Johnston Architects 10 Wakefield Ave Sumner Christchurch


Johnston Architects is a design-led studio specialising in quality residential and commercial projects throughout New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific region.

The practice was established by Regan Johnston in 2014 following a highly successful tenure as a Director at Mason and Wales Architects, one of the South Islands oldest and pre-eminent Architecture firms. Having delivered a broad variety and scale of Award Winning projects during his 15 years with Mason and Wales, Johnston Architects was formed with the deliberate desire to have personal involvement in every project.

Johnston Architects prides itself on crafting rigorously planned and immaculately detailed projects that exceed client’s expectations.

With almost 100 years of combined experience delivering architectural projects of exceptional quality in New Zealand and overseas, our tight-knit team of talented designers will ensure that your project is tailored to suit your quality and budgetary requirements.

Working in some of the most remarkable and scenic locations in the country has resulted in a body of work that is often described as timeless and elegant.



Johnston Architects process begins with an initial no-obligation conversation, where we take the time to listen and gain an understanding of your needs and vision of what you want to achieve.

During this first conversation we tell you about ourselves, our service and address your questions about design, consents, time, quality, cost and your engagement in the process.

We listen, question and challenge your requirements to understand what you need, so we can provide design solutions that meet, and hopefully exceed your brief and expectations.

As lead consultants, we assemble, manage and work collaboratively with consultants such as Planners, Quantity Surveyors, Structural Engineers, Interior Designers, and Building Contractors to deploy the project teams combined expertise and experience required for your specific project.

Throughout each project, we apply rigorous quality assurance systems and maintain clear communication with all project partners to produce concise documentation and efficient project administration to ensure a smooth and successful construction process.

Contact us to arrange a free / no-obligation meeting to discuss how we can best assist you with the delivery of your project.



Johnston Architects is committed to reducing the environmental footprint of both our practice and our work.

We take a holistic view of sustainability and the intricately intertwined components of each project that affect the quantity of materials and energy required to create, maintain, use and recycle them.

We strongly believe that the creation of well-crafted, timeless architecture is the key to sustainable design, as comfortable and well-loved buildings are less likely to require stylistic alterations, remodelling or even premature demolition.

Our sustainable design approach begins with broader considerations such as the project's size, site and function, local culture, climate, intended life span and potential to adapt to change. We then analyse the building's orientation, structure and form, how the project is constructed, insulated, lit, heated, cooled and ventilated. A specific design response is then formulated to solve each challenge based on our experience and best industry practice to minimise each project’s environmental impact and life-cycle costs.

We ensure that the sustainable strategies employed in each project are seamlessly integrated into the design to enhance the comfort, quality and importantly the delight of your property.