Sheppard & Rout Architects

Sheppard & Rout Architects was established in 1982 by David Sheppard and the late Jonty Rout in Christchurch, New Zealand. The partners brought to the practice extensive design and construction experience gained while working with other offices in New Zealand and abroad.

Sheppard & Rout offer planning, urban design, and architectural services. The practice has have gained extensive experience and competency in a diverse range of architecture, from large scale complex commercial and institutional projects to individual homes and alterations.

Sheppard & Rout practice with a 27 strong team out of our central Christchurch studio. We ensure close working relationships between all staff and partner involvement in every commission to retain a high design quality and technical competence on all projects.

LOCATION: Christchurch, New Zealand

Black Rock House by Sheppard & Rout Architects 2

Black Rock House / Sheppard & Rout Architects

A two level family home built into the hillside of a sloping site on a small peninsula between Charteris Bay and Diamond Harbour, Banks Peninsula. The stone-clad base holding bedrooms is sunken into the land while extensive glazing opens the living level up to dramatic views. An organic roof form floats above this with the fascia clad in GRC paneling.

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