After 15 years gaining experience with some of the best architects in New Zealand – Simon Carnachan, Richard Priest, Stevens Lawson to name a few – I formed the company Architektur Ltd. The name was inspired by the period of time that I worked with architects in northern Switzerland.
From 2003 to 2013 I delivered projects for a variety of clients and budgets. I also completed a Masters Degree in Urban Design. During this time I renovated several homes, including major internal and external alterations, as well as subdividing and building new homes on new sites. Needing a further challenge between 2013 and 2018, I decided to enter the development market. Buying several sites that were zoned for higher density (as I could see the Unitary Plan on the horizon) I project managed the development process from start to finish including employing the builder and sub-contractors directly, subdivision, consents and marketing and sales.
The experience has given me a deep insight into the entire development process, and allowed my business to grow whilst still keeping my hand in ‘pure’ architectural home design work through Architektur Ltd. One of my latest high density projects was a block of 14 studio units.
I have many contacts in the building world from engineers to town planners that I can highly recommend to my clients. Working from home means I have low overheads. Not only does this low overhead equate to lower architectural fees for you, it also means that you have one point of contact, and nothing gets lost in translation. I have a wealth of experience in all aspects of the Architecture, Urban Design, Construction & Development process and can be involved as much or as little as you need, based on your circumstances.
I look forward to hearing about your dreams, be it a new home, a bach or perhaps a renovation or alteration. Being a small NZ owned business means I value the personal touch and am happy to take on smaller jobs, perhaps overlooked or over-charged by larger firms.