"Alana was an absolute pleasure to work with for our rebuild, making us feel relaxed at a stressful time. She was very good at listening to and interpreting our wishes. Alana was always extremely organised and efficient, plus adaptable when the need arose. Her passion for architecture was reflected in her excellent design skills. We have ended up with a lovely home we are thrilled with of which Alana made a significant contribution."

Catherine and Richard

"We engaged Alana to design our new home and we’re absolutely thrilled with the result.  She was a true pleasure to work with – creative, professional and so, so patient!  She was able to take our (constantly evolving) wish list and design a beautiful home that maximises our site and creates truly beautiful spaces that we feel lucky to live in.  Our home is really practical and meets all our needs, and at the same time delivers the aesthetics that we were hoping for. We would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of building or rebuilding.  Thanks Alana!"

Michelle and Duncan

We have been delighted with the exceptional service and architectural expertise that Alana and her team provided throughout our design/build project. Her thoughtful and collaborative approach enabled us to achieve our vision - a contemporary family home which is light, spacious easy to live in and maximises outdoor space. Our new home suits our young family perfectly. Alana was professional, responsive and a pleasure to work with. We would not hesitate in recommending her to prospective clients.

James and Kate

"My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Harper Architecture when we needed drawings done for an extension to our home. Alana went out of her way to find out all the information we needed in regards to steel frame which is somewhat different to a standard wood frame house. She was extremely professional and so lovely to deal with. She never made us feel silly with all the questions we had. Thanks Alana, we wish you and your company all the best."

Kim and Adam

"From the time we started using  Alana's services for the design and drawing of our new home to the time those same drawings were presented to the local council for approval her service on our behalf has been courteous and professional. Nothing during the design phase was a problem for her, particularly when you understand that the design is "outside the square" (our home is Octagonal) . We would be happy to recommend her services to whoever is thinking about using her business."

Cathy and Trevor

"We were looking at the feasibility of renovating our house to include a new kitchen and pantry. We engaged Harper Architecture to work with us on the process. Alana had added considerable value to our thoughts, supplementing designs and concepts, while providing valuable advice on layout, look and feel. Her professional approach was appreciated as she sought to combine our ideas with her experience. We would have no hesitation in recommending Alana as she is professional and a pleasure to work with. Her understanding of our requirements, easy communication and a number of good suggestions had produced an excellent end result and happy clients!"

Lee-Bin and Wayne

“As a well known 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 at a building company)


"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."

Ricki and Joy

“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."

Kerry and Peter



"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



"We really enjoyed working with Alana.  She struck the perfect balance between working to achieve our vision and introducing her own innovative design ideas.  The end result was an interpretation of the brief we gave her which was even better than we anticipated."




"I must make comment on how good your plans are, compared to others I've seen yours are so much BETTER and the detail is amazing, even the Construction supervisor makes comment about how good they are, so well done you!"

Haley (Project Manager)



"Thanks for making this such an easy and uncomplicated process for us. You've been awesome."




"Alana took an ambitious existing concept and turned it into consented plans. The concept came from an American Architect via an online architecture competition. She managed to modify the concept to work with New Zealand regulations as well as applying our own changes to it without losing any of the spirit of the design. She is fantastic to work with, always quick and clear with communication, her suggestions and input are always greatly appreciated. We have already recommended her to anyone considering any building project."

Sarah and Ashley