Architectural Services

Chris Brown Design offers architectural services for jobs big and small.  With an innate passion for the creative process, a strong work ethic plus a willingness to tackle anything from small alterations to entire developments, Chris is the right architect for any job.

Chris enjoys the challenge of capturing his clients’ vision, translating it into working drawings and then guiding the process smoothly through the design and documentation stage to the end of the project.

With his architectural services transforming the dreams brought to him into a tangible reality, Chris takes pride in knowing he is affording his clients a stress free and enjoyable home design experience.

Architectural Services



Meet & Greet

Chris Brown Design Ltd offers a free on-site meeting. In this initial stage, Chris himself will meet with potential clients in order to discuss their hopes and expectations.

One of the benefits of choosing a small company is that the client can rest assured that contact with Chris will not stop here.  He will personally oversee the project through from beginning to end.

After the meeting a fees estimate will be produced, which breaks down the process and the cost per stage.

Capturing the Dream

The first step in the visual process is to produce a preliminary plan.  This includes a basic floor plan and a site layout.

Next comes the developed floor plan and elevations.  At this stage there is the option for the client to select the three-dimensional model of the building.

By using ArchiCAD, (the latest computerised design application), the client is able to see on paper how their home will look.  This gives them the ability to assess the aesthetics of their home and the feasibility of the layout simultaneously.


The Process

When tweaks and changes have been made, Chris and the team will start on the working drawings. Once these have been produced they are submitted to council (which is a process Chris can handle if that is the preference) before being put out to tender.

With a sound understanding of the NZ Building Code and NZ Standards, liaising with consultants, Council and the builders themselves is smoothly and deftly dealt with.

Once consent has been issued construction can begin.

Talk to us about your next building design project!


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“Thank you for the well detailed plans and information. I can appreciate the amount of work which has been carried out to this great standard of presentation…

…Again, thanks for the great set of plans.”

Building Consent Processor

Western Bay Council

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