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a.k.a Architecture offers a full range of architectural services with a focus on residential and small commercial work.


The practice offers concept/sketch design, design development, resource consent analysis (where required), consent and contract documentation, tendering and site observation. The Client retains control over sign-offs at every stage. These stages are summarised as follows:


pre-design / sketch concept :

  • understanding client requirements

  • planning + site assessment

  • council rules analysed

  • sketch design options produced


developed design :

  • development of an approved option

  • coodination with separate consultants

  • documentation for preliminary estimate

  • resource consent report/application (if required)


contract documentation :

  • finalising design details, fittings, finishes

  • integration of consultants input

  • full documentation for building consent + tender

  • building consent application


tendering and contract :

  • discussion of procurement options

  • tendering to selected contractors

  • analysis of tender submissions

  • preparation of building contract


site observation :

  • periodic observation of construction on site

  • administration of building contract

  • review + issuing of progress payments

  • remedial lists prepared + managed






a.k.a Architecture Ltd / p 64 4 3813110 / m 64 21 529590 / e  © 2013 a.k.a Architecture Ltd

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