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We have offices in Auckland and Nelson

Our company story

Award Winning Architecture Agency

Buildology is an Auckland based team of contemporary design and draughting experts, providing inspiring architectural designs along with a loyal service to guide you through your renovation or new build project, locally or nationwide.

Buildology is an architectural design company small enough to have personal connections with our individual clients, large enough to manage the demands of the fast paced industry, clever enough to come up with inspiring contemporary design solutions, and devoted enough to see them successfully implemented.

Adopting inspiration from many different styles we appreciate the timeless, modest characteristics of a historic Villa as much as the defined minimalism of a modern holiday home. We are committed to working alongside our clients and believe our design solution should deliver spaces that are visually stimulating while creating places and spaces you personally require.

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OUR AWESOME TEAM

Romé Smit

Principal/Director

Romé is a Principal at Buildology and a senior designer who has been with the firm for more than 10 years. She has worked on a wide range of projects varying in style and scale, from renovation projects to new builds.

She is constantly increasing her knowledge of the technical aspects of the building industry and is enthusiastic about her job. “I truly enjoy every aspect of what I do within design and architecture and I hope to channel this enthusiasm into achieving the best possible results. In an industry that is always evolving you need to embrace change.”

“Being able to envision something and then articulating it through forms of art which you can bring to life in a physical entity is truly satisfying”

Coming from an upbringing passionate about design and build, Rome was exposed to building projects from a young age. She was always ‘creating’ and this passion lead her to the architecture industry.

Malory Bloor

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

After graduating with a Bachelor of Building Science from Victoria University Malory has gained experience in the construction industry in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She brings to Buildology a strong knowledge of Building Regulations as well as a passion for innovative design.

“I’m excited about creating functional designs that the occupants will love!”

Sarah Mosley

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Sarah graduated from Unitec Institute of Technology with a Masters in Architecture. She then went on to do set design in the film industry for 2 years during which she completed a diploma in interior design. From hobbit homes to human homes; she has returned to the architecture industry to continue her passion for expressive and innovative architectural design and interiors. Sarah enjoys the constant challenges and problem solving the industry has to offer and loves the opportunity to learn and apply her creative finesse to a project.

Lorraine Kapurubandara

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Lorraine graduated from Unitec Institute of Technology with a Masters in Architecture. She is passionate about people and the environment and has experience in sustainability and heritage architecture. She has always been a creative person enjoying all aspects of the creative process, and believes in taking a collaborative design approach with clients to create a personalized experience.

…”By treating architecture as a form of art, we are able to create enriching and inspiring spaces for people to enjoy”…

Allan McIntosh

Founder/Director

Allan has been within the building industry for the past 31 years, starting out with his building apprenticeship in 1988. Over the years Allan has been involved with award winning residential projects as well as major commercial projects.

In 2000, Allan began doing his own developments, therefore has a vast knowledge in being able to take a project from the initial design stage, right through to the completed build.

Allan became a Licensed Building Practitioner when the scheme was first brought in in 2008.

During Allan’s extensive building experience, he discovered a passion for designing and began moving away from the tools and more into the design sector of the construction process. This passion for design lead him to create Buildology.

Allan enjoys the problem solving that comes with the design process and is excellent at incorporating practical solutions into a great design.

“I do what I do to experience the excitement that each customer has when we get a design spot on. I love the moment when we present our designs and see how excited our clients get, that’s when we know we are doing something right “

Kenneth Shum

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Kenneth graduated from Unitec Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Masters of Architecture (prof). Ken brings an innovative and refreshing perspective to the team as a designer. Ken is very intuitive in looking at what’s really important to people and incorporating that into his design approach. Having experience with sustainability in home design and a passion for art, he utilises these two aspects in creating engaging spaces.

Angela Loesch

OFFICE MANAGER

Angela’s back ground is in hospitality operations and will be your first point of contact when you embark on your design journey with us. Angela also manages our administration, accounts, communication and marketing for the Buildology team.

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TESTIMONIALS

Mike and Ursula Elliott

"Getting the renovation process started was quite a daunting thought. We have a big family and live very busy lives, which didn’t leave a lot of time to focus on a renovation. Buildology came highly recommended and they made the whole experience and process so much easier. They were great at exploring every design question we had at the start, and then following through in the execution so we could realize our dream. Their enthusiasm and energy never faded and truly shared in the experience with us every step of the way. The brief wasn’t easy, but they cleverly managed to design it in a way that made it all come together, exceeding our expectations. Our new home is perfect and we absolutely love it. Buildology were amazing and we highly recommend them. "

Stefan and Krissy Le Geyt

"Romé and the team at Buildology helped guide us through every step of our renovation from initial concepts then working drawings and council consent and even during construction until we received our code of compliance certificate. They were amazing to deal with as we had many questions being first time renovators. We discussed our vision with Allan and Romé for an open plan living area with a retractable deck over the existing swimming pool. We wanted to maximise the entertaining space on a tricky site due to the placement of the existing buildings and pool, Romé took our ideas and created a concept that we loved. Her enthusiasm for our project encouraged us to move forward with construction. We also used a Buildology recommended builder which helped to streamline any construction queries. Buildology’s communication, professionalism and quality of work was outstanding throughout the entire build and we have no hesitation in recommending their services. We now live in a beautifully proportioned house which suits the way we live perfectly. "

Steve and Hollie

"Romé & Buildology have been an outstanding partner for us on three projects we have completed – with the largest being our demolition and new build of a large family home with pool. Our experience with the Buildology team has been outstanding – their commitment to understanding our needs whilst also advising us through the process has been excellent. If you are looking for a true partner who will be on the building / renovation journey with you then you should talk to Buildology "

Mark Lewis and Tracy Strudley

"Look no further.  Buildology is where you go when you want to work with trustworthy, clever people who care about their clients and love what they do.  My partner and I engaged them to renovate our 1926 Arts and Crafts home for our blended family.  All 5 girls needed their own space and own rooms as did we.  Our brief was simple.  Renovate to give us a modern home that was comfortable, elegant and could easily entertain in.  This wasn’t an easy task but they met the brief all the way and in many instances exceeded it. Mark was particularly pleased with his 8 car garage and I was thrilled with the clever use of space which is now our ensuite. The Buildology are exceptionally clever, work to budget and to time.  They have a great vibe in the office and communication was superb.  We have recommend them to family, friends and business colleagues and they continue to impress them too. "

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