“Architecture and gardens enrich our lives physically and emotionally. Moreover, living or working in a well-designed environment can change the way we think and feel. Architecture inspires us, uplifts us, and can promote its occupants’ wellbeing and health.”
At PDA we try to achieve these objectives and design buildings to match your personal requirements and taste rather than imposing a predetermined practice style on the outcome. We aim to find a quality design solution that is responsive to your brief, imbued with a sense of human scale and proportion, together with the fine qualities of space, form, light, and materiality.
While we have extensive experience in designing quality residential buildings and landscapes in urban and rural settings, we also undertake the design of retail, hospitality, education and commercial and civic architecture and developments, and have expertise in creating ecologically sensitive architecture and sustainability consultancy.
Dr. Peter Diprose – Director:
Graduating as a most distinguished student in the Faculty of Architecture, Property, and Planning, Peter Diprose went on to gain a University Scholarship to study for his Ph.D. in Architecture. After graduation, Peter balanced his time between architectural practice in Whitford and teaching design at the University of Auckland and landscape architecture at Unitec.
Peter became a Registered Architect in 1997, and since then he has devoted his energy and enthusiasm to architectural practice producing finely crafted buildings, and more specifically to the integrated and sympathetic design of landscapes and architecture. Peter is committed to good design and a sound partnership with the client and contractor.
Peter is past chairperson of the New Zealand Institute of Architects Environment Task Group and was involved in writing and reviewing the NZIA Environmental Policy.