Our Philosophy

Buildings sit around us for a long time. They consume large amounts of energy both in their making and in their use. Even the richest societies cannot afford to renew and replace them frequently. Their permanence makes them an important part of our collective identity, our security, and our civilization. Fine buildings fill us with delight and comfort, whilst wasteful buildings are ugly and immensely damaging.

Our Values

  • Differentiation

  • Innovation

  • Longevity

  • Flexibility

  • Cost-effectiveness

  • Adaptability

  • Respect for both you, and your building

  • Understanding of materials, light, and nature

  • Ability to visualize space

  • Foresee technical implications

  • Diverse range of experience​

Why choose us?

  • Design and management of projects

  • Innovative construction methods

  • Management of projects

  • Understanding our Clients and their values

  • Sustainable practices

  • Passion for Eco Design

  • Direct access to Passive housing consultants

  • Appreciative of both small and large-scale projects

  • Open, enthusiastic and professional staff

  • Attention to detail

  • Tailored quotes to suit each individual client

  • Respect and commitment to each client

Our Practice

Why choose us?

 

Buildings sit around us for a long time. They consume large amounts of energy both in their making and in their use. Even the richest societies cannot afford to renew and replace them frequently. Their permanence makes them an important part of our collective identity, our security, and our civilization. Fine buildings fill us with delight and comfort, whilst wasteful buildings are ugly and immensely damaging.

Ourspace Architecture is a practice providing a range of Architectural, Planning, and Consulting services. Our design philosophy is “to create a unique design solution tailored to the individual needs of the client”. This involves understanding the clients’ requirements, recognizing the possibilities of the site, resolving situations to cater for individual needs, and translating all of these into a built form.

The practice was established in Auckland in 1988. Today it has grown to include a team with over 70 years of experience in the fields of Architecture & Planning. The ability to provide a quality design in cost-effective ways has led to our growing reputation. Beginning in Waitakere, our client base has grown over the last 25 years to service all areas of New Zealand from Tutukaka to Wanaka, and projects undertaken in the Pacific Islands. Our goal is to create value through innovative, inspirational yet environmentally sustainable design solutions driven from the initial client brief. Our combination of strong design management and coordination skills have allowed us to deliver successful projects on time and within budget.

Ourspace Architecture has proven track record in the design and development of projects ranging from education, comprehensive multi-unit residential developments, community-based housing schemes to commercial and industrial developments.