Daniel Friedrich Director



Dipl.-Ing.Architektur(FH) - Germany
(NZ equivalent: Master of Science - Architecture)

Master Carpenter - Germany
Dipl. Business Studies - Germany
Dipl. Structural Engineering- Germany

Professional Member of Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ)

Licensed Building Practitioner Design

Architecture Graduate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA)


Daniel finished his building apprenticeship 1997 in Germany and after extensive practical experience and further studies obtained the master carpenter degree.

His passion for building and architecture continued and he completed a Diploma in Structural Engineering and a Master of Science in Architecture at the HAWK-University in Germany. This has given Daniel the unique advantage to understand the complete practical building process while having the highest respect for architectural design.

Daniel has got a wide range of experience within the building industry and is passionate about sustainable architecture. He has worked in architecture, construction and construction management on residential and commercial projects in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. DF Design Ltd. was established in 2009.

Life's busy but in his free time he enjoys building tree houses with/for the kids, going to the beach for a play and a surf, mountain biking, camping, fishing and diving etc.



Karim Houfaf Architectural Designer



• Diploma in Architectural Technology 
• NVQ level 2 Site Carpentry 
• NVQ level 1 Site Carpentry 


Karim has over 15 years experience in the construction industry. In 2003 he finished his building apprenticeship in England. 

In 2007 he moved to New Zealand and completed a Diploma in Architectural Technology. He has worked on both residential and commercial projects throughout the Waikato. 

He has designed and built his own home in Raglan where he lives with this wife, son and two little dogs. 

He is an avid surfer, a musician, loves to travel, enjoys a strong coffee and eating his wife's baking.