About Us

Our chief Designer is Mr Darren Roberts

He has over 20 years experience of architectural design and drafting after studying NZCD Architecture in Auckland he worked on various residential and commercial projects in Auckland. Employed by Civil Engineers in Orewa and then with Architectural Designers in Auckland. Starting his career in small practices ensured that the experience was varied and challenging. Duties varied from Soil testing via hand auger drilling off cliff top sites on the Manukau Heads through to remedial work required for the historic tepid baths of Auckland central and the Pump House of Motat.

Travelling abroad in the 1990’s provided the opportunity to visit the great architectural wonders of the world including Gaudi’s works in Spain and the Ramses Temple in Egypt. On returning to Auckland and drafting for architectural firms and private clients the discission was made to create a design business in 2001. Gecko Design has grown to being a multi discipline practice providing Consultation and Architectural Design , Contract Drafting and Town planning. The Gecko Design Team has an excellent rapport with Auckland Council and the local community on the North Shore.

When Darren is not designing then you will find him renovating a 1908 Bay Villa or fishing and diving the Hauraki Gulf. With a passion for being on the ocean Darren is a qualified Skipper and qualified scuba diver.