Nicholas Mann was raised in Christchurch and established AO Architecture with his business partner Michael John in 2011. Setting up their practice in the post-earthquake market, the two designers opened their consultancy in the heart of Christchurch city on High Street. Nicholas Mann is a passionate Cantabrian, having studied, worked and lived in the city for the majority of his life. He has a love of honest design which celebrates form, simplicity and natural materials.
AO Architecture is a boutique architectural design practice with innovation and client care at the core of their design belief and business model.
Working on all aspects of design from residential to commercial, AO architecture is a flexible design practice driven by an experienced team with a strong and sound technical knowledge of the architecture industry and trade.
James and I had the pleasure of working with Nick of AO Architecture while planning the renovation and extension of our 100 year old home in St Albans
We had numerous meetings with Nick to discuss our project. We wanted our home to be practical and user-friendly, cosy, warm, good looking and to retain much of the original character of the house. The end result is all of that and more and we are extremely happy with it.
Nick was determined for his design to meet our needs/wants. At the same time, he was always able to come up with new ideas and solutions when we came across roadblocks. He dealt with the council efficiently (something we wouldnt have been able to do) and communicated regularly and easily with us. The whole process was smooth and he was a pleasure to work with.
We have ended up with a house that feels like it will be our forever home. We love it.
We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending AO architecture to anyone building or renovating a home.