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Transforming the way we work at the Richards Partners atelier office.
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Tribute to NZ barn vernacular. Rural living in Riverhead.
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Join our team! We're looking for Intermediate Architectural Technicians and Designers with Revit experience to join our team, and opportunities in Auckland, Hawkes Bay and Queenstown offices. Please apply directly to info@youngrichards.com, we are not taking applications through recruitment consultants at this time. Please send both your CV and Portfolio.
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Making memories this summer - Paunanui beach house.
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Excited to announce Young+Richards+ Queenstown office! Now open and taking on local projects!
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Celebrating summer and lunch outside at Y+R+
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"The desire to reach for the sky runs very deep in the human psyche." Stanmore Bay project facade detail.
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Outdoor room at our Whangaparoa house.
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Celebrating & Lunching at Y+R+
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@pokehousenz ready for the lunch rush at @westfieldnewmarket
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"A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy." Inspiring Juan Montoya quote - Richards Partners workplace.
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Counting down to summer days - Pauanui house view.
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Celebrating 16 years of Elvon Young + Harriet Richards! Founding partners at Young + Richards.
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Team collaboration on social housing in our Mt Eden office.
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Courtyard pool at Omaha beach house.
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Workplace joy - staff room kitchen for @richards.partners
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Our starry sky awaits its next event at the Auckland Racing Club - Tote on Ascot
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Front door welcome at our Waitakere project.
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Waking up to waterway dreams at our Pauanui Beach house project.
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Summer evenings starting at our tree tops house project.
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Night sky jewel at Stanmore Bay.
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Hospitality Pavilion and Offices at the prestigious Cambridge Stud.
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Seamless indoor-outdoor living at Pauanui Beach.
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Together Better in action in our head office.
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Bar sophistication at the Cambridge Stud hospitality centre.
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Riverhead: room with a view
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Tides out - Cape Cod elegance at the Milford sea wall.
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Simplicity in every detail - Pauanui kitchen.
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Where design meets delicious. A feast for the senses at Fields Cafe, Albany.
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Cambridge stud reception awaiting morning action.
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"The best rooms have something to say about the people who live in them." - David Hicks
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Morning ocean views at our Stanmore Bay project.
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In the arms of nature's serenity, homes become a sanctuary of peace. Wintry view from our Tree Tops project.
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Hospitality Pavilion and Offices at the prestigious Cambridge Stud.
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Moody bathroom in our Pauanui project.
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“We shape our homes and then our homes shape us” - Winston Churchhill Olive grove house project.
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"Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea. – Yoshio Taniguchi Fields Cafe Albany.
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“In pure architecture, the smallest detail should have a meaning or serve a purpose” - Augustus W. N. Pugin Whangaparoa house stairs.
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Pauanui house outdoor room beauty.
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Parnell residence kitchen luxe.
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Waitakere Treehouse
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”We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us” Winston Churchill. Whangaparoa house.
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”Cooking well, with love, is an art.” - Asha Bhosle Pauanui family kitchen.
Proud moments at the Property Awards thanks to our client Kāinga Ora and great working with Dominion Constructors and Ashton Mitchell.
Proud moments at the Property Awards thanks to our client Kāinga Ora and great working with Mike Greer Homes and Penny Homes.
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Join our team! We're looking for a Senior Level Architect or Architectural Designer with Revit experience to join our Auckland team working on Kainga Ora social housing projects. Opportunity to be trained as a Homestar Designer. Experience in New Zealand running projects, great team player, and attention to detail a must. Please apply directly with your CV and portfolio to info@youngrichards.com
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“The more you know, the more you can create. There's no end to imagination in the kitchen.” - Julia Child Pauanui House
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Join our team! We're looking for a Senior Architect Designer or Technician to join our Napier team. Please apply directly to info@youngrichards.com
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Tote on Ascot bar - poised for punters. 📷 @togetherjournal
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“In the golden hour, you can see magic in everything.”
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“The desire for symmetry, for balance, for rhythm in form as well as in sound, is one of the most inveterate of human instincts.” - Edith Wharton
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Dreamy bath with a balcony view at our Riverhead Project.
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Great to see Tote on Ascot events space set up for a wedding. 📷 @togetherjournal
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Morning sun at Pauanui.
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“There are two things that make a room timeless: a sense of history and a piece of the future” - Charlotte Moss
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“We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us” - Winston Churchill
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Stunning set up at Tote on Ascot - ready for entertaining. 📷 @togetherjournal
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”Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness”. – Frank Gehry inspiration Coromandel house renovation.
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Farmhouse home family kitchen.
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Poolside entertaining at our Glendowie family home project.
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Tall, dark and handsome kitchen in Riverhead.
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”The Sun does not realise how wonderful it is until after a room is made.” - Louis Kahn @richards.partners office kitchen
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Coromandel house at dusk.
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The space we designed for Tote on Ascot looking beautiful as a wedding and event venue! 📷 @togetherjournal
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“Architecture is inhabited sculpture.” - Constantin Brancusi Fields cafe- an exercise in designing inhabited sculpture.
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”The desire to reach for the sky runs very deep in the human psyche.” - César Pelli Milford residence
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“All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.” - Philip Johnson Inspired by the idea of ‘space that cuddles’ throughout our work.
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Auckland Racing Club stables at Ellerslie Racecourse - we adored combining our passion for design and restoration with our passion for our equine clientele in this project.
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Showcasing our wonderful client's personality with this mosaic shell front door at our Omaha house project.
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Appreciating the serenity of a dark bathroom in this design.
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Tote on Ascot bar awaits its next event! Such a fun project to be involved in converting the old stables at Ellerslie Racecourse into a premier event space.
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“I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It's the perfect harmony.” — Coco Chanel
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”Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.” Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Milford Residence in charcoal brick.
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"Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style." Loving this quote by Billy Baldwin.
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”Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space.” Zaha Hadid- always inspiring
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"I think white is the most wonderful color of all, because within it one can find every color of the rainbow.” Richard Meier
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“We want escape rooms from everyday life and nothing is off-limits,” well said Annie Sloan!
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Our hearts go out to all those affected by mother nature's fury and flooding.
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Designing for horses at @cambridgestud was one of our favourite projects.
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Darkness falls at our Riverhead House project.
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We’re hiring in Hawke’s Bay! We are looking for a very special Senior to join our team. Architectural or Technical background, experience managing graduates. CV’s to info@youngrichards.com.
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Steel stairway to master bedroom suite, Karaka house.
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”Architecture is always dream and function, expression of a utopia and instrument of a convenience” – Roland Barthes
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We’re off to the beach! Office reopens January 16th 2023. Omaha project - courtyard pool.
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We're looking for an Office Administrator to join our team. We call this role the Happiness Engineer of our office as it involves supporting the teams in the office and being front of house at Y+R+. We are looking for someone who has had experience working in an office environment in a role involving people and communications. Location 4d Edwin St, Mt Eden, Auckland. Please apply directly to info@youngrichards.com
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Hawkes Bay Office Opportunities! We are looking for Intermediate and Senior Technicians and Architectural Designers or Architects to join our Napier office. We're looking for people who have experience working alongside graduates and leading a small team. Good knowledge of architectural detailing is required with the ability to mark up graduate's drawings and support our Regional Manager. Must have some New Zealand experience and be a good communicator. Ideally Revit based. We offer a dynamic, supportive team-based environment with a work-hard play hard attitude. Come and grow your career with us! Please apply directly to info@youngrichards.com.
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“On the one hand it's about shelter, but it's also about pleasure.” Zaha Hadid
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"There are two things that make a room timeless: a sense of history and a piece of the future." Charlotte Moss Richards Partners office.
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”Architecture is inhabited sculpture” Constantin Brancusi Glendowie House family life.
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Afternoon light in our Whangaparaoa house project.
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Inspired by the great masters “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo da Vinci Millford house.
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“The door handle is the handshake of the building” - Juhani Pallasmaa Mother of pearl mosaic tiled front door, Omaha House.
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Bring on Summer! Waiheke project looking beautiful 10 years on.
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Beautiful moments in our Kāinga Ora state house projects.
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Mobie Newmarket Westfield
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Steel stair detail Karaka
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Classic Cape Cod style timber detailing.
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Join our team! We're looking for Intermediate and Senior Level Architectural Designers with Revit experience to join our team in Auckland. Please apply directly with your CV and portfolio to info@youngrichards.com
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Fields Cafe Albany glowing in a fresh Spring Evening.
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Join our team! We're looking for Intermediate and Senior Level Architectural Designers with Revit experience to join our team in Hawkes Bay. Please apply directly with your CV and portfolio to info@youngrichards.com
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Reflecting on World Architecture today and loving this Zaha Hadid quote ”Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space … On the one hand it's about shelter, but it's also about pleasure” - Zaha Hadid
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Classic moldings - always stunning.
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Portal to the sea in our Milford townhouse project.
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Cambridge Stud parade ring is all set for stallion parades.
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Classic chic, heritage meets contemporary in a timeless composition.
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Cambridge stud hospitality is warm and inviting on a winter's day.
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Leo Tolstoy once said “all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” Restored flooring detail - Magistrates Richards Partners office.
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As Renzo Piano said “Architects spend an entire life with this unreasonable idea that you can fight against gravity.” Treehouse Waitakere's structure.
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Tote on Ascot bar all ready for its next event.
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Timeless luxe materials - double island kitchen Parnell.
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Excited to congratulate Architect Charrid Stone as the new chair of NZIA Hawkes Bay Region, Senior Architect in our Napier office.
Calming waiting room at Greenlane Specialists at the Ascot, gastroenterology clinic.
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We are excited to welcome Carlos Ramirez to our Senior Team in Auckland.
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Seamless flow to the outdoor bush in our Waitakere home project.
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Our Hawkes Bay Team is excited to be officially opening our new Napier office!
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We're on the hunt for Revit technicians - apply directly to info@youngrichards.com
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The luxury of all-year-round outdoor dining at our Glendowie project.
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Preserving heritage grandeur- restoration and alterations in Parnell.
Details from Greenlane Specialists at Ascot, gastroenterology clinic.
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We’re on the hunt for amazing people to join our great team! We are looking for Architectural Graduates or Technicians to join our Napier or Auckland office. Follow the link in our bio for more information.
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Join our team! We're looking for a great Accounts and Administration Assistant to join our team. Follow the link in our bio for more information.
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Celebrating the NZ aesthetic with a classic combination of charcoal stained timber and NZ Bush in this Riverhead home.
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Bathroom with a view, Waitakere bush house
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Celebrating all the wonderful women at Y+R+ today! #internationalwomensday
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"A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy." We’re loving this quote by Juan Montoya.
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Sunset over the Riverhead estuary.
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”Create the moment” – Ai Weiwei
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We're looking for Architectural Technicians with Revit experience to join our team in Central Auckland and Hawkes Bay. Please apply directly with your CV and portfolio to info@youngrichards.com
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”Sometimes less is more than enough”. – great quote by an unknown author.
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Reinventing the workplace at Richards Partners atelier office.
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"A house is made of brick and mortar, but home is made by the people who live there.” M. K. Soni Milford kitchen
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Happy Summer! Chilling in Omaha beach house.
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Happy New Year! Here’s to a new future in 2022.
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Ellerslie stables at sunset.
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Afternoon sun in the tree house project.
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And it’s goodbye to office spaces all around the country today for the year! Here is hoping for more time working together in 2022 rather than working remotely!
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Feel the heat! Summer is here!
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Flashback to the esteemed Cambridge Stud under construction. 📸 @cambridgestud
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It’s the daily rituals that count in the designing of home.
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Cambridge stud reception looking beautiful as ever.
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Sunset bedroom in Waitakeres.
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Auckland Racing Club we can’t wait to come racing again soon!
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We're looking for Architectural Technicians and Designers at a graduate level to join our team in Auckland and Hawkes Bay. Please apply directly with your CV and portfolio to emma.m@youngrichards.com
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Vertical lighting Omaha entry.
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”Beauty is the harmony of purpose and form.” – Alvar Aalto Milford house.
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“Home is where one starts from.” –T.S. Eliot Country home.
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Omaha modern.
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We miss you @pokehousenz look forward to dining out soon!
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Celebrating dining in!
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Our office doors are closed but we’re all-go working from home!
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5 ⭐️ Hospitality at Cambridge Stud.
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We're so excited to be finalists in the 2021 @bestdesignawards
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”The details are not the details, they make the design” Charles Eames LED stair balustrade detail Waiheke.
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We are looking for an Office Administrator to join our team. We call this role the Happiness Engineer of our office as it involves supporting the teams in the office and being front of house at Y+R+. We are looking for someone who has had experience working in an office environment in a role involving people and communications. Follow the link in our bio for more information.
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Heritage detail and contemporary luxe come together, Parnell renovation project.
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”I think that when you invite people to your home, you invite them to yourself” Dalai Lama Waitakeres home.
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Natural Beauty - green schist from Queenstown, Milford fireplace.
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“I lingered most about the fireplace, as the most vital part of the house” Loving this quote by Henry David Thoreau. Poolside fire at Riddell Rd.
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Double island kitchen luxe, Parnell renovation project.
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Boardroom morning light at Richards Partners.
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”Architecture is the thoughtful making of space”. – Louis Khan Riddell Rd home aging gracefully.
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We're looking for Architectural Technicians and Designers to join our team in Central Auckland and Hawkes Bay. Please apply directly with your CV and portfolio to info@youngrichards.com
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Crysalis glow at Fields Cafe ❤️
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Natural skylight and backlit mirror light combine in this bathroom project.
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Considering creating beauty in the everyday - rear entry in our St Heliers project.
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Sleeping in the view in our house by the harbour project.
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Considered storage nook under the stairs in our Whangaparaoa project.
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”In pure architecture, the smallest detail should have a meaning or serve a purpose” – Augustus W. N. Pugin Parnell residence balustrade
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”We had better not enjoy the moment, but create the moment”. – Ai Weiwei Whangaparaoa House framing the view.
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Black beauty townhouses amongst lush planting and ancient pohutukawa.
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Bathing in the bush in our treetops home poised in native Waitakeres.
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”The work of art is already within the block of marble. I just chop off whatever isn't needed.” Auguste Rodin.
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Framing the view in this family home.
Thank you @nzhviva for the interview!
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We're on the hunt for brilliant Architectural Designers in Auckland to join our ever-growing team. Follow the link in our bio to find out more.
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“There is no peace more delightful than one's own fireplace.” Marcus Tullius Cicero Clevedon Home fireplace nook
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Cape Cod details - Audrey Road, Milford.
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A clear wintery evening at our project Fields Cafe.
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Timeless Cape Cod details in Milford.
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Sun setting on the estuary at our Riverhead home project.
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Cooking with a view at our Whangaparaoa house project.
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Autumnal colours in our Parnell home project.
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We're looking for Architectural Technicians with Revit experience to join our team in Central Auckland and Hawkes Bay. Follow the link in our bio to find out more.
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Tight urban sites with amazing views require elegant solutions.
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Framing the view to nature. Riverhead house.
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“Kitchens should be designed around what’s really important: fun, food, and life.” Loving this sentiment by David Boulud, French chef, and restaurateur.
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A nook for working from home in our St Heliers home.
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Together + Better Working with clients on our Westfield St Luke’s project.
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Commanding ocean views called for a home designed as a series of viewing platforms. Whangaparoa home.
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We love Oscar Wilde’s sentiments on architecture “ If nature had been comfortable, mankind would never have invented architecture.”
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As Autumn comes we consider the home as a sheltered viewing portal to the outside. Karaka Lakes Showhome interior.
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Loving seeing our bar design at Ellerslie Racecourse in this backdrop! Image via @giltrapgroup.
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We're looking for Architectural Technicians with Revit experience to join our team in Central Auckland and Hawkes Bay. Follow the link in our bio to find out more.
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"Architecture is what nature cannot make. Architecture is something unnatural but not something made up.” Louis Kahn Riverhead farmhouse.
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Happy Easter from the Team at Y+R+!
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”Architecture is a social act and the material theatre of human activity”. – Spiro Kostof St Heliers home
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“Home is where one starts from.” –T.S. Eliot Treetops House Waitakere.
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Great to see events are back on at The Tote on Ascot. Ellerslie Racecourse.
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”The only way to enjoy architecture is not just to look at it but to move around it and through it” Great quote by Kenneth Bayes Treehouse Home
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Happy St Patrick's Day from Young+Richards+
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Feeling inspired by Umair Siddiqui “When strange objects shape the landscape, we get fiction”
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Bathroom nestled in nature in our treetops project.
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Architecture is like writing. You have to edit it over and over so it looks effortless” loving this quote by Zaha Hadid. Courtyard Terraces development.
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Celebrating all our wonderful women at Y+R+!
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We are inspired in our work by this Brancusi quote “Architecture is inhabited sculpture” Constantin Brancusi Whangaparaoa Home.
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A room with a view over the Riverhead estuary.
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”A design isn’t finished until someone is using it” Brenda Laurel We love seeing our past projects lived in and growing into their landscapes. Waiheke Bach.
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Dining room basking in the afternoon sunshine in our Tree Tops House.
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“Home is a shelter from storms-all sorts of storms.” William J. Bennett Whangaparaoa Home
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Celebrating Hair Salons are open again in Auckland! M11 Newmarket Colab with @hareinteriors
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Happy Chinese New Year from the team at Y+R+
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We're looking for a brilliant architectural designer or technician to join our great team in Hawkes Bay. Follow the link in our bio to find out more.
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New Year, new projects on the boards.
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We're on the hunt for an amazing Office Administrator / Happiness Engineer to join our team in Auckland. Follow the link in our bio for more information.
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Summer nights in our Waitakere house project.
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Family haven in St Heliers.
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”In all things of nature, there’s something of the marvellous” Aristotle Whangaporoa House, portal to nature.
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Bedroom details in this beautiful Showhome overlooking the lake.
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Happy Holidays! Omaha Residence.
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As we pack away our offices for the year we wish for calm waters for all for the year ahead. Richards Partners office, Magistrates building Auckland.
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Curated nature; olive grove in Karaka with family home nestled quietly amongst the olives in the summer sun.
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“We no longer build fireplaces for physical warmth, we build them for the warmth of the soul; we build them to dream by, to hope by, to home by” - Edna Ferber Glendowie House.
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Offices at Cambridge Stud.
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We’re loving this quote by Norman Foster right now - “If you weren’t an optimist, it would be impossible to be an architect”. Richards Partners office, Magistrates building Auckland.
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We’re Hiring in Hawkes Bay! Intermediate and above Designers and Technicians. Hawkes Bay office-based. Please send applications through to ashley.m@youngrichards.com
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“For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another.” Andree Putman Designer Karaka Lakes Showhome interior design.
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Excited to have our Hawkes Bay office established! Working on local and national projects from this stunning region.
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Low tide in the summer sun at our Milford Cape Cod Homes residence.
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Cambridge Stud Farm stables busy spring season.
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“The home should be the treasure chest of living.” Le Corbusier
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Celebrating! Shaneil Narsey gains NZRAB registration and is now a Registered Architect.
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Loving how our Riverhead home project activates at night.
We were proud to be finalists in this year's @architecture.nz interior awards workplaces under 1000m2. It was a great night celebrating the industry.
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“Luxury is when it seems flawless when you reach the right balance between all elements”⠀ Jean-Louis Denoit Designer⠀ Karaka Lakes showhome interior.⠀
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Celebrating quality and prestige in the Cambridge Stud office reception interiors.
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Fields cafe activated in the evening glow.
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Young+Richards+ foundations are built on collaboration and innovation. Together+Better+
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“Rawness and refinement are not opposite ends of a luxurious spectrum. They are two complementary features with which to populate a luxe environment.”⠀ - Kelly Wearstler Designer⠀ Onyx Bathroom⠀
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“Quality design must have a sense of authenticity.”⠀ - David Collins Designer⠀ Milford Residence.
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Another day at Cambridge Stud Farm, great aerial view showing the scale of our projects.
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Bedroom heaven in our Parnell Residence project.
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”We only know the world as it is evoked by light.”⠀ Louis Khan.⠀ Magistrates building, Richards Partners office kitchen.
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Excited to see our retail design spaces open in Auckland again after lockdown!
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Thrilled to be back in our Auckland office after lockdown.
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"Real luxury is understanding quality, and having the time to enjoy it." - G Bruce Boyer⠀ Parnell Residence
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Focusing more and more on everyday details in our homes and finding joy through the smallest of details.
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Auckland turns on the sunshine for lockdown on one of our stunning rural homes.
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❤️️ Sending a collective shout out to our retail and hospitality clients locked down - hoping for busy shopping centres again soon ❤️⠀
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All go working from home in Auckland!⠀ Kia Kaha New Zealand ❤️
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"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance." Coco Chanel⠀ Parnell Residence staircase.