The Auckland architectural design firm that listens to you
What do you want for your residential, commercial, church or school building project? It could be beauty, functionality, affordability or durability. It should be all four, because great architecture will deliver on every front.
Houston Architects is a deliberately small firm led by award-winning Auckland architect Wayne Houston. While we’re based in Mt Eden, we work with clients throughout New Zealand.
What do you need most from an architect?
When property or land owners are choosing an architect, their greatest fear is getting something they didn’t want and couldn’t really afford. We have ways of making sure that never happens with our projects. Before we put on our thinking hats, we ask questions and listen. To ensure we begin with a clear and detailed brief, every aspect of your opportunity has to be thoroughly investigated.
“We get a buzz every time we see the house, either in magazines or when we are arriving home! It is such a pleasure to look at and to live in.”
Trevor Walsh,homeowner, Marsden Cove
Developing modern house designs that are easy to live in is our passion. From perfectly-proportioned apartments to magnificent country mansions, every residential architectural design project we take on gets the special treatment from Houston Architects. More about architectural design of residential buildings
While we’re based in Auckland, we work on commercial architecture projects throughout the country. Our track record with commercial buildings includes refurbishments and updates as well as new builds. More about commercial architectural design
Houston Architects have been helping schools and educational institutions to add and improve buildings for nearly three decades. During that time we’ve designed a wide range of structures, including libraries, classrooms, halls, administration blocks, staff rooms and special education facilities for disabled students. More about architectural design for school renovations and buildings.
Church architecture design holds a special place in Wayne Houston’s heart. While studying at the Auckland University School of Architecture, he wrote a thesis on church design. This led to his involvement with a series of church building projects in New Zealand. More about architectural design for churches and church buildings.
The Houston Architects team
Our team is small but perfectly formed and we work on just a few projects at a time. Client satisfaction and building usability are at the heart of everything we do. Meet the team.
From the drawing board:
A CLIENT GUIDE The following list of topics is designed to prompt thought about various aspects of your project. They won’t necessarily all apply and there could well be important items that are not mentioned. It is simply a good starting point for discussion. ...read more