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Karapiro home wins top design award

Source: Cambridge News – page 13 | Date: October 22, 2020Two architectural designers from the Waikato region received recognition for their work at the 2020 Waikato ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards. Lee Turner, of Turner Road Architecture took out the award for best Residential New Home Over 300m2 and Dean Baldock of The Architecture People was the winner of the Waikato Resene Colour Award and received a Commended Award in the Residential Alterations and Additions category. Turner's "Ka...

October 22, 2020

Ridgeline Retreat

It's hard to believe that the beautiful home weaving along the ridge high up in the Maungakawa Ranges behind Cambridge was once a spec home. But the builder gave free reign to Turner Road Architecture's Lee Turner, whose design was informed by the ridgeline and the possibilities of capturing expansive view of the Waikato River. Read more ›...

October 31, 2018

Lee Turner | Design Evolution

Defign magazine recently had a chat to Turner Road Architecture's, Lee Turner about his architectural career so far...  Making a career move from professional rugby to architecture might not seem, the most obvious of transitions. But for Cambridge born-and-bred Lee Turner, his rugby career in Ireland was simply time out from architectural design. Read more......

October 31, 2018

Modern take on a classic lake house

After 40 years on the same land in Maungakawa Road, Cambridge, Denis and April Poppe felt it was time to move closer to town. Although the couple had ideas of what they wanted built, they were open to the 'excellent' ideas from their chosen architect, Lee Turner of Turner Road Architecture. Lee wasted no time in creating a vision of a 'lake house'  - a splendid 400m2 home, with 200m2 of decking spanning the width of the section, and set forward to make the most of the view. Read more.....

October 2, 2018

Turner Road Architecture Wins at 2018 ADNZ Design Awards

Lee Turner from Turner Road Architecture was winner of the large house category - Residential New Home over 300m2 Architectural Design Award - for the second year running, at the 2018 ADNZ Architectural Design Awards. The award winning home was Maungakawa Hilltop House a low-lying house that snakes along the ridge of Maungakawa mountain overlooking Cambridge.Read more about the award in the following articles: Cabin and Trees inspires judgesSource: Cambridge Edition Waik...

July 12, 2018

Bringing harmony to a californian- style bungalow

Creamy whites and soft watery blues help to create a sense of cosiness and calm in this Turner Road designed character home. Check out the recent feature Ben and Kate bring harmony to their Californian – style bungalow - on the Habitat by Resene website to learn about the inspiration for the colour scheme and interiors of their gorgeous home. Read More...

May 28, 2018

An alternative future: transportable homes

We’ve all traversed, in some form no doubt, the effects of rising land and building prices, and the issues around housing affordability in New Zealand. It’s a hot topic for good reason, but what is the solution? Archipro chats to Turner Road Architecture's Director, Lee Turner, about where to from here...After spending more than two decades involved in the New Zealand construction industry, and more than 12 running architectural firm Turner Road Architecture,  it was Lee Turner’s expe...

May 7, 2018

Designers of some of St Kilda's award winning homes

The summer 2017-2018 issue of Ze Magazine featured Cambridge's popular St Kilda, a development of which Turner Road Architecture is recommended architectural firm. St Kilda prides itself on open spaces, 1600m2 sections and thoughtfully designed, environmentally considered homes. See why Turner Road Architecture is one of St Kilda's preferred architectural designers....

March 19, 2018

Inside a dreamy modern farmhouse

Turner Road Architecture designed this beautiful contemporary farmhouse, based on traditional aesthetics, for the Scott family on their farm at the base of Maungatautari Mountain. Check out the recent Inside a Dreamy Modern Farmhouse feature on the Habitat by Resene website to see how they finished off their gorgeous home....

August 3, 2017

Modern barn brought to life

This modern family home based on a 'contemporary barn' style has simplistic lines but makes a statement with beautiful vertical cedar providing an arresting contrast to Black Eurostyle Iron. See the the recent feature Lee and Kristin bring their modern barn to life - on the Habitat by Resene website, for more information on the ideas behind the home’s colours and design....

August 3, 2017

Judges award Cambridge designer's work

A Cambridge designer who brought a little bit of Central Otago to Waikato has stormed to the top of the region's architecture awards. Lee Turner is a newcomer to the Resene Architecture Design Awards, but walked away from the regional awards dinner in Hamilton with a swag of gongs...see full article below.  Source: Cambridge Edition ...

July 31, 2017

ADNZ Regional Awards

It was designer Lee Turner's night to shine at the Waikato regional ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards on Friday, July 7.As well as winning the Residential New Home over 300 square metres Architectural Design Award, the newcomer to the competition was also awarded Commended in two categories – Residential New Home between 150 square metres and 300 square metres, and Residential Alterations and Additions...Read moreSource: ...

July 8, 2017

Winners at 2017 Award Night in Hamilton

A Cambridge Architectural Designer who brought a little bit of Central Otago to Waikato has stormed to the top of the region's architecture awards.Lee Turner from Turner Road Architecture is a newcomer to the Resene Architectural Design Awards, but walked away from the Friday night regional awards dinner in Hamilton with a swag of more here

July 6, 2017

Another Stunner By Turner Road Architecture

We are really proud of the latest design to come out of the Turner Road Design office. Bold, strong shapes dressed with beautiful random horizontal cedar cladding. A lovely home inside and out....

March 21, 2017

Turner Road Wins Award Again

The team at Turner Road are buzzing to have won the 'Best Of Houzz' award for 2016. This is the second year running the team has done this. Thanks for all the great support and we look forward to another great year in architecture....

January 21, 2016

Life Fitness commercial project finishes successfully

We are super happy with how the Life Fitness project has turned out and our clients Amanda and Shane are buzzing too! The project went really well from start to finish. Spaceworks provided awesome interior design and Arrow International were great to work with as the main building contractor. A great job all round....

September 6, 2015

Turner Road Architecture design wins Supreme Award!

This new build villa we designed within the Hamilton East Historic Precinct has just won the Supreme Award (and 3 other awards!) for the Registered Master Builders Home of the Year for the Waikato region!!! Congrats to James Rodriguez and the team at Euro Construction on a fantastic job in building it. The house is built within an area of very tight planning restrictions surrounded by beautiful bungalows and villas and the fact it has been recognised is fantastic. Big thanks to Barry and Tri...

July 25, 2015

Turner Road Transportable Video!


June 18, 2015

Member of Parliament letter to Turner Road!

Geez, we're feeling pretty honoured to receive a letter from Louise Upston Member of Parliament for the design award we won. A really nice gesture from her....

April 13, 2015

Why Use Turner Road Architecture at St Kilda?

Hey Team, we are very proud to be working alongside Matt Smith from the St Kilda Waterways sub-division in Cambridge. Based on sustainable principles and the original 1/4 acre Kiwi dream, this place stands out from the crowd. Check out the reasons why you should use Turner Road to design your home in this stunning location. Also, take a look at St Kilda's blog on us.

April 6, 2015

Life Fitness

The Life Fitness Building we've designed is coming together fantastically. Cant wait to see the shiney red box (staffroom) protruding out the glazed front wall... awesome!!!...

April 3, 2015

Meet the team - Nico Patchay

Over the next few weeks we'll be introducing the team from Turner Road in our 'Meet the Team' feature. Firstly our newest member, a man of many talents, meet........ Nico Patchay!!!

April 3, 2015

Another TRA Home in the Spotlight!

We were lucky enough to have another one or homes in the spotlight recently with the Gow House being included in the NZ Homes and Garden Tour 2015. Check it out on our website

March 28, 2015

Turner Road Transportable Hits the Headlines!

The Turner Road Architectural Transportable made the national news! Check out house 10 on the link, :

March 27, 2015

Life Fitness Building Racing Ahead!

The Life Fitness Building is racing ahead!. Heres a shot of Shane (client) and I having a serious discussion about the progress.......

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