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Arête Architects response is tailor-made, specific to your brief, site, budget and ambition. We approach every project with a broad perspective and fresh ideas in order to provide you with a truly unique and bespoke design outcome.

Our approach for every project is to:

  • Assess Environment
  • Discover Potential
  • Design Solutions
  • Create Harmony
  • Respect Context

As a Registered Architect (NZRAB) and an award winning member of the Te Kahui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects we are able to provide a professional and comprehensive architectural service. Our standard project approach follows a series of delivery stages that will see your project through from inception to completion.

These include:

  • Project Establishment and Initiation
  • Concept Design
  • Preliminary Design (including Resource Consent)
  • Developed Design
  • Detailed Design and Documentation (including Building Consent)
  • Procurement/Tendering
  • Construction Management, Contract Administration and Observation

We realise that every project is different, with distinct parameters and requirements, and that is why we adjust our services to meet your specific needs.

As a small practice we understand and respect the limit of our expertise, that is why we have forged strong working relationships with other professional consultants, from structural and service engineers to acousticians and artists. As a team we will work together, with you, to realize the successful completion of your project.

“Finding the potential in your environment”

Our practice design experience is in residential, retail, hospitality, education and commercial interior architecture. We are open to broadening our architectural scope and are always excited by the next architectural challenge. We are striving to better understand and adapt to the extreme environmental challenges our planet delivers, and, with the changing conditions brought upon by climate change we see the adaptation and integration of our built environment as becoming ever more important. We deliver what we like to call holistic architecture, a design response that looks not just at the aesthetics but at the performance, integration, sustainability and functionality of the building.

Please feel free to contact us to find out more about the services we offer and how we can help you achieve your architectural visions.