Practical architecture matters

architecture design studio is a design studio with a fierce commitment to rigorous, beautiful yet robust, practical architecture. Design quality & the belief that practical architecture can make a real difference to the way we live are central to the way we work.


Flexible & experienced

We have designed and worked on everything from single homes to multi-residential buildings, commercial, heritage and even an hospital day surgery. Each informs the other, providing natural synergies that add value to the original brief.


Reputation counts

Much of our work comes by reputation and referrals: from previous clients, via media coverage or through our website portfolio. We strive always to build exceptional relationships with our clients: many become our friends, and return for a second or even a third project with us.


Good architecture is connected

We believe the urban context and individual projects within it are interrelated. The streets, our neighbours, our community, and ultimately, our cities – all are fundamental to good placemaking, good functional communities and to human wellbeing.


Dunedin-based, national scope

We are based in Dunedin but work nationally & internationally. architecture design studio currently we have projects in Otago, Canterbury, Northland and Melbourne.

Dunedin based architecture firm


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We offer a holistic approach in the design process, working closely with our clients on their design. We consider your site, environment and aspirations to conceptualise, design, document and project manage the creation of inspirational spaces for all to enjoy.


We believe successful Commercial design begins with a practical conversation. We approach challenges with optimism and consider how design can meet fundamental human needs.

"For us, every project is an opportunity to contribute in a positive and generous way to the social and built fabric of our communities."

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