AO Architecture was established in 2011 by co-founders Mike and Nick in Christchurch, New Zealand, with a mission to contribute to the city’s rebuilding efforts after a series of devastating earthquakes struck the region. Over the years, we have extended our reach and now undertake work throughout the country.

Our directors, Mike, and Nick, lead a team that collaborates closely with clients as we place great importance on building strong relationships with our clients, taking the time to listen and understand their preferences and requirements.

At AO Architecture, we take pride in our design aesthetic, which focuses on clean lines, uncluttered spaces, and a strong connection to the environment. We prioritize natural materials and leverage their unique qualities to create sustainable and attractive designs. By carefully selecting and combining materials, we aim to achieve a harmonious balance in each project, enhancing the overall experience of the location and respecting its natural and built context.

We undertake a wide range of architectural work, including residential, commercial, and heritage projects. We have extensive experience in designing homes and renovations where we work closely with our clients to create a space that reflects their unique preferences and lifestyle. Our commercial projects include offices, retail spaces, and community facilities, where we focus on maximizing functionality and creating an engaging environment for customers and employees alike.

We also have a deep appreciation for heritage buildings, and our team has a proven track record in preserving and updating historic structures. Our expertise in this area includes heritage restoration, adaptive reuse, and heritage conservation.

At AO Architecture, we provide honest architectural services that prioritize client satisfaction. Our close-knit team is passionate about designing practical, sustainable spaces with a unique design aesthetic that meets the individual needs of each client.

Nicholas Mann


Michael John


Emma Solomon


Paige Toki

Architectural Designer

Benjamin Kimber

Architectural Designer

Zuzana Cerna

Architectural Designer

Kelly Borrill

Office Manager


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