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Chaplin Crooks Newsletter

We recently sent out our first newsletter! Click the link below to access an online version.

Published on: 5/09/2016

New Facebook page

Our new Facebook page is here!  The page will feature updates on our projects along with general news from inside our office. Follow the link below and remember to hit the 'like' button.

Published on: 1/08/2016

Mt Pleasant Community Centre

Chaplin Crooks are pleased to have recently supported the Mt Pleasant Community Centre with a donation of 10 Square feet. We have a attached a link to the fundraising page should you wish to donate.


Published on: 29/07/2016

Abode Magazine Article

A project of ours featuring in the latest abode magazine.


Published on: 1/06/2015

Juggling Act

John Chaplin explores the dangers of cost cutting and reduction of fees arising from PMO lead projects in the rebuilding of Christchurch. The screwing down of Contractors and Sub-contractors profit, coupled with the addition of personal required in the convoluted insurer/PMO relationship, has lead to an uneven distribution of cost in the building process.

Download the PDF for the full article.

Published on: 1/10/2013

Post-Earthquake Church Architecture in Haiti

 With all of the discussion in Christchurch recently in regards to tasteful and contemporary design for our Cathedral, we felt this example by TABB Architecture is a great example of the traditional and contemporary coming together. Using a conventional plan, this design extrudes up into a sleek, minimalist design, while largely being motivated by economy, seismic resilience and buildability on a local scale.

Published on: 17/04/2013

A Perfect Storm

John Chaplin dicusses the need for PMO managed projects to be consented for the benefit of all stakeholders involved to ensure all work is undertaken to code, and liability is clear and recorded. With the drive for PMOs to cut costs, but deflect liability away from their outfit, homeowners could find themselves out of pocket if there was ever a building failure. John highlights these issues in April's edition of the Progressive Building Magazine.

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Published on: 5/04/2013

New website for Chaplin Crooks Architects

Chaplin Crooks are pleased to announce the launch of our new Website! Please feel free to navigate through our new pages, fresh with new examples of work, new faces and fresh ideas. Please feel free to contact us with any queries you may have, or to enquire about any of our previous work!

We will be updating our webpage with news and developments within our office, posting our favourite examples of work from our colleagues here and around the world and updating the general public on progress with the rebuild - stay tuned!


Published on: 12/03/2013

Standing on Shaky Ground

Director John Chaplin discusses the attitudes to repair of hilltop homes in Christchurch following a tightening of budgets and reduction in scoping expertise led by PMOs throughout the city. Matters of structural stability beyond what can be 'seen' when assessing earthquake damaged homes, and the subsequent degradation that follows as homes weather pending their fate. John highlights these issues in the Progressive Building Magazine to inform the public that current attitudes could lead to litigation in future.

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Published on: 1/06/2012

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