Multi-award winning architectural practice

Thorne Group offers the option to work with our multiple award-winning Architectural Designer or bring your own plans to us for construction. Thorne Group Architecture is headed up by multi-award-winning Architectural Designer – Jon McAlpine. Jon creates ‘conscious architecture’ – bespoke designs which have a life beyond a material manifestation. These designs have won him both regional and national awards every year. Working alongside Thorne Group’s build team provides a valuable insight into creating affordable designs that work. “A designer needs to be completely in touch with practical construction methodology and construction costs. You can have a great looking design, but it needs to be buildable to a budget” explains Jon. While Thorne Group Architecture and Thorne Group Homes operate as two distinct companies, giving clients the option of having an architecturally designed and built home within the same service is what sets us apart. Projects where we work collaboratively, alongside the client, deliver consistently better outcomes in terms of time, budget and efficiencies. 

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Awards

  • 2021 ADNZ Residential Interiors Architectural Design – Commended

  • 2021 ADNZ New Home 150sqm-300sqm – Commended

  • 2019 BOP/Waikato ADNZ Architectural Interior Design Winner

  • 2019 ADNZ Architectural Interior Designer National Finalist (top 4 in NZ)

  • 2019 BOP/Waikato ADNZ New Home 150sqm-300sqm Winner

  • 2019 New Home 150sqm-300sqm National Finalist (top 4 in NZ)

  • 2019 BOP/Waikato ADNZ New Home Over 300sqm: Highly Commended

  • 2018 ADNZ Architectural Interiors Commended

  • 2017 BOP/Waikato ADNZ Architectural Interior Design Winner

  • 2017 ADNZ Architectural Interior Designer National Finalist (top 4 in NZ)

  • 2017 BOP/Waikato ADNZ New Home 150sqm-300sqm Commended

  • 2017 Winner of the Resene colour in design award

  • 2017 ADNZ National Finalist (top 4 in NZ) • 2017 ADNZ Commend