WHAT WE DO
Residential, Commercial and Industrial Concept to Completion
- Detached dwellings (including on difficult sites)
- Multi-unit residential developments (terraced housing and apartments)
- Industrial Buildings
- Commercial Developments
- Retail developments
Our architecture team is available to assist in a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial projects of all scales.
We are able to take a project all the way from initial concept design to Building Consent, project management and project completion.
We place high importance on understanding our client’s brief, listening to their unique requirements, and going beyond expectations to deliver cost-effective, creative and inspired architectural solutions. Our architects work closely with our planners and engineers, and any other required consultants, to ensure the client’s project runs smoothly through the design, Council approvals and construction phases of a development. We aim to make the complex simple.
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When should I involve an architect?
As early as possible. Architects can be involved as early as site selection and development of the project brief, and right through to the other end of the project providing on-site services, as-built documents, facilities management drawings and maintenance plans.
Will an architect add a substantial cost to my project?
Good architecture doesn't come cheap, but a good architect can add substantial value to your project.
What services do architects provide?
Our architects provide a range of services including site selection, briefing development, feasibility studies, concept design, detailed design, contractor procurement, contract administration, site observation, design management, consultant engagement, risk management, maintenance plans and last but not least - radical thinking!
What is the difference between a draftsman and an architect?
Registered architects are qualified and trained to offer a high level of design expertise and skills. The architect will often lead the architectural process from the beginning design stages through to completion of the actula building. A draftsman is trained to take that design and prepare the detailed technical plans that are required for consenting and construction.
Can you provide architectural plans for my development?
We can provide architectural input through all phases of a project from initial bulk and location feasibility, through concept design, resource consent, detailed design, and construction documentation.
Does the architect usually apply for building consent?
Yes. The architect will assemble all the drawings, specifications, reports, and certificates required to demonstrate to the council that the building work will comply with all the relevant parts of the Building Code. They will lodge the application and respond to any requests for further information that the council has.
Is it best to have an Architect working alongside other consultants?
We have found it extremely valuable to have architects working alongside our other professionals. Every project requires a number of inputs and having the various specialities working together can help remove hurdles and add efficiency and value to the project.
Do I need an architect?
We recommend talking to our architects to see whether their skills are what you need. A registered architect can offer design ideas that add significant value to your development.