Commercial Architecture

Arcline Architecture has a wealth of experience in all aspects of commercial building architecture, having both designed and built many commercial buildings over the last 25 years. 

What does the term commercial architecture mean? We use it as a way of categorising the many publicly used buildings we design and project manage – from Retirement Villages to Apartment Complexes, from Sports Facilities to Marae and much more.

Whether you are looking for an architect for a new office building, a winery, a resort, a cultural centre or a shopping centre, the Arcline team can help. We have not only designed many buildings in each category but we work with well-established sub-consultants and call on an experienced group of Geotechnical, Structural and Fire Engineers, Fitout Specialists and Cultural Advisers for each project, to ensure complete compliance and adherence to your budget.

The team at Arcline embrace all modern elements of commercial architecture design, allowing the space to be functional and aesthetically pleasing. Majority of the time, commercial spaces need to serve a purpose, but they can also be a fun and vibrant reflection of the business being designed for. Schools can have bright colours, a large commercial floor plan with wide open spaces, and windows with high ceilings for natural light. Colour and layout are designed to embrace and encourage learning and comradery without being overstimulating. Some of our other projects like resorts, retirement homes and even government facilities embody the same thinking. Here at Arcline, every business has unique requirements, and we have innovative ways to bring them to life without encroaching on the eloquence and beauty of the building.

We love commercial building architecture projects and can offer you an architectural designers solution to any qualm you may have. Below you will find some excellent examples of what we are capable of.


Kerikeri High School Deans Centre

Over the years, Kerikeri High School has engaged Arcline Architecture in a number of projects around the school on Hone Heke Road, home to around


Te Ahu Centre, Kaitaia

Arcline Architecture were engaged along with Beard Parsonson Architecture and KPH Construction to design and build a new cultural centre for Kaitaia, including a Museum, Library,


Carrington Golf Resort, Karikari Peninsula

Carrington Estate is a luxury resort located on the scenic Karikari Peninsula, in the Far North of New Zealand. Arcline were engaged to design this resort


Metlifecare, The Orchards

Lifestyle Retirement is a prominent and fast growing industry in New Zealand. More and more people are retiring into these villages and communities to spend

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Arcline have been privileged to work with Metlifecare at a number of their large developments, including the 6 Star Homestar rated Oakridge Village in Kerikeri, the Papamoa Beach Village and the five storey, three stage apartment village in Auckland, The Orchards. Providing both design and project management services to these developments has given the Team a realm of knowledge and skills around the design and layout of retirement villages.



Carrington Estate, a luxury golf resort situated along the coastline of the Karikari Peninsula, was designed by Arcline Architecture. Planning, designing and consenting the Winery, Restaurant, Library, Golf Pro Shop, main Lodge and individual Villas was a challenge but proved a success with the completion of the stunning buildings with complement the unique environment on the Karikari Peninsula.

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As every District Council would know, there’s quite a number of public buildings and Council buildings that need to be constructed and maintained. Arcline at any one time is working on a number of projects, including new community halls and sports buildings, public toilets, libraries and museums. One example is the Te Ahu Building in Kaitaia, a stunning public building combining modernistic architecture with a deep cultural background.



Marae are a large part of the Maori culture, and carry great spiritual significance for each iwi through New Zealand. Having worked on a large number of new Marae designs and refurbishments, Arcline has a deep understanding of the needs and requirements and how best to suit those who will be using it. Liaison is key in the design of any cultural building, so not only the architecture of the building represents the cultural background but each room is designed to be furnished with the relevant items important to that tribe or culture.


With a simple & easy to follow project process the Arcline Team guides you from the initial sketch ideas right through to council consented plans and specifications, ready for your builder to start work the following day. We bring the collaboration of many sub-consultants into one easy, stress free process. 

About Us

We’re a team of Architectural Designers and Project Managers creating great designs on time and on budget. Designing across all sectors of the Construction Industry, we have a wealth of experience in New Homes, Commercial Architecture, Educational Architecture and Ecohomes. 

Hands on experience you can trust.

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