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Architectural Design

We are a Lower Hutt, Wellington based Architectural and Drafting business committed to achieving quality and excellence, on time and on budget! We specialise in designing house plans for brand new homes, as well as house renovations of existing homes.

Architectural design, functionality and aesthetics in a house do not just happen by themselves - they take thought, flair, experience and....intelligence

That’s where we can help you, just as we have been assisting people around the Wellington region for 8 years.

Our job as Architectural Designers is to help people to enjoy their surroundings and domestic lifestyle. We do this by listening carefully to them, creating an intelligent design and paying attention to details. We understand that a family is an ever changing unit: babies arrive, kids grow up and need more space, career changes may require multi-use rooms, and additional vehicles need garaging. These needs could be met by the way of designing house plans for house renovation of your existing home or designing a brand new home for you – you choose.

We are experienced in taking a client's brief (and at times, assisting with clarifying their brief if they are unsure of the best course to take.) This will involve many factors including: determining the project budget, time-frames, room requirements, etc, then creating a design that will meet those needs. We complete the construction drawings and take care of all Council requirements, giving you a stress-free experience.

For a free no obligation chat and site visit please contact us

Who we are

Intelligent Design was started in 2008, and is headed up by myself, Aaron Humphreys. Aaron has over 18 year’s experience in the architectural and structural drafting fields. He is a qualified Architectural Draughtsman, having studied for his New Zealand Certificate in Architectural Draughting in Wellington in 1995-96.

After graduating I went straight to work for an Architectural design company in Lower Hutt, where I learnt valuable skills in the draughting and design areas, knowledge of building standards, liaison with Councils and mastering the Archicad 3D CAD drawing program.

After three and a half years I wanted to diversify my drawing skills, so I gained employment with an Engineering firm learning Structural and Civil Engineering Draughting and the Autocad CAD program along the way. Although the practical side of design and draughting was highly valuable, I missed the client contact and the opportunities to express my creative flair that I had had in the Architectural industry.

After three and a half years in the Engineering field I returned to Architecture once more. Some four years later (February 2008) I decided it was time to branch out and start my own Architectural practice – and thus ‘Intelligent Design’ was born!

We now have six people in the office. We are proud Professional members of Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ), a national body of Architectural Designers offering professional support and some peace of mind to our clients and accountability.

Aaron holds a Design 2 license under the Licensed Building Practioner (LBP) scheme, the new Government initiated program to raise the quality of the built environment.


By request but with genuine sincerity I wish to endorse the services of Aaron Humphreys as an Architectural designer.

My construction company has used Aaron’s expertise on three occasions being the design of two brand new homes and one alteration, all with excellent outcomes.

Aaron has been careful with detail, quick to present workable drawings and reasonable in cost.

What more could I have asked for?

I have no problem recommending him to any reader as I have already done so to others I have contact with. Please contact me directly if needed.

Colin Thompson

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