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We approached David Peehikuru and his team at Architectural Design to help us design our modern two storied home. We gave him ideas of our own and a rough sketch of a floor plan.

David listened well, utilized our 360degree views, designing us a very modern, lovely warm, home, which is welcoming and just wonderful to live in and entertain both inside and out. He is creative, has knowledge, foresight,  is great with ideas & options to consider with both designing and materials available to build with. Every room in our new home has a wonderful view and the sun has been utilized to its best.

Ours was a labour only contract and with David & Liz and their team at Architectural Design overseeing all our quotes and contracts with the contractors, it was a huge help. This enabled us to have a very cost effective home.

David had great ideas on adding extra dimension to our home with designing decking with wind protection options, seating and courtyard design. 

We can thoroughly recommend David & Liz Peehikuru and their team for designing you a wonderful home, always being  professional, happy, friendly and approachable.

Kevin & Margaret Stead

We met David  and his team by working on their designed homes or projects as sub-contractors and also as a friend. When we decided to build our home we approached him to design it!


We had ideas of our own like: great indoor-outdoor flow, utilizing the sun, material we wanted integrated in our home, etc. We also gave him a rough sketch of a floor plan. We were amazed when David came back with the design. He is very creative, listens well and exactly understood what we were trying to achieve in our new home. We wanted something a bit different but still practical for a family.

The team have been great to work with, easy to communicate, very helpful and knowledgeable. 

We can highly recommend David and the team to anyone to design their house and would like to thank them for their professional service.

Marianne Bolton

Dave and his team from architectural DESIGN Ltd took on the challenge of designing our home with a vague brief to design a house on the hill utilizing the view and north facing site with a contemporary living area and the balance traditional.  The house was to be as eco. friendly as possible.

 Architectural Design completed the transition between contemporary and traditional design to perfection. The whole process to date has flowed smoothly with Dave being helpful and knowledgeable.  Our builders have commented on the fact that architectural DESIGN was willing to come to site to help with any  queries in a practical and professional manner.

 In summary, architectural DESIGN came up with a design that met our brief from the start, with minimal changes to achieve the final result.  

We have found them easy to work with, readily available and would highly recommend them to anyone wanting creative thinking and original design.

Dereck & Fiona Glass

We met with David with some trepidation, as we had never used an architect on previous homes we had built. 


However he seemed to quickly understand what we were trying to achieve in our new home, and when the initial design was produced we were very happy, as he had captured very clearly what we wanted.

We have proceeded to the building phase with very little change from David’s initial design, which I must say we thought was somewhat of a challenge with a 250/260 sq mtr house needing to go on a 400 square metre section.

He has incorporated new innovations into the design, at the same time meeting our request for a practical family home, with sensible flow.

All in all we are very happy with what he has come up with, he has met time commitments, and worked well with the builder.

Alan & Jeni Strang

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