About Us

Shaping the View

We take great pride in our design work, paying particular attention to detail and communication with our clients. Together we strive to come up with the best quality architectural design solution for your needs.

Residentiall Architects Christchurch

Who We Are

Kurt Lehmann founded Design Group Queenstown in 1990, changing the name to ADQ (Architecture Design Queenstown) in 2004.

Kent Roper joined ADQ in 2012 and became a co-director in 2017. In 2021 Kurt retired leaving Kent at the helm. Since then our ADQ team has expanded and contracted over the years, but one thing remains the same, our design acumen and our passion for realising our client’s dream homes.

We are a practice that focuses on delivering exceptional design with a considered and personal service. Our work aims to make a lasting contribution to the urban and natural context. We strive to continuously keep up with new innovative design solutions.

Much attention is paid to the choice of materials and construction methods to achieve a future proof, warm and healthy home for many years to come.

We have successfully completed a variety of ‘out of the box’ homes, including ones constructed from straw-bales, mud-brick, rammed earth, poly-block and SIP panels.

New Builds




Project Planning

Site feasibility
Planning implications
Value planning


Landscaping plans
Auxiliary buildings
Exterior makeover concept plans
Pools and surrounding areas
Retaining walls
Liaise with external contractors


Concept design of bespoke architecture
Concept design on renovation or alteration to existing homes
Consent application documentation
Construction liaision


Free no obligation initial consultation around your build project


Concept design of interiors
Product selection
Colour and texture palettes
Liaise with external contractors
Any associated consenting documentation required


Concept design
Consent application documentation
Construction liaise

Let’s Build Something

Whether you are ready to start or just thinking about a future project we’d love to hear from you. Use the form to the right or give us a call!

TEL: 020 405 18494