and creative spaces throughout New Zealand and Australia.
Principals, Roger Shand and Phil Conroy, bring a unique blend of skills and experience to their ‘live performance’ projects. Having managed venues themselves, they also understand how these facilities operate and are built.
FIRST LIGHT STUDIO
The team at First Light combine internationally award-winning design with leading-edge eco technology. They collaborate with commercial and residential customers looking for something truly unique to their needs, site and vision.
For this project First Light are working closely with Shand Shelton to realise the vision of a regional performing arts centre uniquely of its place here in Rotorua.
HENRIATA NICHOLAS – MOKOIA CREATIVE
Cultural integrations into the design have been fully supported by Ngāti Whakaue with the introduction of Henriata Nicholas to the design team. Nicholas, a well-known designer artist of Ngāti Whakaue descent, brings with her a wealth of knowledge in public art design and cultural community integration on various public art projects.
DUNNING THORNTON (ENGINEERS)
Dunning Thornton provides structural engineering consultancy services for projects throughout New Zealand, from multi-story buildings to theatres and sculptural forms. Hands-on director Alistair Cattanach is the lead engineer for this project and is intimately involved in all aspects from conception to completion.