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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 been producing quality work, and our aim is to provide innovative and bespoke design solutions that address complex challenges.

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An Inner-City Cottage

The owners wanted to create a spacious and contemporary extension to accommodate living/dining/kitchen and bathroom spaces and to add extensive outdoor deck areas to optimise the property's panoramic views over the city.


Combining New with Old

With its distinctive turret, Allendale is a prominent feature in the Ponsonby streetscape. A corner bay villa of Italianate style dating from the 1890s, its construction combines both timber and rendered brick.

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Our approach and philosophy

Our mission is to raise the standards of design and conservation to international standards. We maintain a strong inter-disciplinary team of 15–20 specialist staff with a wealth of world class training, practical experience and knowledge of the construction and design industries. Many of our staff have trained overseas and have specialised knowledge within their field. At Salmond Reed Architects we establish excellent working relationships with our clients, fellow consultants and peers and strive to disseminate our expertise through the work we do and through educating others. We are committed to understanding our clients’ needs and to achieving results which go beyond their expectation.

Salmond Reed Architects really listened to what we wanted to achieve and knew how to combine that with the original architecture. You could have faith that they would do what was right for the house and the era.

Claire Gavin, owner of Epsom character home

Services we offer

Salmond Reed Architects provides a full range of our architectural and design services which includes the following.

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  1. Design

    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.

  2. Investigation & Analysis

    At Salmond Reed Architects, 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Conservation

    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.

Contact our experienced team to discuss your project

58 Calliope Road Devonport Auckland 0624 New Zealand