The Architects of Arch Hill
Dixon Wild has been located in Arch Hill for many years. Arch Hill is a great place to have a workplace. It has a lot to offer, from cafes to art galleries. We thought we would compile a list of our favourite activities and landmarks in the area, have a read!
The Grey Lynn library was designed by architect William Henry Gummer. Built in 1924, it has been standing for well over 90 years! There is a lecture hall directly adjacent to the library that can be hired by local community groups.
The Grey Lynn library is located along Great North Road.
TIP sculptures of Western Park
Western Park can be a great place for a stroll or a coffee break under the sun. It offers a children’s playground, public toilets and inspiring sculptures dotted along the landscape.
Access Western Park via Ponsonby Road.
”The TIP works refer to a loss of our past via the wholesale demolition of parts of Auckland City. Dumped in countless nameless landfills, maybe these multiple architectural dismemberments have undergone a subterranean reassembly and are about to lurch back up out of the ground” – John Radford Discussion at AUT 2005. 
The Old Ponsonby Fire Station
The Old Fire Station is located on Williamson Ave, built in 1902. The original use of this brick beauty was the Ponsonby Fire Station. The building is now a restaurant.
Things to do
Putiki Street Art Crawl
There are some great art galleries in the Arch Hill, Ponsonby area. Dixon Wild Architects is located directly adjacent to Putiki Street, which houses several art galleries. Next time you’re in the area head down Putiki Street and check out art galleries like Two Rooms.
Looking towards the Dixon Wild Architects office from Putiki St
Object Space Art Gallery
There are a few art schools in the area that offer night classes:
Weekend art class at Studio One
In the Neighbourhood
There are many Victorian villas and bungalow homes in the Arch Hill/Ponsonby/Grey Lynn area.
Come say Hi!
If you are in the area come in for a chat. We can help for anything architecture related!
Bruce at his work station
Bunnings the cat, one of our neighbours that pops in from time to time!