Our Awards And Achievements

ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Award 2023
Whare Paetara KAITIAKITANGA AWARD WINNER
Kaitiakitanga is the ethics and practice of protection and conservation of the natural environment and the resources within it, on which people depend.

ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Award 2023
Whare Paetara HIGHLY COMMENDED
Category: Compact New Home up to 150m2
Judges comments: This home has been chosen for its bold and innovative leadership in reaching beyond the status quo.

TIDA New Zealand Home Award 2023
Whare Paetara HIGHLY COMMENDED
Category: Designer Homes
This single-story, 3-bedroom Superhome is a striking contrast amongst the traditional neighbouring properties and is a testament to what can be achieved when favouring quality over size.

ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Award 2023
Hilltop Haven COMMENDED
Category: New Home between 150m2 and 300m2
Judges comments: A rhomboidal plan slices across the site to orient north and creates intriguing complexities in plan. A careful focus on landscape biodiversity, material selection and energy efficiency have resulted in an overall sense of care and comfort.

ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Award 2022
The Big Cottage HIGHLY COMMENDED
Category: Residential New Home over 300m2
Los Angeles-inspired, Japanese-influenced and Canterbury-designed and built, this home combines the latest technology with timeless architecture.


TIDA New Zealand Home Award 2022
The Big Cottage RUNNER UP
Category: Designer Homes
Los Angeles-inspired, Japanese-influenced and Canterbury-designed and built, this home combines the latest technology with timeless architecture.

ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Award 2021
Rata Street COMMENDED
Category: Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2
The green home with $6 per month power bills. Rata St house is built to Superhome standards, which look at both the design efficiency of the building and also the sustainability of the materials used to build it.

ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Award 2019
Tonbridge Street COMMENDED
Category: Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2
A light-filled, 4-bedroom, energy-efficient, standalone home perfectly fitting a tiny 278m2 site. The spatially aware, long, narrow plan in an east-west orientation allows for northern sun into every room with a strong connection to the expansive, sunlit deck. 7 Homestar and Superhome Certified.

Sustainability Superstar Award 2018
Sustainable Business Network WINNER
This national award, sponsored by Westpac, celebrates a person who inspires and leads others to make a difference. Bob Burnett received this award in recognition of his work in advancing sustainability in architecture and co-founder of Quakestar and Superhome Movement.

ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Award 2017
Banks Peninsula House WINNER
Category: Residential New Home between 150m2 and 300m2
The materiality amplifies the definition of the forms that creates a timeless aesthetic from all angles. The vibe of the home has an echo of Frank Lloyd Wright. Over-sized eaves to the high performance glazing have been carefully detailed to protect from over-heating whilst capturing fantastic views.

ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards 2017
9 Church Square COMMENDED
Category: Compact New Home up to 150m2
Comments: Single-storey home and the second home in the country to achieve a 10 Homestar Built rating. It was opened in February by MP of Christchurch Central, Nicky Wagner, to coincide with Earth Day. NZGBC CEO, Alex Cutler: “The home is an excellent example of how making good choices at the design stage quickly shows benefits, and this principle applies right across the country.”

Master Builders House of the Year 2016
23 Garden Road GOLD RESERVER AWARD

1st 10 Star Homestar 2015
11 Church Square
Comments: The first home in NZ to achieve a 10 Homestar Built rating. The 140m2, two-storey home at 11 Church Square, Addington, was officially launched by Mayor Lianne Dalziel 5th August 2015, which was also the launch of the Superhome Movement.

EECA Awards 2014
Vector Energy Leadership Award COMMENDATION
Judges’ comments: A long-standing and influential champion of energy-efficient home design, Bob Burnett has been a passionate advocate of energy efficient and sustainable building design over his 25 year career. He’s championed high performing thermal envelopes and low running costs. He strives to educate others about efficient home design through publications, and trade events. He’s been particularly active influencing the Christchurch rebuild, including building two sustainable demonstration homes. A very good, influential practitioner. His work has longevity and integrity.

ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Award 2013
Allandale House WINNER
Category: New Home between 150m2 and 300m2
Judges’ comments: Impressed by the planning and cross section of this house which work excellently and address issues of the slope across the site. The designer has used a rich palette of materials to make a warm and engaging home. Allandale House has been integrated into a hill-site and is surrounded by native bush capturing views looking down to Lyttelton harbour to the north east. An environmental design ethos was a high priority and so environmentally sourced materials and recycled finishing timber have been used extensively in the house . Joinery is solid timber rather than MDF.

ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards 2013
Mount Pleasant WINNER
Category: Residential Interiors
Judges’ comments: This striking and consistently white interior accentuates the colours of the landscape seen through the windows and doors. Far from being boring, the monochrome spaces are calm and beautiful and bring order to the complex, non-linear compact plan.

ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards 2013
Mount Pleasant WINNER
Category: Residential Alterations & Additions Architectural Design Award
Judges’ comments: The major addition to the street side front of this house on a hillside site, has converted a simple and straight forward older house into a striking residence. The use of the change in levels has been an effective way to add accommodation within the tight boundaries of the site and also to create useful and attractive outside spaces from the main living areas. The brief was for alterations and additions to be completed on a modest, single level, three bedroom, weatherboard home. The result is a home undistinguishable from the original ­ all linings, claddings and windows have been replaced and the house has been transformed into a unique, multifunctional four level luxury residence.

ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards 2013
8 Star Mod House WINNER
Category: Residential Compact New Home up to 150m2
An environmentally sound 149sqm timber frame home, this home is amongst the most energy efficient houses and the first 8-star Homestar rated home built in New Zealand. Modest, modern, modular and earthquake resilient the rationale was to create a model house that demonstrates that building high performance homes can be achieved affordably. The home also has a very small ecological footprint – targeting zero energy use through excellent thermal design and the use of PV solar panels to provide more than enough power.

ADNZ Resene Regional Design Awards 2011
Waikuku Beach House WINNER
Category: Innovative Design Award.
A very well detailed house in Precast Concrete that is designed to capture the heat of the sun and keep it in.

House of the Year Gold Reserve Award 2011
Selwyn Road House WINNER
Category: House of the Year

ADNZ Resene Regional Design Awards 2009
Machiya House WINNER (Shizuka Yasui)
Category: First Time Entrant

ADNZ Resene Regional Design Awards 2009
Machiya House WINNER (Shizuka Yasui)
Category: Roof

ADNZ Resene National Design Awards 2008
Runswick Lane House NATIONAL FINALIST
Category: New Single Dwelling, over 250m²

ADNZ Resene National Design Awards 2008
Runswick Lane House NATIONAL FINALIST
Category: Bathroom Award

ADNZ Resene National Design Awards 2008
Runswick Lane House NATIONAL FINALIST
Category: Kitchen Award

ADNZ Resene National Design Awards 2008
Rolleston House WINNER
Category: Special Projects

ADNZ Resene Regional Design Awards 2008
Lowes House WINNER
Category: Sustainability Award

ADNZ Resene Regional Design Awards 2008
Lowes House WINNER
Category: Bathroom Award

ADNZ Resene Regional Design Awards 2008
Lowes House FINALIST
Category: Interior Award

ADNZ Resene National Design Awards 2002
Punakaiki Rocks Hotel EXECUTIVE AWARD

Bob Burnett Architecture 2024