“When Darryl was in school,” says New Zealand architect Ron Sang, speaking about his son, “I never insisted that he become an architect because I think architecture is a damned difficult job, but I was delighted when he changed from initially pursuing chemical engineering. Now, we have a lot in common. I’m delighted that we share many projects together." Today, the elder Sang runs Sang Architects & Company Limited in Epsom Auckland, and Darryl runs Darryl Sang Architects Limited in nearby Ellerslie. But they frequently team up to help clients realize their residential, landscape, graphic, and interior design goals.
We're excited to share their journey in a new user success story, linked below, which begins when Ron shaped what’s perhaps his most iconic design, The Brake House, built for the late New Zealand photojournalist Brian Brake in 1974.
The story continues with a project this father-son team developed together: the Remuera Residence. Ron conceived the design by hand and then passed those initial concepts over to his son to convert into working drawings using Vectorworks Architect software. The four-story residence is sleek and includes one of Ron’s hallmark accents: a red, 5.5-meter front door. Listen as Ron discusses his design philosophy for the house:
Another project that features a massive front door is a 650-square-meter private residence called Farm Cove. The design is a stunning example of open spaces, soaring ceilings, and a vast infusion of light.
The story delves into each of these projects and also shares Darryl's appreciation for the meticulous detail he can achieve in his CAD drawings. “We like Vectorworks because there’s a low learning threshold. It’s quite intuitive, and you can become quite proficient in it quickly. ... The program helps us continue to evolve our design solutions and remain at the forefront of New Zealand’s architecture landscape.”
Read the complete Sang Architects user success story on our website.