What we do

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.

We work across a range of different types of projects, from new residential builds to alterations, from commercial projects to urban design. We collaborate with our clients, consultants, contractors and councils to provide excellence and can offer our trusted experience, innovation and professional guidance to all aspects of a project, if desired.

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 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.

Urban Design

Our experience in Urban Design and Master Planning is focused as people and place centric. Our approach is to understand and respond to the diversity of people and the context of place. We believe that urban design is about creating better places for people in context with their natural and built environment.  Every project, regardless of scale is considered an opportunity to create something amazing for owners, tenants, neighbours, community and mana whenua.

Learn about Urban Design

Interior Design

Our Interior design is intrinsically linked to our architecture to achieve a cohesive resolution of spatial quality for the owner, tenant, or user with scale and detail to enhance human experience. Our expertise can extend to the overlap of design, briefing and approval of colours, materials, textures, lighting, joinery, fabrics, furnishings and furniture with our design approach of what is appropriate and recommended for either private or public spaces.

Resource Consents

With you and consultants we guide the resource consent process so that you can leverage off our long-standing relationships and the mutual respect between councils and us. Our experience means we are familiar with planning policies and objectives, zoning rules and hazard overlays, heritage and archeological requirements, cultural and transportation considerations that need to be coordinated and aligned with the vision of a project.

How we work with our clients

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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