DBA is an architecture and engineering practice with a holistic approach to design.

We offer full architectural services, engineering detailing and shop drawings. Our architects have the ability to design and document across a range of disciplines, allowing us to easily assess each design from different perspectives and craft well balanced architecture.

Our architects are committed to designing buildings that are environmentally responsible, high performing, practical and engaging to all. We pride ourselves on improving the built environment by exploring the use of locally sourced sustainable materials, creating healthy living environments and using innovative, efficient building systems. We believe in a collaborative approach to architectural design and documentation with the Client, Builders and Engineers being critical to achieving quality architecture. With our diverse skill set we can design with a variety of traditional and innovative engineered construction types allowing us to find the best solution to achieve the required design. We have offices in Nelson, Alexandra and Invercargill and are currently undertaking architectural design work across the country, including, medical centers, pre-fabricated social housing, light industrial, offices, car show rooms and bespoke residential designs.


Tony Williamson – Director of Design Base Architecture

Tony Williamson

Tony formed Design Base in 2002 and has developed the business from an engineering and detailing practice into a thriving multi-disciplinary practice. Tony heads the team of Alexandra architects and oversees projects across Central Otago, including Queenstown and Wanaka. Tony’s Engineering background and eye for detail is applied to our structural drafting, detailing and shop drawing services.

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Peter Marment – B.Arch, NZRAB 5113, NZIA

Peter leads the Nelson office and became a director in 2016 after undertaking several major residential and commercial architecture projects across the South Island. Peter is a registered Architect and has extensive experience in multi-residential, bespoke residential and design using pre-fabricated construction. Peter enjoys finding elegant solutions to produce robust and timeless Architecture.

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