“So pleased we decided to enlist the services of Mount Maunganui based Adam Taylor Architecture for a long overdue extension to our country home in Whitford. Our project came with a number of issues in that we had built Stage 1 of our house 13 years prior and so multiple changes to the Building Code required a redraw of the 2003 approved consent drawings.
Whilst the original brief was to, more or less, adhere to the original layout and simply update the working drawings it soon became clear that the creative team at ATA had the inspiration and skill set to significantly improve upon the original design.
Although the site is still a building site there have already been many favourable comments coming our way from neighbours, friends and tradesmen. It is a credit to ATA how Stages 1 and 2 now blend seamlessly together and how we have achieved the look of a traditional Kiwi country home with well integrated indoor / outdoor living. The covered outdoor living area is a particular hit and will, we are sure, prove suitable for year round use and accommodate large get togethers with ease.
Because of the time lapsed since the original build there were plenty of issues to resolve along the way but we found the team at ATA to be highly professional and at the ready to respond to queries throughout the project. We have over the years learnt to be cautious when recommending professionals and tradesmen to friends and family but in this case have no hesitation recommending Adam Taylor Architecture to friends and family or anyone who is looking to achieve something special in the way of home design.”
- Karen and Brian Riordan
“We had a challenging project to present to Adam, a “pseudo-Mediterranean” townhouse of the 90’s with weathertight issues! We wanted to not only address these issues, but to create a house with a more contemporary look and feel. He and his team have well and truly achieved this! The resultant renovation has certainly exceeded our expectations. His rapport with the builder, Stewart Construction, was very good and any unforeseen problems sorted quickly. We would recommend Adam Taylor Architecture to anyone.”
“Love the guys at Adam Taylor Architecture. They really care about the job, you can tell they take pride in what they do, and their enthusiasm is infectious. Super knowledgeable when it comes to energy efficiency which was a big deal to us. During the build process we realised that they had actually thought of everything. We would think about making changes here and there, but what they had done always made the best sense. Stoked with their work.”
“It is with pleasure that we provide this reference for Adam Taylor Architecture. We have engaged ATA on numerous occasions to design one off unique new homes and renovation/extensions. We have also worked with Adam on other projects that are not our own. With bespoke design some issues do arise on site, the ATA team are always efficient and professional at working through these situations with fluent and open communication. What we love most about Adam and his team is that they will take on board your ideas and spin them into something very special and always unique. Adam will challenge your ideas and combine them with his own design ethos culminating in the ultimate design. Adam always thinks outside the square from what is conventional. He will often surprise you with materials, shapes, layout etc. The ATA team is always current with new materials and we are constantly surprised and excited by each new project Adam and his team produce. We have no hesitation in recommending ATA to any of our clients and we will use them again for our own future projects. If you’re after very special unique design, a home that is next level from what everybody else is doing, a home that you and your family will be proud, then we can not recommend ATA highly enough.”
“We are so pleased that we found Adam. His passion and energy helped bring to life our renovation. He took the time to get to know us and understand what we were looking for and took our thoughts even further than we could have done on our own. In particular his use of space and his understanding of how every square centimeter could be maximised has enabled us to keep a relatively small footprint to maximise our outdoor areas. Throughout the process Adam kept us well informed and turned drawings around really quickly and in sufficient detail that we could get our building consent with relative ease. We now have a lovely bespoke home that is warm in winter and well ventilated and flows seamlessly to the outdoors in summer. We would have no hesitation using Adam for our next project or recommending him to friends and family.”
“Thanks to Adam we have finally achieved our forever home. Adam is a wealth of knowledge and expertise and helped us put together the best of modern day living along with a retrospective feel to accurately reflect the Bach previously on the property. His principles for eco and sustainable living played a large part in the way he designed our home which was an integral part of our brief. He shared the highest enthusiasm for our project and made it feel as though he was living the same dream. We are so grateful for all of his hard work, integrity and time spent getting everything just right.”
“Pinewood homes has been working with Adam Taylor architecture now for four years. In this time we have developed a great working relationship with Adam and his team. We have found our beliefs on sustainability and energy efficiency to be well aligned and have been impressed with the knowledge and architectural flair that has been added to every project, no matter how big or small. The attention to minor details that are critical in design are well adhered to and professionalism throughout the building process is always kept to the highest level. We look forward to an exciting future working with Adam and are happy to recommend him.”