One of the largest professionally qualified commercial architecture teams in New Zealand.


The Babbage Architecture team prides itself on tailoring solutions for our clients that meet their aspirations and budgets while enhancing the built environment whether it be a commercial retail venture, a modern learning facility, an industrial design, or a complex residential project. We understand the value and importance of client/architect relationships. We listen and promptly deliver designs that are practical, comprehensive, cost effective and commercially sound that empower our clients to confidently make informed decisions concerning their respective projects.

Babbage Architecture has extensive experience. We work across New Zealand, with architects based in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch, providing innovative, modern and cutting edge design solutions covering a large variety of sectors. These include supermarkets, large scale retail projects, office buildings, multi-unit residential, mixed use developments and fit outs. Other areas we work in include retirement villages, learning (both private and public including early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education), health and industrial buildings and Building Surveying.

We provide comprehensive architectural services throughout all stages of a project, from the initial stages of project feasibility, master planning and bulk and location analysis through to the finished detailed design and interior fit-out. In all projects the client has a choice of using Babbage as a one-stop shop and employing the other Babbage disciplines either individually or in any combination. The integration of our services provides a unified team strengthened through well-established working relationships.

The Babbage Architecture team boasts one of the larger professionally qualified architecture teams in New Zealand and is led by two principles: Richard Elliott and Maria Ouzounova, each having a passion for architecture and a breadth of experience of working in the various sectors.

Our aim is to add value to growing businesses, providing comprehensive architectural services that bring more to design than our clients expect.

Interior Design

Babbage Interior Design and Architecture teams work closely with our clients to develop designs which add value to their projects. Our strength is balancing the needs of today with the flexibility to adapt to future working environments. Our designs show consideration for the changing interior fit-out landscape – this requires innovative design solutions that use space wisely and maximises the potential of available space.

We are up-to-date with trends of hot desking, quiet rooms, offices which can be transformed into meeting areas and creating spaces which staff are delighted to work in.

We engage with our clients and consult with all the other Babbage disciplines as necessary to deliver high quality designs and cost effective solutions.




Architectural Services

Feasibility studies Master planning Bulk and location analysis Principal consultant role Concept design Developed and detailed design Comprehensive Consent and construction documentation Tender procurement Contract administration and observation Post occupancy attendance 3D Animation and Rendering Expert Witness Building Surveying Asbestos Survey and Management Planning

Interior Design Services

Space analysis and storage surveys Concept design Detailed design Consent documents Tender documents Value engineering Furniture procurement Change management Post occupancy attendance


Commercial Residential Retail Education Industrial Community Leisure and sport Healthcare Heritage


Maria Ouzounova +64 09 367 4906
Babbage steered the construction process towards a quality outcome.

University of Waikato