Rammed Earth house, Wanaka New Zealand by Assembly Architects Ltd

All projects begin with a conversation.  We listen to your ideas, inspiration and vision from your practical requirements to how the design should function and feel. We tell you about us, our service and address your questions about design, consents, time, quality, cost, and your engagement in the process.

We visit your site.  We undertake environmental research to assess the nature of the site – its sun, wind, views, topography, and its built context.  We also review the legal context such as covenant restrictions, consent notices, and conditions of consent to identify compliance constraints.

We form a design concept in response to the vision and function in consideration of the environment and constraints. We communicate the concept design in a fully digital environment that includes its surveyed terrain and 360 degree views. You can experience the concept design in virtual reality in our studio, and in the digital exports we produce that allow you to view the design in 3D on your device. Near or far, we continue the conversation in person or online.

Assembly Architects renders bring design to life.  Virtual Reality. Oculus Rift.  Arrowtown, Queenstown.

We develop the design with a strategy appropriate to your quality expectations.  We consider your preferences, and bring our love and knowledge of materials and structure, both tried and tested or innovative and new to your design.

We guide you to expertise in cost estimating and town planning to test the project feasibility for cost and resource consenting, to geotechnical and structural expertise for appropriate structural design, building science expertise for thermal performance, and to experts in landscape design and ecology.

We detail the design with technical research and rigour, and communicate with clarity for clients, contractors and consenting.  Our contracting procurement strategy matches contractors, contract type and contract administration appropriate to the scale and quality of the project and involvement.  

The resulting architecture is reasoned, personalized, environmentally responsive and delivered to suit your quality and budget expectation.


Prior to meeting, we provide more comprehensive client information about our architect services, project cost and frequently asked questions.  Get in touch and we will share you a link to review this information before we schedule a meeting.