About Us

We approach each of our designs with site-specific ideas and client-driven inspiration, working closely to create cohesive and elegant solutions for modern homes. Karsten Architectural Design prides itself on complying with ADNZ Code of Ethics.

Established in 2007, Karsten Architectural Design Ltd is a busy architectural practice with a skilled group of technicians. We offer a full range of services including new custom modern homes, contemporary renovations, council approvals, resource consents and 3D visualisation services. We work on both residential and commercial projects.

As founder and director of Karsten Architectural Design Ltd, Tony Karsten is an architectural designer with a unique understanding of both the design process and the bigger picture of engaging with stake holders and councils to help clients accomplish their goals. He spent several formative years in the building industry and this experience gives him a strong practical understanding of ‘what works’. 

This unique knowledge of building and design provides clients with a clear path through the design and build process. As well as running our busy award-winning practice, Tony is the chairman of the local branch of Architectural Designers NZ and he enjoys all sport and spending time with his young family.

Philosophy

We believe that successful design is built on supportive and honest partnerships with our clients. We approach each of our designs with site-specific ideas and client-driven inspiration, working closely to create cohesive and elegant solutions for modern homes. Karsten Architectural Design prides itself on complying with ADNZ Code of Ethics.

Established in 2007, Karsten Architectural Design Ltd is a busy architectural practice with a skilled group of technicians. We offer a full range of services including new custom modern homes, contemporary renovations, council approvals, resource consents and 3D visualisation services. We work on both residential and commercial projects. As founder and director of Karsten Architectural Design Ltd, Tony Karsten is an architectural designer with a unique understanding of both the design process and the bigger picture of engaging with stake holders and councils to help clients accomplish their goals. He spent several formative years in the building industry and this experience gives him a strong practical understanding of ‘what works’.
This unique knowledge of building and design provides clients with a clear path through the design and build process. As well as running our busy award-winning practice, Tony is the chairman of the local branch of Architectural Designers NZ and he enjoys all sport and spending time with his young family.
Philosophy
We believe that successful design is built on supportive and honest partnerships with our clients. We approach each of our designs with site-specific ideas and client-driven inspiration, working closely to create cohesive and elegant solutions for modern homes. Karsten Architectural Design prides itself on complying with ADNZ Code of Ethics.

Client Testimonials

Responding to several objectives I sought to achieve, Tony developed an outstanding plan that transformed my tired 1970’s era house into a thoroughly modern comfortable home that is ideally suited to my needs. This project was also undertaken while I was overseas and he helped me navigate the many choices and issues that arose during such an extensive renovation. I very much appreciate the work done by Tony and his team which has led to exactly the outcome I was looking for. 

Peter Barrand
2019
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