Bob Traviss started R.K. Traviss Design in 1972, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Since our inception, Aquamarine has evolved into an international design and project consultancy.
From our early focus on architecture, to our specialization in aquariums, to our current focus
multi-feature bespoke developments and integrated biomes – we have always been passionate about
enhancing human experience within built environments.
Throughout our evolution, we have stayed true to our roots – holding onto a respect for our
environment, a commitment to outstanding delivery in true partnership with our clients, and a
sensitivity to how our work can impact and improve lives.
Bobby Traviss founds R.K. Traviss Design in Bay of Islands New Zealand
Our second era begins, as Nicholas joins his father in the business, and R.K. Traviss
becomes Traviss Design
Bobby passes, and leaves his legacy to Nicholas, as the business continues to grow and
Aquamarine Projects embarks on a number of diverse nature-based entertainment projects
nature parks, water parks, botanic gardens and discovery centres.
- 1972 - 2002
30 years marks 977 individual projects completed in New Zealand's Northland Region
- 2002 - 2012
Traviss Design builds an international reputation as an expert consultancy in aquarium
partnering with other leading Aquarium industry experts on over 150 projects over this
- 2012 - 2019
Traviss Design expands into Aquamarine Projects – extending beyond aquariums into
entertainment and experience precinct projects
Aquamarine pioneers the new commercial Eco-Aquarium and champions Biome development as
sustainable future of entertainment design.