Solutions Architecture are a small but experienced team who have over 30 years experience in the industry.
We specialise in all areas of residential and commercial design. We are a Licensed Building Practitioner License No. 100019.
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Whether you need an architect, designer, feasibility studies, or site observations and documentation. We have experienced staff to carry out the work for you.
Work in site choice
Establishment of site constraints
Council or Territorial restrictions
Building size and bulk
Initial design phase after taking your brief
Plans, Elevations, Site plan
Hand sketched artist renders
Working drawings ready for Building Consent and Costings
Detailed specification, materials and performance criteria of materials to be used in the project
Collate and append all consultant documentation, such as structural, fire design, geotechnical, acoustic, hydraulic, mechanical. Thermal efficiency report, bracing design and truss design
Fill out all Council lodgement forms and lodge for consent
Answer council RFI’s
Contract procurement, novated contract or tender services
Formulate contract and facilitate signing of contract with Main Contractor
Site meetings, processing of payment claims, issuing of variations
Compiling and applying for Code Compliance Certificate
Are you looking for the top designer architect in Auckland? Mark Brown is an Assessor of Architectural Practitioners for the Department of Building and Housing, holds a current Department of Housing Design License, and has been in the industry for over 320 years.
With over 30 years of experience each, the ADNZ award winning team at Solutions Architecture are the dream team for bringing your architectural design concept ideas into reality.
Depending on at what point ion the architectural design process you are in, we can help you in different ways.
If you want to work with us from the beginning, bringing your architectural design ideas to life then we can help from start to finish.
When you need a desiger architect, who can help you through every aspect of planning, designing, and actioning your dream home Solutions Architecture is the choice for you. Solutions Architecture can be there from the beginning, to help you establish site constraints, planning zones, and any council or territorial restrictions that may affect your property. Whilst we are not architects we have all the required skills and experience to bring your project to life. Architectural Designers are trained in a practical way to produce quality cost effective solutions to your brief.
We take your brief and enter the initial design phase; creating -plans, elevations, and site details. This includes 3D renders and hand sketched artist renders of what the finished building will look like.
When you have gone through your initial sketches your architectural designer will amend the plans until they meet with your approval. As a team we will prepare the details needed for planning. Through the use of a consultant planner we will make sure that your plans are ready for Resource Consent lodgement.
The documentation aspects of architectural design and planning your project is extensive. We take care of as much of the paperwork as we can.
Preparing your working drawings to be ready for Building Consent and Costings, including detailed specifications, materials and their respective performance criteria. We prepare all of your consultant documentation – structural, design, geotechnical, acoustic, hydraulic, and mechanical. We also prepare your thermal efficiency report, as well as the bracing and truss design. We fill out all council lodgement forms and lodge for consent, as well as answering any council RFIs.
Solutions Architecture also work for you in terms of contract procurement, novated contract or tender services. We formulate the contract and facilitate the signing of it with your Main Contractor. We organise site meetings, process payment claims, and issue variations. Carry out defects’ inspections and issue practical completion and final completion certificates.
Finally, we compile and apply for the Code Compliance Certificate on your behalf.
With a service list this extensive, you know that your architectural design process is taken care of with a thorough and dedicated team like Solutions Architecture.
The best reason for you to engage an architectural design team who is familiar with your local area is simply that! When the architect you work with knows your area not only are they far more able to take your local council requirements into consideration but they will be able to create an architectural design which is enhanced and complemented by the local area.
We have worked on homes from 60m.sq to over 1500m.sq, costing from $100,000 to over $6 million. We love designing homes because it makes us a part of making your dreams come true.
We can work with you on your ideal home, and help you see it through with as little stress as possible.
Our commercial architectural design is available to those wishing to develop a commercial site with a difference. Combining good functionality with contemporary and attractive aesthetics is out top commercial priority.
Mark Brown, Solutions Architecture, was recommended to us to design our new home on a 25000m² site in a semi-rural sub-division. From our initial consultation with Mark, he listened intently to our ideas and significant wish-list, no doubt determining our lifestyle and expectations, to the many subsequent meetings, we felt confident that Mark always had our best interests in mind. From the outset, Mark and his team totally nailed the brief, delivering a concept plan that was bold, exciting, innovative, and eye-catching, particularly paying homage to the rich history of the area, a surprising bonus for us. With Mark’s keen eye for design, colour, form, and functionality, we have ended up with a home that has so many interesting features, many different spaces to enjoy and much to love, especially with the unexpected weeks on end spent here during lockdowns for Covid-19. From concept to completion, working with Mark has been a delightful experience. Thanks to his professional approach, along with extensive knowledge across all aspects of building codes, council regulations, building materials, and a vast network of key people, our project proceeded in a well-coordinated manner under Mark’s guidance. His communication skills were a standout feature, as was his ‘can do’ mindset and attention to every detail. Solutions by name, solutions by nature, we would highly recommend Mark and his team without hesitation.
Every day I wake up and am amazed at my home. Mark and his team have created a wonderful sanctuary, with amazing light. My home is warm comfortable and easy to live in. I have been in my home for 8 years now and visitors cannot believe the home is that age. Mark and his team have created a wonderful sanctuary that is timeless architecturally with style and pizzaz that comes with a collaborative build process. Mark and the team listen to your needs (and give you options you never knew you needed or wanted) . Mark also was integral for me in the build process, managing the contract for me and ensuring we got the best from the suppliers and trades on site. After 8 years I still LOVE my home and wouldn’t hesitate to contract Mark again for any future builds or renovations to ensure another fantastic experience and result. I cannot stress the impact that good architecture has on how you feel
Every day we enjoy the interesting angles of our stunning new home, its practical layout and welcoming facade. From the outset Mark was a great listener, eager to accommodate our living style, while at the same time injecting a real flair into the design. He took on board our initial concerns about building a modern home in a very established area, and went to great lengths to make the best use of our very large section, without “saturating” the entire property with house!
We hired Solutions Architecture for an extension to our home. A property they had designed for previous owners. We are thrilled with the results ! The new rooms flow seamlessly and, despite a complicated roofline, the additions that Solutions designed to our brief look as though it was always part of the original design (one of our biggest concerns when considering the addition).
We employed Mark Brown from Solutions Architecture to advise us on redesign and to oversee the recladding work and alterations to our leaky home. Mark was recommended to us by a local building company Stehr Brothers. Mark had experience with over 40 projects such as ours. We found Mark and his team to be professional, courteous, knowledgeable, extremely helpful and easy to deal with, as was Ross one of Mark’s assistants.
We have had a professional association with Mark and his team for nearly 20 years. I have found him to be attentive to our needs and to work with ideas as well as being practical and integrating ideas of his with ours to achieve a great result. Our lake retreat just outside Rotorua proved to be a real challenge and has responded well to our needs for a holiday home. We would recommend Mark and his team to anyone who is wishing to embark on an architectural project.