about us

Established in 1995 by respected Dunedin designer, Brent Alexander, thedesignstudio is an award-winning boutique architectural practice.  We are professional members of ADNZ and licensed building practitioners.

Brent Alexander – director thedesignstudio

Our clients understand the benefits of working with a skilled designer.  They tell us they appreciate our easy to deal with approach and the way we listen to them so they get what they want and not necessarily what we want them to have.

thedesignstudio has successfully completed hundreds of both residential and commercial projects and built a reputation for creativity, reliability and professionalism.

Our design philosophy is as much about function as aesthetics.  We believe that good design must work on a practical level, be cost-effective and not just look good.

Consider this:

Your new home, alteration or building project will cost pretty much the same whether it’s well designed or not.  So for the same money why wouldn’t you get some expert advice from thedesignstudio at the start to make sure you get the best finished result?

Whatever your budget or taste our talented people will design a home or building for you that will be a joy to live or work in for many years into the future.

1residential design
  • quality new homes and holiday houses
  • sympathetic and well-considered alterations to existing homes
  • custom designed kitchens & bathrooms
  • built-in joinery, interior and lighting design4

commercial design

  • office design
  • bar fitouts and café design
  • retrofitted buildings – new apartments and student flats
  • light commercial and industrial buildings
  • schools, child care centres and aged care facilities

construction management

  • proj5ect administration and construction management
  • applications for building consent and resource consent – dealing with Councils


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