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Culture             Housing             Mixed-use             Education             Commercial

Our design focused team of Christchurch based innovators, collaborate with highly skilled consultants, suppliers, contractors and artisan / crafts people, providing the resources and necessary skills to deliver your boutique project. 


Our core design principles provide: 


- Unique Response

- Collaborative Process 

- Creative Pragmatism 

- Integrity and Sustainability 

- Cultural Relevance 

Hamish Shaw Architects is an emerging design company with proven ability to design intelligent, sustainable and technically sound projects across a range of scales and typologies.


Our core focus area’s of work are: 


- Custom Houses 

- Community, Educational and Civic projects 

- Commercial Mixed Use projects 

- Multi-Residential

- Market and social housing 

- Master Planning and Urban Design 

- Historical / Urban Regeneration projects 

Our company was founded by Hamish Shaw after 12 years practicing with leading firms Architectus and Athfield Architects in New Zealand, and KMBR and McFarlane Green Architects in Vancouver, Canada. His design leadership and management ability comes from a broad range of award winning and complex building projects, most recently recognised by Architectus and their clients alike in his last role running their local office in Christchurch.


Our systems and procedures are developed from our experience in large multi-disciplinary firms, ensuring efficient and rigorous quality control during all project phases. 

We run a range of sophisticated design software, including Autodesk Revit to design and document our projects using Building Information Modeling (BIM), allowing us to best collaborate with our consultants and perform in-depth design and construction analysis. 

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