David Barker has at least 30 years experience in the industry. David believes in architectural guidance rather than dictation. He says that “If you are going to live or work in a building, then you should ultimately be comfortable in its environment.” “However”, he continues “what makes one person comfortable may not have the same effect on another, so it is essential that you create a building that both satisfies the owner, now, and yet, will be attractive to a new owner in the future; That, is a function of architecture”
David is well equipped to provide help, guidance and technical knowhow; and a whole lot of architectural design flair thrown in. He is equally at home with designing new houses as with alterations and additions to old, enjoying the challenges that either present.
David employs the very latest computer aided design software, providing stunning 3D renditions. Even animated walk-thrus and sun tracking is available.
The environment is ever in the forefront of David’s work. He is enthusiastic about energy efficiency in architecture and has a wealth of knowledge in this field which may not be available to other designers.
Having spent some time as a Building Consent Officer, David has a hands on knowledge of the way Councils work and has built up a good relationship with the Local Authorities in the region.
His office is located north of the Waimakriri River where clients can meet to discuss their requirements, or else David offers a no obligation consultation at the clients own home.
David is a professional member of the Architectural Designers of New Zealand Inc. where admission is granted only if one can show experience, expertise and appropriate education, qualification and continuing professional development. It is also necessary for members to have in place professional indemnity insurance.
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