"We found the team at LAD not only great to deal with but a great investment in designing our new home build. They provided a great set of plans in a timely manner and nothing was ever an issue. We highly recommend Aaron, Charlotte and the team for their excellent service, vision and creative ideas.

Thank you for making our dream house a reality!" 

MATT & LAUREN WELLS - Scotsman Cottage

"The team at LAD provided us with a fantastic design for our rebuild project of our 1914 home. We’ve ended up with a house that expertly combines modern features while retaining its character, which was exactly what we were looking for. It’s even made it into House and Garden!
Thanks guys for all your help and advice".

JOHN & FIONA STARES - Fairwood Home

"Fiona and I originally worked with Aaron specifically on our office refurbishment and fit out, and found the finished results transformed a tired old building.

When we purchased a block of land with the goal of designing and building a new home, Aaron was one of the first people we showed the land to.  When it finally came to designing a new home he already knew how it would sit on the land, and when we developed our wish list for the new design, he was already part of our vision.

Another important aspect of the LAD approach was Aaron visiting us at home to see how our lifestyle influenced the design, and to note any special furniture and artworks so these could be considered early on in the new design.  We had a very specific list of features and materials  we wanted in a new home, however we were mindful not to take away the architectural flair we wanted from the LAD team, so the interpretation of our vision was left to them.

Fiona especially enjoyed working with the team on the selection of materials and finishes and their advice was invaluable.

In conclusion, Aaron and his team have created a home that not only fits our way of life and is easy to live in, but sits very sympathetically in its surroundings.  Fiona and I are very proud of the new home we have created!"

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"We have nothing but gratitude and appreciation for Aaron and his team. From the outset we were made to feel like we were priority clients #1; upon talking with other customers this feeling was obviously not unique to us. All our questions, queries and opinions were treated with consideration and respect which is all we could ask for.

We started the design process with some ideas of how we wanted the house to look and function and then Aaron took our ideas to the next level and made them a reality. He had the ability to create space where we could not and turn our simple squares into unique architectural flair. He often came up with multiple solutions to issues and helped us evaluate which alternative best suited our needs. We believe that Aaron's design process resulted in the perfect balance of individuality without compromising functionality.

Once the design was finalised Aaron has the contacts and expertise to turn drawings into construction. He has knowledge of local builders, tradespeople and suppliers that gave us choices and options of which we would otherwise have been unaware. Throughout the build Aaron and the team were available to reassure us and answer any questions we had.

The single biggest learning that we took away from the building process was that people who are recommended by others rarely let you down. Consequently we would not hesitate in recommending Aaron and his team to anybody considering building a home.

In our experience Aaron takes pride not only in the design of your home but also going the extra mile all the way through to completion!"  Hamish Bond

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award winning, dynamic team of architects, architectural designers & interiors designers with a passion for bespoke architecture based in cambridge, hamilton, waihi beach, mount maunganui, tauranga, rotorua, raglan  & taupo

ERIC MURRAY - Wetlands Home

"Aaron was the obvious choice for us to design our new home, as we have seen and loved a number of homes previously designed by him! 
What we have really valued is Aaron's obvious design flair & passion for creating beautiful architecture. This, along with his attention to detail & commitment to helping us realise our dreams, was apparent from the outset!  Eric Murray
The service we have received from the entire team has been outstanding & we wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to anyone."  

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GRANT & MAUREEN CALVERT - Contemporary Country Home

"LAD were engaged to design our family home. They have designed exactly what we wanted and listened to exactly what we requested. Whilst offering numerous innovative and creative ideas, LAD have been really responsive to all of our requests and totally receptive to any suggestion or amendment we might have had. We are thrilled with the result & would certainly utilise their services again."  

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commercial architects, architectural designers & interiors designers specialising in commercial fit outs, bespoke commercial design & large scale commercial conversions - hamilton, cambridge, raglan, waihi beach, matamata, morrinsville, te awamutu

LOU LOU'S SALON & DAY SPA - Commercial Fit-out

"When I purchased my salon it was in desperate need of a major makeover, I had some ideas of my own but wanted some professional advice as I was stuck on the actual layout of the salon and what I wanted to achieve with it. I had heard great comments about LAD so gave them a go. Aaron and the team were fantastic, once I had explained to them what I wanted to achieve they said “not a problem leave it with us”, Within a few days I had a floor plan.

LAD created our amazing salon - Lou Lou’s Hair Studio Ltd. We love our new salon, it is so easy to work in and the clients love the design, atmosphere and modern look. We have been in it now for 8 months and love coming to work as the salon looks and feels fabulous.

We have so many people from Cambridge and out of town commenting on how beautiful our salon looks. I would recommend LAD to anyone who is thinking of renovating or just wanting a change. Thank you LAD - you're the best!" Lou Lous

CRAIG & BELINDA MULGREW - Riverside Renovation

"Working with Aaron & the team at LAD was great. Their vision turned a house that was fit for demolition into a fantastic family home that ticks all the boxes we had in our 'dream home'. We would definitely use LAD again."

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DR PAUL STEPHENS - Extensive Commercial Upgrade & Project Management

"LAD have performed an excellent service with ideas, ability to listen to our needs, plan adaptation and project management. Aaron has been enthusiastic and efficient and we only have praise for him and his team. A difficult project done superbly." CMC

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