Whanganui Collegiate Administration Building

About Whanganui Collegiate Administration Building

Being the ‘front door’ building for one of NZ’s oldest and most prestigious schools, the building services needed to be refined, minimal in their impact of the RTA designed architecture, but above all, effective. The buildings three gables house generous spaces suited for mixed use, offices, meeting rooms and WCs.

Materiality was a big consideration for the architects, so our services designs needed to reflect that, keeping bulky HVAC out of site and using simple, elegant lighting solutions wherever possible. The results reflect the minimal building designs, while exceeding the end users requirements.


2020 NZIA Western Architecture Award – Education Category

2019 Best Gold Award – Built Environment

2019 Best Gold Award – Public and Institutional Spaces

2019 Best Gold Award – Repurposed Spaces

Category Education
Architect RTA Studio
Location Whanganui - Manawatū-Whanganui