We design environments to enrich people's lives

Just like 'Cascata' named Trends International Design Awards TIDA 2018 Winner for Architect New Home of the Year.

"Gary gave us what we didn't know we wanted"

It's about inspirational architecture

We help you imagine what's possible

We have over 30 years of architectural experience

A creative full-service architectural practice based in the lower South Island, New Zealand

As architects, our role is to help our clients imagine environments that will enhance their everyday life and encourage a sense of connection with their surroundings.

Then, we bring it to life.

What we do

New Residential

We consider your site, environment, and aspirations to conceptualise, design, document and project manage the creation of inspirational spaces for all to enjoy. We offer specialist knowledge for all types of Residential projects.

Alterations & Additions

Let us surprise you with what is possible when reviewing your home or building through innovative and creative design solutions that you may not know exist. Clients have told us “You gave us what we didn't know we wanted”.

Commercial & Industrial

We include the client and customer experience as a key consideration in the commercial and industrial projects we are involved with. We aim for the best return on investment with consideration for the life cycle of a building and its future use.

Building Consents

With you and consultants we can manage the entire consent process, so that you can leverage off our long-standing relationships and mutual respect with councils. We have developed a pragmatic approach to problem solving that achieves results.

Contract Administration

With over 1000 building projects completed, you can trust us to manage the full project or special aspects to minimise stress and make the process cost efficient. We share the process with you to support you to make the best contract decisions.

Project Management

With a regular team of excellent consultants and contractors we have the resources and tried and true track record for successful project management of all projects that are within our wide range of professional competency for the scale of each project.

Featured Projects

We have over 30 years experience

With over 30 years of experience, Gary Todd leads his architectural practice, personally partnering with clients throughout the project to achieve rewarding outcomes for all of those involved.

Based in Dunedin with projects primarily in the South Island of New Zealand, Gary and his team believe they have a responsibility to produce architecture that creates a sense of place, in context with its location, for people to enjoy and be proud of now and in the future.

And being the recipient of over 80 regional and or national New Zealand Design Awards his architectural practice continues to do that. With over 1000 building projects completed, Gary has vast experience in many different design solutions that responded to varied client briefs and site conditions as a resource to draw upon plus the intuitive ability to create new innovative solutions going forward.

Gary's designs respond to the aspirations of the client, with the goal to enhance their life and the surrounding environment with respect for the past and a vision for the future.

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Let's create something amazing.

Finding the right architect is the first step to your successful project. Talk to Gary and his team today to see if they are right for you.

Let's talk

Contact Us

Gary Todd Architecture


18 Estuary Crescent
Fairfield, Dunedin

Head Office: 03 488 4594

Central Otago

62 Lagoon Avenue
Albert Town, Wanaka

Gary Todd: 027 279 9306


53b Edward Avenue
Edgeware, Christchurch

Courtney Todd: 027 388 6504

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