“The best building design solutions create healthy, productive 

       environments with a sustainable future firmly in mind”. 


Passive House Design

Practice Philosophy

Our design influences are as wide and varied as the terrain on the sites we work with. From a starting point of Passive Solar Design Solarchitect works with our clients to create light, fresh and comfortable environments. 

Solarchitect has been working hard during the Christchurch Rebuild following the earthquakes of 

2010 -2011. The practice plans to relocate back to the City Centre in late 2016 in a specially designed new office above Mak’s Camera Centre.





Russell Devlin, B.Arch, ANZIA

Architect, Director


Architect Russell Devlin brings his experience in Passive Solar, energy efficiency and all aspects of Sustainable design to each project.

           “I feel that working together, delivering a solution that reflects my Clients’ own 

          valuable input, produces the quality result that we are both seeking to achieve.”

 Dian Muñoz, BArch 

Architect (Chile)


Jenny Swanston, MArch (Prof), BAS (Architecture)

Architectural Graduate

Ayla Jordan, BAS (Architecture)

Architectural Technician

Cory Bryan, Dip. Arch. Tech

Architectural Technician

Fritz Devlin

Doorbell / Office Dog