Meet the team
Sam Hodgson

Sam Hodgson

Founder
Lindsay Manalaysay

Lindsay Manalaysay

Architectural Designer
Ollie O'Shea

Ollie O'Shea

Architectural Designer
Our misson

Modal Architecture is a high-performance, sustainable, and lifestyle architectural design firm specialising in residential projects around New Zealand. Our homes are designed to make the best use of natural light, ventilation, and energy efficiency, while still looking good. Our team is passionate about creating environmentally-friendly homes that meet the needs of our clients – from everyday kiwi families to busy professionals or retirees. We believe that good architecture should be accessible to everyone, and our mission is to make quality homes accessible and sustainable for kiwi’s.

how we started

Modal Architecture started with the goal of creating high-performance, sustainable lifestyle homes.

Our kiwi founder started his career in New Zealand's largest multi-disciplinary practice. Staring off his career working on the Southern Response Housing Initiative to rebuild Christchurch homes affected by the 2011 Christchurch earthquake honed his renovation skills and gave him experience across a large number of design styles in a short period of time.

Since then, he has gone on to work across all scales, from Wellington central apartments, a design and build start-up, and into another architectural start-up that honed it's skills created high quality medium density housing in the Wellington Region.

All in all - his experience has led to creating a number of established relationships with building companies and consultants around the country. These nationwide relationships have helped reduce time spent coordinating, replacing this with well-understood workflows across a range of disciplines and councils in New Zealand.

What we do

We design high-performance, sustainable lifestyle homes.

High-performance homes are not just about how a building looks on the outside. These high performance houses provide healthy living spaces that keep moisture levels low, ensure proper ventilation for your family's health and comfort level throughout all seasons of year long stay there! The best part? They're also efficient with energy consumption so you can save money in both short term expenses like monthly bills as well as long range costs by making better use out everything around us - from our appliances to flooring options (think hardwood floors!). With Modal Architecture by your side through every step; it will become clear why design should play such an important role when creating new homes, and renovating old ones.

How do we operate in design, and how does this affect building? 
Modal Architecture works side by side with builders and other consultants to create incredible spaces for living. We want every client's design-experience to be as enjoyable and seamless from design through to the end of the building process. Whether they are dreaming up their first renovation or starting a new build home.

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