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Whether your next project is a family home, holiday home or commercial building, we have decades of experience delivering for our clients.

With our transparent fee structure, a robust design process and hundreds of completed projects you can trust HWA to design and deliver for you.

Luxury Homes

We design Luxury Homes using specialist knowledge of high value, good quality materials and custom detailing

New Builds

Designing beautiful homes specific to your needs, wants, budget and site specific features. Every home is unique to our clients and the site. 

Commercial Buildings

Commercial Architecture covers a variety of projects – offices, industrial buildings, sports clubs, community facilities and other larger scale projects. Whatever you need, we’ll likely have design skills to assist

House alterations

We are very experienced renovating and modernising all types of existing projects from homes built pre-1900 through to more modern homes. 


Our team will work with you to replace existing cladding with modern, durable materials that look smart and are fit for purpose. 

Multi Unit Design

We work alongside urban designers, town planners, land developers and local government to deliver modern and attractive medium density housing projects. 

Kitchen, Dining and Living Spaca

Our Practice

HWA - Architecture is a Wellington based Architectural Design Practice.

We have experience designing buildings throughout New Zealand with projects under construction in Otago, Canterbury, Waikato, Kapiti and Horowhenua.

Our studio has been established to work on bespoke residential and commercial projects that are design focused.

We work in collaboration with our clients and the wider design team to produce building designs that are a reflection of our dedication to excellence and passion for architecture.

Why work with HWA - Architecture?

For the last 20 years we have been refining our design, documentation and construction processes. Coupling a robust process with dedicated commitment to high quality design and an advanced technical knowhow, there is no better for your project. 

At HWA - Architecture we are patient and perceptive, with a proven reputation. 

Contruction projects are often the most significant investment you'll ever make so there's only one thing to do...



Do you need an Architectural Designer for your project?

Interior fitout for community facility

How to start your new home or alteration project

If you have checked our 'do you need an architectural designer' guide and working with us would benefit your project, we make it really easy.


Many of our clients have never worked with us before and the idea of starting at the beginning can be daunting.


We're here to help you take that first step. 

Step 1

Download our free guide to choosing an architect. This will aid you in being prepared for your first meeting, what to ask and what you might be asked. 

Step 2

Book an initial consultation with us. This is an opportunity to meet each other, ask lots of questions and see if we get along. 

Step 3

Let us know you are ready for a Pre-Engagement consultation. We'll send out a short online questionnaire and book you in for a site visit. 

How to start your reclad, commercial or medium density project

Weathertightness, Commercial and developer led medium density projects are quite different and require a bespoke approach from the beginning. The best place to start is by downloading our free investment guide and booking an initial consultation with us. 

Vista Cres Multi-unit

Conversion of an existing house into two apartments

This is the second project I've engaged HWA for. I wouldn't have gone back if I wasn't happy the first time - and this project has been just as successful. Happy to (and frequently do) recommend HWA - just as long as he doesn't get so popular and busy that he can't work on my next projects.

- Lance Jensen

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