Titiriangi's stylish new contemporary art gallery, Northland's audacious Marsden Cross heritage centre and a transparent Christchurch visitor centre are all up for international architecture awards.
A spokesman for the Institute of Architects said 14 new or refurbished buildings throughout New Zealand were on the short list for the World Architecture Festival awards, to be announced in Singapore in early November.
Mitchell & Stout Architect is up for a culture award for the new highly-acclaimed Titirangi Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery.
Cheshire Architects is shortlisted for a civic and community award for Rore Kahu (soaring eagle) Marsden Cross Heritage Centre, a startling shelter on the hill top at Rangihoua.
Patterson Associates, the Parnell-headquartered practice led by Andrew Patterson, is eligible for three awards for its Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre (display category), the Scrubby Bay House on Banks Peninsula (house category) and the Olive Grove (hotel and leisure category), also on Banks Peninsula.
Warren and Mahoney has been shortlisted for Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal and the MIT Manukau and Transport Interchange (transport category).