About AD Architecture

AD Architecture is an architectural design company, specialising in high performance homes and commercial buildings. Based on the Kapiti Coast, AD Architecture provides architectural services for new builds and renovations across the greater Wellington region, and all around New Zealand. 

Founded in 2008 by directors Peter Davis and Jon Ambler, their unique approach incorporates style, budget, environment, and function to achieve desirable, high performance architecture. 

Proud members of the Architectural Designers Inc., NZ Institute of Architects, and the Superhome Movement, AD Architecture are also Licensed Building Practitioners. 

Leaders in high performance homes

Style is a vital component as it sets the design direction and overall aesthetic. AD Architecture balances the client’s chosen style against risk and budget, suggesting alternatives and enhancements that will improve the overall outcome and appeal of the home. 


The budget allows informed choices to be made about how big the house will be, and the level of complexity and performance. AD Architecture believes great design can compensate for modest budgets, and high performance homes can be achieved economically.


The environment is an important factor, as the home must suit the site and perform as desired. AD Architecture integrates the site topography, location, surrounding properties and weather into the client’s brief, to simultaneously achieve a harmonious design and high performing home.


Function refers to the overall livability of the home. AD Architecture considers the spaces’ access, suitability, flexibility, energy efficiency, use of solar, and air quality to ensure the home is not only practical, but efficient and enjoyable to live in.

Qualified, friendly local team
Peter Davis, Director

Peter is a director at AD Architecture with over 38 years’ architectural experience. Specialising in high performance homes, Peter is responsible for carrying out and overseeing design projects across residential alterations, new homes, multi-units, commercial developments and community projects. 

Peter is a Licenced Building Practitioner (LBP, Design 3), with a New Zealand Certificate in Architectural Draughting. Peter is also a professional member of Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ), belongs to the Superhome Movement and is a member of the Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce.

Jon Ambler, Director

Jon is a director at AD Architecture with over 34 years’ architectural experience. Jon has an interest in and is proficient at using 3D architectural modelling software for construction and presentation documentation. Jon carries out and oversees the design, working documentation and construction observation of architectural design projects for both commercial and residential work.

Jon is a Licenced Building Practitioner (LBP, Design 2) with a New Zealand Certificate in Architectural Draughting, and is a professional member of Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ).

Wider team

AD Architecture is composed of a diverse team of highly skilled architects, senior designers, technicians, architectural visualisers and support staff. Based from an office on the Kapiti Coast, AD Architecture’s team is always happy to help with design, visualisation and technical requests. AD Architecture also holds trusted relationships with consultants such as planners, surveyors, engineers, landscape architects and interior designers. 

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