About us

About us Bob Burnett Architecture has established a longstanding reputation for energy-efficient and space efficient, environmentally sound design. Beautiful, light-filled spaces are integrated with renewable energy, passive design and off-site construction methodologies. This enables high-performance thermal envelopes, reduced running costs and a low carbon footprint.

Most designs are a fusion of ideas of the two directors, Bob Burnett and Japanese Architect, Shizuka Yasui, which exhibit influences of both Japan and New Zealand.

Our ethos involves having a connection with nature, individual character and organic, timeless design. Not only meeting your functional, technical and budget requirements but providing a relaxing sanctuary that sustains health and wellbeing.

We enjoy working with people who understand our ethos and the value of good design.

Bob Burnett Architecture began business in 1999, establishing a leading reputation for both residential and commercial buildings. The firm has won numerous awards for a diverse range of projects and is recognised as specialists and innovators in high-performance, sustainable homes.

Bob Burnett has over 30 years experience, starting out working in leading local firms on large scale commercial projects. Bob is a Licensed Building Practitioner, in 2012 he became a Homestar Practitioner and Assessor and since 2000 has been a professional member of ADNZ (Architectural Designers NZ).  In 2015 he founded the Superhome Movement and co-founded the Quakestar rating system. Recently Bob received the Sustainability Superstar award at the Sustainable Business Network Awards.

Shizuka Yasui was born in Japan. She graduated with a B.Arch. from Nihon University in 1995 and became a Japan registered architect in 1998. She joined Bob Burnett Architecture in 2000 and has created many award winning eco-houses and hill houses often with a Japanese influence; incorporating optimized space planning for flow and function efficiency.  Shizuka is an ADNZ professional member, Homestar practitioner and advocate of Universal Design (Accessibility).