Educational Architecture

As your dedicated architect and project management consultant, we support and facilitate your school’s success

The Ministry of Education requires that schools engage a project manager to initiate all works, so make the right choice with a business that goes above and beyond for your campus. 

Schools choose us because we share their passion for creating spaces that empower students and teachers to grow and thrive. 

We take pride in planning and designing modern, flexible and innovative learning environments using:

Cutting edge technology

Socio-cultural consideration

Environmental consciousness

Collaboration between numerous stakeholders

Our role in the education sector

Gisler Architects works alongside Boards of Trustees and liaises with the Ministry of Education to create master plans, lead design services, and project manage educational facilities – transforming them into inspiring and innovative spaces. 

As a school principal or Board of Trustees member, you face the challenge of planning your school’s future developments, engaging the right contractors, managing budgets and ensuring compliance with the MoE guidelines and building code regulations.

With Gisler Architects by your side, you can experience the guidance and support of an expert team of architects and project management consultants, taking the stress out of your project

Over the decades, we’ve worked closely with the Ministry of Education and gained an invaluable understanding of MoE guidelines and procedures. With our expert knowledge of health and safety, MoE procurement and the construction process, we’re able to overcome challenges as they occur and quickly adapt to find relevant solutions. 

Whether you’re undergoing renovations, building new classrooms to meet your roll growth, or creating a master plan, Gisler Architects can lead and coordinate the project to ensure the best possible outcome for your school – on time and within budget.

Our education services encompass a full range of school planning needs:

  • Roll growth calculation
  • Feasibility studies
  • Master planning and resource planning
  • Administration and student services blocks
  • General and specialist classrooms
  • Libraries

  • Laboratories
  • Technology and information technology centres
  • Multipurpose halls
  • Performing arts centres
  • Learning Support Modifications (LSM) 
  • Wharenui

Gisler Architects has a specialised method for educational projects

We’ve established a refined process to ensure the compliance, integrity, and longevity of the educational facilities we create. 

By ensuring best practice approaches to risk identification and health and safety, and facilitating collaboration between stakeholders, Gisler Architects delivers a result that reflects your aspirations.

As a proud New Zealand business, we are committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and carry this responsibility into every project. Fostering sustainable building practices, transparent and collaborative communication with stakeholders, and planning with the next generation in mind is at the heart of this philosophy.

Planning for future success

We’re proud to be heavily involved in the future-proofing of schools across the Waikato district and Bay of Plenty, providing development plans and guidance for larger school projects. 

Schools face the challenge of adapting to curriculum growth and technological advances, seeking innovative and robust solutions that are achievable within their tight budget. 

The team at Gisler Architects understands the factors influencing school planning, and the need to cater to numerous stakeholders when making decisions about what the next five to ten years will look like.

We stand by you for the long term, to action this plan as your architect and project management partner.

As specialists in educational architecture and project management, we’ve built an impressive portfolio and a network of happy clients.

Tim and his team at Gisler Architects have worked with the Hamilton Diocese for over 25 years. In this time they've provided architectural design and project management services to all of our 32 schools, from minor projects to extensive rebuilds. Tim and his team have an excellent understanding of the special character of our schools and the education sector as a whole. The ongoing mentorship and development support they provide to us makes Gisler Architects an invaluable partner.

Graeme Roil
Schools Property and Finance Manager
Catholic Integrated Schools Office, Hamilton Catholic Diocese

We look forward to visiting your school and building a tailored plan for your requirements. We work with you to provide quality, innovative and cost-effective architectural solutions that surpass compliance guidelines and create an inspiring space for teachers and students.


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