Alistair and Carol
The team at Allfrey + South Architects have been great at listening, thinking about what is important for us, then applying their passion and flair to produce a really smart design which we are extremely happy with.
Even when we were satisfied with the design Allfrey + South Architects had produced, the team was certain that it needed something more, enhancing it further, exceeding what we could have imagined. It is fantastic working with true professionals who care and love what they are doing.
Clive Barrington Construction Limited
We have worked with the team at Allfrey + South Architects over a number of years and a number of different projects and it is clear to see that they are passionate about modernist architecture. Their ability to work with a variety of materials in a contemporary way has produced some outstanding results. Allfrey + South Architects have a commitment to design, innovation and communication and a firm dedication to manage project delivery in terms of budget and timeframe, this coupled with their outstanding documentation make them an absolute pleasure to work with.
Russell and Jennifer
We first became involved with Allfrey + South Architects six years ago when the September 2010 earthquakes in Christchurch extensively damaged my circa 1905 Arts and Crafts style house in Merivale. At the time the house was deemed fixable and CAA was engaged to design and supervise repairs sympathetic to the heritage nature of the house. The earthquake of 22 February, 2011 destroyed any hope of repairs.
We briefed Allfrey + South Architects and they designed an iconic modern house of a similar size set on a different part of the site to open up the northern aspect of the house and optimize the usable open space and gardens. We retained as many of the mature trees in the garden as possible. Incredibly detailed drawings and specifications were produced. Delays by insurance meant that contracts with the builder were not signed until 2014.
Our home, a complex build has now been successfully completed. Our house looks spectacular and we are delighted with the result. It is fair to say that without the input of Allfrey + South Architects it would not have been constructed with the astounding attention to detail that has been achieved. We were fortunate that their team was able to work so closely in partnership with the on-site building manager. This was crucial to the final finely detailed result.
We would unhesitatingly recommend CAA to anyone who is intending to build a large, complex home of outstanding design and construction.
Wayne Murray Builders
As a builder, it is awesome to have the opportunity to build great looking homes, projects with a few challenges and x factor. There is also nothing better than working with a team who know what they are talking about, who are fluent with the project, passionate about detail and who produce excellent documentation. Allfrey + South Architects set the bar when it comes to these attributes, thus making working together a real pleasure.
Peter and Denise
Whilst designing and building our award winning home, we were delighted with the process of the initial engagement and how the team from Allfrey + South Architects worked with us to achieve a unique contemporary design which sat perfectly on a section that demanded something special.
Along the way we worked as all good partnerships should – client challenging architect – architect challenging client. We compromised when it was necessary, but never at the expense of design integrity. We both recognised the importance of the build and the team at Allfrey + South Architects made it a priority to work closely with all contractors, celebrating the milestones and enjoying the successes. It was a project that met the ultimate criteria – we all enjoyed the process, the camaraderie along the way and most importantly the final outcome.
Christchurch Property Projects
Design is everything and the team at Allfrey + South Architects has passion for design that is evident in the work we have done together. Not only do they design buildings that are engaging and highly marketable but they are also able to coordinate the work and action necessary to translate their ideas into reality – they work really well with the rest of the team.
Ben and Angela
Allfrey + South Architects designed our award winning four storied office block and warehouse complex and later the award winning rebuild of our home. As well as their innovative and well considered design abilities, the great team at Allfrey + South Architects have fully supported the successful implementation of each project I have worked with them on. I have always enjoyed their attention to detail, cost and layout and they have always been very mindful of what was important to us.
Barry and Diane
The excellent team at Allfrey + South Architects designed for us a new home that is striking, innovative and great to live in. They introduced architectural detail into the house around the lift, wall treatment and windows that is extraordinary. The team listened to us, incorporated our ideas thereby making the whole design process interesting, effective and inclusive. They are clearly passionate about architecture and this passion is reflected in their designs.