About Us

Registered Architects + Landscape Designers                                                               

Designpoint is a Warkworth based firm providing architectural and landscape design services for residential, retail and commercial projects.

We have experience working with urban, coastal and lifestyle sites . We cover not only areas such as Omaha, Leigh and Matakana but also handle projects outside the Rodney area.

If you are looking to build a new home or commercial premise or simply making some alterations to an existing one we are here to help you and ensure you get the benefit of our experience to create something beyond your expectation but not your budget.

A number of our residential projects have appeared on the cover of architectural magazine Homestyle and alterations to a Snells Beach home achieved a Master Builders Silver Award with praise given for the design, detail and integration with the existing building.

We have over 12 years experience working with corporate clients. Three nationwide rebranding and fitout projects for Holiday Shoppe and United Travel stores over the years (most recently the transition of 64 stores to Harvey World Travel brand) proves our ability to work on larger scale projects and to strict timeframes.

Our Philosophy

We believe great architecture is about, not only the external appearance of the building, but the internal spatial experience, the use of light and form. The careful use and mix of materials and the considered detailing of junctions can add elegance to the simplest forms.

Our buildings are always designed with the context of their environment in mind and maintain a strong relationship with the site. 


Our Commitment

Established in 2000, we have a strong reputation for getting the design right first time by correctly interpreting our clients brief and working to their budget. You can trust our integrity; we will be honest and straightforward in all our dealings with you.

You will find us friendly and knowledgeable. We will listen carefully to your design brief and budget, and work together with you to achieve the style and vision that you want for your home. You will receive typed copies of all notes taken during design meetings to ensure we have all your thoughts and requirements accurately recorded.

With Designpoint, the design process will be a positive, enjoyable experience for you.

Dealing with council can seem a daunting prospect to most however we have spend a lot of time working with councils over the years and will prepare and lodge your building consent applications and handle all council queries efficiently to get your project through council process as quickly as possible for you.



Who We Are

Chris Bassett

Chris Bassett

Chris has a Bachelor of Architecture degree with Honours from Auckland University and is a Registered Architect

Chris is a very experienced and professional designer with over 18 years experience in the architectural industry.



Brigid Maire

Brigid Maire

Brigid has worked on exclusive beachfront and coastal properties as a landscape designer, as well as residential homes and commercial landscapes.

She owned a Market Gardening business growing for Turners & Growers and Chiquita brands in Pt Wells in the late 1980’s, giving her an excellent knowledge of growing plants.

Her landscape design for her clients Morris and James at The 2007 Ellerslie International Flower Show was award winning.

She has extensive project management experience throughout NZ working on retail building sites for Whitcoulls brands, Paper Plus, Lotto, Caci Clinics etc.

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