Judges said the considerable renovation had not only been carried out in a sympathetic way, it had also added further to the overall aesthetic. Careful site and floor planning have produced thoroughly usable areas in what have typically been difficult buildings to address. Exposed interior trusses, traditional wall panelling throughout and kitchen detailing consistent with the style have all been expertly included to give a very successful outcome for the clients.
Architectural Designers New Zealand CEO Astrid Andersen said "Aaron Guerin is a regular face at the awards podium. Aaron Guerin is no stranger to these awards – in fact he has made an appearance at a regional and national level for several years in a row. Aaron is a talented designer who is doing quality, stand-out work and really pushing boundaries. Well done to Aaron!"