B.Arch (Hons) FNZIA Registered Architect
Andrea Bell is Director of bell + co architecture a practice that she started in 2013. Previously she was a Senior Associate and Architect at Bossley Architects where she worked since graduating in 1999 with honors from Unitec School of Architecture.
Andrea has a wide range of experience in concept design, documentation and project administration in a variety of areas including urban design and master planning, galleries, commercial, retail, educational and bespoke residential projects.
Andrea’s commitment to creating fine architecture can be seen in the numerous awards that she has received for various projects she has undertaken and been involved with. Andrea has experience in managing project teams and her ability to apply her design skills through all project phases from concept to construction contribute to the overall success of the project.
Andrea has been involved in teaching Design Studio and Visual Communication at the Unitec School of Architecture as well as being a member of the Advisory Committee for the Architecture Degree from 1995-2001 and also an external assessor for the degree from 2011-2013. She is currently an external assessor at Auckland University for their Architecture Degree program. Andrea was a judge for the NZIA Branch Awards in 1999 and 2005 and a member of the NZIA National Award jury panel in 2018. She was a member of the NZIA Auckland Branch Committee from 2010-2012 and is currently a member of the NZIA Southern Branch Committee. Andrea has recently been appointed as the Southern Councilor to the NZIA Council.
In 2012 Andrea was admitted to Fellowship of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.
B.Arch ANZIA Registered Architect
Andrew Kissell joined bell + co architecture in 2018 as Director having worked with prominent New Zealand practices Peddle Thorp, RTA Studio, and Mason & Wales, and comes with over twenty years industry experience.
Andrew’s more significant projects prior to joining bell + co include the Commerce Building Redevelopment at the University of Otago, Delegat Winery in Hawkes Bay, the Westpac / Ernst Young Building on Takutai Square, Britomart, and The Westin Lighter Quay Hotel, now the Sofitel Auckland Hotel.
Andrew’s areas of experience include:
- Master planning and urban design
- Civic and community design
- Heritage, adaptive re-use, and refurbishment work
- Commercial office design and fitout
- Healthcare design
- Hospitality and hotel design
- Apartments and multi-unit residential
- Residential design
He has taught Masters level design with both the University of Auckland and Unitec Schools of Architecture.
Andrew is experienced in running large project teams, and has a proven track record in the design and delivery of projects of all sizes.
- The University of Otago Commerce Building Redevelopment
- Maidstone Street Studio, Auckland
- Botanica Heritage Apartments, Auckland
- Delegat Winery, Hawkes Bay
- Union Green Apartments, Auckland
- TRG Imaging Centre, Milford Auckland
- M&C Saatchi Auckland
- Westpac on Takutai / Ernst & Young
- The Ford Building, Highbrook
- Ford NZ Head Office, Highbrook
- Sofitel Auckland Hotel (formerly The Westin)
- Wilson Harle Law Offices, Auckland
- Oranga Communuity Centre, Auckland
- Richmond Road Precinct, Grey Lynn Auckland
2018 Property Council of NZ Excellence Award, Commerce Building Redevelopment, University of Otago.
2017 Property Council of NZ Excellence Award, TRG Imaging Centre, Milford
2016 NZIA Auckland Architecture Award, Maidstone Street Studio
2016 Home of the Year, Best City Home, Maidstone Street Studio
2012 Property Council of NZ Excellence Award, Westpac / Ernst Young on Takutai
2012 Property Council of NZ, Excellence Award, Takutai Square
2009 CCANZ New Zealand Supreme Architectural Award, The Ford Building
2008 Property Council of NZ Excellence Award, The Westin Lighter Quay Hotel
2004 NZIA Local Award, Coromandel House
2003 NZIA Local Award, Richmond Road Development