Gareth Ritchie

ADNZ Professional Member Archco Architecture
  • 021 105 9357
  • Office 10, Admiralty Building, 176 High Street, Rangiora, 7400
  • Professional Member since Feb 2019
  • License - Licensed Building Practitioner Design 2



Glenstrae House

  • Category Residential
  • Floor size 228
  • Year completed 2022
  • Location Christchurch
  • Photos Stephen Goodenough
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Sladdens Bush

  • Category Residential
  • Floor size 31
  • Year completed 2022
  • Location Canterbury
  • Photos Paul Daly
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Gareth Ritchie formed Archco Architecture with James Davidson in 2017 after both working

for local Architects through the Canterbury rebuild period. Archco Architecture is a North-Canterbury based architecture and design studio specialising in residential, commercial and interior design projects throughout New Zealand.

With a passion for architectural design Gareth draws on a range of experience from technical detailing through design, planning and marketing of high end residential, interior design and commercial developments for both clients and developers throughout New Zealand.

We believe in a collaborative approach to design, working with clients to create a bespoke, meticulously planned, high quality design that works within the constraints of the clientsrequirements, budget and site restrictions. Each project is carefully considered with respect for site context, environment and materials providing and end result that is brought together through the collaboration between client and designer.

Our projects are considered not only ticking the boxes for the fundamentals of their purpose but also its selection of materiality, connection to context, and a relationship to the landscape that evokes a positive response from both its occupants and the community. This forms part of the core philosophy in our approach to design and planning for all projects.


  • Commercial
  • Interiors
  • Multi-Unit
  • Renovation
  • Residential


National Winner - Residential new home between 150m2 - 300m2 - ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards 2022

Regional Winner - Residential new home between 150m2 - 300m2 - ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards 2022

Commended - Residential new home under 150m2 - ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards 2022