82 Christchurch Architects

A well-chosen architect can design a home that is specifically tailored to your family's lifestyle. Highly competent and professionally-trained designers, many architects in Christchurch also use sustainable design principles to maximise the site and materials used, so your home uses less energy and saves you money in the long term. More
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Max was exposed to the foundations of design from an early age and worked at his father's practice in his native... Read More
Architect in christchurch, NZ
  • 03-384 9469
  • christchurch, 8023
Leading International Architect with over 20 Years Experience
Our architecture portrays a high consideration to achieving deep understanding of the way of life and cultural...
  • 0210 568 161
Architects & Designers specialists in environmental design, eco hill homes. Homestar assessors Superhome... Read More
Architect in Christchurch, NZ
  • 0800 002 674
  • Christchurch, 8024
Bespoke Christchurch Architecture Studio
Questioning the boundary between Art and Architecture, provides engaging and innovative living space with the...
  • 03-384 9469
Venezuelan born, Italian & New Zealand citizen; Belfiore Bologna obtained his Architecture degree from the... Read More
Architect in Christchurch, NZ
  • 0210 568 161
  • Christchurch, 8011
Award-Winning Architects Based in Christchurch
Small personalised design practise, specialising in residential homes, apartments, and small commercial.
  • 03-384 7879
A personal connection with clients and a focus on excellence in the design of the built environment remains our... Read More
Architect in Christchurch, NZ
  • 027 202 7219
  • Christchurch, 8014
Borrmeister Architects is an award winning Christchurch based, hands-on, design-oriented practice driven by a... Read More
Architect in Christchurch, NZ
  • 03-384 0946
  • Christchurch, 8023
Young Architects is an award winning practice, specializing in designing cost effective beautiful homes and... Read More
Architect in Christchurch, NZ
  • 03-384 7879
  • Christchurch, 8081
Chaplin Crooks Architects are residential architecture specialists with the experience and knowledge to help you... Read More
Architect in Christchurch, NZ
  • 03-384 9602
  • Christchurch, 8023
Sheppard & Rout Architects was established in 1982 by David Sheppard and the late Jonty Rout in Christchurch, New... Read More
Architect in Christchurch, NZ
  • 03-366 1562
  • Christchurch, 8014
CoLab Architecture is a small practice of two Directors, Tobin Smith and Blair Paterson, based in Christchurch... Read More
Architect in Christchurch, NZ
  • 03-379 3309
  • Christchurch, 8053
Hamish Shaw Architects is a multi-disciplinary studio practicing in the fields of architecture, design and... Read More
Architect in Christchurch, NZ
  • 021 881 930
  • Christchurch, 8140
Barry Connor architectural design is a service that creates one-off concept designs for residential homes.... Read More
Architect in Christchurch, NZ
  • 021 203 5992
  • Christchurch, 8014
Architect in Christchurch, NZ
  • 0210 409 176
  • Christchurch, 8081
PXA is a client and context focused architecture practice. The ability to listen to our client’s needs and... Read More
Architect in Christchurch, NZ
  • 03-339 0235
  • Christchurch, 8024
Three Sixty Architecture Ltd is a progressive and modern New Zealand based architectural practice with offices in... Read More
Architect in Christchurch, NZ
  • 03-366 3349
  • Christchurch, 8042
Architecture Prime Ltd is a small, experienced and cost efficient design practice. We love to work with people... Read More
Architect in Christchurch, NZ
  • 03-383 4592
  • Christchurch, 8061
Featured Reviews for Architects in Christchurch
MCAS - Max Capocaccia Architecture Studio
Architects in Christchurch
"When it came to building our own house, Max and his team came on board to help put the finishing touches on the design and detail up our plans. They were very accommodating, considering that, as clients who work in the industry, we were very much a part of the process. Max helped to push some aspects of the design architecturally, and we are really happy with the end result. They were professional but still approachable and friendly to deal with. MCAS are passionate about sustainable design, which is very important to us too, so they were a great fit for us and our project."
- Right Angle Construction
Bob Burnett Architecture
Architects in Christchurch
"I have worked with the BBA team providing landscape design services for several residences around Christchurch and have found them fantastic to work with. They are enthusiastic and responsive to new ideas, materials and approaches and their expertise in sustainable design strategies provides a great inspiration for environmentally friendly landscapes. Perhaps the best testimonial is meeting BBA clients who remain totally in love with their homes many years after it was built."
- Gabe Ross
Design Factum Limited
Architects in Christchurch
"Amazing Architect. Excellent ideas person . Belfiore has great stickability with seeing our project through to the end which turned out to be longer than anticipated. He offers a top quality service."
- JON WEBB
Bill Henderson Architect
Architects in Christchurch
"Bill Henderson has undertaken 3 commissions for us on two investment properties and a residence. He has been responsive and flexible in his approach and economical in both his direct cost and the mode of building solution that was considered which is critical in any investment property. Depending on the nature of the design brief, I would have no hesitation in recommending Bill for similar roles."
- Christopher Flavell
Young Architects
Architects in Christchurch
"I have never seen anyone get more excited about a new building than the people of Redcliffs. I could barely get any work done! The story starts, as so many others in Christchurch, with earthquakes and demolition. The team at Young Architects has close ties to the neighbourhood, and was involved in the rebuild of the community library from the very beginning. They took up the challenge of designing an inviting public meeting space that reflects its community. From the red colour of the building to the gable construction reminiscent of the spines on a bookshelf, the library is a space Redcliffs is very proud of, as I soon learned. Since I happen to live down the road, I did more than my usual share of bullying the client into involving me. I knew the semi-translucent gable would be perfect for blue hour photography once finished. I got really excited picturing the final images in my mind's eye. When Greg Young and I finally toured the library, the degree of pride in the community was almost overwhelming. People stopped us repeatedly in the streets to tell their library stories, express how proud they are, and what a good guy Greg is. There were even a few hugs. While I was shooting the building a little while later, people repeatedly told me how happy they were with their new library. It was touching to see how connected everyone felt with this space. I hope the images will do the project justice."
- Dennis Radermacher
CoLab Architecture
Architects in Christchurch
"We worked with Colab Architecture for an internal project and they gave us a plan that was well designed and thought out. It was great to work with Colab on this project because it gave us a good understanding of how to best use our space whilst making it look and feel updated and modern."
- Panelform
PXA Ltd.
Architects in Christchurch
"We have found PXA to be incredibly professional to work with both on new builds and major earthquake renovations. Good communication channels between architects, clients and the builder is crucial to any project running smoothly and this was certainly achieved while working with PXA."
- Irving Builders
Three Sixty Architecture Ltd
Architects in Christchurch
"We have worked with the team at Three Sixty Architecture on numerous projects and would have no hesitation in recommending them to any clients of ours. Their designs are distinctive, their drawings well detailed and accurate and they have a pragmatic approach which is valued by our team onsite."
- ZBUILT
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If your renovation is more than a simple benchtop replacement or roof re-tiling job, then it may be time to find an architect in Christchurch who can manage your project from start to finish. Depending on the architecture firm you hire, the scope can span from planning sustainable design into your renovations, to selecting furniture and even interior finishes.

How do I find the right architect for my home design project?


An architect is often the first person you hire for your project. Before taking steps to find an architect in Christchurch, ask yourself what you want to achieve from your renovation or home construction. Do you want to improve the liveability and sustainability of your home, or simply expand? What style of architecture do you prefer? Once you have established your motivation, research architects that have completed similar house designs in your Christchurch locale and within a comparable budget to yours.

Undergoing renovations, house extensions or building a new home entirely can be stressful. For this reason, it’s important that you and your chosen architect get along and share the same values, especially if you require an architect to help you refine your brief. To establish this rapport, you may need to meet several times with the architects on your shortlist before making a final decision on who you hire. The relationship you have with your architect is very personal, and will involve discussions of your habits, hobbies and tastes, so you want to ensure you have picked someone you feel comfortable in sharing this information with.

Most importantly, you need to trust that your architect will manage your home improvement or house design within budget, while working with site constraints, and coordinating the relationships of all parties involved in the project.

Ideally, your Christchurch architect will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. Your architect may be needed to select and hire subcontractors (e.g. builders, engineers and landscape architects) just as they may need to negotiate contracts with stakeholders. A good client-architect relationship will ensure they are your biggest advocate along the way during construction.

Finally, remember that the most well-known or established architect may not provide the right architectural services for your needs. It all comes down to the individual project.

Questions to ask prospective residential architects in Christchurch:


  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Do you have professional liability insurance?
  • What types of renderings (3-D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
  • What do your services include?
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
  • Would you say your work has a defining style? (The architect's personal style could interfere with your vision.)
  • Will you help with hiring a project manager and subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Do you foresee any complications with this project?

    Find residential architects on Houzz. To find the best Christchurch architect for your home design project, narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Christchurch architect. Then browse architects’ latest projects and read reviews. You can also look through Photos of Christchurch projects to find an interior architect or designer who has worked on a project similar to yours.