About Us

“Designs that incorporate our clients’ ideas, yet exceed expectations.”

When working with discerning clientele to realise their dreams for a ‘slice of paradise,’ Alister and Katrina have found that listening is paramount,

“Exceptional buildings are the result of an effective collaboration between The Builder, The Client and The Architect, with each playing their own significant role in the build process,” say the husband and wife duo.

Dravitzki Brown are a boutique architectural firm committed to designing beautiful buildings with functional spaces that enhance everyday living. While working closely with their clients, the team provide a characteristic blend of professionalism and creative flair, paired with a ‘down to earth’ approach.

Based in Queenstown, since 2008, the Architecture Graduate Members of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) are well versed in the design challenges presented by the wild, harsh, yet simply breath-taking landscapes of New Zealand. The firm are noted for their South Island designs, carving a strong foothold in the Queenstown and Wanaka region, while delivering unique architectural solutions throughout the country. Dravitzki Brown’s portfolio boasts striking properties across Aotearoa, which include major city hubs such as Auckland and Wellington, as well as a number of more remote locations, stretching out beneath that long, white cloud.

Dravitzki Brown’s design oeuvre reveals a strong commitment to ensuring the conceptual theme flows seamlessly throughout the build. Their structures echo a consistent design language, both in the overall form and the way materials are used, which resonate from interior to exterior. Extensive knowledge in complex detailing bring designs to life, aided by photo-realistic renderings which enables clients to view, and understand the vision, well before construction begins.

With considerable expertise in designing all aspects of complex spaces, the duo are accustomed to juggling factors of proportion, size, scale, sun, views and energy efficiency with the brief and budget, creating designs that complement and enhance the client’s lifestyle.

Looking for inspiration? Browse through a selection of Dravitzki Brown projects.

 

Alister Brown       BArch NZDAT Dip AD
Mobile 0275009440
Email alister@dbarch.co.nz
Office 03 4428891

Katrina Dravitzki      BArch
Mobile 0211152411
Email katrina@dbarch.co.nz
Office 03 4428891