About Arcline - Architectural Design Company

Arcline Architecture is an architectural design studio based in Northland. We’re a team of Architectural Designers, Contract Architects & Project Managers creating great designs throughout New Zealand. We design across all sectors of the construction industry and we have a wealth of experience in new homes, commercial architecture, educational architecture and eco homes. Your wants, needs and desires are transformed into creative, clear and fully detailed plans, the first step to seeing your dream project come alive.

Our team is led by Alan Simpkin, a fully qualified builder and Architectural Designer with over 30 years of building and design experience. We focus on giving you a hassle free experience while planning and obtaining the necessary consents for your building project. Our commitment is to open and friendly communication so we involve you in every step of the process. We make sure your new project is exactly as you want it. We live by our motto: ‘Excellence by Design’


Our History

Our leader, Alan Simpkin first started his Design & Build company in 1993. The aim was to build four homes per year to supplement the design side of the business. This blossomed into 44 homes in the first two years and didn’t slow down. After building an average of 20 homes per year over the following 10 years, the team refocused in 2003 to become an architectural design company, and has concentrated on producing great architecture ever since. We still work closely with our builders and contractors, to make sure your design is perfect from paper to completion. 


Why Arcline

Experienced, passionate, creative. Hands on experience you can trust.

We do more than your average architectural design studio. In addition to our experienced in-house team, we also surround your project with a pool of talented individuals including Engineers, Surveyors, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Town Planners and Kitchen Designers. We are experienced and highly passionate professionals, determined to bring you exceptional results and deliver the project of your dreams. Our dedicated team works together to create designs that are functional, practical and aesthetically pleasing. Your best interests are at heart and centre of everything we do, and our friendly staff will do everything to ensure your project is created exactly as you want it. We love challenging situations and dedicate ourselves to working through the obstacles to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved.

Design versatility. Designing a building that reflects your needs, wants, dreams and feelings.

Whether it’s a commercial building or a large family home, Arcline can design your project to cater to your personal style, budget and dreams. With open and friendly communication we’ll involve you in every step of the process to make sure your new project is exactly as you want it.

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Our Team

The Arcline team is located throughout New Zealand. Our office based teams in Kaitaia, Kerikeri and Whangarei work closely with our other team members in Tauranga, Waipu, Timaru and Invercargill. 

Alan Simpkin

Founder/Design Director


Tristan Simpkin

Director & Project Manager



Senior Architectural Designer


Trent Simpkin

General Manager


Nick Smith

Architectural Designer



Senior Architectural Technician


Louise Collett

Project Support & Administration


Rachel Harrison

Architectural Technician



Architectural Technician



Accounts & Project Management Support

In mid-2017 the build and fit out of the new Arcline architectural design studio was completed, greatly transforming the working spaces and collaboration of the in-house Studio Team. Our experience in designing commercial buildings greatly assisted in the design and choice of key elements in the office spaces, as our goal was to effectively portray the Studio as a potential small home design. 

We created a modern office environment with the use of blacks, whites, greys and timber. The exterior features a stunning blend of black cladding and roofing with a touch of cedar. Feedback from clients and visitors has been overwhelming with many requests to design homes with the exact same style, inside and out. 

We endeavour to be a great place to work, and a great place to visit. We’d love you to visit us, so please feel free! 



Arcline Architecture are proud to support various groups, trusts, charities and events that help our wider community in New Zealand. We believe fully in each entity we sponsor and realise that our small contribution can help save lives, educate Kiwi’s and make New Zealand a great place to live. 

Organisations we sponsor include: 

Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) – Rescue Helicopter – Silver Sponsor 
Rapid Relief Team (RRT) NZ
St John New Zealand 
Big Buddy  
Womens Refuge 

View our other Sponsorships here


Do you service all of New Zealand even though you are based in Northland?
Yes! We can design for you no matter where you are based, our Kumeu Residence project in rural West Auckland, and Whanganui Residence are both great examples of this. 
Are you Architects? 

There is a difference between architects and architectural designers. Arcline is made up of both, but we are primarily architectural designers, which offer a slightly wider skillset than a draughtsman. Architects are typically more expensive, having studied for many years and often sit in different niches of the industry, residential or commercial. Architectural designers work across a wide range of projects, and from paper drawing to 3D rendering, have the ability to think from your perspective, budget and builder! Read more about the difference here. 

How much do your architectural design services cost? 

Prices differ per project, but here’s a guide on our Architectural design fees. When you approach an architectural design company, you’ll usually have an overall project budget in mind, and are seeking something unique and custom as opposed to an off-the-shelf home, so it’s important to consider the cost of your design into your budget.

What do architectural designers do?

Our designers are with you every step of the process, from visiting sites to see understand the shape and size of your site, to modelling your dream home on architectural software, architecture designers are creatives. 

What makes you different from other architectural design studios?


Arcline pride themselves on meeting your budget and design expectations. On top of that, we also can provide you with a VR walk through of your home’s design, so you can see both the interior and the exterior of your home in all its detail, as if you were really in-situ. We can also arrange a little 3D model of your home too, how cool is that! 

Hands on experience you can trust.

Call Us Today: 0800 326 466

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