About Our Practice

Cornthwaite Holton Limited is a bespoke practice formed in 2016 by John Cornthwaite (formally Cornthwaite Architects Ltd) + Barry Holton (formally Gulf Design Architects Ltd). A New Zealand Institute of Architects Registered Practice based in Auckland specializing in Cliff top, Heritage (Villa’s and Bungalow’s) + Re-clad Residential Projects, Commercial Projects + Urban Design.

We work closely and collaboratively with our clients to produce creative design solutions resulting in buildings and spaces with enduring quality and soul. We have a philosophy of embracing the creation of functional and sustainable spaces to meet our client’s needs.

John Cornthwaite + Barry Holton are both personally committed to each project to obtain the best results for their clients. As a small practice we are more focused, more flexible and enjoy our clients being fully involved in the process of designing and building their project.

Range of Services

■ Site Assessment Analysis

■ Conceptual Design and Feasibility Studies

■ Presentation Design Drawings and Models

■ Resource Consent Applications

■ Construction Documentation

■ Contract Documentation and Administration

■ Project Management

■ Interior Design and Fit-outs

Career Objectives

To utilize inherent and acquired skills as an Architect and applying these within a design organisation which values hard work, discipline, ethics and a desire to execute the design + construction of building projects to the highest of standards. To educate + develop the skills of staff and team members. To provide an “added + mature expertise” within a company’s capabilities.

The Directors

Our Team

Sam Bjorklund

M.Arch Graduate Architect

Natasha Clayton

M.Arch Graduate Architect

Adrienne Laing

CAD Technician

Kaylee Alexander

CAD Technician

Skills and Strengths

■ Ability to establish client's needs, expectations, project requirements and budgets.

■ Ability to develop and analyse ideas through sketches, detailed drawings and specifications.

■ Imaginative, lateral and creative thinking skills, technical specialist and decision maker.

■ Ability to see the big picture as well giving attention to the smallest detail.

■ Ability to communicate effectively, to be a “team player”.

■ Practical and technical understanding of building materials, structures, construction and services.

■ Qualities of vision, design skill + professional expertise.

■ Ability to co-ordinate + integrate the contribution of building professionals, territorial authorities, product manufacturers, building contractors + sub-contractors.

■ Technical skills in design, documentation, specifications, contract tendering, contract negotiation + procurement, contract management, construction monitoring, understanding of “best practices” + “quality construction”.