Established in 2010

Architect is an award winning boutique architecture practice specialising in high quality residential, small commercial and hospitality projects. The practice was established in 2009 by AJ Sutton, since then we have worked on a number of commissions in a range of locations across New Zealand, from Northland to Central Otago.

We are passionate about architecture, from small scale design to the wider context we work and live in, be it urban, rural or coastal. As well as designing new buildings we also believe in re-using existing buildings in a way that enriches the lives of its occupants while never losing sight of good planning and beautiful architecture.

We listen to our clients and we are committed to providing architectural solutions that recognise their requirements, respond to the context of their site and delivers exceptional architecture. We work through all projects with a creative and well considered approach no matter how small or large.

AJ Sutton

AJ Sutton graduated from the Unitec Institute of Technology School of Architecture in 2003, prior to this he worked and travelled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

He believes the best architectural responses are found through a collaborative working relationship with clients, fully understanding their requirements and responding to the context of the site.

AJ was accepted as a Registered Architect in 2014 by the NZ Registered Architects Board and was a Licensed Building Practitioner prior to this. He has tutored at Unitec Institute of Technology and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.

Practice Capabilities

Architect is an NZIA registered practice with strong technical knowledge built up over many years in the industry. All projects are designed and documented using the industry leading software ArchiCAD, this allows for 3D images and fly throughs to be presented to clients at any stage during the architecture process.

We can assist with your architectural project from early feasibility studies to conceptual design, through to detailed documentation and construction observation.

We regularly work with commercial and residential clients on a range of projects and our approach with each client is always tailored to suit their requirements.