Our Company
Performance Architecture is dedicated to high-performance and environmentally conscious architecture. We have a passion for providing clients with solutions for their projects, sharing our knowledge of the most effective and sustainable construction methods and systems. 
With teams based in Christchurch and Auckland, we have completed projects throughout the country, including residential homes, multi-unit townhouses, schools and commercial buildings.
What is Performance
We specialise in the design of high-performance buildings. Utilising key elements of passive design, our buildings create healthier living environments that achieve lower energy consumption without compromising on design. Specifically, we focus on the elements below:
  • Building Location and site optimisation

  • Building Layout and space efficiency 

  • Window & Door Design

  • Energy and Water Collection on site

  • Insulation (Including Glazing Insulation)

  • Environmentally conscious material selection

  • Thermal mass

  • Shading

  • Ventilation

  • Biophilic Environments

  • Low Carbon Footprint

  • Renewable and recycled materials

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Performance goals

1. Site & Scoping

Project Brief

Client goals and aspirations

Site analysis

Scope of work

District plan assessment

Feasibility study

3. Developed Design

Refine pricing

Analyse against desired energy/performance rating tool

Finalise design and materiality 

Consultant engagement

Construction methodology

Contractor and consultant coordination

Our Process

2. Concept Design

Massing & schematic design

Passive & sustainable design

Initial outline pricing

Client and early contractor involvement

Exterior material and finish selection

Design approval

4. Contract Documentation

Finalise pricing

Approve consultant packages for final issue

Specification and supporting documents

Construction detailing & calculations

Finalise interior detailing with client 

Building consent, tender and construction package


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