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Auckland architecture firm Patterson Associates has been named as one of the five practices set to shape the future of architecture. World Architecture News, the top international architecture journal, announced the win as part of their prestigious 21 for 21 awards. The practice’s portfolio has a strong New Zealand feel, with ideas relating Te Reo heavily influencing their designs. The range of projects Patterson Associates have worked on is reflected in their submission which includes residential gems such as Mai Mai Folly and Parihoa in Auckland, along with the commercial AJ Hackett Bungy Centre and Michael Hill Golf Clubhouse in Queenstown. Founder Andrew Patterson believes the award is an outstanding accolade for the firm. “It is hugely rewarding to present our portfolio of work and have our New Zealand-inspired ideas and philosophy recognised by some of the great minds in world architecture,” Patterson says. Patterson Associates stands alongside Norwegian, Japanese, Danish and Spanish practices as winners of this award.