Practice profile

Francis Group Architects Limited is a multi-discipline, award winning architectural practice with a proven track record in design, documentation, and management of building, planning and urban design projects.

Francis Group Architects is a design led practice which is technically competent and client focused. Up to the minute professional practice, competence and integrity form the core ethics of the business.

Francis Group Architects believes in continuity of service where equal emphasis is placed on all aspects and facets throughout the progression of a project. We strive to ensure that each project is completed to the highest expectation of our clients: on time, within budget and to the highest possible standard.

Francis Group Architects are involved in a wide range of project types including:

Residential - Multi Residential – Apartments – Commercial – Industrial - Healthcare- Education – Community – Tourism - Interior Design - Urban Design - Master Planning - Heritage and Conservation -  Sustainable Design - Resource Management.


Francis Group Architects applies and open, collaborative design and working process consistently across all projects. Creative thinking and application of ideas is a continuous process from beginning to end of a project. We strive to deliver workable buildings, schemes and planning that exceeds expectations of our clients and project end users. Although all of our projects are approached in a consistent manner we are able to specifically tailor our approach to suit the unique needs and requirements of each individual project. We believe that each project must be appropriate, practical, successful and sustainable.

Our practice has the stated goal to create and execute projects, buildings and spaces that emphasize:

Excellence and innovation.
Commitment to design and attention to detail.
Respect, enhance and promote dialogue with place, site and context.
Exceed client expectations and the needs of the end user.
Maximize potential.
Add value through carful analysis and design
Promote sustainability in all forms and facets of projects.

We work with our clients to develop a project brief and realize solutions which satisfy their unique requirements. We aim to create longevity of quality relationships with our clients, consultants, specialists, contractors and suppliers.


Francis Group Architects Limited utilizes market leading Building Information Modeling software in conjunction with three dimensional visualization and AutoCAD two dimensional drafting. Up to date technology ensures that Francis Group Architects Limited is compatible with any project or consultant team on any scale project both in New Zealand and worldwide.

Key Personnel

Paul Francis B.Arch ANZIA
Practice Director.
Design, Overview and Coordination

Ross Duncan B.Arch NZCD ANZIA
Technical, Documentation
and Coordination

Papul Francis and Ross Duncan