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About Us

At Chaney & Norman Architects, we are proud to create sustainable homes that our clients love to live in; homes that enhance well-being, health and comfort. We focus on creating energy efficient homes with a very high level of thermal performance. Our projects are shaped in response to the local environment and are designed to unlock the potential of a site and brief. We are holistic in our design approach, and believe that well designed homes can enhance individuals lives and positively contribute to the local community. We look for creative solutions using simple materials, blending tried and tested methods with new technologies. Our approach is nimble and flexible, responding to the individual needs of each project. We work closely together as a collaborative team, drawing on our collective design experience. Our clients are a key part of the design team, and we want them to enjoy the creative process as much as we do. We believe that the journey through every project should be collaborative and enjoyable. Chaney & Norman Architects focus on residential projects. We offer a broad range of skills including design, feasibility analysis, contract management and construction observation. Beth Chaney and Chris Norman formed a business partnership in 2018, bringing together a wealth of design experience and a mutual passion for sustainable, high performing homes. The company was previously known as Chris Norman Architecture, and has been helping clients realise their dream homes since 2009.

Services Provided

Accessible Design, Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Building Design, Custom Home, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green Building, House Plans, Project Management, Sustainable Design, Architects

Areas Served

Wanaka, Queenstown-Lakes District, Central Otago


NZIA Practice NZRAB Registered practice Registered Architects (Beth Chaney & Chris Norman) Homestar Practitioner (Beth Chaney) Homestar Assessor (Beth Chaney)

Professional Information

Beth Chaney Principal. BArch (Hons). Beth is a Registered Architect with over 10 years experience in leading New Zealand architectural practices. She is a qualified Homestar Practitioner and Homestar Assessor, and has practiced architecture in Wanaka since 2014. Chris Norman Principal BBSc, BArch (Hons). Chris is a Registered Architect with vast experience across a range of environments and communities throughout New Zealand, Canada and the UK. He gives back to the local and architectural communities in his roles as Chairperson of both the NZIA Southern Branch and the Wanaka Urban Design Panel. Chris has practiced architecture in Wanaka since 2003, gaining valuable local knowledge and establishing trusted building industry networks.


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Business Details

Business Name

Chaney & Norman Architects

Phone Number

03 443 8060


19 Reece Crescent
New Zealand

Typical Job Cost

$700,000 - $2 million


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