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Adobe Architectural Design is the culmination of principal designer Ian Hayes’s journey in Architecture. Having an extensive background from design and build with Fletcher Construction, international projects with TSE Architects to nationally significant projects with Stephenson & Turner Architects.

In 2001 Ian made the transition to residential architecture with Design Network Kapiti, quickly establishing a portfolio of projects covering a spectrum of styles and budget.

Following the sudden death of friend and principal, Mark Stevens, Ian moved forward with Adobe Architectural Design to proved individual service to clients, ensure all aspects of the process from concept to completion providing a quality service, helping clients realise their aspirations.

Many people ask, what is Architecture? The Oxford Dictionary defines this as:

the art or practice of designing and constructing building.

the style in which a building is designed and constructed especially with regard to a specific period, place or culture.

the process where from follows function.


What is an Architectural Designer?

a person who imagines how something could be made and draws up a plan for it.

a person who plans the look or workings of something prior to it being made by preparing drawings or plans.


At Adobe Architectural Design let us help you through the process of identifying the function and forming your dreams into reality.

Licenced Building Practioner- Design Level Two