Landscape of Barry Copeland

Landscape of Barry Copeland

The Practice

Copeland Associates Architects was established in 1997 by Barry Copeland after a successful career with eminent practices in Manchester, London and Auckland.

The practice is rooted in substantial experience and the commitment to deliver an effective professional service to clients.  Its method focuses on achieving innovative economic solutions through elegant combination of spaces, materials and methods.   Its dynamic derives from a celebration of light, air and movement.  The underlying belief is in the important contribution that architecture has to make to society and to the environment for our future generations.


The practice believes in the power of teamwork and collaboration.  As we drive design evolution with sketches, drawings, models, there is constant dialogue with the client and other stakeholders and contributors. From inception through to completion we work collaboratively with engineers, constructors and other specialists to meet cost, time and quality targets.

Sustainable Design

A sustainable design has many facets. Our aim is to respond organically to the natural environment, emphasizing the benefits of the site and natural energy resources such as daylight and solar energy.

A successful building achieves a balance with its surrounding context as well as within itself. Inherent in this approach is the consideration of the developments’ longer term impacts on the site and landscape, its history and  neighbourhood, its social and cultural context, and its infrastructure and ecology. 

We seek a robustness of building materials and systems.  We devote much effort to the refinement of the design, aiming for clear circulation, efficient layout, clean lines, pure forms and economy of means – this includes keeping operational and maintenance costs to a minimum. 

Key People


  • NZIA Local Architecture Award 

AB Studio, Taihape 2019

  • Silver A' Design Award Winner 2017 - Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category 2017

                                                                           – Three Kings United Football Clubhouse 

  • AAA Visionary Architecture Awards - Open Conceptual Awards

                                                                           – The Arctic Pod 2016 

  • Property Council of New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Building Award for Excellence

North Harbour Stadium Broadcast Tower 2013

  • NZIA Local Architecture Award

North Harbour Stadium Broadcast Tower 2012

  • Property Council of New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Building Award

Northland Events Centre Whangarei 2011

  • AAA Cavalier Bremworth Unbuilt Architecture Award

Auckland Harbour Bridge Pathway (SkyPath) 2011

  • World Architecture Festival Barcelona

Shortlisted for Sports Award, Northland Events Centre, Whangarei  2010

  • NZIA Local Architecture Award 

AB House Mt Eden 2006


PHONE // +64 9 522 5259


                STREET       // Level One, 8 Railway Street

              POSTAL      // PO Box 9207 Newmarket

          CITY          // Auckland, New Zealand