Harper Architecture is a Christchurch-based firm run by husband and wife duo, Hayden & Alana Harper.  


Alana has a Bachelor of Design in Architectural Studies. She will meet with you for your initial consultation, design and oversee your project and obtain your building consent so construction can begin.


Hayden has a background in design and property investment and helps to manage the business, administering workflow, marketing and graphic design.


Our team includes several drafting technicians, who contribute to providing a high quality and efficient service.

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We provide a wide range of architectural services from designing new homes, drawing up plans for building consents, lodging drawings to councils and applying for building  and resource consents.


To find out whether we can help you with your project please don't be afraid to contact us. 


“As a well know Canterbury based builder we take great pride in recommending the services of Harper Architecture. Alana and her team listen very intently to our Clients and provide designs that meet their requirements first time round. Their ability to interpret ideas and come up with solutions is astounding. The clear documentation we receive makes the Consenting process straightforward, the ability to respond so quickly to RFI’s minimises Council time and our Contractors find the drawings very clear, concise and accurate. We believe, in using Harper Architecture, you will be fully content with the professional service and attention to detail you receive.”

Rebecca (Contracts manager)



"The people that I enjoy working with most are those with bright young minds that are naturally creative, and have a kind of positive, infectious energy that not only energises and guides projects but also challenges faulty thinking and finds innovative ways to overcome roadblocks. 
Alana is all of the above, and more."




“An amazing job Alana and her team did , well done, we could not be happier with your efforts, both in your architectural skill and the manner in which you have handled the project. Design is paramount and Harper Architecture has passion for design that is evident in the work we have concluded together. Not only do they design buildings that are engaging and highly marketable but they are also able to assist and help coordinate the work and action necessary to translate their ideas into reality."

Peter & Kerry 



"We have had the pleasure of working with Alana during our re-build process. Despite the restraints of a limited footprint, Alana came up with a concept for our re-build that transformed a dark little, badly designed, flat into a well-designed modern townhouse, maximising space using both creativity and practicality. Alana is very approachable and responsive to ideas with a good eye for detail and is very aware of local council requirements and regulations. Alana has a professional approach with a pleasant manner and has helped us through a challenging process."

Marion and Andrew 



A selection of some of our recent projects


A set of Modern townhouses we designed for a client in St Albans

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A contemporary home based on Mt Pleasant hill, we designed this to gather maximum light and take in beautiful views that site had to offer

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A 3 bedroom home designed on a tricky hill site in a mass movement area up on Mt Pleassant.

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