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We don't have a house style - our designs respond to the unique needs of our clients and communities. Every project is delivered with the quality, rigour, and attention-to-detail of dedicated craftspeople.
We’ve been designing for over 30 years. Our story began in 1987, when we first started out as a small architectural practice in Auckland. Today, we’re home to a specialised team of 140 architects, designers, and technicians, operating from six design studios around New Zealand and Australia.

We deliver projects across sectors, scales, and typologies. Our work includes master plans, retail and commercial buildings, workplaces and schools, hospitality and entertainment complexes, residential and hotel developments, civic and aviation buildings, and aged care and healthcare facilities.

We’re proud of our projects, and we’re passionate about exceeding our client’s expectations.

Working with us

Empathy & Curiosity

We listen. Good design starts with real-life human connections, intelligent questions, and the practice of listening. We empathise and remain bravely curious, no matter what.

Collective Innovation

Together is better. Meaningful collaboration unlocks innovation and new opportunities. Taking the journey together generates better overall design outcomes.

Smart Design Value

We deliver projects that are focused on the needs of our clients and end users while being economically sound. Commercially viable projects are good design.

Design intentions


We take a holistic approach to sustainability. It’s part of our culture, our design-thinking, and our project delivery. Our aim is to create sustainable places that bring prosperity in the long-term.


Buildings should be both enduring and adaptable. Our designers embrace resilient design methodologies so that our cities can evolve over time.

We're an award-winning studio.

Best awards goldBest awards silverNZIA AwardsNZIA AwardsCommercial Project Award GoldProperty Industry AwardsProperty Industry AwardsTimber Design Awards

The Ignite studio of thinkers follow a robust design process to challenge every brief.

Join our studio

We embrace inclusivity in a studio environment that is full of new challenges, shared industry expertise, and a lot of creativity.

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