Gary Todd Architecture

For us, architecture is about creating special places in context with their natural and built environment for the enjoyment of people who live in them, work in them, or experience them. Every project, regardless of scale, we consider a unique opportunity to create something amazing for our client, community and society.

Our architectural practice is humble however operates with confidence because we are experienced in a variety of building types and styles with a proven track record. Our projects vary from Otago to Central Otago, Southland and Canterbury and wider afield than New Zealand to Australia, Fiji and France.

Every project is unique and emerges out of a specific client brief, budget and site that we may challenge and offer options if we consider there is a need to think deeper before proceeding further. These considerations inform the design and build process where our experience on projects to create that point of difference is more likely to be achieved with our valued professional guidance and expertise assisting you as with our many prior clients.

We have been collaborating with our clients, consultants, contractors and councils to provide excellence by offering our trusted experience, innovation and professional guidance to all aspects of a project with vision, planning, documentation, contracts, construction, interior fit out, landscaping and project management from concept to completion as a full project approach under sole leadership to get the best outcome.

We know that each project brings different client requirements and that our response can be to guide that project through a collaborative process to success, whether it is small or large, simple or complex with us as your design lead. The end result is to create inspirational spaces with architecture that could meet and exceed the client and public expectation and be fully in context with the natural and built environment.

Our practice is green minded and actively incorporates innovative sustainable design and construction with an environmental awareness that can contribute to our future. We support ethical and sustainable practices. We believe our architecture can reflect who our clients are and their aspirations.

With the experience of Gary leading the team, we specialise mainly in new or altered residential or commercial projects. We have been involved in over 1000 building projects over more than 25 years and have been acknowledged by over 90 New Zealand Architectural Design Awards in the process which is testament to the quality that you can expect given to each project.

“You have given us what we did not know we wanted."
A photo of the eight staff at Gary Todd Architecture, they are standing on a street dressed up in 1940's outfits on a team dinner
Enjoying a team night out to Dunedin's historic Olveston for a murder mystery "night to die for".

Gary Todd

Lead Architect, Director

Gary is a multi-award-winning architect and designer with 30 years' experience of design and project managing the build, interior fit-out and landscaping of inspiring projects predominately in New Zealand. Gary personally leads all projects with the client and controls all projects and the Wanaka Office. Gary promotes respect of our heritage which can be juxtaposed with new minimalist architecture.

Gary designs on a case by case basis to provide site specific solutions that respond to the aspirations of the client to enhance their life and the surrounding environment. Gary seeks to create places in context and in scale that contribute to our well-being now and in the future either by adaptive reuse or new modern architecture.

NZIA Registered Architect (2013)

ADNZ Professional Member (1998)

N.Z.C.D. (Arch)(1979)

Krystene Todd

Office Manager, Director

Krystene started the company with Gary as Gary Todd Design in 1993 which was changed to Gary Todd Architecture in 2009 to better illustrate our change in focus. Krystene is the Office Manager with skills to handle all client accounts, staff administration and staff management for our architectural practice.

B.A. (1980)

Dip. Teaching (1980)

Jaime Horne

Senior Architectural Technician

Jaime joined Gary Todd Architecture in 2005 and is very experienced with a wide range of skills in preparing resource consent, building consent and contract documentation for all projects. Jaime assists Gary to quality check projects plus mentor staff members in our architectural practice from the Dunedin office.

N.Z.C.D. (Arch) (2005)

Courtney Todd

Architectural Technician

Courtney joined Gary Todd Architecture in 2017 and has been runnning the Christchurch office for the past 2 years. Courtney was formerly with Athfield Architects for 4 years prior to changing to specialise in Residential Architecture. Courtney is skilled in Revit and 3D BIM modelling, building consent documentation and interior architectural design.

N.Z.C.D. (Arch) (2013)

Mathew Rowland

Graduate Architect

Matthew joined Gary Todd Architecture in 2017 after graduating with a Masters in Architecture from Victoria University. Working from the Dunedin Office, Matthew is skilled in preparing concept design drawings, 3D models, presentation drawings, resource consent and building consent documentation, interior design and construction detailing.

M.Arch (prof) (2016)

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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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