Jeff Brickell Architects is a small, design focussed, architecture practice based in Whangarei. We offer dedicated personal service and high levels of accountability. Keeping overheads low means we offer excellent value. We have a local focus which allows us to foster collaborative relationships with other building professionals in Northland. We aim to craft buildings that relate to their environment and make people feel good.
Above all we believe architecture needs to provide a healthy, comfortable place in which to live our lives. It needs to respond to its climate and be adaptable to suit the seasons. It needs to be as sustainable as possible and energy efficient. We utilise passive solar design principles in our buildings to provide natural light, warmth, cooling and ventilation. We aim to provide a range of outdoor spaces associated with the building to suit different times of day and year.
We recognise that people’s needs and values are often the same thing. We design architecture to meet people’s unique needs and to reflect their values. We aim for innovative, clever design solutions. Our design solutions provide cost effective architecture that is both practical and beautiful.
Site Specific Design
We use detailed site analysis to identify the unique set of opportunities that each site presents. Sun, wind, views, privacy and topography are all thoroughly considered to unlock the potential of the site. Often design concepts are derived from this relationship to site. We aim to design architecture that enhances people’s connection to their site and surrounding environment.
B.Arch (Hons), Cert. Landscape, ANZIA, Registered Architect 4334
Jeff has qualifications and a background in landscape having established O2 Landscapes in Auckland in 1992. He then spent two years living and working in the Netherlands and the UK, before returning to NZ to further his studies.
He graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours) in 2002.
Jeff has worked with award winning practices Herbst Architects (Auckland) and McKenzie Higham Architects (Wellington) before co-establishing TWO Architects in Whangarei in 2012.
He has broad experience in both commercial and residential architecture including social housing, education, community and commercial projects. More recently specialising in residential dwellings in rural, urban and coastal environments.
Architectural services offered range from site selection, concept design, developed design, consent and construction documentation, builder selection and consent management to full project observation and contract administration.
Jeff has a particular passion for site-specific design. He utilises the latest 3D CAD software to create virtual models of site and building and to test and present ideas. His love of the New Zealand landscape and landscape background still influence the way he approaches architecture.
Jeff lives on the Tutukaka Coast with his family.