Atkinson Harwood Architecture is an Architectural Practice based in Napier, New Zealand.
Building design with sustainable principles is what drives our company. We endeavor to educate and encourage our clients to incorporate as many energy-efficient methods and materials into their design to achieve increased building performance and quality. The New Zealand Green Building Council's Homestar framework is a holistic tool for quantifying a home's performance and Sol Atkinson is a Certified Homestar Assessor. 
We have been operating since July 2016, and have since gained an extensive portfolio in a wide range of residential and commercial projects. We offer the full architectural design process to our clients from Concept Design through to Contract Administration and Observation.
Our services are offered to both the local Hawke's Bay area and the wider North Island.
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Atkinson Harwood Architecture Ltd is an NZIA practice, which utilises NZIA standard forms of Agreement for Services and Construction contracts.



Sol Atkinson

Sol Atkinson is a Registered Architect (BArch Hons, NZRAB 4946) & Homestar Assessor. Sol graduated from Victoria University in 2007 and combines over 10 years experience in the Architectural Industry in both the Wellington and Hawke's Bay regions. A wide range of project experience includes Commercial, Residential, Education, Heritage and Sustainable Design.

Registered Architect

Homestar Assessor

BArch (Hons), NZRAB 4946


027 4659236

Sam Harwood

Sam Harwood is an Architectural Designer (BDesHons). Graduating from Massey University in 2009, Sam has over a decades experience in the architectural and interior design fields in the both the Wellington and Hawke's Bay regions.

Architectural Designer

BDes (Hons)


027 6324102



Matt Palmer

Matt Palmer is an Architectural Technician, graduating from EIT with a Diploma of Architectural Technology in 2017. Matt combines his architectural diploma with 10 years residential carpentry experience in the Hawke's Bay region to be a valuable member of the AHA team.

Architectural Technician

Dip DAT, LBP Carpentry


027 4188257


Anna McHardy

Anna McHardy is an Architectural Technician, graduating from EIT with a Diploma of Architectural Technology in 2019. With a background in Marketing and Economics, Anna brings a wide skillset to the AHA team.  

Architectural Technician

BComm, Dip DAT



Tom Symons is an Architectural Technician, graduating from EIT with a Diploma of Architectural Technology in 2019.
Tom Joined the AHa team on a Fix team contract starting late 2020

Architectural Technician



Tom Symons