DIXON WILD ARCHITECTS began as Pepper and Dixon in 1967 at Takapuna with Mason Pepper and Tom Dixon. Bruce Wild took over the practice in 2007. It is now situated in the Auckland city fringe suburb of Arch Hill.
We strive to work collaboratively with our clients to make their ideas a reality – whatever the building project and its context.
People who build their own home tend to be very courageous. These people are curious about life. They’re thinking about what it means to live in a house, rather than just buying a commodity and making it work.’
Tom Kundig (1954-)
Architecture is central to the health and happiness of individuals and communities alike. Without people, architecture cannot exist. A successful building takes inspiration from its occupants and its surroundings.
Freehand drawing is an integral part of our design process. It allows us to represent your ideas quickly and intuitively, providing us with a basis for computer aided modelling.
We have experience with all stages of the design process; resource and building consent, procurement, contract observation and administration. We are happy to discuss our services at greater depth in person.
Our initial meeting is at no cost to you.
Bruce Wild, Registered Architect (Reg No. 2076) and Director
Bruce has worked on private homes, community buildings and social housing. You will often find him behind the drawing board, dreaming up our next project.
When he is not in the office he enjoys … art, photography, wilderness walks, fishing and boats. Bruce is a fan of railway engineering and architecture.
Gabrielle Pfluke, Architects Assistant M.Arch (Prof) NZIA Member
Gabrielle assists Bruce in practice and with computer modelling.
GRANT & JACQUI HIGGINS
We have engaged Dixon Wild Architects on 3 projects over the last 7 years.
Two renovations to our bungalow – extensive remodeling and a pool/pool house, and one modern holiday beach house renovation.
At all times Bruce and his team were collaborative, easy to communicate with and amenable to all our feedback and changes. We felt our original briefs were well incorporated into the final designs.
Bruce was responsive to any on site/deign questions from our builders and was very efficient with consent processes. Both homes are easy to live in and we are thoroughly enjoying the new spaces that were created. Thank you!
– Grant and Jacqui Higgins
J.K MOWAT SMITH
Bruce Wild is the architect for three alteration projects for our family, over a period of approximately 25 years. The outcome of our first experience was so satisfying that I had no hesitation in asking for his expertise for a second and third time.
- The extensive renovation of our family home in Mt Eden, a villa,
- The alteration of our family beach house at Langs Cove a unique building of unusual original construction,
- The alteration and refurbishment of a house, from two semi derelict flats, in Mt Eden, to a home of new condition to down-size to.
Bruce and Dixon Wild Architects have provided design services to our brief as well as introducing thoughtful design innovation to each project. Bruce has lead the projects with empathy, for the family and heritage values integral with each, through all design stages, regulation compliance of resource consent and building consent and services of contract procurement and administration.
We are happy to recommend Dixon Wild Architects for the professional services they provide and the spaces created.
– J.K. Mowat Smith
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KAINGA ORA WALK-UP APARTMENTS
New build three-storey walk-up apartments for two Kainga Ora sites in Mangere.
Role: Design Architects for Kainga Ora
Brief: Walk up apartments for two separate sites, both consisting of 12 units. Dixon Wild worked with Kainga Ora to develop the unit designs and the master planning of the site.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / LINKS:
The Architecture Archive can provide more information on the history of the practice.
For councils outside of Auckland, get in touch with us. We have worked with Hamilton, Rotorua and Northern Councils and would be happy to help.