For us, architecture is for life
Each project is special. We work collaboratively with our clients to achieve buildings that are architecturally excellent, contextually sensitive and perform for life.
We design for you. We listen, we advise, but the decisions are yours.
Pukeraki loosely translates as Place up High (literally, Sky Hill). Our clients, John, Jenny and extended family, are passionate outdoor folks, particularly enjoying skiing and mountain biking. The…
Pitkin / Douglas Home - Christchurch
A family, returning to Christchurch after time away after the Canterbury earthquakes, were keen to return to a home that supported their family life, promoted the health of their young children and…
Mortimer / Semple Home - Christchurch
The original home on this site, high on Clifton Hill, was destroyed in the Canterbury Earthquakes. Our clients came to us with a simple brief. A modern, family friendly home that performed well and…
St Albans Passive House
This home, with the original design by Marc Coulthard, came to us at concept design stage with a simple question, "Can we achieve a Certified Passive House?" Minor design changes and careful…
Mt Vernon Biv
This home caters for a growing family and enables their active outdoor lifestyle. The design was centred on the idea of an ‘urban tramping hut’, our clients having had many adventures together in…
Laird Home - Wanaka
This home sits high in Wanaka, with extraordinary views over Lake Wanaka to the mountains beyond. A home that caters for large family gatherings, whether they are for swimming and barbequing, or…
From Our Clients
Glenn is a talented designer who had the perfect mix of skills for our new home. He was able to bring together our wishes for a classic, yet modern, design and marry it with the very precise Passive House standards. Throughout the process, he guided us towards good design without compromising on building performance.
Glenn was involved through the whole process from design to completion and ensured we got the right outcome. The end result is a home which is beautifully proportioned, belongs in its surroundings, is practical to live in and maintains a comfortable 20-25 degrees year round without any heating.
Turning dreams into reality. A skill that requires acute listening, design flare, knowledge and a collaborative approach.
We came to Glenn with a dream to build a DOC hut inspired home, suitable for our whānau with 2 growing boys. We wanted to put our money into the parts of the house that would make the most comfort difference and we were unlikely to change in the future.
Glenn listened carefully to our ideas, specific likes/dislikes and our hobbies etc. Then added design flare that captured the essence of the hut but made it a practical space for urban living. Glenn's vast knowledge of Passive House standards allowed us to make the most of our spend by incorporating good design.
He welcomed us as part of the design team to work collaboratively, bouncing ideas so that all the finishing details matched our dreams. We love our home. It's warm, dry and comfortable year round.
Glenn has helped turn our dreams into reality.