The company founders have over 20 years of combined experience in the design of sports & aquatic facilities across NZ, ranging from national awarding winning facilities, through to a wide range of school, community and private facilities.

The directors at CREATE were instrumental in the design and delivering of Coastland Aquatic Centre, Avanti-Velodrome and Alpine Aqualand. More recently CREATE has been commissioned to act as lead consultants and provide complete design services for SwimTastic: 3300m2 Private Centre of Swimming Excellence with gymnasium, and extension and upgrade of Makino Aquatic Centre $6Million

The Team is passionate about proving appropriate solutions that respond directly to a client brief, budget and performance objectives. The company has delivered numerous successful national projects either as a complete design service using the highly competent in-house architectural team, or as a joint venture with external Architecture practices. This adaptive and collaborative approach, supported by specialist knowledge, has resulted in a number of award winning projects.

Our scope of services on sports and aquatic centres include: Lead consultant and project coordinators, facility planning and operational consultancy; pool and filtration design; specialist structural design services; heating and ventilation; energy efficiency, thermal modelling and building performance.

CREATE has a nationwide reputation for the design, documentation and delivery of sports and aquatic facilities and through experience offer effective risk mitigation. Aquatic facilities by the nature present significant risks, and well considered fully integrated solutions are central to avoiding longer term cost implications.

The Team is fully aware of the practical and functional requirements of these types of facilities and seek to provide designs that offer energy efficiency with ease of day to day operation.

The Team offers;

+ A proven track record in the delivery of high performance sports centres across New Zealand, stretching over more than 15 years.
+ Extensive technical expertise across all key specialist areas required for the delivery of an elite sports facility.
+ Well-integrated multi-disciplinary design approach capable of delivering high profile and complex projects.
+ A proven understanding of the adaptable requirements of successful multi-use sports facilities.
+ Considerable experience in optimised structural efficient forms and timber design, materials more suited for corrosive environments.
+ Expertise in specialist transparent cladding systems that allow the use of natural light, to provide indoor-outdoor connection with the environment and highly insulated energy efficient design.
+ Considered Architecture that responds to the functional requirements of the facility, surrounding forms and the urban context.
+ Demonstrated commitment and understanding of ESD principles.
+ Innovative sustainable design solutions that achieve award winning energy efficiency, minimise environmental impact and ensure low operational requirements.