Emerge was established in November 2005, and Directors Phil Stanfield and Marty Horn are proud of the reputation developed for producing quality Architectural Design and well facilitated completion of many hundreds of projects.

The Practice employs two skilled Architectural Technicians and is well placed to undertake a wide range of commissions from simple Homes & Additions to large Architecturally Designed Homes and Commercial Buildings. We also have long established working relationships with numerous specialist consultants to call on for projects as required.

The Practice Design Philosophy

Client centred and tasteful architectural design to enhance the solution.

It is important to us as Designers that we achieve a result that fulfils or

exceeds the client’s vision, as well as being beautiful, functional and cost effective.

Professional Affiliations

Both Directors of Emerge Architectural Design are Professional Members of Architectural Designers of New Zealand (ADNZ inc) and are active in Branch and National events. ADNZ requires its members to abide by their code of ethics and rules for membership as well as maintaining a programme of continuing professional development. Emerge has regularly submitted entries into the ADNZ Resene Design Awards and to date has received 11 ADNZ Regional Design Awards.

Additionally both Marty & Phil are Licensed Building Practitioners (Design 2) with the Department of Housing and Building.

Industry Affiliations

The Practice maintains membership to various industry organisations to stay up to date with developments in the Building Code, Product information, Design Trends and Technical Information. The following memberships are maintained:

Member BRANZ
Member Standards Association New Zealand
Member Earth Building Association NZ
Subscriber to MASTERSPEC
Maintains extensive in office Technical library
Build magazine
Trends Magazine
Building Today (NZ Master Builders)
Department Building & Housing Updates
All Local Authority District Plans & Updates


Phone: 06 353 0217