New Zealand Case Studies

Lemonwood Grove School


For Lemonwood Grove School, creating a thoughtfully crafted educational environment was at the top of their wish list, setting a new standard for school design in New Zealand. Lit primarily by VELUX skylights, Lemonwood Grove School has transformed the way children learn, creating spaces that are naturally bright and open.

"The outcome is the best natural lighting we've ever seen in a school." says Ian Maclean, Stephenson & Turner Architects.

Farmhouse Conversion

Bringing Light into a heritage home.

For the Graham family, watching their 'grand dame' of a farmhouse transform into a light-filled, open-plan modern home was an uplifting process. Central to that transformation was the installation of 21 VELUX skylights to the living areas, providing a transformative experience for the owner/architect and his family.

"It's lovely having a warm, dry, healthy home for the kids to grow up in, and I'm not so worried about them getting sick. The skylights keep the house ventilated. In winter, when things are dull, the extra light perks you up. It just makes all the difference."

Marion Backpackers Hostel


With his spectacular renovation of the Aspro Building in Marion Street, New Zealand property developer and accommodation entrepreneur, Elliot Corleison, set out to create the best backpackers hostel in Wellington.

"The daylight that comes through gives you light in the lower levels, even on a cloudy day. You don’t need artificial lights. It’s great because you can walk up and down the hallways without fumbling around for a light switch."