Practice

At Hierarchy, we believe it’s our duty to set our clients apart with inspired, creative design. We do not operate a ‘cut and paste’ business model where it is easy to do something ordinary. We are constantly inspired by the idea of ‘making things’. What underpins our work is the passion and drive to reinvent the wheel, take risks and be loud in our approach.

Our heritage

It’s not hard to stand apart from the competition when you engage Hierarchy Design. Founder and Design Director Chris Wheeler has established a reputation for delivering innovative and inspiring architectural design for his clients. As a result, many clients have become repeat customers and Hierarchy regularly completes projects throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Capabilities

With a diverse portfolio including retail, hospitality, commercial and high end residential design projects we regularly embark on projects of all scales and complexity – the design of a unique and beautiful light fitting that defines a space can be as rewarding as a complete interior design, and the same level of effort, knowledge and passion is put into each project.

Awards

2018 – Red Awards
Gartshore Group award for Shopfront Excellence
Winner (Moda Bella)

2016 – Red Awards
Scotty Doors Sponsor Award – Joinery Excellence
Winner (The Palms Shopping Centre – Food Court)
Shopfitter – MWF Manufacturing Ltd

2016 – ADNZ Regional Awards
Resene Colour in Design Award
Winner (New York Deli)

2016 – ADNZ Regional Awards
Commercial Interior Architectural Design Awards
Highly Commended (Fire and Ice)

2014 – DINZ BEST Awards
Spatial: Retail Environment
Silver (SoYo Frozen Yoghurt Fitout)

2014 – DINZ BEST Awards
Spatial: Colour Award
Silver (SoYo Frozen Yoghurt Fitout)

2014 – ADNZ National Architectural Awards
Resene Colour in Design Award
Winner (SoYo Frozen Yoghurt Fitout)

2014 – ADNZ Regional Awards
Resene Colour Award
Winner (SoYo Frozen Yoghurt Fitout)

2014 – ADNZ Regional Awards
Commercial Interior Architectural Design Awards
Highly Commended (SoYo Frozen Yoghurt Fitout)

2014 – ADNZ Regional Awards
Commercial Interior Architectural Design Awards
Highly Commended (CoffeeWorx)

2010 – National Kitchen & Bathroom Awards (NKBA)
Winner – Creative Excellence, Most Innovative Kitchen
Winner – Canterbury Regional Kitchen Award