New Design, Heritage & Conservation
Salmond Reed Architects is a forward thinking, award winning practice, with a long and successful history as New Zealand’s leading heritage and conservation specialists. For over 30 years we have provided high quality architectural services, and our aim is to use innovative and bespoke design solutions that address complex challenges.
A private sanctuary offering guests luxury accommodation is designed to capture breathtaking views of the Waitemata Harbour. This new build in one of Auckland's special character suburbs employed traditional gable forms and cedar weatherboard cladding to sit comfortably alongside neighbouring heritage homes.
The former Auckland Chief Post Office is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable historic buildings. Salmond Reed Architects have provided specialist conservation advice since this iconic landmark, dating from 1912, was first converted into the Britomart railway station in 2004. The exterior has been restored as the cornerstone historic building of New Zealand’s largest transport infrastructure project, the City Rail Link.
In March 2023, the Winter Gardens were fully re-opened to the public following a complex two-year project to seismically upgrade and undertake major repairs and improvements to the glasshouses and wider site. The repairs and strengthening works were complex and required a number of changes to the structures, which have been carried out with the utmost care and attention to detail to ensure that the heritage values of the place have been protected and enhanced. This icon site has been conserved for the future. This has been accomplished on time and within the original estimates on behalf of Auckland Council.
We have moved
We are now based in the heart of Auckland city:
Level 4, Landmark House,
187 Queen Street
Auckland CBD 1010
Services we offer
Salmond Reed Architects provides a full range of architectural and design services which includes the following:
We apply our experience and expertise to create well designed additions and alterations to character buildings and structures in sensitive environmental settings. We are recognised as an award-winning practice for our contemporary-designed residential and commercial buildings and are skilled at incorporating new design into heritage environments. Our approach to new design and conservation methods are current best practice and of the highest standards, helping us restore some of the most significant houses and civic buildings in New Zealand.
Investigation & Analysis
At Salmond Reed Architects, we undertake detailed investigation of existing buildings and structures and defects analysis, producing condition surveys which include the diagnosis of material failures and practical, long-lasting and sympathetic technical solutions.
Documents & Management
As part of offering full architectural services, we carry out Developed and Detailed Design services - essentially the development of our design thinking and analysis - appropriate for resource consent, building consent, project procurement and construction. We also prepare documentation and manage repair projects to buildings and structures, large or small, simple or complex.
Salmond Reed Architects has a long history of conserving New Zealand’s built cultural heritage. We provide a wide variety of services in the field of conservation including heritage assessments, conservation plans, conservation policy guidance documents, maintenance management plans and detailed specifications for heritage building repairs and specialist materials.