Back to the
A-Z directory


Auckland / Christchurch / Tauranga / Wellington Central

36 Members
  • Brad Coombs FR
  • David Irwin F
  • Ralph Johns FR
  • Gavin Lister FR
  • Grant Bailey R
  • Zach Barker R
  • Simon Button R
  • Michael Chu R
  • Tim Cook R
  • Sophie Fisher R
  • Sophie Jacques R
  • Matthew Jones R
  • Nik Kneale R
  • Wade Lipsham R
  • Travis McGee R
  • Haylea Muir R
  • Andrew Norriss R
  • James Pattullo R
  • Bradley Ward R
  • Travis Wooller R
  • Rhys Baker
  • Sarah Bishop
  • Sean Burke
  • Hannah Carson
  • Cassandra Drayton
  • Lydia Franken
  • Frank Hoffmann
  • Mihali Katsougiannis
  • Helen Kerr
  • Ivy Llanera
  • Shayne Noronha
  • Caren Nunes da Silva
  • Damian Powley
  • Lisa Rimmer
  • Bridget Robinson
  • Nada Stanish

Isthmus is a full service, design-led studio focussed on connecting people and place. We blur the boundaries between the disciplines of architecture, landscape and urban design. Established in 1988, our name references both our Auckland base - between the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea - and our role as connectors.We work as a group harnessing the depth and breadth of our our transdisciplinary team. Over 100 staff, across studios in Tāmaki Makaurau, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, and Ōtautahi.

Image: uploads/2017_01/Transport_Agency_1.jpg
The Transport Agency Urban Design and Landscape Guidelines

Landscape Publication Award — 2015

Image: uploads/2019_04/Civic.jpg
Riddiford Gardens and Civic Park, Lower Hutt

NZILA Category Winner / Parks — 2019

Photography: David St George
Kopupaka Reserve, Stage 1

NZILA Category Winner / Sustainability — 2017

Image: uploads/2022_01/Te_Tangi_a_te_Manu_03.jpg
Te Tangi a Te Manu: Aotearoa New Zealand Landscape Assessment Guidelines

NZILA Category Joint Winner Research and Communication — 2022

See all 27 Isthmus projects featured on NZILA
Urban design - what will it look like in 500 years? Communal living - Wirihana masterplan Barry Curtis Park Plaza provides community focal point Restoring civic pride in Lower Hutt A winning, visionary project for Auckland's waterfront Monkey business in the capital proves a winner Designing with ambiguity Who Got That Job? Folded Planes - North Kumutoto on Wellington's waterfront Who Got That Job? A green heart for a key Auckland shopping precinct Who Got That Job? Monkey business in Wellington Connecting past and present in Rotorua Coast, Country, Neighbourhood, City - a journey of love How a community fought to restore the mana of its waterfront Weaving a story of possibility for what can be achieved Meet the locals - at Wellington Zoo's award winning love story to Aotearoa Themed Outdoor Photographic Exhibition at Queens Wharf in Auckland: Connections - Reflections