Outstanding architectural design where form meets function


Holmes Architecture specialises in bespoke residential and commercial architecture for all sites and all budgets.

We have a comprehensive design process, considering everything from your initial brief and budget, through to site and environmental conditions. We offer architectural designs for new builds or renovations for both residential and commercial customers throughout New Zealand. Sustainability and environmentally conscious architecture is at the forefront of our design process and as environmentally conscious architects, we promote passive house design principles through the fundamentals of insulation, air-tightness, ventilation and managing thermal gain.

All projects are optimised through the latest building technology to achieve beautiful, efficient and functional architectural buildings.

Award winning Architectural Design

The Holmes Architecture team work on everything from small-bespoke houses to large high-end homes. Our contemporary architecture projects include renovations, high-performance homes, townhouse and infill developments, hospitality and retail fit-outs, industrial buildings, and schools . Holmes Architecture are known for their high-end residential projects and have received multiple architecture awards for their innovative designs.

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3D modelling brings your plans to life.

Holmes Architecture uses cutting-edge modelling technology to help you visualise and document your project. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is advanced 3D architectural visualisation technology that enables clear planning, scheduling, programming and co-ordination with all other consultants and construction trades.

High Performance Homes

Environmentally friendly architecture that doesn’t compromise on comfort

Modern, comfortable, low energy homes require a high level of knowledge in passive construction detailing and thermal envelope design including the fundamentals of: insulation, air tightness, solar gain and ventilation. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise in creating responsive and sustainable environments, Holmes Architecture are committed to advocating high performance design while tailoring solutions to meet your own project needs.


Contemporary architecture that suits its surroundings and its people

With the ever-increasing demand for housing in our bigger cities such as Auckland and Wellington, there is a growing need for a broader range of architecture and well designed buildings that work not only for the people living in them, but also their surroundings. Using energy-efficient and sustainable design methodologies, our team can create high performing, eco-friendly multi-unit housing, apartments, townhouses and in-fill developments that will enhance the landscape in which they sit.


Quality architectural services for renovations.

Holmes Architecture is experienced in modernising character homes while sensitively retaining and enhancing original features, or working with complex briefs to add value to an existing building. Our team offers comprehensive renovation design solutions and as both a qualified builder and designer, can recognise potential construction problems well before they are discovered onsite.


Architectural design for office, retail and hospitality businesses

Commercial and retail fitouts that combine style and function
Holmes Architecture works with a diverse range of businesses to deliver design solutions for hospitality, commercial, office and retail fit outs throughout NZ, that uses modern design to promote health, productivity and brand identity.