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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 provided high quality architectural services, and our aim is to use innovative and bespoke design solutions that address complex challenges.

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Parnell 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.


St Paul’s Anglican Church

This English Gothic Revival style church, constructed of Basalt stone with Oamaru stone decorative detailing was built in 1894 and stands tall on a hill in the centre of Auckland. It is the longest established church in the city. The original architect’s ambitious design was never fully realised due to lack of funds.


Dr. Phillip Hartley receives Doctorate Award from the University of Auckland: “Thoroughly Modern Heritage”

Phillip's thesis looked at ‘how the study of material type and use, forms of construction, and spatial planning for buildings between 1940-1970 can inform established conservation philosophy and practice, for the preservation of Modernist Architecture in New Zealand'. When Phillip commenced his studies in 2011, his was the first PhD undertaken in New Zealand on the conservation of built heritage.

Since 2016, Phillip has taught the Materials Conservation course at the School of Architecture and Planning, as part of the Masters Degree in Heritage Conservation. Salmond Reed continues to support students by offering short-term internships to gain practical experience. To date, five students have been sponsored.

Image : Dr. Phillip Hartley receiving his Doctorate, November 2020.

Services we offer

Salmond Reed Architects provides a full range of 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  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