What we do
At Salmond Reed Architects we approach all of our projects with a combination of problem-solving creativity and a sound understanding of traditional construction methods and modern technologies. Design work in the office is contemporary, sophisticated and always conveys an eye for detail. Our conservation methods are current best practice and of the highest standards, helping us restore some of the most significant buildings in New Zealand.
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. We are skilled at incorporating new design into heritage environments.
Investigation & Analysis
We undertake detailed investigation and defects analysis of existing buildings and structures, producing condition surveys which can include diagnosis of building failures followed by offering practical, long-lasting and sympathetic technical solutions. To assist us are the latest in technologies and techniques available, including 3D scanning, drones and other photography-based media. We can analyse the fabric of buildings to provide an understanding of their historic development, and our broad expertise and multi-disciplinary team can provide advice on investigation, planning and development of large complex heritage sites.
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. Administering a contract after Documentation is also a key service we offer for all of our projects. We also prepare documentation and manage repair projects to buildings and structures, large or small, simple or complex.
We have 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. We are able to provide expert knowledge on appropriate repair solutions.