Practice

Paua Architects has a tremendous depth of architectural experience. From our Hamilton studio we provide a comprehensive range of specialist services, including commercial and residential architecture, master-planning and sustainable design for clients across the Waikato and Coromandel regions.

Great architecture is the result of a strong, collaborative process.

Good communication is our most important tool of the trade. It can mean the difference between delight and disappointment for our clients, in the experience, and the end result. Robust dialogue with everyone involved, throughout the project is key.

Great architectural design considers the entire context of a building or space.

Unique architecture is bespoke and individual, designed to meet not only our client’s present and future needs. Our process is robust and in-depth. We consider the physical, historical, and community context of the site, while taking into consideration potential impacts of the project.

Our Clients

University of Waikato
Waikato Diocesan School for Girls
Hamilton Boys High School
Hukanui Primary School
Hamilton City Council
Taupo District Council
Waipa District Council
NZ Clean Energy Centre
Hill Laboratories
Cambridge Park
Raukawa Trust
Waikato Raupatu Trust Board

Memberships

NZ Institute of Architects
NZ Green Building Council 
HomeStar Practitioners 
Urban Design Protocol Signatories
Waikato Chamber of Commerce 
Cambridge Chamber of Commerce