2014 Site design by Sebastiano Broadhead      Mob +64 0275-101011    Tel +64 03-3590305


 Sebastiano Broadhead

 architectural designer

I grew up in Italy, the son of an architect, and was two thirds through a degree in architecture at Florence university when the tempting prospect of converting a farm house into a restaurant with my New Zealand girl friend cut short my studies.  And yes, it was also because of her that I came to New Zealand, and started my solo practice in Christchurch in 1998, a move that offered greater freedom of design than remaining in historically-bound Italy.

 Between Italy and New Zealand we spent a brief interlude in Panama, where I did a few small projects that required taking into account tropical conditions.

I like construction and have worked on a few of my projects.  I think that fosters my interest in resolving design details as simply as possible and choosing local materials as a first preference.   I like to keep in mind environmental considerations and efficiencies in running a house, which perhaps results in a tendency to be compact and minimal, and choosing energy-saving systems. In line with my Italian heritage I enjoy cooking (which seems to be appreciated!) and I am keen to ensure the kitchen functions well.

I am now based in Christchurch and Wanaka.  I have a LBP Design Licence 2 and provide concept designs (and models if required) through to building consent documentation and small resource consents.   I outsource engineering and other consultants if required.

Please note that I provide a free first consultation.


Sebastiano Broadhead

147 a Claridges Rd


Christchurch 8051

New Zealand

+64  275-101011

T   +64   3-3590305