Hamilton, Chartwell, is where I have re-established my architectural design business, back in Hamilton after 15 years of working and living in top of the South Island. I am committed to providing a fresh look and layout with the emphasis on the building working for the occupants. High insulation rates (new or retro-fit for renovations) providing warmth and comfort all year, while reducing the cost to run the home.
I have an interest in Scandinavian architecture with the simple clean lines. Trips to Europe to visit family are a wonderful opportunity to view modern award winning Architecturally designed buildings.
Design comes from an understanding of my clients vision and enhancing it. I incorporate passive solar design features to reduce energy use, use a high thermally rated exterior envelope and energy efficient heating systems, incorporating adaptability solutions for longevity of stay in the home. I have a keen interest in the Passiv Haus movement .
We are a small architectural design practice offering a personal service. Sandra Steingrimsson, is the principal director, a Licensed Building Practitioner (Design) and a professional member of ADNZ (Architectural Designers NZ).
Over twenty years experience in residential design, fifteen years with my practice in Marlborough, then returning to Hamilton. As a Licenced Building Practitioner I commit to on-going education, keeping informed of new products and systems. As a designer I am interested in new methods of construction, reducing costs and the carbon footprint.
Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Building Design, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Home Additions, Home Renovating, House Plans, Site Planning, Sustainable Design, Home Extensions, Concept design, Building consent documentation
Hamilton, Waikato District, Morrinsville
NZ Certificate Architectural Draughting 1993.
Professional member of ADNZ (Architectural Designers NZ)
Licensed Building Practitioner - Design 2