Architectural design with people and planet in mind


Smart Living Spaces is a female led Waikato based Architectural Design Practise, serving Raglan, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Hamilton and the Waikato Surrounds. I am Sharon, the designer and director, who started Smart Living Spaces to help people in the process of dreaming of their home, to being in their dream home. The Architectural design process I use, helps you through that process, supporting you in each step and making your decisions happen right from concept through to completion. I work with clients on their new homes and also with clients wishing to change their existing homes with alterations, extensions or renovations.


I work with you from the start, helping you figure out what to do, working with your aspirations to build it up into a 3 Dimensional form and helping you make decisions about how to put it all together. I also help you and your builder on site, offering support while your new space is created in reality until it is ready for you to occupy..


If you are interested in taking the first step, click HERE to book a complimentary phone call or Design Advice Consultation.  


To learn more about the steps in the process click HERE


To view past projects click HERE


After a standard design, click HERE to view Small Smart Spaces



Sharon Robinson - Director and Designer

BAS, N Dip Architecture


I started in Architecture at the age of 7 or so. I used to draw house plans and while falling asleep at night, walk through the spaces that I was creating. When it came time to chose a career path, there wasn’t much need to deliberate, it was pretty clear to me. 


I finished my National Diploma when I was 21 and then after a couple of years working for a residential housing company, drawing their plans, I headed to London to explore Europe. When I came home, the  desire to further my studies was still burning, so over the course of the next 4 years, I completed my Bachelor of Architectural Studies, whilst still working 4 days a week in Hamilton for a large Architects Firm. I told myself that when my passion for what I was learning dimmed to the point I dreaded the weekly trip up to Auckland to attend classes, that I would stop. It didn’t and I graduated in 2010. 


My passion for the environment and the firm belief that you have to be in to change it, has lead me to start my own company, to be part of the story of the future of our housing and our movement to tread more lightly on this earth. In 2016 I was fortunate enough to renovate my own small 60m2 home to walk the talk of my design philosophy. It has been an incredible learning experience and I understand the journey far more, from my clients perspectives. The renovation was featured in good magazine in Issue 67 which was a huge celebration moment for me. Click HERE to view the article. 


I love what I do. I love the connection with my clients, that’s why I chose residential architecture and I enjoy bringing value to the process that has a major impact on peoples lifestyle, health and happiness. 


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Call Sharon for a chat and a coffee to see how Smart Living Spaces can be of service to you.

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