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Staff profile Frank Stanton - Architectural Design Manager

Staff profile Frank Stanton - Architectural Design Manager

Frank Stanton

BAS, LPB Design 2

With the acquisition of Dreaming Planning in April the team at Horizon were pleased to welcome Frank Stanton to the team.


Frank holds a LPB Design 2 licence and manages the Architectural Design discipline of Horizon. Utlising Frank’s 20 plus years of experience in the construction industry, Horizon now offers sustainable, practical, and innovative contemporary design that delivers attractive well considered architectural solutions to successfully address each of our clients building development aspirations.

Frank is a keen golfer and likes to consider himself the best golfer at Horizon but others may argue that.

Wapu Gables

Named and designed to reflect the adjacent jetty wharf and classic coastal boat shed structures, ‘Waṗu Gables’ is a stunning 3 bedroom home that featured on Grand Designs NZ. Engaging the project builder and engineers early on in the conceptual process assists in establishing a strong understanding of what the client wishes to create. In this case crafting a special family & entertainment space from a beautiful mix of both modern and recycled materials consisting of exposed industrial structural steel themes, striking aluminium & pre-painted steel wall & roof cladding profiles, all complemented by internal use of aged bricks & native timber that had been loving restored to life after being sourced from historical building projects throughout New Zealand.

The resulting built form captured all aspects of what the client envisioned for their dream home by delivering eloquent internal living spaces that successfully flow outward and blend into the adjacent water’s edge natural environment of the Mangawhai Estuary. Attractive well considered bespoke design is what we specialise in with Wapu Gables being a prime example of what can successfully be achieved via our collaborative approach with all parties throughout a comprehensive dedicated design process and subsequent construction process.

“The dynamics of this special building site and procuring the client’s style of envisioned home to fit effectively within it ensured not an inch was wasted and we’re extremely happy with the result. Capturing that view while forming beautiful living environments and experiences with easy flow between spaces inside and out was essential and we a grateful to have worked with expert craftsmen and such passionate clients to see such a project through to fruition.” -Frank Stanton  To find out more about our Architectural Design service you can view it here.